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2010 FOOTBALL

M O U N TA INEER SENIORS

Sat.

Sept. 4

Coastal Carolina

Home

Fri.

Sept. 10

Marshall

Away

Sat.

Sept. 18

Maryland

Home

Sat.

Sept. 25

LSU

Sat.

Oct. 9

UNLV

Home

Thurs. Oct. 14

USF

Home

Sat.

Oct. 23

Syracuse

Home

Fri.

Oct. 29

Connecticut

Sat.

Nov. 13

Cincinnati

Sat.

Nov. 20

Louisville

Away

Fri.

Nov. 26

Pitt

Away

Sat.

Dec. 4

Rutgers

Away

Away Home

Home


The 2010 West Virginia University Football Guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Š 2010 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editors: Mike Montoro, Michael Fragale Writer: Mike Montoro Assistant Editor: Tim Goodenow Contributors: Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Phil Caskey, Mark DeVault, Tiffany Doolittle, Grant Dovey, Mickey Glowacky, Ira Green, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Amy Prunty, John Riedesel, Steve Stone, Chuck Sullivan, Kelly Tuckwiller, Nathaniel Zinn Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Morgantown, W.Va. Printing: Laurel Valley Graphics, Latrobe, Pa.

2010 Mountaineer Football Mountaineer Football

Meet the Mountaineers

The Record Book

Mountaineer Football................................2 Championship Program...........................8 Mountaineers in the NFL..................... 12 All-Americans............................................ 14 Student Services..................................... 16 Mountaineers in the Community...... 24 Dressed for Success............................. 26 Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium........................... 28 Milan Puskar Center.............................. 34 Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions................................................... 36 Game Day in Morgantown.................. 38 Iron Mountaineers.................................. 40 Walk-on Program.................................... 45 Mountaineer Excellence....................... 46 West Virginia University....................... 48

Rosters........................................................ 58 Pronunciation Guide............................... 58 Player Profiles........................................... 60 Newcomer Profiles.............................. 102

Hall of Famers....................................... 152 Consensus All-Americans................. 154 All-Americans......................................... 155 Top Plays.................................................. 157 Top Games.............................................. 157 Top Seasons........................................... 158 Top Careers............................................ 161 Class Rankings...................................... 163 Individual Records................................ 164 Defensive Records.............................. 166 Team Records....................................... 168 Coaching Records............................... 169 All-Time Scores..................................... 170 Series Records..................................... 182 Bowl Recaps........................................... 183 All-Time Lettermen.............................. 189 Mountaineers in the Pros................ 199

Previewing the 2010 Season Outlook......................................................... 54 Mountaineer Quick Facts.................... 54 Preseason Depth Chart....................... 56

Football Staff Head Coach Bill Stewart................... 106 Assistant Coaches.............................. 112 Support Staff.......................................... 123

Opponent Information BIG EAST Information......................... 128 2010 Opponents................................. 130 Scores vs. 2010 Opponents.......... 132

Reviewing the 2009 Season Game-by-Game Recaps..................... 134 2009 Statistics.................................... 147

General Information

Photography: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Amatucci Sr., Bill Amatucci, Jr., Kim Amatucci, Bob Beverly, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Tony Constantine, Tom Crozier, Shannon Dey, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, George Gojkovich, Vic Haines, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Brent Kepner, Christie Kepner, Greg Kepner, Laughead Photography, Jim Lawther, Chuck LeClaire, Tim Lilley, William McBride, Lisa McClung, Miami Dolphins, David Miller, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Brian Persinger, Playboy, Ronald Pradetto, Brian Persinger, Ron Rittenhouse Collection, Corey Slider, Van Slider, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Chris Schwer, Allison Toffle, West Virginia Collection, Wireimage, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services

President James P. Clements.............. 204 Director of Athletics Oliver Luck... 205 WVU Intercollegiate Athletics........ 206 Mountaineer Sports Network........ 207 Media Information................................ 208 1


mountaineer football

It’s Mountaineer Pride

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West Virginia football is like nothing else Playing for the Mountaineers gains you instant notoriety If you make a play that changes a game, it means lifelong celebrity Mountaineer lore is packed full of tradition Your name and exploits are forever tied to a goal line stand, an upset win, a bowl win, a game-winning kick or an undefeated season

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When you grow up in West Virginia, chances are you are a Mountaineer fan for life No matter where life takes you around the globe, once you’re a Mountaineer, you’re always a Mountaineer Mountaineer football represents the hopes, dreams, pride and successes of the state The national following values dedication, commitment and determination above all Mountaineer fans believe in victory over adversity, hard work triumphs above all, and giving your best effort every day

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mountaineer football

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West Virginia is a place where the natives are as rock solid as the mountains for which the state is known Mountaineer football is passionate, rowdy, a point of pride and a way of life West Virginia’s offense is a blend of allover-the-lot passing A bulldozing rushing attack Blazing speed that keeps defenses off balance The Mountaineer defense limits and dictates what the opposition can achieve The object is non-stop, nasty, physical intensity Special teams at West Virginia display hard-hitting, physical, jarring tackles and give the very best a chance to shine In the past seven years, the Mountaineer offensive skill positions have been among the elite of college football West Virginia’s offensive backfield is a fixture among NCAA rushing leaders WVU has recorded a 1,000-yard rusher in 13 of the last 14 seasons WVU has had three Top 7 Heisman finishers in three of the past four years

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mountaineer football

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The Mountaineers boast the all-time career quarterback rushing leader in NCAA history The Mountaineers have the only starting quarterback to win four bowl games in NCAA history Behind the offensive line, WVU’s rushing attack has ranked among the NCAA leaders in each of the past eight years

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Mountaineer defenders are men who can dish out punishment The defense consistently ranks among the Top 25 in national defensive categories The stingy Mountaineer defense has been one of the top units in the country in scoring defense for the past six years In the past nine years, WVU ranks fourth nationally in turnovers gained Ranked No. 12 nationally in interceptions in 2009 Game-breaking plays are standard on WVU’s special teams It’s an honor to be a member of the Mountaineer special teams unit Competitive, fiery, passionate, aggressive and physical are characteristic of WVU special teams units

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A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

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West Virginia is one of four programs in the country to have played in a New Year’s bowl in six of seven seasons (2003-07) 11th-best four-year record in college football 40-12 (2006-09) Eighth-best five-year record in college football 51-13 (2005-09) Ninth-best record in college football in the last six years 59-17 (2004-09) 12th-best seven-year record in college football (2003-09) Since 2002, WVU has won a league-high 79 percent of its BIG EAST games Since 2002, WVU owns a league-best 43-12 record in the BIG EAST, 10 wins more than the second-place team School-record eight straight bowl games School-record four straight bowl wins, including two BCS wins (2005-08) Won four of the last seven BIG EAST championships Five straight Top 25 finishes, including three in the Top 10 Eight All-America selections in the last five seasons 10 all-BIG EAST conference selections in 2007, 2008 and 2009 Ranked in the Top 25 for 78 weeks since 2002 Ranked nationally in the Top 25 in rushing for eight straight seasons BIG EAST offensive player of the year in 2004, 2006 and 2007 Most watched Thursday night game in ESPN history

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A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

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Most watched Friday night game in ESPN history Nine of 13 games in 2008 and 2009 were nationally televised All 13 games in both 2008 and 2009 appeared on television All 13 games in 2008 and 2009 appeared on the ESPN family of networks or CBS One of the most watched college football programs on ESPN Since 2005, WVU ranks in the Top 10 in national television appearances Ninth-best road record in college football 28-15 (2003-09) Since 2002, West Virginia is just one of 11 teams in the nation to win eight or more games each year West Virginia is currently one of 17 teams in the country that has made eight straight bowl appearances Since 2002, West Virginia has had 19 AllAmericans named to 46 different All-America teams 88-39 record in the decade (2000-09) West Virginia is one of seven schools to post nine wins or more for five straight years The Mountaineers have not finished lower than second-place in the BIG EAST since 2002 Since 2002, West Virginia has been ranked five times in the Top 16 in the final BCS standings WVU is one of six schools to be ranked in the final AP Top 25 for the past five years (Texas, USC, Ohio State, WVU, Virginia Tech and Florida)

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mountaineers in the pros

West Virginia’s football program has a long and successful tradition in professional football

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16 former Mountaineers are on NFL rosters in 2010 NFL scouts visit the Puskar Center on a weekly basis NFL scouts, general managers and personnel directors are a fixture in the home press box each game 173 Mountaineers have been drafted by the NFL 58 Mountaineers have been drafted in the top five rounds Mountaineers have played in the Super Bowl on 20 different occasions Mountaineers have played on professional championship teams 42 times Mountaineers have made 41 pro bowl appearances All-time, 212 Mountaineers have played professional football

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Three former Mountaineers have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame

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mountaineer all-americans

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West Virginia has 11 Consensus All-Americans, including seven since 1990 34 players have earned first team All-America honors 136 times 30 players have earned second team AllAmerica honors 71 times 30 players have earned third team All-America honors 39 times 67 total All-Americans named to 198 teams 12 players have been selected two-time All-Americans Two players have been selected three-time AllAmericans In 1988, a school-record six Mountaineers earned All-America recognition West Virginia has had 11 first team AllAmerican offensive linemen West Virginia has had at least one All-American every year since 2002 Since 2002, West Virginia has had six first team All-Americans, four second team and five third team Since 2002, West Virginia has had 16 AllAmerica selections on 35 teams WVU has had 11 All-Americans in the last three years

West Virginia All- America SELECTIONS BY POSTION Offensive Linemen -29 Running Backs – 10 Defensive Linemen – 7 Linebackers – 7 Wide Receivers – 7

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Defensive Backs – 5 Quarterbacks – 4 Tight Ends - 3 Punters – 3 Kickers - 2


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STUDENT SERVICES

Academics are at the forefront of the success enjoyed by the Mountaineer football program

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The West Virginia athletic administration and Coach Bill Stewart make academics the highest of priorities

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West Virginia received national AFCA recognition for graduation rates in 2009, having a 75 percent or better graduation rate

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25 football student-athletes earned Dean’s List recognition during the 2009-10 academic year 12 football players were named to the BIG EAST all-Academic team WVU has led the BIG EAST 14 of the last 16 years in number of football academic all-star selections Mountaineer graduation rates exceed that of the general student body Linebacker Reed Williams was one of 16 players named to the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete team in 2009 Linebacker Reed Williams was the BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2009

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CHAMPS Life Skills The many challenges that today’s college student-athletes face, on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare student-athletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/ Life Skills program. In the spring of 1995, West Virginia University Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program. Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1) academic excellence, 2) personal development, 3) career development, 4) athletic excellence, and 5) community service.

Commitment to Academic Excellence

The purpose of this area is to support the academic progress of student-athletes toward intellectual development and timely graduation. Services provided include tutoring, academic counseling and advising,

mentoring, freshman orientation classes (Sport and Exercise Studies 170) and structured study sessions.

Commitment to Athletic Excellence

The purpose of this area is to offer athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete. Overall, WVU Intercollegiate Athletics supports and encourages a broad program of sports. CHAMPS Life Skills acts as a performance psychology professional resource for the coaching and support staff of the athletic programs.

Commitment to Personal Development

The purpose of this area is to support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging and supporting emotional well-being, personal growth and decision making skills. CHAMPS/Life Skills services provided include personal counseling, health presentations, improving communication skills and presentations on social development and fiscal responsibility. A satellite office of the WVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and Well WVU is located in the Coliseum to support this commitment area.

Commitment to Service

The purpose of this component is to engage interested student-athletes in service to his or her campus and surrounding communities. Activities for student-athletes include peer education, guest speaking at campus and community events and mentoring local children.

Commitment to Career Development

The purpose of this area is to encourage student-athletes to develop and pursue career and life goals in a timely manner. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program fulfills this purpose by offering career development presentations, sport career retirement programs, transitions from college class in the spring semester (SEP 493), and by working in conjunction with the WVU Carruth Center and the WVU Career Services Center on identifying an individual’s interests, career goals, crafting resumes and facilitating job search process. For more information, see WVU intercollegiate athletics psychologist Dr. Ed Etzel in Room 275a in the Coliseum at (304) 293-7062, visit graduate assistant Michelle McAlarnen in Room 288 in the Coliseum or online at http://www.msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?section=12102.

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STUDENT SERVICES

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West Virginia has had three of the last five BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athletes Linebacker Reed Williams was a first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2007, and a second-team selection in 2009

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Since 2002, the Mountaineers have had seven ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 28 since 1952

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Tutoring and career counseling are always available Freshmen attend mandatory study halls Parents, coaches and players are kept upto-date on academic progress 35 football players in 2009 had a 3.0 cumulative GPA 61 players made the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll with a 3.0 GPA in 2009 52 players made the Academic Achievement Wall with a 2.75 or better 60 football players achieved a 2.5 GPA or better Overall team GPA was a 2.73 for the 2009-10 academic year

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athletic director’s academic honor roll Implemented in 1989 by director of athletics Ed Pastiong, the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll was initiated to honor deserving WVU student athletes who achieve a 3.0 or better GPA each semester. In addition to the honor roll, a 4.0 club and a team award for the highest GPA was instituted. Members of this year’s Mountaineer football team who have been honored on the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll during their careers are listed below: Soraya Aisien-Ogbebor

Nick Cadwell

Trippe Hale

Anthony Leonard

Corey Smith

Shawne Alston

Josh Contraguerro

John Howard

Matt Lindamood

Chris Snook

Tyler Anderson

Eddie Davis

C.J. Huffman

Donovan Miles

Keith Tandy

Stedman Bailey

Josh DePasquale

Brodrick Jenkins

Julian Miller

Josh Taylor

Don Barclay

Noel Devine

Eric Jobe

Ryan Nehlen

J.T. Thomas

John Bassler

Curtis Feigt

Jeremy Kash

Chris Neild

Matt Timmerman

Hunter Bittner

Larry Ford

Nick Kindler

Cody Nutter

Tyler Urban

Cole Bowers

Terence Garvin

Derek Knight

Benji Powers

Casey Vance

Jeff Braun

Sidney Glover

Ricky Kovatch

Greg Pugnetti

Jordan Weingart

Tyler Bitancurt

Glenn Gress

Pat Lazear

Tyler Rader

Coley White

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STUDENT SERVICES

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Players get hands-on advice on how to organize, study and prepare through the Mountaineer Mentors program The Mountaineers have had 14 players inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society for outstanding performance on the field, classroom and in the community, since its inception in 2006

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A school record seven players were selected to the Hampshire Honor Society in 2009 Former standout quarterback Oliver Luck was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2000

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The Reynolds Family Academic Performance Center occupies 5,600 square feet of space in the upper floor of the Puskar Center

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The facility features 30 computer stations, four tutoring rooms, eight small group study stations and a library-style open study area

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Athletes can use the stadium or Coliseum study centers between classes or after practice in the evening

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BIG EAST ACADEMIC ALL STARS

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16 12

10 10 10 10 10 2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

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STUDENT

Bruce Bosley

SERVICES

28 ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Jeff Berk

2009 - Reed Williams, LB, Second Team 2008 – Doug Slavonic, DL, Second Team 2007 – Reed Williams, LB, First Team 2006 – Jay Henry, LB, First Team 2006 – Dan Mozes, C, Second Team 2005 – Jay Henry, LB, First Team Terry Fairbanks

2004 – Jeff Berk, OL, Second Team 1998 – Eric deGroh, C, First Team

Eric de Groh

1997 - Eric deGroh, C, Second Team 1996 – Eric deGroh, C, Second Team 1994 – Matt Taffoni, LB, First Team 1993 – David Mayfield, DB, Second Team 1992 – Mike Compton, C, First Team 1988 – John Stroia, OL, Second Team 1983 – Jeff Hostetler, QB, First Team 1981 – Oliver Luck, QB, First Team

Joe Kopnisky

1980 – Oliver Luck, QB, First Team 1972 – John Harcharic, DB, Second Team 1970 – Kim West, K, First Team 1970 – Dan Hannahs, LB, Second Team Oliver Luck

1958 – Terry Fairbanks, End, Second Team 1956 – Joe Kopnisky, DL, Second Team 1955 – Fred Wyant, QB, Second Team 1955 – Sam Huff, T, First Team 1954 – Fred Wyant, QB, First Team 1953 – Bruce Bosley, T, Second Team 1953 – Fred Wyant, QB, Third Team 1952 – Paul Bischoff, End, First Team

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Dan Hannahs

Mike Compton

Jeff Hostetler

National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Team John Harcharic

David Mayfield

Jay Henry

2009 – Reed Williams, LB

1998 – Eric deGroh, C

2006 – Jay Henry, LB

1983 – Jeff Hostetler, QB

2005 – Jeff Berk, OL

1981 – Oliver Luck, QB

Paul Bischoff Dan Mozes

Kim West

Fred Wyant John Stroia

Matt Taffoni Reed Williams

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mountaineers in the community

The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the football program, are taking an active role in a number of community service projects. West Virginia athletes take a role in the community to help shape future champions of tomorrow.

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Since 1984, West Virginia football has donated more than $600,000 to WVU Children’s Hospital from proceeds of the annual Gold-Blue Spring game

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There have been four players selected to the AFCA Good Works Team over the years with the latest being Tito Gonzales in 2008

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Mountaineer football players are regular visitors to WVU Children’s Hospital Mountaineer football players are regular visitors to area schools Wearing the Gold and Blue brings a sense of responsibility to the community and the state of West Virginia When you wear the Gold and Blue, you are a role model and adored by the Mountaineer Nation

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GIVING BACK The Mountaineer Community Service/Life Skills program is involved in numerous educational, civic and religious projects that include: Boys and Girls Club

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Special Olympics

Bowl Scout Groups

FBI Child Identification Program

Ronald McDonald House

Little Leagues

DARE

Christmas Shopping for underprivileged children

WVU Children’s Hospital

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Relay for Life

Read Aloud Programs in local schools

RAZEWV.com anti-tobacco campaign

WVU Athletes Speak Out Program

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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

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The Mountaineers dress in style on and off the field, wearing the best in gear from Nike West Virginia’s latest design in uniforms from Nike were first worn for the 2007 season The Mountaineers can wear nine different uniform combinations

Blue Jersey-Gold Pants

Blue Jersey-Blue Pants Blue Jersey-White Pants White Jersey-Gold Pants White Jersey-Blue Pants White Jersey-White Pants Gold Jersey-Gold Pants Gold Jersey-Blue Pants Gold Jersey-White Pants

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The Flying WV logo is one of the most recognizable in college football West Virginia’s famous navy blue helmet with the gold Flying WV has been voted one of the best in college football West Virginia’s uniforms are made of Nike’s elite performance fabrics, producing a tight, shrink-wrapped fit West Virginia’s uniforms are produced with fabrics that hold far less moisture and are lightweight

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mountaineer FIELD [at milan puskar stadium]

Game days in Morgantown are filled with electricity and excitement in one of the wildest facilities in college football

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As a player, you take full advantage of some of the finest facilities anywhere When 60,000 fans pack Mountaineer Field, the double-deck structure rocks The stadium contains all the modern conveniences that make it one of the best venues in the nation West Virginia has ranked among the top of the BIG EAST attendance every year since the league began A ticket to Mountaineer Field is the hottest ticket in the state Undefeated at home in 2009 for the first time since 1993 12th-best home record in college football 39-7 (2004-09) 16-2 in home night games since 2002 Home of the 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 BIG EAST champions Most watched football program on ESPN in 2007 Nine national television appearances in each of the 2008 and 2009 seasons

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All 13 games in 2008 and 2009 were televised on the ESPN family of networks or CBS

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34-5 at home during the last six years West Virginia has won 88 percent of its home games in the last six years West Virginia led the BIG EAST in attendance in 2009 West Virginia has led the BIG EAST in attendance five-straight years West Virginia has won 74 percent of its home games since 1980 More than 10 million fans have watched a game in person since Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium opened 30 years ago

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11th-best record in college football (4012) in the last four years (2006-09) 8th-best record in college football (51-13) in the last five years (2005-09) 9th-best record in college football (59-17) in the last six years (2004-09) 12th-best record in college football (6722) in the last seven years (2003-09)

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Single Season Total Attendance Records 13 games 706,979 in 2007– overall 12 games

695,605 in 1989– overall

Single Season Home Attendance Records 7 Home games 4 11,408 in 2006 6 Home games

363,894 in 1989


total season attendance Year Games

Home

Away

Overall

2009

13

401,216

271,562

672,778

2008

13

406,593

307,020

713,613

2007

13

362,399

344,580

706,979

2006

13

411,408

219,696

698,818

2005

12

337,720

265,173

602,893

2004

12

339,629

295,171

634,800

2003

13

365,436

303,098

668,534

2002

13

314,477

336,094

650,571

2001

11

289,936

251,607

541,543

2000

12

363,948

242,400

606,348

1999

11

273,371

198,564

471,935

1998

12

324,816

172,661

497,477

1997

12

317,126

267,440

584,566

1996

12

334,176

168,910

555,189

1995

11

301,780

218,952

520,732

1994

13

310,318

275,420

585,738

1993

12

404,500

207,139

611,639

1992

11

344,989

166,475

511,464

1991

11

292,013

270,562

562,575

1990

11

393,559

181,280

574,839

1989

12

363,894

248,800

695,605

1988

12

362,982

194,023

631,916

1987

12

287,010

295,371

625,621

1986

11

330,715

175,921

506,636

1985

11

326,380

237,215

565,595

1984

12

409,754

196,484

606,238

1983

12

332,281

314,285

646,566

1982

12

320,087

240,658

560,745

1981

12

278,212

251,518

529,730

1980

12

267,758

195,796

463,554

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mountaineer FIELD [at milan puskar stadium]

Stadium Facts and Figures

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Opened: 1980; capacity 50,000 Architects/Engineers: Gates/Finch-Heery Original Contractor: Huber, Hunt & Nichols, Inc. Original Cost: $22 million Current Capacity: 60,000 Additions: 7,500 seats (1985) to South end zone; 6,000 (1986) to North end zone, stadium suites in North end zone (2004) and south end zone (2007) Lights: Five banks on the perimeter of stadium and a bank along the top of the press box (upgraded 2001) Surface: FieldfTurf synthetic grass (installed 2007) Luxury Suites: 12 on first level of press box (1994); 19 in North end zone (2004); 13 in South end zone (2007) Press Box: 150 seats on third level; broadcast and coaches booths on second level Camera Deck: Full length of press box; 40 camera positions Puskar Center: 39,542 square feet Home Locker Room: 3,565 square feet Weight Room: 22,000 square feet Scoreboard: Panasonic 22.5 mm Full-Color LED Board in south end zone with dimensions of 85’ x 23’6”; two 25mm Amber LED auxiliary boards in south end zone (both installed 2008) Ribbon Boards: 24 mm Full-Color LED fascia boards on the east and west sidelines measuring 306.1’ x 3.8’ (installed 2008)

