WVU's Smith, Austin, Bailey invited to NFL combine

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 7, 2013 at 10:15 am •  Published: February 7, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Geno Smith is among four West Virginia players invited to participate in the NFL's annual scouting combine.

Other Mountaineers invited to the combine are wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, and center Joe Madsen. Also receiving an invite is Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson.

The combine will be held Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis.

Smith rewrote West Virginia's record book, throwing for 4,205 yards and leading the nation with 42 touchdown passes in 2012.

Austin set a school record with 2,910 all-purpose yards and ranked second nationally. Bailey led the nation with 25 touchdown receptions and was third with 1,622 receiving yards. Both are school records.

Madsen had a school-record 50 career starts at WVU.

Dobson had 679 receiving yards this season for Marshall.

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