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!

1
266 90
Pat White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Pat White Quarterback

2
217 67
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Major Harris Quarterback

3
248 82
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

4
158 46
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Sam Huff Linebacker

5
168 52
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Steve Slaton Running back

6
137 39
Bruce Irvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Bruce Irvin Defensive end, Linebacker

7
72 10
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 7 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.

8
142 44
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

9
150 51
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Pat McAfee Punter, Placekicker

10
113 32
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Amos Zereoué Running back

11
120 36
Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Noel Devine Running back

12
168 65
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Adam "Pacman" Jones Cornerback, Return specialist

13
122 41
Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Plowman251 added Owen Schmitt Running back, Fullback

14
81 19
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Marc Bulger

15
148 59
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Geno Smith Quarterback

16
117 41
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Jeff Hostetler Quarterback

17
107 38
Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added Kevin White

18
81 23
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

19
71 27
Avon Cobourne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Avon Cobourne Running back

20
72 28
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Aaron Beasley Cornerback

21
63 22
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Renaldo Turnbull Defensive end, Linebacker

22
48 13
Anthony Becht is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Anthony Becht Tight end

23
54 19
Bruce Bosley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Bruce Bosley Tackle

24
60 24
Grant Wiley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Grant Wiley Linebacker

25
68 30
Dan Mozes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dan Mozes Center

26
76 39
James Jett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
James Jett Wide receiver

27
52 21
Brian Jozwiak is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Brian Jozwiak Lineman

28
46 17
Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Chris Henry

29
56 28
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

30
47 21
John Thornton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
John Thornton Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

31
27 5
Canute Curtis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Canute Curtis Linebacker

32
27 5
Gary Stills is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Gary Stills Linebacker

33
29 8
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 33 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.

34
52 29
Will Clarke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Will Clarke Defensive End

35
42 21
David Saunders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
David Saunders Wide receiver

36
22 6
Reggie Rembert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Reggie Rembert Wide receiver

37
23 7
Bo Orlando is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Bo Orlando Safety, Defensive back

38
17 4
Paul Woodside is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Paul Woodside Kicker

39
39 24
John Stroia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
John Stroia OG

40
19 6
A.B. Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added A.B. Brown RB - 1988

41
16 4
Willie Drewrey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Willie Drewrey Wide receiver

42
15 4
Steve Grant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Steve Grant Linebacker

43
24 13
Jake Kelchner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Jake Kelchner

44
14 4
Dennis Fowlkes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Dennis Fowlkes Linebacker

45
13 4
Steve Newberry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Steve Newberry CB

46
14 5
Tim Agee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Tim Agee Safety

47
11 3
Shawn Foreman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Shawn Foreman Linebacker, Wide receiver

48
26 21
Dave Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dave Stephenson Guard

49
19 14
Rasheed Marshall is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Rasheed Marshall Return specialist, Quarterback, Wide receiver

50
12 8
Undra Johnson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Undra Johnson Running back