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Mountaineer field results 1980 3-3-0 .500 5-1-0 .833 1981 1982 5-1-0 .833 6-0-0 1.000 1983 1984 5-2-0 .714 1985 5-0-1 .917 1986 1-5-0 .167 1987 5-1-0 .833 6-0-0 1.000 1988 1989 4-1-1 .750 1990 2-5-0 .286 1991 4-2-0 .667 1992 3-2-2 .571 7-0-0 1.000 1993 1994 4-2-0 .667 1995 4-2-0 .667 1996 4-2-0 .667 1997 5-1-0 .833 4-2-0 .667 1998 1999 4-2-0 .667 4-3-0 .571 2000 2001 3-3-0 .500 2002 4-2-0 .667 2003 5-2-0 .714 2004 5-1-0 .833 2005 5-1-0 .833 6-1-0 857 2006 2007 5-1-0 .833 2008 6-1-0 .857 7-0-0 1.000 2009 -------------------------------------------------45-14-2 .754 1980s 41-20-2 .667 1990s 50-15-0 .769 2000s -------------------------------------------------Overall 136-49-4 .730

milan puskar stadium’s top 20 crowds Attendance 70,222

Date Nov. 20, 1993

68,938

Sept. 30, 1989

68,409

Sept. 5, 1998

68,041 67,715

Game Opponent and Score West Virginia 17, Miami 14

Attendance 65,492

Date Aug. 30, 1997

Game Opponent and Score West Virginia 42, Marshall 31

West Virginia 31, Pitt 31

65,127

Nov. 19, 1988

West Virginia 31, Syracuse 9

Ohio State 34, West Virginia 17

65,041

Oct. 23, 1993

West Virginia 42, Pitt 21

Aug. 31, 1991

Pitt 34, West Virginia 3

64,950

Sept. 8, 1990

Maryland 14, West Virginia 10

Nov. 15, 2003

West Virginia 52, Pitt 31

64,879

Oct. 27, 1984

West Virginia 17, Penn State 14

66,948

Oct. 26, 1996

Miami 10, West Virginia 7

64,424

Oct. 21, 2000

Notre Dame 42, West Virginia 28

66,811

Oct. 29, 1988

West Virginia 51, Penn State 30

64,079

Sept. 26, 1987

66,663

Oct. 24, 1992

Penn State 40, West Virginia 26

64,076

Oct. 1, 1983

West Virginia 24, Pitt 21

66,461

Nov. 3, 1990

Penn State 31, West Virginia 19

63,760

Oct. 22, 1994

Miami 38, West Virginia 6

66,015

Sept. 16, 1989

West Virginia 45, South Carolina 21

63,735

Sept. 23, 2000

Miami 47, West Virginia 10

Pitt 6, West Virginia 3

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milan puskar center

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The Puskar Center is the home of Mountaineer football The Puskar Center contains areas for:

· coaches offices – offensive and defensive suites for WVU coaches and staff · locker rooms – redesigned and opened in 2008, provides players with all the comforts of home in a state-of-the-art area among the best in the nation · weight room - 22,000 square foot strength center · athletic training - redesigned and opened in 2008 to provide all the modern amenities in sports medicine · players lounge – redesigned and opened in 2008 providing players with game, computer, television and comfort areas · film study – individual meeting rooms for all positions with the latest in digital technology · program history and tradition – WVU’s Hall of Tradition room provides fans with a history lesson on Mountaineer football · players training table – complete kitchen and dinning area to provide proper nutrition for fine-tuned athletes · equipment – redesigned and opened in 2008 to house all the major Nike equipment needed for a major college football program

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DONALD J. BROHARD hall of traditions WVU fans young and old are in love with the Brohard Hall of Traditions at the Puskar Center. Filled with interactive displays, videos, photos, records and information, the Hall of Traditions is the place to connect with more than a century of Mountaineer Football.

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Game Day IN Morgantown The place to be on fall Saturdays is Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. The atmosphere is unmatched across the country. The game day experience in Morgantown is truly special.

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Some of the most serious tailgating in the country begins the day The cheerleaders and nationally famous Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band start the pregame festivities

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The playing of “Take me Home, Country Roads” ends the day by celebrating another Mountaineer victory West Virginia fans provide game day electricity unlike no other school When you’re a Mountaineer football player, you are loved by an entire state and the Mountaineer nation Mountaineer fans hold their players in the highest esteem The atmosphere intensifies for a night game in Morgantown Thursday night national television games in Morgantown are matched by no other school in the country

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The goal of the strength and conditioning staff is to provide the studentathletes with the best “hands-on” strength and conditioning program in the country

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All training protocols are designed and implemented to benefit the student-athlete structure The staff’s goal is to be outstanding teachers, especially in the areas of safety, technique and nutrition WVU nutritionists give guidance on proper eating habits The staff demands intensity and effort with the goal of training the players to be fast, strong and a complete athlete All training regimens are prepared with the goal in mind to demand discipline and mental toughness The staff’s goal is to develop a strong, powerful athlete using a variety of resistance training movements The student-athletes train hard and fast through tempo and volume With their core development, the staff wants to develop power and speed, decrease injuries and give the athletes functional training.

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The philosophy is to develop a strong, fast, powerful athlete Each player has a workout plan relevant to his particular position so that he can maximize his athletic ability on the field

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WVU’s top streNGth marks Broad Jump Noel Devine Robert Sands Eddie Davis Lawrence Smith Tavon Austin Jock Sanders Will Clarke Brandon Hogan Coley White Julian Miller Sidney Glover

10’8 ½ 10’4 10’1 ½ 9’11 9’10 9’9 9’7 9’6 ½ 9’6 ½ 9’6 9’6

Vertical Jump Noel Devine Tavon Austin Jock Sanders Robert Sands Najee Goode Eain Smith J.D. Woods Cody Nutter Keith Tandy Brandon Hogan Tyler Urban

38 ½ 36 36 36 35 35 35 35 34 ½ 34 ½ 34

Pro Shuttle Brandon Hogan Tavon Austin Matt Lindamood Trippe Hale Robert Sands Noel Devine Jock Sanders Pat Lazear Eain Smith Eddie Davis Lawrence Smith Keith Tandy Branko Busick

3.89 3.91 3.98 3.99 3.99 4.01 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.06 4.08 4.09 4.09

Squat Matt Lindamood Chris Neild Chad Snodgrass Najee Goode Jamal Nelson Pat Lazear Joe Madsen J.T. Thomas Eain Smith

645 635 625 600 600 535 535 520 515

Jorge Wright Branko Busick Don Barclay Noel Devine J.B. Lageman Derek Knight

515 510 510 500 500 500

Bench Najee Goode Jeff Braun Chad Snodgrass Eric Jobe Pat Lazear Chris Neild Noel Devine Joe Madsen Chris Snook Josh Taylor Don Barclay Josh Jenkins Branko Busick Will Johnson Casey Vance Ricky Kovatch Donovan Pearson Matt Timmerman

490 485 465 450 450 445 445 435 410 405 405 405 405 405 405 405 405 400

225 bench Chad Snodgrass Ricky Kovatch Donovan Pearson Jeff Braun Chris Neild Pat Lazear Joe Madsen Josh Jenkins Eric Jobe Donovan Miles Will Johnson Chris Snook C.J. Huffman Noel Devine J.T. Thomas Don Barclay Will Clarke Josh Taylor Matt Timmerman Branko Busick Cody Nutter Jamal Nelson Tyler Anderson

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Stretch bands and chains are incorporated with weight training lifts to increase the speed and power production Dynamic/functional warm-ups and movements are incorporated into every speed, agility, conditioning and weight training session Training in the spacious 22,000-square foot strength center at the Puskar Center, the options are almost endless WVU players can utilize more than 20 tons of weights and dumbbells Hammer Strength equipment, cardiovascular pieces, squat racks, and Olympic power platforms are standard in the WVU weight room The Caperton Indoor Practice Facility is an all weather environment for year-round conditioning In the heat of the summer, there is no challenge like running the infamous Law School Hill Every school in America develops its athletes from the neck down, but at WVU, the Mountaineers build excellence in the physical and mental aspects of the game Mountaineer strength and conditioning breeds camaraderie and team bonding Mountaineer strength and conditioning is an intense, every day commitment. There is no such thing as a part-time champion

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary

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additional weight room equipment Woodway Force Treadmill -- A speed/conditioning tool that allows our athletes to reach new levels of acceleration and physical conditioning. It incorporates a variable resistance belt allowing for increased force production during acceleration. Hypoxico Chamber (Altitude Training) -- Altitude training involves exercising and breathing in an oxygen reduced air for the purpose of improved athletic performance, pre-acclimatization to altitude and/or physical wellness. Sand Pit – A 15 yard by 45 yard sand pit for multi-use training for speed, plyometrics, agility and conditioning in the development of student-athletes.

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iron mountaineers Past Iron Mountaineer Award Winners 1996 – Bernardo Amerson, Charles Emanuel 1997 – Curtis Keaton, Steve Lippe 1998 – Tanner Russell, Boo Sensabaugh, Eric deGroh, Shawn Foreman 1999 – Greg Robinette, Barrett Green, Boo Sensabaugh, Khori Ivy 2000 – Avon Coubourne, Khori Ivy, Chris Edmunds, Antwan Lake 2001 – David Upchurch, Shawn Hackett 2002 – Rasheed Marshall, Lance Nimmo 2003 – Quincy Wilson, Pat Liebig 2004 – Craig Wilson, Scott Gyorko, Mike Lorello 2005 – Craig Wilson, Owen Schmitt, Jason Colson 2006 – Pat Liebig, Marc Magro, Steve Slaton 2007 – Keilen Dykes, Ovid Goulbourne, Darius Reynaud 2008 – Zac Cooper, J.T. Thomas, Nate Sowers 2009 – Noel Devine, Chris Neild, Nate Sowers, J.T. Thomas, Reed Williams 2010 – Matt Lindamood, Chris Neild, Noel Devine, Don Barclay, Keith Tandy

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WALK-ON Rich Braham

PROGRAM

WVU’s latest walk-on success story is the legendary Owen Schmitt. From Division III Wisconsin River Falls, to WVU All-American status, 11 broken face masks, an NFL draft pick, and finally to don the cover of the EA Sports national college football video game, his legend lives on.

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Owen Schmitt

There is no better way to prove yourself in bigtime college football than at West Virginia Matt Lindamood

West Virginia has had one of the best walk-on programs in the nation since 1980 Dozens of players who came in as walk-ons have earned scholarships, starting positions and honors WVU is the place where dozens of players have grabbed opportunities and turned them into achievements and even NFL careers

Josh Taylor

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mountaineer excellence

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Men’s basketball won its first BIG EAST championship, set a school record with 31 wins and advanced to the Final Four for the second time in school history Women’s basketball set a school record with 29 wins, was ranked as high as seventh in the country (the best in school history), finished as BIG EAST Championship runner-up and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years

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Football posted its fifth-straight season with nine wins or more, played in its eighth-consecutive bowl game and finished ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the fifth straight year

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WVU is the only school in the country during the last six years to win two BCS bowl games in football and make four Sweet 16 appearances in men’s basketball Cross country’s sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships was its third-straight top 10 finish and three Mountaineers earned AllAmerica honors Women’s soccer made its 10th-consecutive NCAA appearance Indoor track had program-best finishes at the NCAA Championships (10th) and BIG EAST Championships (fourth) and produced seven AllAmericans Rifle won Great American Rifle Conference regular season and postseason championships, finished third at nationals and had seven shooters earn 12 National Rifle Association AllAmerica honors

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Gymnastics advanced to NCAA Regional competition for the 27th time in 28 years Outdoor track had a program-best finish at the NCAA Championships (16th) and produced four All-Americans

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west virginia university West Virginia University is a leading 21st century land-grant institution that is improving people’s lives through teaching, discovery, and outreach.

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WVU students receive $317 million annually in grants, loans, work study, fee waivers and scholarships WVU’s campus offers one of the nation’s safest college environments — Reader’s Digest ranked it 18th among 135 U.S. colleges and universities and gave WVU an A for its strong commitment to safety

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A Farmer’s Insurance study ranked Morgantown as the eighth-most secure place to live among U.S. towns with populations less than 150,000

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Morgantown was named the No. 1 small city in America by BizJournals.com and as the best small city in the East by Prometheus Publications. The American Institute for Economic Research named Morgantown one of America’s “Best College Towns.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed the city 29th among “50 Smart Places to Live.”

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Recreational and job opportunities were among the factors Men’s Journal magazine cited in naming Morgantown the nation’s third-best small city. The Wellness Councils of America named Morgantown an elite “Well City,” and Sporting News named Morgantown one of its “Best Sports Cities.”

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WVU: A brief Profile Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2009 enrollment was 28,898. Alumni: A new Erickson Alumni Center has opened as a gathering place for the more than 170,000 worldwide alumni. Degree Programs: WVU offers 185 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Divisional Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Major Academic Divisions: Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences; Eberly College of Arts and Sciences; College of

Business and Economics; College of Creative Arts; School of Dentistry; College of Engineering and Mineral Resources; College of Human Resources and Education; Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism; College of Law; School of Medicine; School of Nursing; School of Pharmacy; College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Visitors Resource Center: At WVU’s Visitors Resource Center, located in Morgantown’s wharf district, guests can learn about the University through exciting interactive displays. The center’s hours of operation are: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except home football game days). Hours may change during recognized University holidays. Guided tours leave the Visitors Resource Center Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on most Saturdays at

10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tours are approximately two hours long, and reservations are required. For more information or to schedule a tour, see http://www.visit.wvu.edu/ or call (304) 2933489. Admission Information: Information is available from the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call (304) 2932121 or visit WVU on the Web: http://www. wvu.edu; E-mail: go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu. Mountaineer Parents Club Helpline: Receive information or share comments by calling 1-800-WVU-0096. Someone will respond within one business day if possible.

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west virginia university

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National media outlets such as CNBC spotlighted Morgantown as an oasis of economic strength in the midst of a global recession, and Careerbuilder.com ranked the city as one of the “25 Best Cities to Find a Job.” A report by Fortune Small Business ranked Morgantown the 7th best small city to launch a small business

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WVU’s main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses—Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences campus. The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago

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The Student Recreation Center offers a sixlane lap pool and a leisure pool; a 20-person whirlpool; seven courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; fitness machines and free weights covering 17,000 square feet; and a 50-foot climbing wall

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WVU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other school in the BIG EAST Conference Many WVU students have received other prestigious scholarships, including 21 Truman Scholarships, 33 Goldwater Scholarships, two British Marshall Scholarships, two Morris K. Udall Scholarships; seven Boren Scholarships; two Gilman Scholarships, two Department of Homeland Security Scholarships, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. Six WVU students have appeared on the USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team

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The FBI chose WVU as its national leader for biometrics research. WVU is the academic arm of the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence.

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The WVU School of Medicine’s Rural Medicine Program is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 graduate programs in the field. More than two dozen WVU graduate programs are ranked by the publication as among the nation’s best.

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSIT Y

2010 OUTLOOK


outlook WVU vs. 2010 Schedule

West Virginia owns a 159-124-8 record against its 2010 opponents. The Mountaineers have winning records over Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Marshall, Maryland and Rutgers. WVU faces Coastal Carolina, LSU and UNLV for the first time. Pitt, Syracuse and USF have the upper hand in the series with WVU.

The Numbers From Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven

The West Virginia Mountaineers have been one of the best teams in college football in the last seven years. West Virginia’s two-year record (2008-09) of 18-8 is tied for 21stbest in college football. West Virginia’s three-year record (2007-09) of 29-10 is 15thbest in college football. West Virginia’s four-year record of 40-12 is 11th-best in college football behind only Boise State (494), Florida (48-7), Texas (45-8), Ohio State (44-8), BYU (43-9), USC (439), TCU (42-10), Oklahoma (42-13), Cincinnati (41-12) and Virginia Tech (41-13). West Virginia’s five-year record of 51-13 is the eighth-best in college football behind only Texas (58-8), Boise State (58-8), Florida (57-10), USC (55-10), Ohio State (54-10), TCU (53-11) and Virginia Tech (5215). West Virginia’s six-year record of 59-17 is ninth-best in college football behind Texas (69-9), Boise State (69-9), USC (68-10), Florida (64-15), Ohio State (62-14), Oklahoma (6218), Virginia Tech (62-18) and LSU (60-18). And finally, West Virginia has 66 wins over the last seven years, which is good enough for 12th-place in college football.

Under Center

The 2010 season marks the second-straight year in which the Mountaineers will have to break in a new starting quarterback. Pat White finished his record-setting career in 2008, and Jarrett Brown had a successful senior season after taking the reins in 2009. The leading candidate heading into the season is Geno Smith. He was limited in spring because of a broken bone in his left foot but was able to throw during the non-contact drills. The sophomore signal caller saw action in five games last season, completing 32-of-49 passes for 309 yards and a touchdown. His top performance was in relief of Brown against Marshall when he threw for

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147 yards on 15-of-21 passing and a touchdown in the 24-7 victory. Redshirt sophomore Coley White showed tremendous improvement during the spring, while true freshmen Barry Brunetti and Jeremy Johnson will add depth.

A Devine Campaign

After having an outstanding junior year, running back Noel Devine decided to return for his senior season and not enter the NFL Draft. His outstanding speed and ability make him a candidate for the top award in the land, the Heisman Trophy. Devine, a unanimous first team all-BIG EAST Conference selection, WVU’s co-Offensive MVP selected by the coaching staff and a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, had one of the best seasons for a Mountaineer running back in school annals in 2009, rushing for a career-best 1,465 yards, the fourth-best singleseason performance in school history, on 241 carries, with 13 touchdowns, a 6.1 yards-per-carry average and 112.7 per game. His numbers ranked him second in the BIG EAST and No. 17 nationally. He posted seven 100-yard rushing efforts on the year and had seven rushes of 50 yards or more, four of which went for touchdowns. He posted his career-high rushing performance last season against Colorado, when he ran for 220 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. He also ran for 178 yards against Connecticut and 168 yards against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. Devine is currently No. 5 on West Virginia’s career rushing chart, registering 3,381 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per rush and 23 touchdowns. He also ranks No. 10 on the BIG EAST’s all-time rushing yardage list. He has rushed for 100 or more yards in 15 games in his career, tying for No. 10 in the BIG EAST career rankings.

Solving Problems Fullback Ryan Clarke emerged in 2009 as a threat for the Mountaineers, complementing the elusive running of Noel Devine. The bruiser fixed West Virginia’s short yardage problems from 2008 with several key short yardage conversions throughout the season, including a big fourth-down conversion on the game-winning drive against Pitt. While only toting the ball 60 times, he still managed eight touchdowns, which converted into a score every 7.5 carries. Clarke is the second-leading rusher returning from a year ago after finishing 2009 with 250 yards on the ground and a solid 4.2 yards per rush.

West Virginia University Quick Facts GENERAL

Name of School: West Virginia University City: Morgantown, W.Va. Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 28,898 Nickname: Mountaineers School Colors: Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (1980) Capacity: 60,000 Surface: FieldTurf Affiliation: Football Bowl Subdivision Conference: BIG EAST President: Dr. James P. Clements (UMBC, ’85) Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck (West Virginia, ’82) Official Web Site: MSNsportsNET.com

HISTORY

First Year of Football: 1891 Seasons Played: 117 years All-Time Record: 682-450-45 (.599) All-Time Bowl Record: 13-16 (.448) Last Postseason Appearance: 2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Result: Lost to Florida State, 33-21

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Bill Stewart (Fairmont State, ’75) Record at School: 19-8 (2 years) Career Record: 27-33 (5 years) Football Office Phone: 304.293.4194 Football Fax: 304.293.3010 Best Time/Day to Reach Coach: Contact Director of Football Communications BIG EAST Conference Call: Mondays, 11:10-12:30 p.m. (ET)

Assistant Coaches

Steve Dunlap (West Virginia, ‘76) – Assistant Head Coach/Safeties/ Defensive Special Teams Jeff Casteel (California, Pa., ’84) – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Jeff Mullen (Wittenberg, ’90) – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Chris Beatty (East Tennessee State, ’95) – Running Backs and Slot Receivers/Director of Recruiting Lonnie Galloway (Western Carolina, ’94) – Wide Receivers Dave Johnson (West Virginia, ’85) – Offensive Line Bill Kirelawich (Salem, ’69) – Defensive Line David Lockwood (West Virginia, ’89) – Cornerbacks David McMichael (Bowling Green, ’74) – Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams

Administrative Staff

Mike Kerin (Colorado, ’77) – Assistant Director of Athletics/ Football Operations Donnie Young (West Virginia, ’65) – Assistant to Head Football Coach Pat Kirkland (Muskingum ’97) – Coordinator of Recruiting Operations Dan Nehlen (West Virginia, ’85) – Equipment Manager Brett Kelley (Fairmont State, ’04) – Video Coordinator

Academic Staff

Sandy Cole-Dement (West Virginia, ’90) – Educational Counselor Donnie Tucker (West Virginia Wesleyan, ’83) – Educational Counselor

Strength and Conditioning Staff

Mike Joseph (Fairmont State, ’99) – Director of Strength and Conditioning Corey Twine (Norfolk State, ’00) – Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Bryan Fitzpatrick (Towson, ’05) – Coordinator of Speed Development Kevin McCadam (Virginia Tech, ’07) – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Athletic training Staff

John Spiker (West Virginia, ’69) – Coordinator of Athletic Medical Services Dave Kerns (Penn State, ’83) – Head Football Athletic Trainer Tony Corley (West Virginia, ’97) – Assistant Football Athletic Trainer

TEAM INFORMATION

2009 Record: 9-4 Conference Record/Finish: 5-2/T-2 Final Ranking (Poll): No. 22 USA Today Coaches, No. 25 AP Basic Offense: Spread Option


outlook Basic Defense: 3-3-5 Stack Lettermen Returning: 34 (13O/15D/6ST) Lettermen Lost: 21 (11O/8D/2ST) Starters Returning: 24 (9O/9D/6ST) Starters Lost: 8 (4O/2D/2ST)

All-Star Candidates:

RB Noel Devine; DB Sidney Glover; DB Brandon Hogan; DB Robert Sands; WR Jock Sanders; LB JT Thomas.

