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
363 112
Pat White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

2
328 102
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

3
279 88
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

4
220 67
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Running back

5
191 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
199 64
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

7
178 57
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

8
204 71
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Punter, Placekicker

9
68 8
Will Grier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JackMcLane added Will Grier

10
109 22
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
159 49
Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Plowman251 added Running back, Fullback

12
156 49
Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back

13
108 26
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added

14
204 82
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist

15
136 44
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back

16
186 75
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

17
144 51
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

18
138 49
Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added

19
91 30
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

20
75 28
Grant Wiley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Grant Wiley Linebacker

21
86 36
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

22
66 22
Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added

23
64 21
Anthony Becht is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added Tight end

24
78 32
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

25
82 39
Dan Mozes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
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