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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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Pat White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
2
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
3
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
4
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 4 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.

5
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
6
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Running back
7
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added
8
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Punter, Placekicker
9
Will Grier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JackMcLane added Will Grier
10
Bruce Irvin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Defensive end, Linebacker
11
Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back
12
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
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
14
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
15
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back
16
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist
17
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
18
Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added
19
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
20
Anthony Becht is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Tight end
21
Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added
22
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback
23
Grant Wiley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Grant Wiley Linebacker
24
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker
25
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 25 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.