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
300 98
Pat White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

2
242 75
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

3
276 91
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

4
175 51
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

5
184 56
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Running back

6
159 44
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
86 13
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
172 57
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Punter, Placekicker

9
151 49
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

10
118 36
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back

11
128 43
Noel Devine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Running back

12
90 22
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dana Watts added

13
128 44
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

14
179 74
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist

15
21 1
Will Grier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JackMcLane added Will Grier

16
129 47
Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Plowman251 added Running back, Fullback

17
118 42
Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
SDobbinsMountaineer added

18
158 68
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

19
83 25
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

20
67 26
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

21
75 32
Aaron Beasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

22
72 31
Avon Cobourne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Avon Cobourne Running back

23
51 17
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
54 21
Bruce Bosley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Bruce Bosley Tackle

25
51 19
Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added

26
61 27
Grant Wiley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Grant Wiley Linebacker

27
69 34
Dan Mozes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Dan Mozes Center

28
54 24
Brian Jozwiak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Brian Jozwiak Lineman

29
77 42
James Jett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

30
59 30
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time

31
31 8
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
28 8
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
31 11
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 33 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.

34
55 31
Will Clarke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Will Clarke Defensive End

35
47 25
John Thornton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

36
25 8
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
43 24
David Saunders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
David Saunders Wide receiver

38
25 9
Bo Orlando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Safety, Defensive back

39
18 6
Paul Woodside is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Paul Woodside

Kicker

40
18 6
Willie Drewrey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Willie Drewrey Wide receiver

41
20 9
A.B. Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added A.B. Brown

RB - 1988

42
16 6
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
39 28
John Stroia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
John Stroia OG

44
15 6
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
26 17
Jake Kelchner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
Krakatau added Jake Kelchner

46
13 6
Shawn Foreman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Shawn Foreman Linebacker, Wide receiver

47
14 7
Steve Newberry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Steve Newberry

CB

48
15 8
Tim Agee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Tim Agee

Safety

49
21 16
Rasheed Marshall is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time
JohnChristopher1 added Return specialist, Quarterback, Wide receiver

50
13 10
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