Lettermen Returning (34)

Offense (13) Tavon Austin, WR; Don Barclay, OL; Ryan Clarke, FB; Noel Devine, RB; Josh Jenkins, OL; Eric Jobe, OL; Will Johnson, TE; Ricky Kovatch, FB; Joe Madsen, OL; Jock Sanders, WR; Geno Smith, QB; Brad Starks, WR, Tyler Urban, TE. Defense (15) Scooter Berry, DL; Larry Ford, DL; Sidney Glover, DB; Najee Goode, LB; Trippe Hale, DB; Brandon Hogan, DB: Pat Lazear, LB; Anthony Leonard, LB; Julian Miller, DL; Chris Neild, DL; Robert Sands, DB; Eain Smith, DB; Keith Tandy, DB; Josh Taylor, DL; J.T. Thomas, LB. Specialists (6) Tavon Austin, KOR; Tyler Bitancurt, K; Brandon Hogan, PR; Jeremy Kash, H; Cody Nutter, LS; Jock Sanders, PR.

Lettermen Lost (21)

Offense (11) Max Anderson, FB; Alric Arnett, WR; Jarrett Brown, QB; Selvish Capers, OL; Carmen Connolly, WR; Jack Crow, WR; Scott Loving, TE; Wes Lyons, WR; Mike Poitier, RB; Mark Rodgers, RB; Jon Walko, OL. Defense (8) Boogie Allen, DB; Zac Cooper, LB; Guesly Dervil, DB; Ovid Goulbourne, LB; Kent Richardson, DB; Nate Sowers, DB; Reed Williams, LB, Anthony Wood, DB. Specialists (2) Scott Kozlowski, P; Josh Lider, K.

Starters Returning (24)

Offense (9) Don Barclay, OL; Ryan Clarke, FB; Noel Devine, RB; Josh Jenkins, OL; Eric Jobe, OL; Joe Madsen, OL; Jock Sanders, WR; Brad Starks, WR; Tyler Urban, TE. Defense (9) Scooter Berry, DL; Sidney Glover, DB; Brandon Hogan, DB: Pat Lazear, LB; Julian Miller, DL; Chris Neild, DL: Robert Sands, DB: Keith Tandy, DB; J.T. Thomas, LB. Specialists (6) Tavon Austin, KOR; Tyler Bitancurt, K; Brandon Hogan, PR; Jeremy Kash, H; Cody Nutter, LS; Jock Sanders, PR.

Starters Lost (8)

Offense (4) Alric Arnett, WR; Jarrett Brown, QB; Selvish Capers, OL; Wes Lyons, WR. Defense (2) Nate Sowers, DB; Reed Williams, LB. Specialists (2) Scott Kozlowski, P; Josh Lider, KO.

SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

For more information on the West Virginia Mountaineers, contact Director of Football Communications, Mike Montoro or Assistant AD/Communications Michael Fragale. Office Phone: 304.293.2821 Press Box Phone: 304.293.3799 Fax: 304.293.4105 Official Web Site: MSNsportsNET.com Alternative Information Site: www.collegepressbox.com Assistant AD/Communications: Michael Fragale E-Mail: michael.fragale@mail.wvu.edu Cell: 304.216.3834 Director of Football Communications: Mike Montoro Cell: 304.276.2605 E-Mail: mike.montoro@mail.wvu.edu Mailing Address: Sports Communications Office West Virginia University PO Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Mailing Address: Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum – Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505

Slotting Sanders

As a junior, wide receiver Jock Sanders collected 72 receptions, the fourth-highest amount of catches by in a Mountaineer in a season. Along with Noel Devine, Sanders also decided to return for his senior season instead of leaving early for the NFL Draft. Sanders led the WVU receiving corps with 72 catches for 688 yards, an average of 9.6 yards per catch and three touchdowns. He also was one of the team’s punt returners, finishing with 17 returns for 146 yards, an average of 8.6 yards per return with a long of 35 yards. Sitting No. 5 on WVU’s all-time receptions chart with 137, Sanders is currently on a 28-game streak with at least one reception. That streak ranks No. 3 on WVU’s reception streak list and No. 11 on the BIG EAST streak list. His top performance last season was against Auburn when he collected 12 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. He finished with eight or more catches in five games.

It’s Starks’ Time

Brad Starks is WVU’s secondleading returner at receiver in 2010, after finishing his sophomore campaign with 29 catches for 405 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged a team-best 14.0 yards per catch last season, and 45.1 yards per game, which ranked him No. 15 and No. 16 in the BIG EAST in those categories. Starks led the Mountaineer receivers in the Gator Bowl with three catches for 30 yards and will team with Jock Sanders in 2010 to give the Mountaineers one of the best dual receiving threats in the BIG EAST.

Offensive Protection

Four starters from last year’s offensive line return this season. Those starters played the majority of the offensive snaps, giving them needed experience. Out of a total of 855 offensive snaps, junior left tackle Josh Jenkins played 853 plays, senior center Eric Jobe on 852, junior left tackle Don Barclay on 839 and sophomore guard Joe Madsen on 840 plays. Senior tackle Matt Timmerman was used on 51 plays, redshirt freshman center and guard Jeff Braun saw action on 27 plays and redshirt freshman guard John Bassler and redshirt junior Chad Snodgrass were used on 13 plays. Behind the blocking of the line, the Mountaineer offense had a 1,000-yard rusher for the 13th time in the last 14 seasons and the first 2,000-yard passer since 1998. WVU ran for 186.4 yards per game,

passed for 191.1 yards per game, had 377.5 yards of total offense and scored 26.2 points per game. The line helped the Mountaineer offense lead the BIG EAST in rushing yards and was No. 24 in the nation. WVU has led the BIG EAST in rushing yards in six of the last seven years. Barclay led the offensive line with 64 knockdowns and 15 thunderbolt blocks, Jenkins had 46 knockdowns and 10 thunderbolt blocks, Madsen finished with 43 knockdowns and seven thunderbolt blocks and Jobe had 18 knockdowns and one thunderbolt block. Also looking to earn a spot in the rotation will be redshirt freshmen Cole Bowers (6-5, 294), Pat Eger (6-6, 275), Nick Kindler (6-6, 272), Ryan Spiker (6-3, 303) and Jordan Weingart (6-2, 296).

Neild Knows Defense

Redshirt senior Chris Neild will be counted on to be a defensive playmaker and defensive leader from the nose tackle position. Despite being double-teamed, the all-BIG EAST Conference second-team selection by the league coaches and ESPN.com, and a Phil Steele third-team honoree, finished his junior season with 35 tackles, including 13 solo, and two for loss. He also had one pass deflection and had his first career interception. The interception came on the final drive against UConn in West Virginia’s 28-24 victory. During that game, Neild also recorded two solo and three assisted tackles. At Auburn, he recorded three solo and two assisted tackles, while also providing the Mountaineers a spark at home against Colorado with two solo and four assisted tackles. Neild was named the WVU Defensive Champion after his performances against Auburn, Colorado, Syracuse, Marshall, UConn and Rutgers.

Bursting Onto The Scene

Julian Miller burst onto the scene as a redshirt sophomore last season and made a name for himself, and he enters 2010 as one of the players to watch on the Mountaineer defense. Arguably WVU’s biggest defensive success story in 2009, Miller finished with 53 tackles, including 30 solo stops, which was most among WVU defensive linemen and second most among defensive linemen in the BIG EAST. Miller’s totals also included nine sacks and 14 tackles for loss, a team high in both categories, and helped him earn third-team all-BIG EAST by Phil Steele. He enters 2010 with a streak of 18 straight games

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outlook with at least one tackle, the fourthlongest streak on the team and best among WVU defensive linemen. His sacks were the fourth-most in the BIG EAST, and he tied for sixth in tackles for loss. His 14 tackles for loss tied for fifth on the WVU singleseason tackle for loss list with Grant Wiley (2000, 2003), James Davis (2001) and David Upchurch (2001). His top performance came against Louisville when he recorded six tackles, including five solo stops and three sacks. Two of his sacks came in the Cardinals’ last drive of the game. He also had a standout game in the season opener against Liberty by recording a season-best seven tackles, including three unassisted tackles and two sacks. He was named the WVU Defensive Champion after his performances against Liberty, Marshall, Louisville and Rutgers. Miller also was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week against the Cardinals.

Thomas’ Tenacity

Redshirt senior weak-side linebacker J.T. Thomas is a defensive playmaker who will be counted on to be one of the defensive leaders this season. An all-BIG EAST Conference first-team selection by the league coaches, he finished second on the team in tackles (76), tied for second in tackles for loss (7), tied for third in interceptions (2) and had five pass breakups. Thomas finished with six or more tackles in eight games. In the BIG EAST rankings, Thomas tied for No. 14 in passes defended and tied for 20th in total tackles. The weak-side linebacker was named co-defensive champion by the WVU coaching staff for the Liberty game after finishing with seven tackles, including four solo stops, assisting on a sack and having 2.5 tackles-for-loss. At Auburn, Thomas had a seasonhigh nine tackles, including five solo and a tackle for a loss. At league champion Cincinnati, Thomas finished with seven tackles, including four unassisted. He matched that total at USF. He is a second generation linebacker as his father, J.T., Sr., played at WVU in 1994 and 1995 and was an all-BIG EAST selection as a senior.

Shutting the Back Door The West Virginia defense returns four of its five starters in the defensive secondary. Led by all-BIG EAST first-team performers Robert Sands and Brandon Hogan, senior Sidney Glover and junior Keith Tandy, the defensive backfield looks to be solid for the Mountaineers. Hogan, the left cornerback, was

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the team’s third-leading tackler last season, finishing with 74 total stops, including a team-leading 46 solo tackles and two tackles for loss. He led the team in pass breakups with 11 and finished with one interception and recovered a fumble. Sands, the free safety, was the fifth-leading tackler on the team, collecting 65 total tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss. He led WVU in interceptions with five and was second in pass breakups with eight. He led the BIG EAST in interceptions and passes defended and tied for No. 28 in total tackles. Sands’ top performance came against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl, when he registered a game-high 13 tackles, including a team-high two tackles for loss. Glover, the spur safety, was the seventh-leading tackler last season, registering 60 total tackles, including 39 solo stops, 1.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss. He also finished with two interceptions, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Glover was No. 17 in the BIG EAST in passes defended and tied for No. 28 in total tackles. Tandy, who returns as the starter at right cornerback, was the sixthleading tackler on the squad last season with 61 total tackles, including 41 solo stops and four tackles for loss. He also had three interceptions, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery. Tandy finished in a tie for No. 14 in the BIG EAST in passes defended and tied for No. 10 in interceptions. Looking to add depth or compete for starting positions in the secondary next season will be sophomore Terence Garvin at the spur safety position, sophomore Pat Miller at cornerback and redshirt freshman Brodrick Jenkins at cornerback

Big Shoes to Fill

Jarrett Brown had big shoes to fill in 2009 at quarterback, but so did Tyler Bitancurt, who had to replace one of the nation’s best kickers in AllAmerican Pat McAfee. Bitancurt’s inaugural season was a success as he connected on 13 of 15 field goal attempts, 41 PATs, hit four field goals in a game twice and had the game-winning, last second 43-yard field goal to defeat No. 8 Pitt. His year went so well, that he earned first-team all-BIG EAST honors from the league’s coaches. His 80 total points in 2009 rank third in all-time freshman scoring at WVU and rank No. 10 on the school’s all-time single season kick scoring list. In the BIG EAST last year, Bitancurt ranked No. 5 in field goals made, No. 5 in kick scoring and No. 10 in overall league scoring.

DEPTH CHART Offense

Defense

WR (X) SL (H) TE LT LG C RG RT SL (S) WR (Z) QB RB FB

DT NT DE SLB MLB WLB FC SS FS BS BC

93 Scooter Berry (6-1/287/r-Jr.) 99 Jorge Wright (6-2/264/r-So.) 95 Curtis Feigt (6-6, 284/ r-Fr.) 90 Chris Neild (6-2/301/r-Sr.) 94 Josh Taylor (6-1/278/r-Jr.) 96 Jamal Nelson (5-11/272/r-Jr.) 97 Julian Miller (6-4/260/r-Jr.) 98 Will Clarke (6-6/265/r-Fr.) 91 J.B. Lageman (6-3/266/r-So.) 45 Anthony Leonard (6-1/246/r-Sr.) 42 Donovan Miles (6-1/234/r-So.) 31 Pat Lazear (6-0/237/Sr.) 17 Branko Busick (6-0/231/r-Fr.) 30 J.T. Thomas (6-2/225/r-Sr.) 52 Najee Goode (6-1/238/r-Jr.) 22 Brandon Hogan (5-10/189/Sr.) 1 Pat Miller (5-10/183/So.) 28 Terence Garvin (6-3/215/Fr.) 29 Trippe Hale (5-10/198/r-Sr.) 2 Robert Sands (6-5/221/Jr.) 24 Eain Smith (5-11/204/r-Jr.) 4 Sidney Glover (5-11/207/Sr.) 25 Darwin Cook (5-11/205/r-Fr.) 8 Keith Tandy (5-10/198/r-Jr.) 23 Brodrick Jenkins (5-10/182/r-Fr.)

H PR KR

48 Jeremy Kash (5-10/206/r-Sr.) 36 Gregg Pugnetti (6-1/208/r-Sr.) 22 Brandon Hogan (5-10/189/Sr.) 9 Jock Sanders (5-7/179/Sr.) 81 J.D. Woods (6-0/192/r-So.) 1 Tavon Austin (5-9/173/So.) 7 Noel Devine (5-8/180/Sr.) 9 Jock Sanders (5-7/179/Sr.)

2 Brad Starks (6-3/190/r-Jr.) 10 Stedman Bailey (5-10/195/r-Fr.) 1 Tavon Austin (5-9/173/So.) 15 Coley White (6-0/175/r-So.) 8 Dante Chambers (6-0/175/Fr.) 89 Tyler Urban (6-5/249/Jr.) 6 Will Johnson (6-2/238/Sr.) 14 Chris Snook (6-2/237/r-Fr.) 64 Don Barclay (6-4/304/r-Jr.) 59 Matt Timmerman (6-3/294/r-Sr.) 67 Quinton Spain (6-6/330/Fr.) 77 Josh Jenkins (6-3/300/Jr.) 79 Nick Kindler (6-6, 285/r-Fr.) 66 Marquis Wallace (6-5/290/Fr.) 61 Eric Jobe (6-2/290/r-Sr.) 60 John Bassler (6-4/295/r-So.) 73 Jordan Weingart (6-3, 288/ r-Fr.) 74 Joe Madsen (6-4/290/r-So.) 72 Cole Bowers (6-5/289/r-Fr.) 71 Ryan Spiker (6-3/288/r-Fr.) 57 Jeff Braun (6-4/308/r-So.) 76 Pat Eger (6-6/288/r-Fr.) 9 Jock Sanders (5-7/179/Sr.) 84 Andrew Goldbaugh (5-9, 170/ r-So.) 8 Dante Chambers (6-0/175/Fr.) 81 J.D. Woods (6-0/192/r-So.) 3 Eddie Davis (6-0/186/r-Sr.) 5 Ivan McCartney (6-3/183/Fr.) 12 Geno Smith (6-3/210/So.) 15 Coley White (6-0/175/r-So.) 16 Barry Brunetti (6-0/207/Fr.) 19 Jeremy Johnson (6-2/175/Fr.) 7 Noel Devine (5-8/180/Sr.) 24 Daquan Hargrett (5-6/188/r-Fr.) 20 Shawne Alston (5-11/222/So.) 32 Ryan Clarke (6-0/247/r-So.) 41 Ricky Kovatch (6-1/238/Jr.) 38 Matt Lindamood (6-0, 234, r-So.)

Special Teams PK P or KO or LSN or

40 34 36 44 34 44 87 48 52

Tyler Bitancurt (6-1/198/r-So.) John Howard (5-11/198/r-Fr.) Gregg Pugnetti (6-1/208/r-Sr.) Corey Smith (5-11/214/r-So.) John Howard (5-11/198/r-Fr.) Corey Smith (5-11/214/r-So.) Cody Nutter (6-3/241/r-Jr.) Jeremy Kash (5-10/206/r-Sr.) Trent Lusk (5-9/194/r-So.)


Rosters........................................................... 58 2010 Mountaineers................................. 60 Newcomers............................................... 102

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSIT Y

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES


NUMERICAL ROSTER

alphabetical roster

58

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

#

Name

91

Soraya AISIEN-OGBEBOR

TE

20

Shawne ALSTON

RB 5-11 222

54

Tyler ANDERSON

LB 6-2 240 r-Fr.

Morgantown

1

Tavon AUSTIN

WR 5-9 173

Dunbar

Baltimore, Md.

10

Stedman BAILEY

WR 5-10 195 r-Fr.

Miramar

Miramar, Fla.

64

Don BARCLAY

OL 6-4 304 r-Jr

Seneca Valley

60

John BASSLER

OL 6-4 295 r-So.

Francis Scott Key

93

Scooter BERRY

DL 6-1 287 r-Sr.

North Babylon

40

Tyler BITANCURT

K

West Springfield

54

Hunter BITTNER

LB 5-11 215 r-So.

Norwin

72

Cole BOWERS

OL 6-5 289 r-Fr.

Cabell Midland

Milton, W.Va.

18

Brantwon BOWSER

DB 5-11 190 r-Sr.

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Ariz.

57

Jeff BRAUN

OL 6-4 308 r-So.

Winters Mill

Westminster, Md.

17

Branko BUSICK

LB 6-0 231 r-Fr.

Steubenville

Steubenville, Ohio

39

Nick CADWELL

DB 5-9 188 r-So.

Heritage

32

Ryan CLARKE

RB 6-0 247 r-So.

DeMatha Catholic

98

Will CLARKE

DE 6-6 265 r-Fr.

Allderdice

51

Josh CONTRAGUERRO

LB 5-11 213 r-So.

Wheeling Catholic

25

Darwin COOK

DB 5-11 205 r-Fr.

Shaw

3

Eddie DAVIS

WR 6-0 186 r-Sr.

Freedom

13

Josh DEPASQUALE

QB 5-11 199 r-Jr.

Chartiers Houston

Houston, Pa.

6-5 249 r-Fr. So.

So.

6-1 198 r-So.

Last School

No. 1

Surulere Phoebus

HomeTOWN Lagos, Nigeria Hampton, Va. Morgantown, W.Va.

Cranberry Township, Pa. New Windsor, Md. North Babylon, N.Y. Springfield, Va. North Huntingdon, Pa.

Leesburg, Va. Glen Burnie, Md. Pittsburgh, Pa. Wheeling, W.Va. Cleveland, Ohio Tampa, Fla.

7

Noel DEVINE

RB 5-8 180

Sr.

North Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Fla.

76

Pat EGER

OL 6-6 288 r-Fr.

Thomas Jefferson

Clairton, Pa.

95

Curtis FEIGT

DL 6-6 284 r-Fr.

Mercersburg Academy

Mercersburg, Pa.

92

Larry FORD

DE 6-3 255 r-Sr.

Coffeyville CC

Georgetown, S.C.

28

Terence GARVIN

DB 6-3 215

So.

Loyola Blakefield

4

Sidney GLOVER

DB 5-11 207

Sr.

Harding

84

Andrew GOLDBAUGH

WR 5-9 170 r-So.

Wheeling Park

52

Najee GOODE

LB 6-1 238 r-Jr.

Benedictine

69

Glenn GRESS

DL 6-2 250

2

Trippe HALE

DB 5-10 198 r-Sr.

St. Paul’s

Mobile, Ala.

24

Daquan HARGRETT

RB 5-6 188 r-Fr.

Miami Northwestern

Miami, Fla.

22

Brandon HOGAN

DB 5-10 189

Osbourn

34

John HOWARD

K 5-11 198 r-Fr.

Anderson

Cincinnati, Ohio

78

C.J. HUFFMAN

DL 6-1 278 r-Jr.

Hurricane

Hurricane, W.Va.

23

Brodrick JENKINS

DB 5-10 182 r-Fr.

South Fort Myers

77

Josh JENKINS

OL 6-3 300

Parkersburg

61

Eric JOBE

OL 6-2 290 r-Sr.

La Plata

La Plata, Md.

6

Will JOHNSON

TE

Sr.

Centerville

Dayton, Ohio

48

Jeremy KASH

H/LS 5-10 206 r-Sr.

Centerville

Centerville, Ohio

79

Nick KINDLER

OL 6-6 285 r-Fr.

Trinity

Camp Hill, Pa.

37

Derek KNIGHT

DB 5-11 201

Renaissance

Detroit, Mich.

6-2 238

Sr.

Sr.

Jr.

Sr.

Scranton Prep

Baltimore, Md. Warren, Ohio Wheeling, W.Va. Cleveland, Ohio Scranton, Pa.

Manassas, Va.

1 2 2 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 28 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 48 50 51 52 52 54 54 55 57 59 60 61 64 65 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 84 85 86 87 89 90 91 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Name Tavon AUSTIN

Pat MILLER Trippe HALE Robert SANDS Brad STARKS Eddie DAVIS Sidney GLOVER Will JOHNSON Noel DEVINE Keith TANDY Jock SANDERS Stedman BAILEY Geno SMITH Josh DEPASQUALE Chris SNOOK Coley WHITE Branko BUSICK Brantwon BOWSER Shawne ALSTON Benji POWERS Brandon HOGAN Brodrick JENKINS Daquan HARGRETT Eain SMITH Darwin COOK Terence GARVIN J.T. THOMAS Pat LAZEAR Ryan CLARKE John HOWARD Lawrence SMITH Gregg PUGNETTI Derek KNIGHT Matt LINDAMOOD Nick CADWELL Tyler BITANCURT Ricky KOVATCH Donovan MILES Casey VANCE Corey SMITH Anthony LEONARD Jeremy KASH Taige REDMAN Josh CONTRAGUERRO Najee GOODE Trent LUSK Tyler ANDERSON Hunter BITTNER Tyler RADER Jeff BRAUN Matt TIMMERMAN John BASSLER Eric JOBE Don BARCLAY Chad SNODGRASS Glenn GRESS Ryan SPIKER Cole BOWERS Jordan WEINGART Joe MADSEN Donovan PEARSON Pat EGER Josh JENKINS C.J. HUFFMAN Nick KINDLER Ryan NEHLEN J.D. WOODS Andrew GOLDBAUGH Bryan LOGSDON Reggie REMBERT Cody NUTTER Tyler URBAN Chris NEILD Soraya AISIEN-OGBEBOR J.B. LAGEMAN Larry FORD Scooter BERRY Josh TAYLOR Curtis FEIGT Jamal NELSON Julian MILLER Will CLARKE Jorge WRIGHT

Pos. WR

DB DB DB WR DB DB TE RB DB WR WR QB QB FB QB LB DB RB DB DB DB RB DB DB DB LB LB RB K DB P DB FB DB K FB LB LB K/P LB H/LS LB LB LB LS LB LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL DL OL WR WR WR TE WR LS TE DL TE DE DE DL DL DL DL DL DE DL

Fort Myers, Fla. Parkersburg, W.Va.

