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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1
379 115
Pat White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

2
344 104
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

3
289 89
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

4
228 68
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Running back

5
199 57
Bruce Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Defensive end, Linebacker

6
79 9
Will Grier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JackMcLane added Will Grier

7
203 65
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

8
214 73
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Punter, Placekicker

9
183 58
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

10
113 23
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Linebacker

Talley is surely one of the top 15 players ever at WVU.

11
162 49
Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back

12
163 50
Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Plowman251 added Running back, Fullback

13
110 27
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added

14
209 83
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist

15
149 51
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

16
138 45
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back

17
191 78
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

18
140 50
Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added

19
94 31
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

20
75 29
Grant Wiley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Grant Wiley Linebacker

21
86 37
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

22
65 22
Anthony Becht is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Tight end

23
66 23
Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added

24
79 33
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

25
83 40
Dan Mozes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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