Colton McKivitz

#53 Colton McKivitz

OL | r-So. | 6-7 | 306 | Jacobsburg, Ohio | Union Local HS

2016 (r-Fr.)

  • Played in 13 games at tackle and started 10
  • All-Freshman Third Team (Athlon Sports)
  • All-Big 12 Freshman First Team (Athlon Sports)
  • Member of top five nationally ranked offensive line (Pro Football Focus)
  • Saw action on 946 plays, including 871 on offense
  • Used on 60 or more plays in nine games, 70 or more plays in five games and 80 or more plays in one game
  • Member of offensive line that was No. 2 in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed
  • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 485.5 yards per game of total offense (No. 17 nationally), 228.4 yards rushing (No. 25 nationally) and 257.2 yards passing (No. 42)
  • Offense rushed for more than 200 yards in eight games and more than 300 yards in four games
  • Offense produced four different running backs with 100 or more yards in a game
  • Offense passed for more than 300 yards in four games
  • Offense produced more than 500 yards of total offense in five games

2015 (Fr.)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Three-year starter and two-year captain for coach Bruce Stiles at Union Local High
  • Selected to play in the 2014 Ohio North-South All-Star Game
  • 2014 Associated Press Division V All-Ohio First Team
  • 2014 JJHuddle.com All-Ohio Top 15 Offensive Lineman
  • 2014 The Times Leader All-Star Football Team Captain
  • 2014 WTOV9 Block of Granite Offensive Line Award
  • 2014 Wheeling Intelligencer All-Valley Team
  • Named three-time Associated Press Division V All-Eastern District First Team (2012-14)
  • Selected three-time All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference First Team (2012-14)
  • Was a three-time All-Buckeye 8 Conference First Team (2012-14)
  • Named three-time The Times Leader All-Star Football Team (2012-14), earning captain honors in 2014
  • 2013 Associated Press Division V All-Ohio Special Mention
  • Three-star recruit according to ESPN, Scout.com and PrepStar
  • Two-star recruit according to Rivals and 247Sports
  • PrepStar All-Midwest Region
  • Ranked No. 50 player in Ohio, No. 7 offensive lineman in Ohio, No. 15 in region and No. 74 in the country according to Scout.com
  • Ranked No. 47 player in Ohio according to ESPN
  • Also a four-year basketball player, earning all-state honors in 2014


  • Birthday is August 9
  • Son of Matt and Wendy McKivitz
  • One of two children
  • Majoring in wildlife and fisheries resources
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
Totals 13220

WVU's McKivitz Learning, Developing

By John Antonik | May 01, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Sometimes the best way to learn is when you least expect to. That is what happened to West Virginia University sophomore tackle Colton McKivitz, a natural right tackle forced to play left tackle when Yodny Cajuste went down with a season-ending injury in the season-opening game against Missouri last September.