Pronunciation Guide Last Names

Bitancurt (Tyler) Braun (Jeff) Brunetti (Barry) Busick (Branko) Contraguerro (Josh) DePasquale (Josh) Eger (Pat) E-ger Feigt (Curtis) Gloster (Troy) Goode (Najee) Jobe (Eric)

bit-en-kurt brawn like lawn BRU-net-E BU-sick contra-gerro D-Pass-Quall-E fight Gloss-ter good As in “robe”


Kirelawich (Bill) Kovatch (Ricky) Lageman (JB) Lazear (Pat) Neild (Chris) Pugnetti (Greg) Weingart (Jordan)

kur-LAV-itch Koh-vatch log-e-men Lay-zure Kneeled poog-net-E Wine-gart

First Names Branko (Busick) Eain (Smith) Ishmael (Banks) Jewone (Snow) Jorge (Wright) Marquis (Wallace) Najee (Goode) Noel (Devine) Qudral (Forte) Shawne (Alston) Tavon (Austin) Trippe (Hale)

bronco ian Ish-meal Ja-wan George Mar-Keece Najh-A KNOW-ell Quad-ral shawn TA-von trip

Geographical Breakdown Alabama (3) Birmingham: Pat Miller; Daphne: Coley White;Mobile: Trippe Hale Arizona (1) Phoenix: Brantwon Bowser California (1) Walnut: Bruce Irvin Georgia (2) Atlanta: Qudral Forte; Hogansville: Quantavius Leslie Florida (18) Belle Glade: Travis Bell; Carol City: Robert Sands; Ft. Lauderdale: J.T. Thomas Ft. Myers: Noel Devine, Brodrick Jenkins; Gainesville: Jordan Weingart; Miami: Daquan Hargrett, Geno Smith, Lawrence Smith, Jorge Wright; Miramar: Stedman Bailey, Eain Smith, Josh Taylor, Dante Chambers, Ivan McCartney; Naples: J.D. Woods St. Petersburg: Jock Sanders; Tampa: Eddie Davis Kentucky (1) Hopkinsville: Keith Tandy Maryland (9) Baltimore: Tavon Austin, Terence Garvin; Bethesda: Pat Lazear; Germantown: Troy Gloster; Glen Burnie: Ryan Clarke; LaPlata: Eric Jobe; Laurel: Jamal Nelson; New Windsor: John Bassler; Westminster: Jeff Braun

alphabetical roster

#

Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

41

Ricky KOVATCH

FB 6-2 239

91

J.B. LAGEMAN

DE 6-3 266 r-So.

Huntington

31

Pat LAZEAR

LB 6-0 237

Wheaton-Whitman

45

Anthony LEONARD

LB 6-1 246 r-Sr.

McKeesport

McKeesport, Pa.

38

Matt LINDAMOOD

FB 6-0 234 r-So.

Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va.

85

Bryan LOGSDON

TE

6-5 258 r-Jr.

Berkeley Springs

52

Trent LUSK

LS

5-9 194 r-So.

Morgantown

74

Joe MADSEN

OL 6-4 290 r-So.

Chardon

42

Donovan MILES

LB 6-1 234 r-So.

Brooke Point

97

Julian MILLER

DL 6-4 260 r-Jr.

Beechcroft

1

Pat MILLER

DB 5-10 183

Hoover

80

Ryan NEHLEN

WR 6-2 198 r-So.

University

90

Chris NEILD

DL 6-2 301 r-Sr.

Stroudsburg

96

Jamal NELSON

DL 5-11 272 r-Jr.

Lackawanna JC

87

Cody NUTTER

LS

Parkersburg South

75

Donovan PEARSON

DL 6-0 270 r-Jr.

Scott

21

Benji POWERS

DB 5-11 181 r-Jr.

Williamstown

Jr.

Sr.

So.

6-3 241 r-Jr.

Dublin Jerome

Dublin, Ohio Huntington, W.Va. Bethesda, Md.

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Chardon, Ohio Stafford, Va. Columbus, Ohio Birmingham, Ala. Morgantown, W.Va. Stroudsburg, Pa. Laurel, Md. Parkersburg, W.Va. Madison, W.Va. Williamstown, W.Va.

36

Gregg PUGNETTI

P

55

Tyler RADER

OL 6-3 291 r-Jr.

Nitro

New Jersey (2) Little Falls: Matt Timmerman; Oradell: Doug Rigg

50

Taige REDMAN

LB 6-0 221 r-Fr.

Keyser

New York (1) North Babylon: Scooter Berry

86

Reggie REMBERT

WR 5-7 157 r-So.

Morgantown

Morgantown, W.Va.

9

Jock SANDERS

WR 5-7 179

Sr.

St. Petersburg Catholic

St. Petersburg, Fla.

2

Robert SANDS

DB 6-5 221

Jr.

Miami- Carol City Sr.

Carol City, Fla.

44

Corey SMITH

K/P 5-11 214 r-So.

Alabama

Inwood, W.Va.

24

Eain SMITH

DB 5-11 204 r-Jr.

Chaminade-Madonna

12

Geno SMITH

QB 6-3 210

Miramar

Miami, Fla.

35

Lawrence SMITH

DB 5-9 178 r-So.

William H. Turner

Miami, Fla.

Pennsylvania (11) Camp Hill: Nick Kindler; Clairton: Pat Eger; Cranberry Township: Don Barclay; Houston: Josh DePasquale; Kulpmont: Trevor Demko; McKeesport: Anthony Leonard; North Huntingdon: Hunter Bittner, Tyler Urban; Pittsburgh: Will Clarke; Scranton: Glenn Gress; Stroudsburg: Chris Neild

So.

W.T. Woodson

HomeTOWN

Michigan (1) Detroit: Derek Knight

Ohio (14) Canton: Jewone Snow; Centerville: Jeremy Kash; Chardon: Joe Madsen; Cincinnati: John Howard; Cleveland: Darwin Cook, Najee Goode; Columbus: Julian Miller Dayton: Will Johnson; Dresden: Ryan Spiker; Dublin: Ricky Kovatch; Medina: Chris Snook; Steubenville: Branko Busick; Warren: Sidney Glover, Michael Dorsey

6-1 208 r-Sr.

Last School

Fairfax, Va. Cross Lanes, W.Va. Keyser, W.Va.

Miramar, Fla.

65

Chad SNODGRASS

OL 6-4 296 r-Jr.

Nitro

South Carolina (1) Georgetown: Larry Ford

14

Chris SNOOK

TE

6-2 237 r-Fr.

Highland

Medina, Ohio

Tennessee (1) Memphis: Barry Brunetti

71

Ryan SPIKER

OL 6-3 288 r-Fr.

Tri-Valley

Dresden, Ohio

Texas (1) Kountze: Jeremy Johnson

2

Brad STARKS

WR 6-3 190 r-Jr.

Orange County

Unionville, Va.

Virginia (11) Fairfax: Greg Pugnetti; Hampton: Shawne Alston; Leesburg: Nick Cadwell; Manassas: Brandon Hogan; Petersburg: Quinton Spain; Richmond: Ishmael Banks, Trey Johnson, Marquis Wallace; Springfield: Tyler Bitancurt; Stafford: Donovan Miles; Uniontown: Brad Starks

8

Keith TANDY

DB 5-10 198 r-Jr.

Christian County

94

Josh TAYLOR

DL 6-1 278 r-Jr.

Miramar

30

J.T. THOMAS

LB 6-2 225 r-Sr.

Ely

59

Matt TIMMERMAN

OL 6-3 294 r-Sr.

Passaic Valley

West Virginia (21) Berkeley Springs: Bryan Logsdon; Cross Lanes: Tyler Rader, Chad Snodgrass; Huntington: J.B. Lageman; Hurricane: C.J. Huffman; Inwood: Corey Smith; Keyser: Taige Redman; Madison: Donovan Pearson; Milton: Cole Bowers; Morgantown: Tyler Anderson, Trent Lusk, Ryan Nehlen, Reggie Rembert; Parkersburg: Josh Jenkins, Matt Lindamood, Cody Nutter; Seneca Rocks: Casey Vance; Shinnston: Wes Tonkery;Wheeling: Josh Contraguerro, Andrew Goldbaugh; Williamstown: Benji Powers

89

Tyler URBAN

TE

Norwin

43

Casey VANCE

LB 5-9 227 r-Jr.

Petersburg

73

Jordan WEINGART

OL 6-3 288 r-Fr.

Buchholz

15

Coley WHITE

QB 6-0 175 r-So.

Daphne

Daphne, Ala.

81

J.D. WOODS

WR 6-0 192 r-So.

Golden Gate

Naples, Fla.

Germany (1) Berlin: Curtis Feigt

99

Jorge WRIGHT

DL 6-2 264 r-So.

Dr. Krop

Miami, Fla.

Washington, D.C. (1) - Avery Johnson

6-5 249

Jr.

Cross Lanes, W.Va.

Hopkinsville, Ky. Miramar, Fla. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Little Falls, N.J. North Huntingdon, Pa. Seneca Rocks, W.Va. Gainesville, Fla.

Nigeria (1) Lagos: Soraya Alsien-Ogbebor

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player bios

20

SHAWNE

t yler

RUNNING BACK

linebacker

ALSTON 5-11, 222, So. | Phoebus | Hampton, Va. Adds depth at running back … showed a lot of improvement during the spring and will battle for playing time … will also be used on special teams … has good size and runs well between the tackles … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … Dean’s List …invited to join the National Collegiate Honor Society … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Saw limited action in five games … used on more than 25 plays, including a season-high 10 plays at Syracuse … finished with six carries for 18 yards, an average of 3.0 yards per carry with a long run of eight yards, all at Syracuse. Prep: Coached by Bill Dee at Phoebus High … Orlando Sentinel AllSouthern Team … The Roanoke Times No. 21-rated player in Virginia … AP Group AAA first-team all-state … Newport News Daily Press Offensive Player of the Year … Daily Press first team All-Eastern Region … first-team all-area … as a senior, he rushed for 2,278 yards and scored 34 touchdowns, including 971 yards and 10 touchdowns in the state playoffs to lead Phoebus High to a 14-0 record and its secondconsecutive state title … one of only two Peninsula District players to ever rush for more than 2,200 yards in a single season … produced that yardage total, despite sitting out the fourth quarter of several games due to blowout victories … named the player of the game in the state championship, when he ran for 237 yards and two touchdowns against Dinwiddie … had 246 yards and three touchdowns against Warwick in the first round of the state playoffs … finished with 151 yards and a touchdown against Lake Taylor to lead Phoebus to the Eastern Region Division 5 Championship … ran for 1,607 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior … began his prep career at Menchville High before transferring to Phoebus before his junior season. Personal: birthday is Nov. 3 … son of Asha Alston … enrolled in general studies.

SHAWNE ALSTON

60

53

ANDERSON 6-2, 240, r-Fr. | Morgantown | Morgantown, W.Va. Adds depth as the primary backup at strong-side linebacker … showed solid ability in the spring … will be used on special teams … awarded the 2009 WVU Scout Team Defense Player of the Year … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … Scout Team Champion: Colorado. Prep: Starter at linebacker and tight end for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High … two-time all-state performer, first team as a senior, second team as a junior … three-time all-conference … two-time first-team all-area by The Dominion Post … finished with 58 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior … also led the Mohigans in receiving with 27 catches for 955 yards and nine touchdowns. Personal: Birthday is May 17 … son of Michael Anderson and Kathy Tursney … father played basketball at Marshall … brother played basketball at Allegheny College … uncle, Jerome played basketball at WVU and two years in the NBA … aunt, Cynthia, was a cheerleader at WVU … one of four children … majoring in sport management.


player bios

tavon

10

1

stedman

BAILEY

AUSTIN

wide receiver

Wide Receiver 5-9, 173, So. | Dunbar | Baltimore, Md.

5-10, 195, r-Fr. | Miramar | Miramar, Fla.

Should be one of the team’s starting wide receivers … could be used in the slot or out wide … has outstanding speed and quickness … made an immediate impact as a true freshman … gives the Mountaineers an excellent kickoff returner as well … named all-BIG EAST preseason third team as a kickoff returner by Phil Steele … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

Adds depth and could battle for a starting wide receiver position … high school teammate of Mountaineer quarterback Geno Smith … showed a lot of improvement during the spring and looks to earn playing time this year … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

2009 (Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started four (East Carolina, Auburn, Louisville and Pitt) … named to the all-BIG EAST freshman team by ESPN.com … used on more than 165 plays, including a season-high 21 plays against Louisville … saw action on 10 or more plays in nine games … finished with 15 catches for 151 yards, an average of 10.1 yards per catch and a touchdown … long reception was a 58-yard touchdown grab against ECU … registered 17 kickoff returns for 426 yards, an average of 25.1 yards per return with a long return of 98 … No. 4 in the BIG EAST in kickoff return average and No. 35 nationally … tied for the third-best kickoff return average in a game (59.0) in BIG EAST history with his performance against Connecticut … finished with a 19-yard reception against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected 72 all-purpose yards at Rutgers, including one catch for nine yards and three kickoff returns for 63 yards, including a long of 26 … tallied three catches for 12 yards, including a long grab of nine against Pitt … two kickoff returns for 39 yards, including a long of 21 against the Panthers … finished with a six-yard run at Cincinnati ... three kickoff returns for 43 yards, including a long return of 21 against the Bearcats … had a nine-yard touchdown run on a reverse against Louisville … finished with a 19-yard run and a 13-yard reception at USF … led off the Connecticut game with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, seventh-longest kickoff return in school history …had a fiveyard run against the Huskies … two kickoff returns for 67 yards, including a long of 43 against Marshall … career-high three catches for 27 yards with a long reception of 15 yards at Syracuse … four-yard run and a nine-yard catch against Colorado … had a five-yard catch at Auburn … scored his first career touchdown on a 58-yard reception from Jarrett Brown against East Carolina … had a three-yard reception and a four-yard carry against Liberty.

Prep: Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar High … team captain … Florida Class 6A first team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior … Miami Herald Top 100 (No. 77) Florida prospects … Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 … Miami Herald first-team All-Broward County … No. 15-rated player in Broward County according to the Miami Herald … South Florida Sun-Sentinel team … No. 6-rated player in Broward County according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel … Florida Varsity Top 100 … teamed with Smith to give Miramar one of the best passing combinations in Florida … ranked third in Broward County in receiving … caught 68 passes for 1,163 yards and 14 touchdowns … had a catch in every game as a senior … had nine catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in a 47-13 victory over Plantation High … caught five passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns against Ely High … named the MVP of the Nike Camp in Gainesville, Fla., in April 2008 … as a junior, he finished with 48 receptions for 1,048 yards, an average of 21.5 yards per catch and 11 touchdowns … named Miami Herald second team All-Broward County.

Prep: Coached by Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High in Baltimore … two-time Maryland Consensus Offensive Player of the Year … consensus first-team all-state … three-time Baltimore Sun Player of the Year … DigitalSports’ All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year … owns Maryland records for career points (790), touchdowns (123), total offensive yards (9,258) and rushing yards (7,962) … led Dunbar High to three consecutive Class 1A state titles … as a senior, he rushed for 2,660 yards and scored 34 touchdowns on just 218 carries for a phenomenal 12.2 yards per carry average … also returned 12 punts for 446 yards and a pair of touchdowns … caught three passes for 105 yards including an 81-yard touchdown and also returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown in the Crab Bowl, featuring the top high school football players in Maryland … as a junior, he ran for 2,553, an average of 12.9 yards per carry and 32 touchdowns, had 17 receptions for 335 yards and three touchdowns, scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns and two touchdowns on punt returns … collected 50 tackles and had four interceptions … ran for 1,200 yards and 32 touchdowns as a sophomore.

TAVON

Personal: Birthday is March 15 … son of Cathy Green … one of four children … enrolled in general studies.

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2009 (Fr.): Redshirted.

Personal: birthday is Nov. 11 … son of John Bailey and Tara Daniels … enrolled in general studies.

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Austin’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD 2009 13 15 151 10.1 1

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Austin’s Kickoff Return Statistics Year Returns Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 17 426 25.1 1 98

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BARCLAY Offensive Line 6-4, 304, r-Jr. | Seneca Valley | Cranberry Twp. Pa. Returns as the starting left tackle for the second year … looks to have an all-conference season as one of the leaders on the line … has 14 career starts … selected for the Gridiron Gladiator Award by the WVU coaching staff … selected all-BIG EAST preseason second team by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … bowl trips: 2007 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-So.): Started all 13 games … saw action on 839 of a possible 853 snaps for the season … used on 60 or more plays in 10 games, including a season-high 80 at Auburn … also used on 77 plays against Pitt, 72 plays at Cincinnati and 70 at USF … WVU Offensive Champion: Liberty … registered a team-high 15 thunderbolt blocks and 64 knockdowns …

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helped the Mountaineers produce a 1,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer … part of an offensive line that led the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game and was No. 24 nationally. 2008 (r-Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started one … added depth as the primary backup and played tackle and guard … used on more than 260 plays, including a season-high 45 plays at Louisville … also saw action in 23 plays at Colorado … had a knockdown in nine games … part of offensive line that helped pave the way for the No. 15 rushing offense in the nation … No. 27 nationally in fewest sacks allowed. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Offensive lineman from Seneca Valley High ... earned second team all-state honors for Coach Ron Butschle ... all-Quad North Conference on offensive and defensive lines … posted 45 tackles and three sacks as a senior ... invited to Pennsylvania-Ohio All-Star game … named team captain as a senior … registered eight sacks as a junior ... also played basketball … academic all-star. Personal: Birthday is April 18 … son of Don and Dana Barclay ... one of three children … his uncle, Al Pisula, was a WVU letterman in the 1970s ... majoring in business management.


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6-1, 287, r-Sr. | North Babylon | North Babylon, N.Y.

6-4, 295, r-So. | Francis Scott Key | New Windsor, Md. Moved to center after playing right guard for the past two years … adds depth as the primary backup … member of the national society of collegiate scholars … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr): Saw limited action, seeing time in four games … used on more than 20 plays as a member of the backup line, including a seasonhigh six snaps against East Carolina. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Bill Hyson at Francis Scott Key High …third team all-state … two-time all-Monocacy Valley Athletic League on offense and defense … two-time all-Carroll County selection … named as an offensive lineman to play in the Super 22 all-star game, featuring the best players from the Baltimore metro area … also played basketball and baseball. Personal: Birthday is Jan. 26 … son of Bob and Carol Bassler … one of two children … majoring in mathematics.

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BITTNER linebacker 5-11, 215, r-So. | Norwin North | Huntington, Pa. Walk-on who adds depth at strong-side linebacker … high school teammate of Tyler Urban … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Sat out after transferring from Clarion … Scout Team Champion: Louisville. 2008 (Fr.): Attended Clarion but did not participate in football. Prep: Started for coach Dave Brozeski at Norwin Senior High … second on team in tackles and led the team in sacks as a senior … earned honorable-mention all-conference Quad A honors.

Missed the entire spring campaign after having offseason shoulder surgery … sustained the injury in the 2009 East Carolina game and it slowed his progress during the season … leads all returners with 28 career starts … selected all-BIG EAST preseason third team by Phil Steele … bowl trips: 2006 Gator, 2007 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke. 2009 (r-Jr): Played in eight games and started five … saw action on more than 250 plays, including a season-high 58 against Pitt … had 15 total tackles for the season, including eight solo stops, a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss … season-high four tackles at Cincinnati … finished with three tackles, including two solo stops and a seven-yard tackle for loss against Louisville … registered a sack against East Carolina, injuring his shoulder on the play. 2008 (r-So.): Started all 13 games … earned second team all-BIG EAST honors … awarded the Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff … WVU Defensive Champion: Colorado, Rutgers, Auburn, Connecticut … team defensive champion: Colorado, Rutgers … registered 34 tackles for the season, including 14 solo stops, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … teamhigh three fumble recoveries … also has three pass breakups and a forced fumble … season-high five tackles, two tackles for loss, assisted on a sack and a pass breakup against Rutgers … four tackles, including one for loss against USF … four tackles, including three solo stops at Colorado, including a sack, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble … one assisted tackle for loss and a 19 yard fumble return at Connecticut … two tackles, including one for loss against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … two tackles and a fumble recovery at Pitt. 2007 (r-Fr.): Played in 13 games and started 10 … Rivals.com and collegefootballnews.com Freshman All-American … finished with 27 total tackles, including 13 solo stops … assisted on a sack and had 4.5 tackles for loss … forced a fumble and tied for the team lead with three fumble recoveries … season-high six tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Louisville … four tackles and a fumble recovery against UConn … three tackles, assisted on a sack and had 1.5 tackles for loss at Marshall … forced and recovered a fumble at Rutgers … Danny Van Etten Award from WVU coaches as the scout team player of the year on defense. Prep: Product of North Babylon High, the Long Island Class II champions at 10-1 ... all-Long Island linebacker for coach Terry Manning ... 68 tackles, seven sacks as a senior ... 1,341 career rushing yards and 20 touchdowns ... three-time all-county and twice all-state. Personal: Birthday is June 28 ... son of Richard Berry and Renetta Wise ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Berry’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int PD

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8 12 13 33

8 13 13 34

7 19 14 40

15 32 27 74

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Personal: Birthday is Nov. 17 … son of Greg and Cathy Bittner … one of two boys … majoring in environmental protection. MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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Kicker 6-1, 198, r-So. | West Springfield | Springfield, Va. Returns for his second year as the Mountaineers’ kicker … missed spring practice after having offseason right ankle surgery … earned the starting kicker position during the 2009 preseason and has proven to be a valuable scoring asset for the Mountaineer offense … clutch kicker, having kicked four field goals twice (Liberty, Pitt) last year and hit the game-winner as time expired against Pitt … also handled the team’s kickoff duties … selected allBIG EAST preseason first team by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports ... bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.. 2009 (r-Fr.): Selected first-team all-BIG EAST by the league coaches, ESPN. com, The Sporting News, rivals.com and second team by Phil Steele … named to the all-BIG EAST freshman team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and rivals.com … hit 13-of-15 field goals (86.7 percent) … long of 45 yards against Liberty … made field goals of 40 yards or more five times … connected on the first six attempts of his career … also made seven straight in the last part of the regular season … made 41-of-42 extra point tries, including 29 straight to close the season … his 13 field goals tied him for No. 10 on WVU single-season chart … No. 10 on the school’s season kick scoring list … No. 5 in the BIG EAST in kick scoring and No. 10 in overall scoring (6.2) … tied for No. 5 in BIG EAST in field goals made per game (1.00) and No. 3 in point after attempt percentage … BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week: Liberty, Pitt … WVU Special Teams Champion: Liberty, Pitt … hit his only field goal attempt at Rutgers, a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter … connected on a career-high four field goals against Pitt, including the game-winner as time expired … hit field goals of 20, 43, 39 and 43 yards against the Panthers … the four field goals tied the Milan Puskar Stadium record for most field goals in a game he set against Liberty and with Pat McAfee, who kicked four field goals against Rutgers in 2006 … connected on a season-long 42 yard field goal against Louisville … connected on a 33-yard field goal at USF and had a 32-yard field goal against Marshall … hit a 28-yard field goal at Auburn … tied a Milan Puskar Stadium record, hitting 4-of-4 field goals against Liberty in his first career game … connected on field goals of 35, 36, 38 and 45 yards.

