college football The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time  

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The Mountaineers of West Virginia are one of those teams that just seems to stick around. There's always there, and they're never going down without a fight. The program has racked up 15 conference championships, as well as having the most victories of any NCAA FBS program to never win a national title. The Mountaineers have also produced 11 consensus All-Americans. Though no Mountaineer has ever won the Heisman Trophy, there have been six candidates over the years (most notably Major Harris).

They may not be a college football powerhouse, but the program's ability to consistently bring it year after year without the recruiting prowess enjoyed by schools like USC, Ohio State, or Florida for example, speaks volumes.

This is a list of the greatest Mountaineers ever. What do you think, Rankers? Vote for your pick now!
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Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

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194 64
Pat White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Pat White Quarterback

3
126 32
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Steve Slaton Running back

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157 50
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Major Harris Quarterback

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97 22
Bruce Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Bruce Irvin Defensive end, Linebacker

6
111 31
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

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133 44
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Adam "Pacman" Jones Cornerback, Return specialist

8
110 32
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Sam Huff Linebacker

9
91 22
Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Plowman251 added Owen Schmitt Running back, Fullback

10
87 21
Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Noel Devine Running back

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103 31
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Pat McAfee Punter, Placekicker

12
82 22
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Amos Zereoué Running back

13
119 44
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Geno Smith Quarterback

14
87 29
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Jeff Hostetler Quarterback

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82 27
Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added Kevin White

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50 11
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Marc Bulger

17
58 19
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

18
55 20
Dan Mozes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dan Mozes Center

19
56 21
Avon Cobourne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Avon Cobourne Running back

20
57 22
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Aaron Beasley Cornerback

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35 7
Anthony Becht is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Anthony Becht Tight end

Famous Alcorn State University Alumni

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64 28
James Jett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
James Jett Wide receiver

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47 16
Grant Wiley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Grant Wiley Linebacker

24
43 15
Brian Jozwiak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Brian Jozwiak Lineman

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47 18
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Renaldo Turnbull Defensive end, Linebacker

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30 6
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Darryl Talley Linebacker - Talley is surely one of the top 15 players ever at WVU.

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47 19
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

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43 16
Bruce Bosley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Bruce Bosley Tackle

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38 16
David Saunders is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
David Saunders Wide receiver

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37 16
John Stroia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
John Stroia OG

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35 16
John Thornton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
John Thornton Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

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43 23
Will Clarke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Will Clarke Defensive End

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26 11
Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Chris Henry

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12 2
Reggie Rembert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Reggie Rembert Wide receiver

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12 2
Gary Stills is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Gary Stills Linebacker

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16 6
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Adrian Murrell Running back - Adrian Murrell should be in the top 25. He was great on a bad WVU team.

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12 3
Canute Curtis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Canute Curtis Linebacker

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17 9
Jake Kelchner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Jake Kelchner

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12 5
Bo Orlando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Bo Orlando Safety, Defensive back

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24 17
Dave Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dave Stephenson Guard

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7 2
Steve Grant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Steve Grant Linebacker

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13 8
Rasheed Marshall is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Rasheed Marshall Return specialist, Quarterback, Wide receiver

List of Famous Reporters

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5 1
Shawn Foreman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Shawn Foreman Linebacker, Wide receiver

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7 4
A.B. Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added A.B. Brown RB - 1988

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6 3
Undra Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Undra Johnson Running back

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5 2
Steve Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Steve Dunlap Linebacker

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5 2
Paul Woodside is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Paul Woodside Kicker

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5 3
Tim Agee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Tim Agee Safety

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5 3
Dennis Fowlkes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Dennis Fowlkes Linebacker

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4 2
Willie Drewrey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Willie Drewrey Wide receiver