Xavier Pegues

#99 Xavier Pegues

DL | r-Sr. | 6-2 | 289 | Oxford, Miss. | Oxford HS/Itawamba CC

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Redshirted

2014 (Sophomore) - Itawamba Community College

  • Played two seasons for coach Sean Cannon
  • Made 30 tackles, including 20 unassisted, with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2014
  • Finished with eight solo tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick against Holmes Community College
  • Also had four tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss against Northeast Mississippi CC

2013 (Freshman) - Itawamba Community College

  • Had 31 tackles, including 21 unassisted, as well as six tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble in 2013
  • Three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and PrepStar
  • Ranked No. 96 on the Rivals Junior College Postseason Top 100
  • Ranked No. 11 junior college defensive end according to ESPN
  • Ranked No. 89 junior college player and No. 5 junior college defensive end according to 247Sports
  • PrepStar JUCO All-American

High School

  • Attended Oxford High (Miss.)
  • Mississippi Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year
  • Helped lead Oxford to an 11-2 overall record, advance to the second round of the state 5A playoffs and finished No. 22 in the state
  • Made 117 tackles, including 24 solo, nine tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in 2012
  • Registered 206 career tackles, including 10.5 sacks and 18 tackles for loss


  • Birthday is September 9
  • Son of Alvin Dean and Latreca Pegues
  • One of four children
  • Majoring in criminology
Totals 1110

Football Award Winners for the Texas Game

By Mike Montoro | November 16, 2015

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers’ 38-20 win against Texas on Saturday, Nov. 14.