Offensive Line 6-5, 289, r-Fr. | Cabell Midland | Milton, W.Va. Adds depth as the primary backup at right guard … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … Dean’s List … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … sustained an elbow injury that slowed his development during his first season. Prep: Coached by Chip McMillian at Cabell Midland High … played defensive and offensive lines … top prep prospect in West Virginia … earned first-team all-state honors as a senior … Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year … team captain … as a senior, he helped lead Cabell Midland to an 8-3 overall record, an 8-2 league mark and a No. 11 state ranking … the nephew of former Marshall offensive tackle Rob Bowers and cousin of current Herd player Chris Bowers … 3A state champion shot putter … graduated with high honors, finishing with a 3.7 GPA … named to the Cabell Midland Honor Society. Personal: Birthday is Sept. 13 … son of Duane and Karen Bowers … one of two boys … majoring in business and economics.

2008 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Bill Renner at West Springfield High … all-state kicker as a senior … selected Washington, D.C. all-metro by The Washington Post as a senior … two-time first-team all-Patriot district punter and kicker … twotime first-team all-Northern Region kicker and punter … two-time first-team all-district kicker and punter … connected on 13-of-17 field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder, and made 49-of-50 extra points … the 13 field goals were the most in the state and tied him for the seventh most in a season in state history … 70 of his 81 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks … as a senior, he finished with 88 kicking points and had a two-year career total of 152 points … for his career, he finished with 15-of-20 field goals with a long of 50 yards, 107-of-108 extra point attempts, including consecutive streak of 70, 123 touchbacks on 147 kickoffs, … three-year letterwinner in soccer … earned first-team all-district honors as a junior. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 5 … son of Mauro and Teresa Bitancurt … one of two boys in his family … majoring in athletic coaching education.

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42

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15

45

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Jeff

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BOWSER 5-11, 190, Sr. | Phoenix College | Phoenix, Ariz. Adds depth at field cornerback … looks to compete for playing time this season … showed signs of good cover ability during the spring … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Member of the team but didn’t see any time on the field … sustained shoulder injury that slowed his progress for most of the season. 2008 (So.): Redshirted … sustained a right knee injury during the spring … underwent surgery and sat out the 2008 season. Junior College: Coached by former Mountaineer standout Dale Wolfley at Phoenix College … played in six games and collected 14 tackles, including 10 solos … redshirted his first year of college. Prep: Coached by Tom Bruney at Maryvale High in Phoenix, Ariz. … three-year lettewinner … a two-time 2006 Class 5A first-team allstate selection … honorable mention as a sophomore … three-time first-team all-region honoree … as a senior, he finished with 27 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a safety …averaged 24 yards per kickoff return … helped lead the Panthers to a league title, an undefeated regular season, a 10-2 record and the semifinals of the state championships as a senior … had 32 tackles, 14 pass breakups and a blocked field goal as a junior … also four-year letterwinner in basketball and excelled in track … ran a 10.7/100m dash … region champion in the 100-meters. Personal: Birthday is Jan. 23 … son of Robin Bowser … one of three children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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BUSICK linebacker 6-0, 231, r-Fr. | Steubenville | Steubenville, Ohio

BRAUN 6-4, 308, r-So. | Winters Mill | Westminster, Md. Moved to right tackle during the spring and looks to have earned the starting position entering the preseason … also can play center and guard … worked hard in the offseason and continues to show improvement … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … previous bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Used as a backup at center and guard … played in 11 games … saw action in more than 35 plays, including a season-high 11 at Syracuse. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Ken Johnson at Winters Mill High … three-year, twoway starting center-defensive lineman … considered the best lineman outside the metro areas … finished with 57 tackles as a senior … for his career, he finished with 127 tackles, seven sacks, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries … 2007 Maryland consensus all-state by the Associated Press … named to the Baltimore Sun’s all-metro team … three-time selection to the all-Monocacy Valley Athletic League and all-Carroll County teams … two-time first-team all-area by The Examiner … two-time first-team small school all-state selection … helped lead Winters Mill to the state playoffs as a sophomore and junior … set the record for the most bench reps at the 2007 Nike Baltimore combine … also played basketball for a year … vice president of varsity athletic club. Personal: Birthday is November 30 … son of Stacey and the late Jeff Braun, Sr. … majoring in physical education teaching.

Solid young player who will give help at middle linebacker … showed a lot of promise during his redshirt year and now wants to bring that to the field … also will be used on special teams … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Reno Saccoccia at Steubenville High … Associated Press Ohio Division IV Defensive Co-Player of the Year … AP Division IV-VI first-team All-Ohio … Ohio Varsity Division III-IV all-state first team … recorded more than 120 tackles, 17 tackles for losses and five forced fumbles on defense, and rushed for 580 yards and scored 14 touchdowns as a fullback on offense … accumulated more than 300 career tackles during his three varsity seasons at Steubenville High … rushed for 112 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns to help Steubenville defeat Youngstown Cardinal Mooney for the first time in school history in the Division IV playoffs … Steubenville came one victory short of claiming its third-straight state title, losing to Kettering Archbishop Alter in the state finals … as a junior, he finished with 58 tackles … rushed for 543 yards and 13 touchdowns … as a sophomore, he collected 98 tackles … as a junior, he finished third in the state wrestling tournament at the 215-pound weight class. Personal: Birthday is July 15 … son of Nick and Lorie Busick … father, Nick, was a former WWF wrestler, Big Bully Busick … enrolled in general studies.

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DEFENSIVE Back DB, 5-9, 188, r-So. | Heritage | Leesburg, Va.

6-0, 247, r-So. | DeMatha Catholic | Glen Burnie, Md.

Adds depth at free safety … looks to add to the mix and compete for playing time this season ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll ... bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

Returns for his second year as the starting fullback … a big, strong weapon who gives the offense an outstanding blocker, a short-yardage runner or as a tailback … had an outstanding first year as the starter for the Mountaineers and looks to increase his production even more in his second year … awarded the Danny Van Etten Rookie of the Year Award by the WVU coaching staff … selected to the all-BIG EAST freshman team by ESPN.com … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-Fr.): Member of the defensive scout team ... scout team champion: Rutgers. 2008 (Fr.): Attended school, but did not play football. Prep: Lettered for Coach Wes Driskell at Heritage High School … selected all-district and all-region … team captain … broke 11 school records … collected 126 tackles, including 60 solo stops and nine sacks as a senior … finished with 218 career tackles during his career … helped lead Heritage to a 7-3 record as a senior … honored by the Washington Post for having the play of the year – an 82-yard touchdown run … named defensive player of the week for his 13 tackles, three sack game against South Lakes … also had 12 carries for 52 yards … selected defensive player of the week against Dominion, Briar Woods and Loudon County … 14 tackles, including eight assists, one sack and a fumble recovery against Briar Woods … posted 10 tackles and a sack against Loudon County … against Hagerstown, he ran for 53 yards on 16 carries, an average of 3.3 yards per carry … finished with 44 yards on 14 carries, an average of 3.1 yards per carry against Brentsville … three kickoff returns for 151 yards and a touchdown … collected 17 tackles, including eight solo stops … posted 11 tackles and three sacks against Potomac Falls … three returns for 48 yards and 15 tackles and a sack against Broad Run … 12 tackles and a quarterback hurry against Freedom … 13 tackles and a forced fumble against Dominion.

2009 (r-Fr.): Played in 12 games and started one … saw action on more than 235 plays, including a season-high 27 against Pitt … registered 20 or more plays in nine games … WVU Offensive Champion: Cincinnati … third-leading rusher on the team with 60 carries for 250 yards, an average of 4.2 yards per carry and eight touchdowns … also had two catches for 15 yards with a long reception of nine … second on the team in touchdowns scored (8) and third in scoring (48) … ranked No. 19 in the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game, No. 20 in scoring and No. 24 in total offense … three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown against Florida State in the Gator Bowl … collected a season-high 14 carries for 58 yards, a touchdown and a long run of 24 at Rutgers … finished with 10 carries for 29 yards with a long of eight against Pitt … biggest run of the game was the first down he converted in the fourth quarter on fourth down to set up the game-winning field goal … career-high 60 rushing yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati … had a three-yard run against Louisville … registered four runs for 11 yards with a long of seven yards at USF … four rushes for 16 yards with a long run of seven against Connecticut … finished with seven carries for 14 yards, two touchdowns and a six-yard catch at Syracuse … five carries for 22 yards and a careerbest two touchdowns against Colorado … had a nine-yard reception … two carries for 10 yards with a long run of five at Auburn … three carries for 10 yards with a long of four against East Carolina … scored his first career touchdown against Liberty on a two-yard plunge. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted Prep: Coached by Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High … finished with 35 carries for 456 yards and six touchdowns as a senior … firstteam all-Washington, D.C. by all-DCSportsFan.com … second-team all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference … helped DeMatha to a 10-2 record, the WCAC Conference championship and a No. 4 ranking in Washington D.C. by The Washington Post … also helped lead the Stags to state titles as a sophomore (11-2) and junior (12-0) … he also ran track. Personal: Birthday is April 17 … son of Greg and Dale Clarke … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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Clarke’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att Yards Avg, TD 2009 12 60 250 4.2 8

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CLARKE

linebacker

defensive end 6-6, 265, r-Fr. | Allderdice | Pittsburgh, Pa. Has an opportunity to be a solid contributor at defensive end … worked hard in the offseason and showed a lot of potential … has good size and pass rushing ability … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Don Schmidt at Taylor Allderdice High … four-year starter … first Allderdice player to play at a BCS school since Curtis Martin (Pitt) … helped lead Allderdice to the city championship game as a junior … Pittsburgh North-South All-Star …two-time Tribune Review All-City League as tight end and linebacker … Pennsylvania Top 40 lineman … member of the basketball team … averaged 16 points a game, helping lead Allderice to a 20-6 record … earned all-city honors as a senior … captain of football and basketball teams … also lettered in volleyball and track & field. Personal: Birthday is May 4 … son of William and Beverly Clarke … father starred in basketball at Duquesne … one of three children … enrolled in general studies.

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5-11, 213, r-So. | Wheeling Catholic | Wheeling, W.Va. Walk-on who looks to add to the mix at strong-side linebacker … also could compete for time on special teams … brother of former Mountaineer linebacker Tom Contraguerro … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Member of the team but didn’t see any game action … member of the defensive scout team. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Played for coach Mike Young at Wheeling Central Catholic … first Wheeling Central player to letter on four state championship teams … finished with 115 tackles, 11.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries, four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, two blocked punts and a forced fumble as a senior … led a defense that surrendered only 161 yards a game as a senior … also caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns … two-time first-team all-state … helped lead Wheeling Central to a 28-0 record his last two seasons … Ohio Valley Conference All-Star … West Virginia North-South All-Star Game … defensive captain … team’s most valuable player … team’s most valuable defensive player … two-time first team all-Valley … two-time first-team all-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference … Elks Player of the Month. Personal: birthday is Feb. 26 … son of Robert and Jody Contraguerro … one of four children … majoring in business management.

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COOK

Defensive back 5-11, 205, r-Fr. | Shaw | Cleveland, Ohio

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Showed solid ability in the spring, improving his level of play … will look to become a contributor at bandit safety in his first year … has quickness and a chance to become an explosive player … hard hitter … could also be used on special teams … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the defensive scout team … Scout Team Champion: Connecticut. Prep: Coached by Rodney Brown at Shaw High … Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Team … Cleveland Plain Dealer Northeast Ohio Top 40 (No. 32) … AP first-team Division II All-Ohio … Ohio Varsity Division I-II all-state third team …had 99 tackles, 20 sacks and caused six fumbles on defense and was also an effective wide receiver on offense in leading Shaw High to an unbeaten regular season … finished with 24 catches for 650 yards, had 24 carries for 302 yards rushing and scored 10 touchdowns … as a junior, he finished with 19 catches for 200 yards and three touchdowns … collected 92 tackles, including 22 sacks and had six interceptions … named second team all-state. Personal: Birthday is July 17 … son of Chris and Corie Cook … one of four children … majoring in physical education teaching.

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DEVINE Running Back 5-8, 180, Sr. | North Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers, Fla. Starting running back and Heisman Trophy candidate … decided to return for his senior year and not enter the NFL draft … an offensive playmaker who will be counted on for leadership … WVU’s co-Offensive MVP last season … two-time all-BIG EAST, first team as a junior, second team as a sophomore … had an outstanding junior season (1,465), surpassing the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second-straight year (1,297) … one of the quickest and most exciting runners in the nation … has collected 3,381 rushing yards in his career, fifth on WVU’s career list … registered 4,507 yards of all-purpose yardage, fourth on the school’s career list … an outstanding talent … explosive ability … elusive runner who is excellent in heavy traffic areas … named second-team preseason All-American by Lindy’s Football Preview, third team by Athlon Sports and fourth-team by Phil Steele … tabbed “Best Instincts” in the BIG EAST by Sporting News … selected all-BIG EAST preseason first team by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele’s, Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Unanimous all-BIG EAST first-team selection by league coaches, Phil Steele and ESPN.com … named one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, signifying the top offensive player in the nation … named to ESPN.com’s BIG EAST All-Bowl Team … played in 13 games and started 10 … saw action on more than 645 plays, including a season-high 74 at Auburn … used on 50 or more plays in nine games … led the team in rushing with 1,465 yards, averaging 6.1 yards a carry … scored 13 touchdowns rushing … scored season-high three touchdowns at Auburn and had two against Marshall … finished with 22 catches for 177 yards, an average of 8.0 yards per catch and scored a touchdown … No. 2 rusher in the BIG EAST and No. 17 nationally … No. 4 in the BIG EAST in all-purpose yardage (1,742) and No. 43 nationally … No. 5 in scoring touchdowns and No. 9 in total offense and overall scoring (6.5) … had at least one reception in every game but Rutgers … finished with 100 or more yards rushing in seven games, including a career-high 220 against Colorado … collected 19 plays of 20 yards or more, including 14 rushing, one receiving and four kickoff returns … seven runs of 50 or more yards, including three for touchdowns … BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week: Syracuse … WVU Offensive Champion: East Carolina, Colorado … selected an “Iron Mountaineer” by his teammates because of his hard work and dedication during the offseason lifting and conditioning program … named West Virginia’s Gator Bowl MVP against Florida State as he registered a game-high 168 yards on 16 carries, an average of 10.5 yards per carry and a touchdown … two catches for 28 yards with a long reception of 15 yards against the Seminoles … finished with a game-high 16 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown with a long of 32 yards at Rutgers … ran for 134 yards on 17 carries, an average of 7.9 yards per run with a 88-yard touchdown against Pitt … the 88-yard run was the longest by a Mountaineer during the season … his rushing yards against the Panthers were his third-most of the season … returned at Cincinnati after having an ankle injury the week before and finished with 88 yards on 25 carries, an average of 3.5 yards per carry … had a nine-yard reception … saw limited time against Louisville because of an ankle injury … collected 13 carries for 56 yards, an average of 4.3 yards per carry with a long run of 20 … had a 21-yard kickoff return … four catches for 33 yards with a long reception of 19 at USF … ran for 178 yards on 23 carries, an average of 7.7 yards per carry and a touchdown against UConn … had a long run

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of 62 yards … his 56-yard run in the fourth quarter with 2:10 left in the game lifted WVU to a four-point win … had a 13-yard reception … finished with 123 yards of all-purpose yardage against Marshall … 19 carries for 103 yards, an average of 5.4 yards per carry and two touchdowns with a long of 30 … had a 20-yard reception … posted 103 all-purpose yards at Syracuse, including 91 yards rushing on 22 carries, an average of 4.1 yards per carry and a touchdown … two receptions for 12 yards, including his first career receiving touchdown on an 11-yard reception … career-high 220 yards on 22 carries, an average of 10.0 yards a carry and a touchdown against Colorado … his 220 yards tied for seventhbest rushing performance in WVU history … finished with 179 yards of all-purpose yardage at Auburn, running for 128 yards on 15 carries, an average of 8.5 yards per carry and three touchdowns, long run of 71, two catches for 26 yards with a long of 17 and a 25-yard kickoff return … finished with 126 yards of all-purpose yardage against East Carolina, 19 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown, three catches for 18 yards and two kickoff returns for 28 yards with a long of 23 yards … ran for 112 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown against Liberty, averaging 6.6 yards a carry … three receptions for nine yards. 2008 (So.): Played all 13 games and started 12 … all-BIG EAST second team … Phil Steele’s BIG EAST second team …. BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week: Syracuse … WVU Offensive Champion: Colorado, Marshall, Syracuse, Louisville … saw action on more than 675 plays, including a season-high 71 against Cincinnati … used on 50 or more plays 11 times … team-leading rusher, registering 1,289 yards on 206 carries, an average of 6.3 yards per carry, four touchdowns and a long run of 92 … tied for second on the team with 35 catches for 185 yards with a long reception of 17 yards … collected 100 or more yards rushing five times, 100 or more all-purpose yards seven times and single plays of 20 yards or more 20 times … career high 207 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown against Auburn … 188 yards on 18 carries, including the second-longest run in the school’s history (92) against Syracuse … career high six catches against Villanova, Syracuse and Cincinnati … ran for 154 yards on 13 carries at Louisville, an average of 11.8 yards per carry with a long of 79 yards … run of 79 set the school record for longest non-touchdown run … career high 48 receiving yards against Cincinnati … ran for 133 yards at Colorado on 26 attempts, an average of 5.1 yards per carry … also led the team with three catches for 11 yards … ran for a team-high 125 yards on 14 carries against Marshall, a touchdown and a long run of 36 … registered 150 all-purpose yards at East Carolina, finishing with 12 carries for 94 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry with a season-long run of 34 yards … two kickoff returns for 47 yards with a long return of 24 yards … finished with a team-high 61 yards on 13 carries, an average of 4.7 yards per carry and a touchdown against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … also had a catch for 14 yards … collected 84 all-purpose yards against Villanova, finishing with 47 yards on nine carries, an average of 5.2 yards per carry with a game-long run of 24 yards … also had season-high six catches for 37 yards with a long reception of 17 yards … ran for 90 yards with a long of 14 against USF. 2007 (Fr.): Honored with the Danny Van Etten Rookie of the Year Award by the coaching staff … played in 12 games … third-leading rusher on the team with 627 yards on 73 carries, an average of 8.6 yards per carry … scored six touchdowns and had a long run of 76 … ranked No. 10 in the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game … led the Mountaineers with 27 plays of 20 yards or more … team champion: Connecticut … seven catches for 90 yards with a long reception of 34 yards … led the team in kickoff returns with 22 returns for 511 yards, an average of 23.2 yards per return, with a long return of 48 yards … No. 5 in BIG EAST in kickoff returns … filled in for an injured Steve Slaton in the Fiesta Bowl and ran the ball 13 times for 108 yards, an average of 8.3 yards per carry and two touchdowns … also had two catches for 47 yards with a season-long catch of 34 yards … touchdown runs of 65 and 17 in the bowl game … five carries for 136 yards, including a season-long 76-yard run at Maryland, tying the longest non-touchdown run in the school’s history … became the fastest WVU player to rush for 100 yards in a game on just two carries at Maryland … scored his first collegiate touchdown against Western Michigan … seven carries for 44 yards, scored a touchdown and had a long carry of 23 yards against the Broncos … season-high 11 carries for 118 yards, one touchdown and a long run of 36 yards against Connecticut … finished with five carries for 76 yards and scored

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two touchdowns at Marshall … six carries for 40 yards with a long run of 18 yards at Rutgers … four kickoff returns for 97 yards with a long of 41 yards against Louisville … four returns for 86 yards with a long of 28 yards at Cincinnati … two returns for 52 yards with a long of 26 yards at Maryland. Prep: Highly touted tailback from North Fort Myers (Fla.) High ... set school and Lee County rushing records of 6,842 yards and 92 touchdowns ... three-year Florida Class 5A all-state ... Fort Myers NewsPress Area Player of the Year ... rushed for 2,148 yards, 31 scores as a senior ... led coach James Iandoli’s team to the third round of state playoffs ... U.S. Army All-America game. Personal: Birthday is Feb. 16 … grandson of Lee Turner ... one of nine children … majoring in sociology and anthropology.

Devine’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD 2009 13 241 1,465 6.1 13 2008 13 206 1,289 6.3 4 12 73 627 8.6 6 2007 Totals 38 520 3,381 6.5 23

Long 88 92 76 92

Devine’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD 2009 13 22 177 8.0 1 2008 13 35 185 5.3 0 2007 12 7 90 12.9 0 Totals 38 64 452 7.1 1

Long 20 17 34 34

Devine’s Kickoff Return Statistics Year Returns Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 5 100 20.0 0 26 2008 2 47 23.5 0 24 2007 22 511 23.2 0 48 Totals 30 674 22.5 0 48

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DAVIS WIDE RECEIVER 6-0, 188, r-Sr. | Freedom | Tampa, Fla.

