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The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up the greatest Mountaineers to have ever played football.

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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Pat White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Tavon Austin
3
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Major Harris
Quarterback
4
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Running back
5
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
6
Bruce Irvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added
Defensive end, Linebacker
7
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 7 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.

8
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Plowman251 added
Running back, Fullback
10
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added
Running back
14
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added
Running back
15
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
16
Will Grier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JackMcLane added Will Grier
17
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
18
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added
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Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added
21
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback
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
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added
Running back

Adrian Murrell should be in the top 25. He was great on a bad WVU team.

24
Gary Stills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Gary Stills
Linebacker
25
Dan Mozes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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