With the announcement that Ryan Simmons had suffered a season-ending injury, his replacement, Chad Whitener was forced to step up and fill a pair of very large shoes.On Saturday, Whitener made his first career start as a Cowboy after a performance against K-State in which he lead the team in tackles. He came away with another big performance in Morgantown, finishing the night with 11 tackles, a recovered fumble, and a forced fumble – all game-swinging plays that helped a struggling offense stay in the game.“We do this for Ryan Simmons,” Whitener told the O’Colly. It’s originally his defense, and I’m just trying to step in and do my best.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!