EGER offensive line 6-6, 288, r-Fr. | Thomas Jefferson | Clairton, Pa.

Moved to wide receiver during the spring … used the reps to learn the routes and understand the offense … looks to help the receiving corps in his final season … also used extensively on special teams … has excellent speed and athleticism … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

An athletic and competitive tackle who looks to contribute right away … adds depth at the right tackle position … competing to earn a spot in the line rotation … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-Jr.): Played in all 13 games … saw action on more than 35 plays, including a season-high eight against Pitt … saw action on six plays against Liberty … finished the season with eight tackles, including three unassisted … assisted on a tackle against Pitt … had a solo tackle at Cincinnati ... posted two tackles against Colorado … assisted on a tackle against USF, East Carolina, Syracuse and Auburn.

Prep: Coached by Bill Cherpak at Thomas Jefferson High … Harrisburg Patriot News Platinum 33 Team … WPIAL Class AAA first-team all-state … AP Class AAA first-team all-state … Class AAA Big Seven all-conference … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette South Fabulous 22 Team … Pittsburgh Sports Report Pennsylvania Top 50 … Sports Fever Magazine’s state “Supreme Team” … helped Thomas Jefferson to a pair of PIAA Class AAA state titles … helped power an offense that produced 6,131 total yards in 15 games, averaging 408.7 yards per game … helped pave the way for the Thomas Jefferson rushing attack to finish with 3,591 yards and 49 touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry.

2008 (r-So.): Moved to the defensive side of the ball at the cornerback position during the spring of his sophomore year … played in four games and saw limited action … used on special teams. 2007 (r-Fr.): Started the season as a running back during the preseason and then moved to the receiver position … one of the outside receivers … played in four games … saw action in a season-high 30 plays against East Carolina … also used in 12 plays against Western Michigan … made one catch in the season opener against Western Michigan for two yards … had one kick return for 24 yards against Connecticut. 2006 (Fr.): Saw limited action as a true freshman before being sidelined with an injury ... gained 65 yards on 15 carries against Eastern Washington. Prep: Physical player from Tampa’s Freedom High ... second team all-county for coach Adam Stegeman ... team MVP ... finished with 89 carries for 765 yards with four touchdowns as a senior ... Hillsborough County East-West All-Star Game ... MVP of the track team. Personal: Birthday is Feb. 5 ... son of Eddie and Harriett Davis ... one of two children … graduated with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies … currently working on a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications.

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2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … Scout Team Champion: Auburn.

Personal: Birthday is Feb. 14 … son of Mike and Terrie Eger … one of two children … enrolled in general studies.


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defensive line 6-6, 284, r-Fr. | Mercersburg Academy | Mercersburg, Pa.

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6-3, 255, r-Sr. | Coffeyville CC | Georgetown, S.C.

Looks to become part of the rotation at the defensive tackle position … plays strong and physical … continues to develop his skills and a better understanding of the defensive scheme … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

Provides depth at defensive tackle and defensive end … a solid contributor who is a good rusher off the edge … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (Fr.): Redshirted.

2009 (r-Jr.): Played in nine games and started one … saw action on more than 115 plays … season-high 41 plays against Louisville … used on 14 plays against Colorado and 13 at Auburn … finished with three tackles, all against Louisville.

Prep: Coached by Dan Walker at Mercersburg Academy … all-MidAtlantic Prep League … Hagerstown Herald-Mail all-area second team … Chambersburg Public Opinion all-area … came to Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy during his junior year after growing up in Germany … participated in a partnership program between Global Football and USA Football that led to his coming to the United States … finished with 41 tackles, 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, four pass breakups … season high five tackles against Landon and Lawrenceville … helped lead Mercersburg Academy to a 5-4 record. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 23 … son of Andre Rogalski and Andrea Feigt … enrolled in general studies.

2008 (So.): Played in all 13 games … saw action on more than 220 plays, including a season-high 31 against Villanova … registered six tackles, assisted on a sack, had 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup … finished with a tackle for loss against Villanova … had a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry at East Carolina … assisted on a tackle at Colorado … assisted on a sack against Rutgers … solo tackle at Connecticut … assisted on a tackle against Cincinnati. Junior College: Coached by Jeff Leiker at Coffeyville Community College … registered 37 tackles as a sophomore, including 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … earned second-team all-Region VI honors … helped Coffeyville to a 5-5 record and a first-round appearance in the region playoffs … redshirted his first season. Prep: Coached by Barry Avant at Georgetown High … as a senior, he collected 117 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks … selected allstate … named regional defensive player of the year … selected first-team all-Low Country … helped the Bulldogs to an 8-4 record and advance to the second round of the state playoffs … played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star game … member of the basketball team … averaged eight points a game as the team’s sixth man. Personal: Birthday is April 15 … son of Larry and Geneva Ford … one of five children … majoring in athletic coaching education.

Ford’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int PD

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3 4 7

3 6 9

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GARVIN

GOODE

6-3, 215, So. | Loyola Blakefield | Baltimore, Md.

6-1, 238, r-Jr. | Benedictine | Cleveland, Ohio

Built momentum during the spring and earned the starting job at spur safety … has a chance to be an important contributor on the defense … has good size, speed and instincts on the field … also will see extensive time on special teams … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

Moved to weak-side linebacker this spring … gives the Mountaineers experienced depth to solidify the position … can also play middle linebacker … used extensively on special teams … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (Fr.): Played in 10 games … saw action on more than 62 plays, including a season-high 11 against USF … finished with 10 tackles for the season, including three unassisted tackles … assisted on two tackles against Pitt … solo tackle at Cincinnati … assisted on a tackle at USF and against Connecticut … solo stop against Marshall … assisted on a tackle at Syracuse … two assisted tackles against Colorado … solo tackle against Liberty.

2009 (r-So.): Played in 13 games and started one … saw action on more than 133 plays, including a season high 48 plays at Auburn … also used on 31 plays against East Carolina … registered 11 tackles this season, including six solo stops … also had two pass breakups … registered a solo tackle against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected a solo tackle at Cincinnati … had two tackles against UConn … posted a solo tackle at Syracuse … two tackles at Auburn … two tackles and a pass breakup against East Carolina … assisted on two tackles against Liberty.

Prep: Coached by Brian Abbott at Loyola Blakefield High … Maryland Consensus all-state team as a defensive back … Baltimore Sun first-team all-metro … made 32 tackles and intercepted two passes on defense to help Loyola High to an undefeated record and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title for the third-straight year … as a senior, he finished with 32 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery … rushed for 1,259 yards and scored 19 touchdowns on offense … made four tackles and an interception in the Crab Bowl, featuring the best players in state … named second team all-metro by the Baltimore Sun and honorablemention all-state as a junior … he ran for 792 yards, an average of 6.2 yards per run and 15 touchdowns … had seven catches for 188 yards, an average of 26.8 yards per catch … on defense, he had 42 tackles and three interceptions. Personal: Birthday is Jan. 1 … son of Terry and Pat Garvin … youngest of two children … enrolled in general studies.

2008 (r-Fr.): Played in all 13 games … saw action on more than 120 plays, including a season-high 28 plays at Pitt … finished with 12 tackles for the season … collected four tackles against Villanova … two solo tackles and an interception returned for 28 yards at Louisville … registered two tackles against Syracuse and Pitt … had a solo tackle against Marshall and one against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted and did not see any varsity action … Scout Team Defensive Champion: East Carolina. Prep: Started at quarterback and linebacker for coach Art Bortnick at Benedictine High … named the MVP of the Cuyahoga County East-West High School All-Star Charity Game, throwing three touchdowns and running 77-yards for a fourth score en route to a 28-21 victory for the East … also lettered in track … won the Division II state title in the discus with a school-record throw of 172’01” … honor roll … member of jazz band. Personal: Birthday is June 4 … son of John and Fatimah Goode … father played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL … brother, Tariq, played at Youngstown State and in the AFL for the Mahoning Valley Thunder … other brother, Wakeem played at Hampton … one of three children … majoring in industrial engineering.

Goode’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int PD

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6 5 11

5 7 12

11 12 23

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GLOVER Defensive Back 5-11, 207, Sr. | Harding | Warren, Ohio Moved to bandit safety in the spring … was a two-year starter at spur safety … will be one of the team leaders, providing leadership to the defensive backfield … All-American candidate … athletic performer who can hit hard … a defensive playmaker … also used extensively on special teams … has 21 career starts … selected all-BIG EAST preseason second team by Athlon Sports and fourth team by Phil Steele … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

Connecticut … registered 18 tackles, including 14 solo stops … one sack and a forced fumble … four solo stops, including a sack and a forced fumble against Western Michigan … four tackles, including three solo stops against Connecticut … four solo tackles at Syracuse … solo tackle against East Carolina, at Rutgers and at USF. Prep: An all-state and all-district defender for coach Thom McDaniels at Warren G. Harding ... selected all-Trumbull County … named one of four captains on the team … recorded 130 tackles, three interceptions and eight touchdowns as a senior, helping the Raiders to the playoffs and a 10-3 record ... also a track letterman. Personal: Birthday is Feb. 1 … son of Sidney and Deidri Glover … one of eight children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Glover’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int PD

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39 32 14 85

21 29 4 54

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2009 (Jr.): Played in 12 games and started 10 … saw action on more than 615 plays, including a season-high 83 at Auburn … used on 50 or more plays in 10 games … seventh-leading tackler on the team with 60 tackles, including 39 solo stops … also had 1.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … tied for No. 17 in the BIG EAST in passes defended (6) and tied for No. 28 in tackles … WVU Defensive Champion: Syracuse, Marshall … WVU Special Teams Champion: Marshall … five or more tackles in seven games … registered seven tackles, including five solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown at Rutgers … two solo tackles against Pitt … forced the first Cincinnati fumble of the season to go with four tackles, including three unassisted tackles … played against Louisville with a shoulder injury and assisted on a two-yard sack … five tackles and a pass breakup at USF … collected six tackles and a fumble recovery against Connecticut … game-high nine tackles, including six solo stops and a tackle for loss against Marshall … finished with six solo tackles, including one for loss at Syracuse … posted five tackles, including four solo stops and returned an interception 20 yards against Colorado … registered six solo tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss at Auburn … finished with seven tackles and a pass breakup against East Carolina … injury rehab from preseason forced him to miss Liberty game. 2008 (So.): Played in 11 games and started 10 … made his first career start at East Carolina … sprained his left knee in the final regular season game against USF and missed the bowl game … WVU Defensive Champion: Auburn, Connecticut, USF … BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week: USF … sat out the Villanova game with a shoulder injury … used in a more than 600 plays, including a season-high 70 at Colorado … saw action in 50 or more plays eight times … fifth-leading tackler on the team with 61 tackles, including one sack and 4.5 tackles for loss … tied for third on the team with six pass breakups … forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and has an interception … season-high 10 tackles at Colorado, including five solo tackles and a tackle for loss … collected nine tackles, including six solo stops and a tackle for loss against Auburn … four tackles, one interception, forced and recovered a fumble against USF … six tackles and three pass breakups at Louisville … three tackles at Connecticut and against Cincinnati … six tackles, including a sack against Syracuse … registered six tackles, including a tackle for loss at ECU … eight tackles, including an assist on a tackle for loss against Rutgers … three tackles with a pass breakup against Marshall … three tackles and a pass breakup at Pitt.

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2007 (Fr.): Played in 11 games … season-high 19 plays against Western Michigan .. used in 16 plays against Mississippi State and 13 against

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GRESS Defensive line 6-2, 250, Sr. | Scranton Prep | Scranton, Pa. Reserve defensive lineman who adds depth at nose tackle … quick, tough and powerful … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Sustained an injury to a muscle in his chest … had offseason surgery and was forced to miss the entire season. 2008 (So.): Member of the scout team but did not see game action. 2007 (Fr.): Member of the defensive scout team. Prep: Two-year starter as an offensive tackle and defensive tackle for coach Tony Cantafio at Scranton Prep … two-time all-conference selection … selected to the Lackawanna Football Conference all-star team … three-year leadership council … senior captain …among top 15 finalists for annual Fiore Cesare Award and Scholarship based on athletic and academic achievement … also a finalist for the Hookey Reap Award, which recognized top lineman in Lackawanna County … named as one of the top defensive lineman in eastern Pennsylvania as a senior … named to Scout. com’s all-combine team held in New Jersey … also played CYO basketball and finished third in the state … participates in boxing and mixed martial arts.. Personal: Birthday is Aug. 30 … son of Glenn and Natalie Gress … father played at Miami (Fla.) in the late 1970’s … one of three children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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HALE

Defensive Back 5-10, 198, r-Sr. | St. Paul’s | Mobile, Ala. Looks to contribute as the primary backup at spur safety … also can play bandit safety … competing for more playing time this season … used extensively on special teams … a physical competitor who hits hard … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Played in 11 games … saw action on more than 75 plays, mostly on special teams … season-high 10 plays at USF and at Auburn … collected five tackles for the season … collected two tackles against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … missed the first two games with a bruised hip … assisted on a tackle against Pitt … registered a solo tackle at Syracuse … assisted on a tackle at Auburn. 2008 (r-So.): Played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams … finished with nine tackles, including seven solo stops … two solo tackles against Cincinnati and Marshall … had two tackles against Syracuse … solo tackle at Colorado and at Pitt … assisted on a tackle against Rutgers. 2007 (r-Fr.): Played in all 13 games … special teams champion: Connecticut … season-high nine plays against East Carolina … posted 14 tackles and a forced fumble for the season … five total tackles, including four solo stops and a forced fumble against Connecticut … two tackles, including a solo stop against East Carolina … three assisted tackles at Marshall … solo tackle against Pitt and Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. 2006 (Fr.) Came to WVU in Jan. 2006 ... did not see any varsity action … used on the scout team. Prep: Three-year starting defender from Mobile’s St. Paul Episcopal High ... 92 tackles and six interceptions as a senior team captain for coach Eddie Guth ... second team all-state ... Alabama state spotlight of the week for 15 tackles and three interceptions against Sidney Lanier ... Weineacker Award for commitment and excellence … Black Watch Award for big tackles and big plays ... member of the state runner-up indoor and outdoor track teams … earned all-state honors as a member for 4x200 meter relay team … set school record as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team. Personal: Birthday is March 20 ... son of Steve and Kathryn Hale ... father is president and chief executive officer of the Senior Bowl ... father played football at East Carolina … one of two children ... majoring in athletic coaching education.

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KICKER

HARGRETT 5-6, 188, r-Fr. | Miami Northwestern | Miami, Fla. Showcased his skills during the spring and should help complete the Mountaineer running attack … has excellent speed and quickness … will see time on special teams … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by William Rolle at Miami Northwestern High … Florida Class 6A honorable mention all-state … Miami Herald Top 100 (No. 97) Florida prospects … Miami Herald first-team all-Dade County … No. 20-rated player in Dade County according to the Miami Herald … Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 … ESPN Top 150 list … Florida Varsity Top 100 … had 128 carries for 1,129 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior … helped Northwestern High to a pair of Class 6A state championship appearances … Northwestern’s bid for back-to-back-to-back titles ended with a 28-21 defeat of Seminole High in the state finals, finishing 13-2 in 2008 … Northwestern was trying to become the first team from Dade County to win three consecutive state championships since the playoff format was first adopted in 1963 … helped Northwestern to a mythical high school national title as a junior … finished with 117 carries for 882 yards and 12 touchdowns … also had eight catches for 161 yards and a touchdown.

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HOWARD 5-11, 198, r-Fr. | Anderson | Cincinnati, Ohio Walk-on who is competing for the team’s kickoff duties … adds depth to the kicking coprs … joined the team in January after transferring from Davis College … showed potential during the spring and now has to prove himself during the preseason … has a strong leg … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll. 2009 (Fr.): Attended Davis College but did not play football. Prep: Kicked for coach Jeff Giesting at Anderson … connected on 16-of-20 field goals with a long of 47 yards and hit 100-of-105 extra points in his career … helped lead Anderson to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the state championship game … selected second-team all-state as senior … helped lead Anderson to a 13-2 record and the state championship as a junior … two-time all-conference and two-time all-district … also participated in club soccer. Personal: Birthday is June 11 … son of Robert and Laurie Howard … one of two children … majoring in environmental and natural resource economics.

Personal: Birthday is Jan. 11 … son of Torie Thompson and Veronica Hargrett … one of four children … enrolled in general studies.

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HUFFMAN defensive line 6-1, 278, r-Jr. | Hurricane | Hurricane, W.Va.

Walk-on who adds depth at nose tackle … looks to add to the mix for playing time this season … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

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2009 (r-So.): Member of the team but did not see any game action … member of defensive scout team. 2008 (r-Fr.): Member of the team but did not see any game action … member of defensive scout team. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … sustained a right knee injury during preseason practice and was forced to miss eight weeks of the season … member of the scout team. Prep: Three-year starter as a defensive and offensive lineman for coach Willis May at Hurricane High … two-year team captain … as a senior, he collected 104 tackles, three sacks, 12 tackles for loss, four fumbles recovered, including one returned for a touchdown … helped Hurricane to an 8-3 record, a 6-2 mark and second-place finish in the Mountain State Conference … named first-team all-state as a defensive lineman … unanimous choice for the all-Mountain State Athletic Conference … selected all-Putnam County as an offensive and defensive lineman … earned all-Kanawha Valley honors as a defensive lineman …as junior, helped lead Hurricane to an 8-4 overall record and a No. 7 final ranking in the state. Personal: Birthday is Dec. 20 … son of Charlie Huffman and Tammy Hacker … one of eight children … majoring in exercise physiology.

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HOGAN

Defensive Back 5-10, 189, Sr. | Osbourn | Manassas, Va. Confident athlete who returns for his final season as the starter at field cornerback … also will be used on kickoff and punt return teams … All-American candidate … one of the best cornerbacks in the BIG EAST … displays explosive speed and quickness … defensive playmaker who provides leadership to the defensive backfield … named all-BIG EAST preseason first team by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2007 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with one start … saw action on more than 225 plays, including a season-high 55 against East Carolina … had 12 receptions for 67 yards with a long catch of 12 yards … season-high six catches for 44 yards with a long catch of 12 yards against East Carolina … four catches for 10 yards with a long reception of six yards at Syracuse … an 11-yard reception against Louisville. Prep: Talented athlete from Osbourn (Va.) High ... offensive player of the year for coach Steve Schultze’s 14-0 state champions ... passed for 2,539 yards (32 TD) and rushed for 1,735 yards (26 TD) as a senior ... also had a punt return for a score ... two-year record of 24-2 ... first team all-Cedar Run, all-region, all-metro and all-state ... also a track letterman. Personal: Birthday is April 1 … guardian is Karen Morris ... majoring in athletic coaching education.

Hogan’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int PD FF FR 2009 2008 Totals

13 12 25

46 40 86

28 20 48

74 60 134

2/2 0.5/3 2.5/5

0/0 0.5/3 0.5/3

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2009 (Jr.): Honorable-mention All-American by SI.com … an all-BIG EAST first-team selection by the league coaches and rivals.com … selected by the WVU coaching staff for the 2009 Gridiron Gladiator Award … started all 13 games … saw action on more than 810 plays, including a season-high 81 at Auburn … used on 70 or more plays in six games and 60 or more plays in nine games … third-leading tackler on the team with 74 total tackles, including a team-high 46 solo tackles … also had two tackles for loss, an interception return for 17 yards, a fumble recovery and a team-high 11 pass breakups … tied for No. 3 in the BIG EAST in passes defended (12) and No. 22 in tackles … WVU Defensive Champion: East Carolina, Syracuse, Marshall, Pitt … WVU Special Teams Champion: Marshall … two double-figure tackle performances of 11 tackles against East Carolina and at Cincinnati … registered five or more tackles in seven games … registered three tackles against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected four tackles at Rutgers … tallied eight tackles, including six unassisted and two pass breakups against Pitt … team-high 11 tackles, including eight solo stops and a pass breakup at Cincinnati … collected four tackles against Louisville … had two punt returns for 13 yards with a long return of eight yards … finished with four tackles and a pass breakup at USF … had six tackles against UConn … registered five solo tackles, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and a 17-yard interception return against Marshall … had a 16-yard punt return against Marshall … posted two solo tackles and had a career-long 49-yard punt return at Syracuse … seven tackles and two pass breakups against Colorado … three solo stops, including a tackle for loss at Auburn … season-high 11 tackles and two pass breakups against East Carolina … six tackles, including four solo stops, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Liberty. 2008 (So.): Played in 12 games, and started nine … WVU Defensive Champion: Marshall, Auburn, Connecticut, Cincinnati … WVU Special Teams Champion: Connecticut … saw action on more than 650 plays, including a season-high 77 against Syracuse … used in 50 or more plays in 10 games … sixth-leading tackler on the team, collecting 60 tackles, including 40 solo stops, a team leading seven pass breakups, tied for the team lead with three interceptions and two fumble recoveries … second on the team in fumble recoveries and tied for second in breakups … season-high nine tackles, including six unassisted tackles and two pass breakups against Cincinnati … also had a team-leading nine tackles against USF, including seven solo stops and a pass breakup … eight tackles and a pass breakup at Louisville … six tackles, assisted on a sack and had an interception at Pitt … six tackles at Colorado, including unassisted tackles … four tackles, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery against Marshall … collected four tackles, including three unassisted tackles against Syracuse … three tackles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions at Connecticut … registered five tackles against Rutgers … three tackles at East Carolina and against Auburn. 76

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5-10, 182, r-Fr. | South Fort Myers | Fort Myers, Fla.

6-3, 300, Jr. | Parkersburg | Parkersburg, W.Va.

