Spur no different for veteran West Virginia safety Askew-Henry

MORGANTOWN — Dravon Askew-Henry made his college debut at the Georgia Dome against an SEC team in 2014. He earned the start as a true freshman against Alabama at free safety, checking his first “first” off his list and wound up starting every game of that season.
Last season, coming off a torn ACL that sidelined him for the entire 2016 campaign, Askew-Henry had to get his feet back under him after not seeing action for almost two years. He was back at his free safety spot against Virginia Tech at a neutral stadium at FedExField.
While not a first, it was certainly a learning experience for Askew-Henry, trying to play on a surgically repaired knee.
He later made the move to Bandit for the first — there’s that word again — time to replace the injured Toyous Avery and remained there for the rest of the season.
And now this year, taking on another SEC opponent in Tennessee last Saturday in the season-opener in Charlotte, N.C., Askew-Henry made his debut at Spur against the Volunteers.
Again, another first.
It’s hard to believe Askew-Henry, a fifth-year senior and 40-game veteran with just as many starts, would find himself in a new, unfamiliar situation, but he made his first start at Spur after working there all spring and summer.

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