Put himself in position to battle for immediate time on the field at boundary cornerback … gives the Mountaineer secondary another quality corner … has solid speed and excellent cover ability … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

Returns for his third year on the offensive line and second year as the starter at left guard … has started 13 games in his career … displays good size and moves his feet well … selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff … high school teammate of current Mountaineer Matt Lindamood … named all-BIG EAST preseason second team by Phil Steele’s … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Grant Redhead at South Fort Myers High … Florida Class 3A third-team all-state … Miami Herald Top 100 (No. 92) Florida prospects … one of seven Southwest Florida players invited to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game … District 16 Player of the Year … a first-team all-area selection as a defensive back … made 48 tackles, four interceptions and nine pass breakups on defense, and caught 12 passes for 431 yards, 13 carries for 128 yards, 392 yards in kick returns and scored eight touchdowns … led South Fort Myers with 951 all-purpose yards … had four catches for 118 yards and a touchdown against Lely … six catches for 76 yards and a touchdown against Lemon Bay … two catches for 88 yards and a touchdown against Cypress Lake … as a junior, he had 28 tackles and three interceptions … also finished with 23 catches for 367 yards and a touchdown, 229 rushing yards and two touchdowns … helped lead South Fort Myers to an 8-2 record and the district championship. Personal: Birthday is Sept. 7 … son of Kevin Taylor and Tarshia Jenkins … enrolled in general studies.

2009 (So.): Named third-team all-BIG EAST by Phil Steele … started all 13 games … saw action on 853 plays, including a season-high 80 plays at Auburn … used on 73 plays at Syracuse and 70 at USF … used on 60 or more plays in 10 games … had 10 thunderbolt blocks and 46 knockdowns … helped the Mountaineers produce a 1,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer … part of an offensive line that led the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game and was No. 24 nationally. 2008 (Fr.): Played in five games … saw action in the first five games last season before a knee injury against Rutgers sidelined him for the rest of the season … used on more than 75 plays, including a season-high 21 plays at Colorado … finished with five knockdowns for the season … also was used in 19 plays against Marshall … finished with a knockdown at Colorado and three against Villanova. Prep: Coached by Bernie Buttrey at Parkersburg High … top recruit in the state of West Virginia … first West Virginia player to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … graded out at 98 percent for his senior season … collected 158 pancake blocks … finished with 113 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four fumble recoveries … USA Today first-team All-American … Parade Magazine All-American team … a three-time AAA first-team all-state selection … three-time All-MSAC Conference honoree … helped lead the Big Reds to a 13-1 record and the AAA state championship in back-to-back seasons … ran a 5.2 40-yard dash and bench pressed 400 pounds … also played basketball. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 27 … son of Deborah Johnson … majoring in communications.

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JOBE Offensive Line 6-2, 290, r-Sr. | La Plata | La Plata, Md. Veteran who gives the offensive line versatility as he plays center and guard … will see action at both positions again this season … returns as the Mountaineers’ starter at center … registered 18 career starts, most on the offensive line … named all-BIG EAST preseason third team by Phil Steele’s … 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Two honoree … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Started all 13 games … saw action on 852 of the 853 plays, including a season-high 80 at Auburn … selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff … recorded one thunderbolt block and 18 knockdowns … part of an offensive line that led the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game and No. 24 nationally. 2008 (r-So.): Saw action in 12 games and started five … pressed into starting duty against Cincinnati when Mike Dent sustained a neck injury at Connecticut in early November … finished the remainder of the season … used on more than 275 plays, including a season-high 86 against Cincinnati ... collected 12 knockdowns for the year, including a season-high three at Louisville. 2007 (r-Fr.): Added depth at the center position … saw his first varsity action … played in all 13 games but saw limited action … used on more than 75 plays, including a season-high 11 against Connecticut. 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted … scout team champion: Mississippi State. Prep: Three-year starter on the offensive line at La Plata (Md.) High ... first team All-SMAC as offensive and defensive lineman ... two-year captain and MVP for coach Chris Davidson ... 87 tackles, 11.5 sacks as a senior ... Maryland big school and The Washington Post all-metro honorable mention ... state champion in wrestling ... Maryland distinguished scholar and National Honor Society ... Personal: Birthday is April 30 ... son of Mike and Kay Jobe ... one of four children … majoring in industrial engineering.

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JOHNSON Tight End 6-2, 238, Sr. | Centerville | Centerville, Ohio Coaches are counting on him to add more to the offensive output this season … adds a quality blocker and receiver at tight end … has shown improvement as a receiver and a blocker over the past year … has six career starts … also will be used on special teams … high school teammate of Jeremy Kash … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Played in all 13 games … WVU Offensive Champion: Syracuse … saw action on more than 220 plays, including a season-high 23 at Syracuse … used on 15 or more plays in seven games … finished with six catches for 78 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 33 yards … had a 10-yard reception at Cincinnati and a five-yard catch against Marshall … two receptions for a season-high 42 yards, including a long reception of 33 yards at Syracuse … two catches for 21 yards, a four-yard touchdown reception and a long catch of 17 yards against East Carolina. 2008 (So.): Played in 10 games and started six … sustained a deep thigh bruise in the Syracuse game and continued to play until he re-aggravated it against Cincinnati and missed the rest of the regular season … used on more than 275 plays, including a season-high 49 against Marshall … also saw action in 40 or more plays in five games … finished with nine catches for 64 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 12 yards for the year … two catches for 16 yards against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl and had a long reception of 12 yards … three catches for 22 yards, a touchdown and a long catch of 12 yards against Villanova … two catches for 15 yards against Marshall … one catch for eight yards against Syracuse. 2007 (Fr.): One of four true freshmen on offense to play … added depth at wide receiver … also used on special teams … played in nine games, missed three games with a sprained right knee …saw limited action, making one catch … used on more than 75 plays, including a season-high 19 against Mississippi State … saw action in 16 plays at Syracuse. Prep: Played running back and defensive back … an all-district and allGWOC conference linebacker ... two-time team captain for coach Ron Ullery at Centerville High ... an honorable-mention all-state selection … team MVP and Sonny Unger Award ... as a senior, he helped lead Centerville to an 8-2 overall record and the GWOC Conference Championship … Dayton Daily News Player of the Week ... Big 33 game participant ... as a junior, he helped lead Centerville to a 10-2 record, and a second-place finish in the Greater Western Ohio – East League and advance to the first round of the state playoffs … a regional track qualifier at 100 meters, and district and regional champ on the 4x400 meter relay ... also a basketball letterman. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 14 … son of Mike and Wilma Gilmore ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Johnson’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 13 6 78 13.0 1 33 2008 10 9 64 7.1 1 12 2007 10 1 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 33 16 142 8.9 2 33

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KASH

5-10, 206, r-Sr. | Centerville | Centerville, Ohio

KINDLER 6-6, 285, r-Fr. | Trinity | Camp Hill, Pa.

In his fourth year as the team’s holder for field goals and extra points … also the back-up long snapper … high school teammate of Will Johnson … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

An athletic and competitive guard who looks to contribute … adds depth at the left guard position … competing to earn a spot in the line rotation … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-Jr.): Played in all 13 games … team’s holder for field goals and extra points … team didn’t have a field goal or extra point blocked during the season and connected on 13-of-15 field goal attempts and 41-of-42 extra point attempts.

2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … Scout Team Champion: East Carolina, Louisville.

2008 (r-So.): Holder for field goals and extra points … saw action in eight games … team didn’t have a field goal or extra point blocked during the season … connected on 17-of-20 field goals and all 36 extra point attempts. 2007 (r-Fr.): Holder for field goals and extra points … finished the season with only one field goal blocked out of 84 field goal and extra point attempts. 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Team captain for coach Ron Ullery at Centerville High ... as a senior, he helped lead Centerville to a 10-2 record, a second-place finish in the Greater Western Ohio – East League and a berth in state playoffs … selected to play in the area all-star game … as a junior, he helped lead the Elks to an 11-1 record overall, the conference title and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.

Prep: Coached by Steve Lineweaver at Trinity High … Harrisburg Patriot News Platinum 33 Team … two-time AP Class AA first-team all-state … first team All-Sentinel League as a senior … Pittsburgh Sports Report Pennsylvania Top 50 … SportsFever Magazine state “Fab 85” … helped lead Trinity to a 7-3 record and advance to the PIAA Class AA semifinals … as a junior, he was a first team all-conference and all-state at offensive tackle but was second team all-Sentinel League … first team all-conference at defensive tackle and second-team all-conference at offensive tackle as a sophomore. Personal: Birthday is Dec. 28 … son of Stephen and Kathleen Kindler … one of five children … majoring in criminology and investigations.

Personal: Birthday is Nov. 11 ... son of Kevin and Lisa Kash ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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KNIGHT defensive back 5-11, 201, Sr. | Renaissance | Detroit, Mich.

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Competing for playing time at the spur safety position … also can play free safety … could be used on special teams … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Member of the team but did not see any game action 2008 (So.): Tried to play but had problems from a previous wrist injury … had surgery in February and missed the entire spring, 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … scout team defensive champion: Louisville, Connecticut. Prep: Three-year all-city selection, twice on first team, for coach Antonio Watts ... two-year team captain who was part of two city championship teams ... as a senior, he helped Renaissance finish 6-4 and play for the city championship … all-state Dream Team ... named all-Midwest Region … Lansing State Journal Catch 22 ... three-time track athlete of the year ... two-time all-state honoree … a member of the National Honor Roll. Personal: Birthday is June 14 … son of Derek and Lisa Knight ... one of three children … majoring in management information systems.

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KOVATCH

LAGEMAN DEFENSIVE End

FULLBACK 6-2, 239, Jr. | Dublin Jerome | Dublin, Ohio Gives the Mountaineers another big and strong blocker at fullback, especially in power situations … also used on special teams … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (So.): Played in all 13 games … saw action on more than 30 plays, including a season-high seven plays at Syracuse … also used on four plays against Pitt … had an eight-yard kickoff return against Louisville … finished with a solo tackle against Colorado. 2008 (Fr.): Played in 12 games … walk-on who earned time right away on special teams and as a backup at the fullback/tight end combination position as a true freshman … saw action on more than 56 plays, including a season-high 13 plays at Louisville … also used in nine plays at UConn and Cincinnati … had one catch for 19 yards at Pitt. Prep: Played for coach Mark Hundley at Dublin Jerome High … a firstteam all-Ohio honoree … two-time first-team all-Central District … Player of the Year in the Ohio Capital Conference as a senior …Ohio Super 25 first-team linebacker …. two-time first- team all-OCC selection … set the record for most rushing yards in a game (195) against Mt. Vernon … tied for the school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game (3) and touchdowns in a game … defensively, he holds the school record for most tackles in a game (17) vs. Reynoldsburg, in a season (122 – 2007) and in a career (237.5) … also recovered the most fumbles in a season (3) and has the record for the most tackles for loss in a season (13 – 2007) and career (22). Personal: Birthday is Aug. 17 … son of Rick and Joyce Kovatch … majoring in business and economics.

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6-3, 266, r-So. | Huntington | Huntington, W.Va. Walk-on who adds depth at defensive end … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Saw limited action … season-high seven plays at Syracuse … finished with a sack and a forced fumble. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Lettered for coach Zack Wilson at Huntington High … two-time Class 3A all-state selection … played in the North-South All-Star Game … as a senior, he was the No. 5 tackler in the state of West Virginia … No. 9 in sacks … part of team that led the state in tackles and was second in sacks … earned all-state honors two years in wrestling … finished fourth in the state as a junior and third as a senior … helped lead Huntington to third-place state finish as a senior. Personal: Birthday is Oct. 17 … son of Joseph and Judy Lageman … majoring in history.


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LAZEAR Linebacker 6-0, 237, Sr. | Wheaton-Whitman | Bethesda, Md. After starting his junior season at strong-side linebacker, he was moved to middle linebacker during the spring … made a smooth transition and looks to have an all-conference senior season … returns as the team’s leading tackler … good run stopper … displays good size, speed and intensity on the field … solid open-field tackler … registered 16 starts over his career … used on special teams … named all-BIG EAST preseason second team by Phil Steele’s … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

Prep: Three-year captain and four-year team most valuable player … four-year all-conference and three-year all-county and all-metro selection … Montgomery County Player of the Year ... linebacker who recorded 125 tackles, nine forced fumbles as a senior at Wheaton High ... career totals of 414 tackles, 26 sacks, 15 FF and two interceptions at Wheaton and Walt Whitman Highs ... career numbers on offense: 3,200 yards rushing, 800 yards receiving, 49 scores ... three-year starter in baseball ... third-place state finisher in wrestling as a junior and fourth-place as a sophomore ... honor roll student. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 9 … son of Harry and Angela Lazear ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Lazear ’s Defensive Statistics Year

2009 2008 2007 Totals

Games Tackles

13 13 13 39

37 12 6 55

Assists Total

41 18 8 67

78 30 14 122

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Int

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FR

6/20 1/3 0.5/1 7.5/24

1/6 0/0 0/0 1/6

0/53 1/13 0 1/66

1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0

2009 (Jr.): Named second-team all-BIG EAST by Phil Steele … started all 13 games … saw action on more than 625 plays, including a season-high 64 plays at Auburn … used on 50 or more plays in eight games … led the team in tackles with 78 total stops, including one sack and six tackles for loss … also had a forced fumble, a pass breakup and returned a fumble 53 yards … tied for No. 17 in the BIG EAST in tackles … WVU Defensive Champion: Syracuse … posted a double-figure tackle performance (11) against UConn … finished with five or more tackles in 10 games … registered five tackles against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected two tackles, including assisting on a tackle for loss at Rutgers … finished with six tackles and a pass breakup against Pitt … assisted on six tackles at Cincinnati, including assisting on a two-yard tackle for loss …team-high eight tackles against Louisville … team-high eight tackles, including assisting on a tackle for loss at USF … seasonhigh 11 tackles and a forced fumble against Connecticut … collected five tackles, including three solo stops against Marshall … posted four tackles, including three unassisted tackles and returned a fumbled interception 53 yards at Syracuse … registered eight tackles, including four solo stops, including a tackle for loss against Colorado …collected six tackles, including five unassisted and a tackle for loss at Auburn … finished with a sack and four tackles against East Carolina … registered five tackles, including three unassisted tackles and 1.5 for loss against Liberty. 2008 (So.): Played in all 13 games and started two … had a slow start but showed solid defensive ability the last half of the year … saw action on more than 175 plays, including a season-high 36 at Pitt … started at middle linebacker against Villanova and North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … registered 30 tackles, including one tackle for loss and one interception … biggest play of the season was an interception that sealed the win over UNC … also finished with three tackles … seasonhigh nine tackles, including five solo stops against USF … seven tackles against Villanova … four tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss at East Carolina … three tackles at Pitt … two tackles at Connecticut … assisted tackle for loss against Auburn … solo tackle at Colorado. 2007 (Fr.): One of six true freshmen to play … saw playing time in his first season as a backup at the strong-side linebacker position, mainly on special teams and also as a backup fullback … saw action in all 13 games … posted 14 tackles, including six unassisted tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss … four tackles, including assisting on a tackle for loss against Connecticut … three tackles against East Carolina … solo tackle at Maryland, at Syracuse and against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.

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LEONARD

6-0, 234, r-So. | Parkersburg | Parkersburg, W.Va.

6-1, 246, r-Sr. | McKeesport | McKeesport, Pa. Slated to open the season as the starter at strong-side linebacker … also can play middle linebacker … has seven starts over his career … used extensively on special teams … Athletic Directors’ Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Played in nine games … saw action on more than 140 plays, including a season-high 39 plays at USF … finished with 22 total tackles, including 13 unassisted stops … had a sack and three tackles for loss … finished with season-high seven tackles twice (UConn and USF) … collected seven tackles, including a three-yard sack and two tackles for loss at USF … registered seven tackles, including five unassisted tackles and a tackle for loss against UConn … saw first significant time of the season at Auburn, finishing with three tackles.

Selected as the Nickolich Award winner, given by the Blue and Gold News, signifying the team’s top walk-on … worked hard in the offseason and looks to battle for playing time at fullback … used primarily on special teams … high school teammate of Josh Jenkins … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Played in 12 games … saw action on more than 75 plays on special teams, including a season high 16 plays against Auburn … used on 14 plays against East Carolina … finished with five tackles for the year, including four solo stops … collected two tackles against Marshall … posted two solo tackles at Syracuse … solo tackle at Auburn. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … offensive scout team champion: Colorado.

2008 (r-So.): Played in 11 games and started six … earned the starting job for the Rutgers game when Reed Williams was forced to redshirt … sustained a high ankle sprain at Louisville and was forced to miss the final two games of the regular season … WVU Defensive Champion: Auburn, Connecticut … seventh-leading tackler on the team with 59 tackles, including 19 unassisted … also has 1.5 tackles for loss, an assisted sack, an interception returned 36 yards, a forced fumble and a pass breakup … season-high 16 tackles and a forced fumble against Auburn … nine tackles, including seven solo stops at Louisville … also had a 36-yard interception … nine tackles, including one for loss against Rutgers … eight tackles, including an assisted sack and a pass breakup against Syracuse … six tackles against Cincinnati. 2007 (r-Fr.): Used mostly on special teams but did see limited time at strong-side linebacker … saw action on more than 60 plays on the season, including a season-high 16 against Western Michigan … collected 13 tackles for the year … season-high five tackles against Western Michigan. 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted … won the Danny Van Etten Award from WVU coaches as the scout team player of the year on defense ... scout team champion: East Carolina, Mississippi State. Prep: First team 4A all-state performer at Pittsburgh’s McKeesport High ... led coach George Smith’s 14-2 Tigers to the PIAA and WPIAL championships ... all-WPIAL and all-Quad South ... conference defensive player of the year ... 92 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles as a senior ... Pittsburgh TribuneReview Terrific 25 ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 ... Keystone second team all-WPIAL ... also played basketball.

Prep: Three-year starter as a running back and linebacker for coach Bernie Buttrey at Parkersburg High … runner-up for the Kennedy Award as a senior, signifying the top player in the state of West Virginia … helped lead Parkersburg to a 35-5 record during final three seasons … Parkersburg finished 13-1 and won the 3A state championship during his senior year … finished 14-0 as a junior and the 3A state championship … two-time Class 3A all-state selection … named Mountain State Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior … led the state in rushing with 2,473 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 7.9 yards per carry … had 13 catches for 193 yards and three touchdowns … led the state in scoring with 232 points … ran for 241 yards and four touchdowns to defeat University in the state semifinals … ran for 199 yards and two touchdowns against South Charleston … finished with 36 tackles, including 20 solo tackles, three tackles for loss, two pass breakups and one blocked kick … as a junior, he was third in the state with 1,070 yards and 20 touchdowns … second in the state in scoring with 128 points … ran for 88 yards in the state championship game … earned Academic All-America honors in wrestling …compiled a 24-2 record as a senior and was the 215-pound West Virginia state champion as a senior … runner-up at the 189-pound division as a sophomore. Personal: Birthday is May 16 … son of Mark Lindamood and Susan Shrader … one of three boys … majoring in exercise physiology.

Personal: Birthday is May 3 ... son of Anthony Gray and Shawn Leonard... one of five children … majoring in athletic coaching education.

Leonard’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int FF FR PBU 2009 2008 2007 Totals

9 11 10 30

13 19 5 37

10 40 8 58

23 59 13 95

3/7 1.5/4 0 4.5/11

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Tight end 6-5, 258, r-Jr. | Berkeley Springs | Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

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LONG SNAPPER 5-9, 194, r-So. | Morgantown | Morgantown, W.Va.

Walk-on who started playing football when he enrolled at West Virginia … looks to contribute at tight end … worked hard in the offseason and showed improvement in his blocking skills … joined the U.S. Navy out of high school and served six years … member of the West Virginia Army National Guard … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

Walk-on who adds depth at long snapper … competing for playing time this season … previous bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-So.): Member of the team but did not see game action … member of offensive scout team.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter as a the team’s long snapper for field goals, extra points and punts for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High … earned special honorable mention all-North Central Athletic Conference as a senior … member of two state championship teams … as a senior, only two-year starter on the team … in his three-year career, didn’t have a field goal, punt or extra point blocked.

2008 (r-Fr.): Member of the team but did not see game action … member of offensive scout team. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted Prep: Lettered in basketball at Berkeley Springs High as a senior.

2009 (r-Fr.): Member of the team but did not see any game action. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted.

Personal: Birthday is Sept. 24 … son of Nick and Samantha Lusk … one of three boys … majoring in sport management.

Personal: Birthday is Oct. 29 … son of Patrick Logsdon and Cynthia Young … one of two children … majoring in sociology and anthropology … while in Navy, his highest rank was Petty Officer First Class … was a cryptologic maintenance technician on USS Normandy and USS Enterprise … saw combat duty and multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

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MADSEN

2009 (r-Fr.): Started all 13 games … named to the BIG EAST allfreshman team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and rivals.com … selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff … WVU Offensive Champion: Syracuse … saw action on 840 of the possible 855 plays, including a season-high 80 plays at Auburn … used on 60 or more plays in 11 games, including 77 against Pitt … has seven thunderbolt blocks and 43 knockdowns … helped the Mountaineers produce a 1,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer … part of an offensive line that led the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game and No. 24 nationally. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … Offensive Scout Team Champion: Rutgers

OFfensive LINE 6-4, 290, r-So. | Chardon | Chardon, Ohio Returns as the starter at guard … a versatile performer who plays center and guard … will see action at both positions again this season … named all-BIG EAST preseason fourth-team by Phil Steele’s … showed improvement in his blocking ability during the year and looks to have an all-conference season … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

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Prep: Coached by Jim Dipofi at Chardon High … two-way starter at defensive tackle and offensive tackle … three-year letterwinner and team captain … collected 59 total tackles, including 21 solo stops, five sacks and 18 tackles for loss … also had 16 assisted tackles, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... selected first-team all-Ohio guard … first-team all-Premier Athletic Conference honoree … named first-team Northeast Lakes all-district … earned most valuable player honors at the West Virginia summer camp … helped lead Chardon to a 10-3 record and the first round of the playoffs as a junior. Personal: Birthday is Jan. 9 … son of Eric and Reta Madsen … youngest of four children … majoring in athletic coaching education.

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6-1, 234, r-So. | Brooke Point | Stafford, Va. Worked hard in the offseason and looks to contribute at strong-side linebacker … also can play middle linebacker … will be used on special teams … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Saw limited time, playing in three games … used mostly on special teams. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the defensive scout team … Defensive Scout Team Champion: East Carolina. Prep: Coached by Jeff Berry at Brooke Point High … finished with 107 tackles, including eight sacks and 21 tackles for loss as a senior … a two-time all-district and all-area performer … helped lead the Blackhawks to a 9-2 record, including a 7-0 conference record, the Commonwealth District championship and an appearance in the regional playoffs … collected 114 tackles, 10 sacks and 21 tackles for loss as a junior … Brooke Point finished 7-4 and made an appearance in the first round of the region playoffs . Personal: Birthday is Aug. 7 … son of Candise Downs … majoring in criminology and investigations.

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NEHLEN wide receiver 6-2, 198, r-So | University| Morgantown, W.Va.

Sat out the entire spring recovering from a knee injury he sustained in January … worked hard throughout the offseason … adds depth at wide receiver … son of WVU Equipment Manager Dan Nehlen … grandson of Hall of Fame WVU Coach Don Nehlen … nephew of former Mountaineer All-American and NFL standout quarterback Jeff

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MILLER 5-10, 183, So. | Hoover |Birmingham, Ala. Worked hard last season and has put himself in position to battle for immediate time at field cornerback … solid speed and excellent cover ability … also used on special teams … bowl trips: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Played in nine games … saw action on more than 60 plays, including a season-high 13 plays against Colorado … finished with two solo tackles and a pass breakup for the season. Prep: Coached by Rush Propst for three years and Josh Niblett as a senior at Hoover High … earned Alabama State Sportswriters Association Class 6A honorable-mention all-state honors … Birmingham News Alabama Top 24 (15) … Tuscaloosa News Top 50 recruits in Alabama (19) … played in Mississippi-Alabama all-star classic … second-leading tackler in the game with seven stops, including five solos … as a senior, he collected 64 tackles, four tackles for loss, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and a team leading five interceptions … returned 27 punts for 284 yards, an average of 10.5 yards per return with a long return of 48 yards … helped lead Hoover to a 13-2 record, a No. 2 state ranking and the 6A state championship game … as a junior, he finished with 80 tackles, one sack and five interceptions … helped lead Hoover to a 10-2 record and the state quarterfinals. Personal: Birthday is May 21 … son of Dale and Jean Miller … also has two brothers and a sister … enrolled in general studies.

Hostetler … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Honor Roll … previous bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Season-high five plays against Marshall … also saw action on three plays at Syracuse. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the offensive scout team … Offense Scout Team Champion: Connecticut. Prep: Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter for coach John Kelley at University High … earned first-team Class 3A all-state honors as a senior … two-time All-NCAC … two-time all-area … caught 16 touchdowns as a senior … helped lead University to a 11-2 record as a senior and the semifinals of the state Class 3A state championships … named area player of the week after finishing with seven catches for 171 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime against Brooke … had 102 yards and three touchdowns against Buckhannon-Upshur … second-team all-state selection as a junior … helped lead UHS to an appearance in the state playoffs … four-year letterwinner and three-year starter in basketball … named honorable-mention all-state as a junior … three-time allarea … three-time all-district ... class salutatorian … 4.0 honor roll … Promise Scholarship … U.S. Marine Corps Scholar Award. Personal: Birthday is July 21 … son of Dan and Janie Nehlen … oldest of two children .. majoring in exercise physiology.

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MILLER Defensive End 6-4, 260, r-Jr. | Beechcroft | Columbus, Ohio

tight end, collecting 25 receptions for 391 yards, an average of 15.6 yards per catch and five touchdowns … awarded player of the week honors three times … as a senior, was given the “team player” award … City League North MVP and central Ohio Super 25 ... first team all-district, all-city, all-Agonis and all-metro ... Big 33 game participant ... team captain in football, basketball and track … member of the homecoming court … student advisory group … also an student ambassador for Beechcroft High, speaking to young people in central Ohio. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 25 … son of Kevin and Kelli Miller ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Miller’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int FF

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0 1 1

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23 10 33

53 21 74

14/69 9/61 3.5/35 3.5/35 17.5/104 12.5/96

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Returns for his second year as the starter at the defensive end position … burst on the scene last year and made a name for himself … a defensive playmaker … All-American candidate … outstanding pass rusher who can also drop into coverage … also used on special teams … named all-BIG EAST preseason second-team by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-So.): Started all 13 games … named second-team all-BIG EAST by rivals.com and third team by Phil Steele … selected to the all-sophomore third team by collegefootballnews.com … selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff … ranked No. 4 in the BIG EAST in sacks and tied for No. 6 in tackles for loss … tied for No. 30 nationally in sacks and tied for No. 54 in tackles for loss … BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week: Louisville … WVU Defensive Champion: Liberty, Syracuse, Marshall … saw action on more than 785 plays, including a season high 84 plays at Auburn … also used on 81 plays against UConn … registered action on 60 or more plays in eight contests … eighth-leading tackler on the team with 53 tackles, including 30 solo tackles … team-high nine sacks and 14 tackles for loss … registered three pass breakups and a forced fumble … four tackles, including one for loss against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … finished with four tackles, assisted on a tackle for loss and had a pass breakup at Rutgers … posted four tackles, including three unassisted tackles and assisted on a sack against Pitt … collected three tackles, including assisting on a one-yard tackle for loss at Cincinnati … career-high three sacks for 19 yards, a pass breakup and six tackles, including five unassisted against Louisville … had five tackles, including three solo stops, a four-yard sack and 2.5 tackles for loss at USF … three tackles, including two solo stops against UConn … recorded a 14-yard sack, forced a fumble and finished with five tackles against Marshall … registered two solo tackles at Syracuse … posted three tackles, including two unassisted tackles and a 10-yard sack against Colorado … finished with four tackles, including two solo stops and a tackle for loss at Auburn … assisted on three tackles against East Carolina … tied for the team high in tackles with seven, including three solo stops, a game-high three tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against Liberty. 2008 (r-Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started two … used on more than 330 plays, including a season-high 31 against East Carolina and Syracuse … registered 21 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery … three tackles against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … season-high four tackles, including three solo stops at Pitt … three tackles and a pass breakup against Syracuse … three solo tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery at Louisville … three tackles against Villanova … two tackles and 1.5 sacks against Cincinnati …solo tackle against Auburn …assisted on a tackle against USF. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … coaching staff awarded him the Danny Van Etten Award as the scout team’s Defensive Player of the Year … scout team defensive champion: Marshall. Prep: An all-Ohio defensive end from Columbus’ Beechcroft High ... team MVP for coach Tom Dunlap who led Beechcroft to a 7-3 record and the City League championship as a senior ... finished with 53 tackles, including 24 assisted tackles, seven sacks, 13 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception … also played wide receiver and

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NEILD Defensive Line 6-2, 301, r-Sr. | Stroudsburg | Stroudsburg, Pa.

High … helped lead the Mountaineers to back-to-back conference championships ... all-Mountain Valley Conference and Pocono Record All-Area ... second team Class AAAA all-state ... finished with 86 tackles, 16 TFL, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles as a senior ... WNEP Super 16 ... Keystone first team all-state ... also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and weightlifting. Personal: Birthday is Dec. 1 ... son of Robert and Cathy Neild ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Neild’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks

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0 1 0

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13 17 8

22 30 5

35 47 13

2/2 4.5/12 0.5/1

0/0 2.5/9 0.5/1

Unsung hero on the defensive line who returns for his third season as the starter at nose tackle … a defensive playmaker who loves to do the dirty work in the trenches … All-American candidate … coaching staff will count on him for leadership … good run stopper … named all-BIG EAST preseason first team by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Started all 13 games … named first-team all-BIG EAST by ESPN.com, The Sporting News and rivals.com and second team by the league coaches … awarded the John Russell Award for leadership by the WVU coaching staff … saw action on more than 645 plays, including a season-high 81 against UConn … used on 50 or more plays in nine games … finished with 35 total tackles, including 13 solo stops, two tackles for loss, a pass breakup and an interception … posted four or more tackles in five games … registered three tackles against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected an assisted tackle at Rutgers … assisted on a tackle against Pitt … had a solo tackle early in the Louisville game before having to leave with an arm injury … four tackles at USF … finished with five tackles and the game-sealing interception against Connecticut … collected four tackles, including a tackle for loss against Marshall … assisted on a tackle at Syracuse … season-high six tackles, including a tackle for loss against Colorado … finished with five tackles, including three solo tackles at Auburn … assisted on two tackles against East Carolina and Liberty. 2008 (r-So.): Started all 13 games … awarded the Ideal Mountaineer Man by the coaching staff … WVU Defensive Champion: East Carolina, Rutgers, Auburn, Connecticut … used on more than 710 plays, including a season-high 64 at Colorado … saw action in 50 or more plays in nine games … posted the most tackles among the defensive linemen and ninth among the defense with 47, including 17 solo stops, 2.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss … also had a forced fumble and a pass breakup … career high eight tackles against Auburn … five tackles, including one for loss at Pitt … four tackles against USF … two tackles, including a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Connecticut … four tackles, including a sack and a pass breakup against Cincinnati … six tackles, including three unassisted tackles against Rutgers … five tackles at East Carolina … two tackles against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. 2007 (r-Fr.): Primary backup to Keilen Dykes at nose tackle … played in 11 games and started two … saw action on more than 225 plays, including a season-high 44 plays against Mississippi State … used in 41 plays at Rutgers …. registered 13 tackles, including eight solo tackles … assisted on a sack … season-high three tackles with two solo stops against Mississippi State … two tackles against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, East Carolina, Louisville and Cincinnati. 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Three-year letterwinner for coach Fred Ross at Stroudsburg

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NELSON Defensive Line 5-11, 272, r-Jr. | Lackawanna JC | Laurel, Md. Walk-on who looks to add to the mix for playing time at nose tackle … showed a lot of improvement during spring practice … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Redshirted. Junior College: Played linebacker for coach Mike Duda at Lackawanna … helped lead Lackawanna to a 7-3 record and a third-place finish in the Northeast Football Conference … finished with 47 tackles, including six tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble … recovered a fumble and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown against Dean College … played in the North Star Bowl in Rochester, Minn. … named the defensive MVP … registered 10 tackles against Globe Institute … finished with seven tackles against Rochester Community and Technical and Hudson Valley .. As a freshman, he collected 27 tackles, including 22 solo stops, four tackles for loss and forced four fumbles. Prep: Played offensive line and linebacker at Fort Meade High for two years … as a senior, he finished with 100 tackles, including 90 solo stops, five sacks, two interceptions, four fumble recoveries and two blocked punts … tallied a season-high 15 tackles against Arundel … also had 13 tackles and a blocked punt against South River and 10 against Northeast … two sacks against North County … threw the shot and discus on the track team.  Personal: Birthday is March 23 … son of Katrina Nelson … majoring in athletic coaching education.

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NUTTER LONG SNAPPER 6-3, 241, r-Jr. | Parkersburg South | Parkersburg, W.Va. Second-year starter as long snapper for punts, field goals and extra points … can get down the field and make the tackle … earned a scholarship after the 2009 season … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-So.): Played in all 13 games … WVU Special Teams Champion: USF … WVU did not have a punt, field goal or extra point blocked in 2009 … assisted on a tackle against UConn and two tackles at Auburn. 2008 (r-Fr.): Added depth at long snapper and tight end … member of the offensive and special teams scout team … did not see any action on the field. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … selected for the teammate award by the coaching staff … did not see any varsity action … member of the scout team. Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a tight end and long snapper for coach Don Reeves at Parkersburg South High … finished with 12 receptions for 283 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … second-team all-state … first-team all-Mid-Ohio Valley Conference … Wendy’s High School Heisman … North-South All-Star Game … played in the BACF All-Star Game. Personal: Birthday is Oct. 25 … son of David and Susan Nutter … one of two children … majoring in physical education teaching.

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PEARSON 6-0, 270, r-Jr. | Scott | Madison, W.Va. Walk-on who adds depth at defensive tackle … looks to add to the mix for playing time … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Redshirted … Scout Team Defensive Champion: USF. Previous College: Played linebacker for coach Bill Struble at West Virginia Wesleyan … as a sophomore, he finished with 41 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one interception … registered seven tackles against Southern Connecticut State … as a freshman, he collected 30 tackles, including three sacks, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups. Prep: Three-time all-county performer for coach Shane Griffith at Scott High … a first-team all-state selection … helped lead Scott High to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs … played in the NorthSouth all-star game … selected two-time county defensive player of the year … as a junior, helped lead Scott High to a 10-2 mark … was named Scott High’s “Hammer Award” recipient … also played basketball and baseball. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 2 … son of Frank and Jennifer Pearson … father played at Salem College, W.Va., where he played against Texas A&I for the 1972 NCAA Division II national championship … brother was an all-state baseball player, who played at Ohio … majoring in business and economics.

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PUGNETTI punter 6-1, 208, r-Sr. |W.T. Woodson | Fairfax, Va.

POWERS 5-11, 181, r-Jr. | Williamstown | Williamstown, W.Va. Adds depth at boundary cornerback … looks to compete for playing time this season … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll .. bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-So.): Added depth at right cornerback ... did not see any game action … member of the defensive scout team … Scout Team Defensive Champion: Marshall. 2008 (r-Fr.): Added depth at right cornerback … did not see any game action … member of the defensive scout team. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the scout team. Prep: Three-year letterwinner for coach Terry Smith at Williamstown High … a second-team all-state tailback … named second-team allconference selection … helped lead Williamstown to a 13-1 overall record, a 6-0 league record, a No. 22 final ranking in the state and advance to the third round of the state playoffs as a senior … as a junior, Williamstown finished 13-1 overall, 6-0 in the league, a No. 22 final ranking in the state and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs … also two-year letterwinner in wrestling and four years in track. Personal: Birthday is May 25 … son of Tom and Ginny Powers … one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Battling for the starting punter position … also competing to handle the team’s kickoffs … has a strong leg and good hang time … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Provided depth behind All-American punter Scott Kozlowski … did not see any game action. 2008 (r-So.): Added depth behind All-American punter Pat McAfee … did not see any varsity action. 2007 (r-Fr.): Did not see any varsity action … member of the scout team. 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Team captain for coach Gerry Pannoni at W.T. Woodson High ... all-region and second team all-state as a punter ... honorable-mention all-state as a kicker … as a junior, he was a member of a Woodson squad that finished 10-2 overall, 6-1 in the conference and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs … also captained the basketball team … second team all-defensive team. Personal: Birthday is May 9 ... son of Gregory and Annette Pugnetti ... one of three children ... majoring in athletic coaching education.

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offensive line 6-3, 291, r-Jr. | Nitro | Cross Lanes, W.Va. Moved from tight end to guard last season … will look to compete for playing time … good blocker who gets off the line quickly … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … previous bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-So.): Sustained a knee injury in spring ball, had surgery and was out until the end of September … started at tight end and moved to guard during the season. 2008 (r-Fr.): Moved from the offensive line during the spring … added depth at tight end … saw limited action making an appearance against Marshall. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Lettered as an offensive guard and a linebacker for coach Scott Tinsley at Nitro High … helped lead Nitro to a 10-2 overall record, a 7-1 second-place finish in the league and the second round of the state playoffs … a second-team all-state performer as a defensive line … team captain who earned all-Mountain State League and all-Valley honors … played in the North-South All-Star Game … earned second-team honors at the Steel City Combine … as a junior, he helped lead Nitro to a 12-2 overall record, the league championship and advance to the third round of the state playoffs.

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linebacker 6-0, 221, r-Fr. | Keyser | Keyser, W.Va. . A talented prospect who is battling for time at weak-side linebacker … has a lot of potential … saw a lot of reps in the spring and showed progress … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … Defensive Scout Team Champion: Syracuse. Prep: Two-time first-team all-state honoree … named area defensive co-player of the year … finished runner-up for the Sam Huff Award, given to the state’s top linebacker … collected 325 tackles for his career, including 119 tackles as a senior, 56 solo, 12 for loss and eight sacks … had one interception return for a touchdown, forced four fumbles and ran back one of his four fumble recoveries for a touchdown … helped lead Keyser to a 10-1 mark, win the Times-News Area championship and advance to the second round of the state playoffs … selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game … finished with 80 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception as a junior … also lettered in basketball and track. Personal: Birthday is Feb. 20 … son of Barry Williams and Penny Redman … one of 11 children … majoring in social work.

Personal: Birthday is July 3 … son of Chris and Candiz Rader … majoring in athletic coaching education.

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REMBERT wide receiver

Walk-on who adds to the wide receiver mix this season … received a lot of reps in the spring and showed improvement … son of former Mountaineer All-American wide receiver, Reggie Rembert … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Member of the team but did not see any game action … member of the offensive scout team. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Played wide receiver for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High … two-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback … helped lead the Mohigans to a 6-5 record and the state playoffs his senior year … on the state championship teams as a freshman and sophomore … played three years of basketball and started as a senior. Personal: Birthday is Oct. 27 … son of Reggie Rembert and Lexanna Twyman … one of two children … majoring in sport management.

5-7, 157, r-So. | Morgantown | Morgantown, W.Va.

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SANDERS Wide Receiver 5-7, 179, Sr. | St. Petersburg Catholic | St. Petersburg, Fla. WVU’s co-Offensive MVP last year … All-America candidate … decided to put off the NFL for a year and return for his senior season … third-year starter at slot receiver … also adds depth at running back … an offensive playmaker who has the ability to make a big play at any time … one of the team’s punt returners … 24 starts over his career … No. 3 on WVU’s consecutive games with a reception list (28) and No. 11 on the BIG EAST chart … named all-BIG EAST preseason first team by Phil Steele’s and Yahoo! Sports and second team by Athlon Sports as a punt returner … selected second team by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele as a wide receiver … tabbed “Fastest Receiver” in the BIG EAST by Sporting News …bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (Jr.): Played in 13 games and started 10 … selected a second-team all-BIG EAST performer by Phil Steele … had an outstanding season, posting his career high in receptions (72) … ranked No. 2 in the BIG EAST in receptions per game and No. 7 in receiving yards per game … also ranked No. 3 in punt return average and No. 12 in all-purpose yardage … nationally tied for No. 32 in receptions per game and No. 30 in punt return average … WVU Offensive Champion: East Carolina, Auburn … used on more than 580 plays, including a season high 64 at Auburn … saw action on 45 or more plays in eight games … leading receiver for the Mountaineers with 72 catches for 688 yards, an average of 9.6 yards per catch, three touchdowns and a long of 38 yards … fourth-leading rusher with 35 carries for 175 yards, an average of 5.0 yards per carry, a touchdown and a long of 19 yards … posted 11 plays of 20 yards or more, eight receiving, one kickoff return and two punt returns … two catches for 14 yards and a seven-yard run against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected a team-high 119 all-purpose yards at Rutgers, including five catches for 62 yards with a long of 29 at Rutgers, two carries for 10 yards with a long of eight yards and five punt returns for 57 yards with a long return of 18 yards … finished with three catches for 15 yards with a long grab of eight yards against Pitt … also had one carry for eight yards against the Panthers … collected four catches for 42 yards with a long reception of 21 yards at Cincinnati … ran for 14 yards on seven carries with a long of seven yards … moved to running back in the first half of the Louisville game when Noel Devine went down with an ankle injury … ran for a team-high 66 yards on 12 carries, an average of 5.5 yards per carry with a long of 19 yards against Louisville … finished with three catches for 20 yards and a touchdown … had two receptions for 21 yards with a long grab of 16 yards and a five-yard run at USF … game-high eight catches for 81 yards with a long reception of 31 yards against UConn … had a team-high four catches for 39 yards against Marshall with a long of 16 yards … also had a three-yard reception … gamehigh nine catches for 67 yards, including a long grab of 17

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yards and a nine-yard touchdown run at Syracuse … three catches for 18 yards and a touchdown and three rushes for 21 yards against Colorado … collected 12 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown, both career highs at Auburn … finished with a season-high 171 all-purpose yards against East Carolina … had a game-high nine catches for 99 yards, two runs for 14 yards, including a long run of 12 yards and three punt returns for 58 yards, including a career-long return of 35 yards … led WVU in receiving against Liberty with eight catches for 95 yards with a long catch of 38 yards … two carries for 13 yards, averaging 6.5 yards a run with a long run of seven yards. 2008 (So.): Started all 13 games … all-BIG EAST second team … Phil Steele’s all-BIG EAST second team …. WVU Offensive Champion: Rutgers, Auburn … saw action in over 560 plays, including a season-high 66 plays against Cincinnati … used in 50 or more plays in nine games … led the team with 53 receptions for 462 yards and seven touchdowns … third in rushing yards with 48 carries for 250 yards and two touchdowns … third in kickoff returns with six for 130 yards, an average of 21.7 yards per return with a long of 32 yards …had a receiving touchdown in five games … had 12 plays of 20 yards or more … season-high eight catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns against Villanova … had two rushing touchdowns with a season-high seven carries for 45 yards at Connecticut .. eight catches for 60 yards and a touchdown against Marshall … five catches for 70 yards, including a key season long 41-yard reception on the winning drive in the fourth quarter against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … five receptions for 52 yards with a long of 30 yards against Cincinnati … four catches against Rutgers, Syracuse and Auburn … six carries for 42 yards with a long of 15 yards against Auburn … seven carries for 45 yards with two touchdowns at Connecticut … two kickoff returns for 54 yards with a season long return of 32 yards against Villanova … also had a 25-yard kickoff return at East Carolina … had a 25-yard touchdown reception at Louisville … two catches for 14 yards with a long of nine yards at Pitt …received the starting nod at running back against USF, carrying the ball six times for 24 yards … game high five catches for 38 yards with a long reception of 26 yards. 2007 (Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started two … ran the ball 16 times for 105 yards, two touchdowns with a long carry of 56 yards … 12 catches for 102 yards with a long reception of 23 yards … three kickoff returns for 58 yards with a long of 27 yards … two punt returns for 43 yards with a long return of 23 yards … two carries for 10 yards, a touchdown with a long run of 11 yards and two catches for 12 yards with a long of seven yards at Syracuse … three carries for 58 yards with a touchdown and a long run of 56 yards against UConn … two catches for 32 yards with a long of 23 yards against Louisville … three runs for 15 yards with a long carry of seven yards and a six-yard catch against East Carolina … two carries for 12 yards with a long of 10 yards at Maryland … three carries for 13 yards and a 13-yard reception against Western Michigan … a 14-yard kickoff return and a 23-yard punt return against Western Michigan … a 27-yard kickoff return at Syracuse … a 20-yard punt return against Connecticut. Prep: Three-year all-state runner/receiver from St. Petersburg Catholic High ... twice the team offensive MVP for coach Dan Mancuso ... rushed for 1,600 yards, 19 TD as a junior and 1,200 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior ... top 10 players in the Bay area … three times all-area ... also a basketball letterman. Personal: Birthday is June 14 … son of Latonya Sanders ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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Sanders’ Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD 2009 13 72 688 9.6 3 13 53 462 8.7 7 2008 2007 13 12 102 8.5 0 39 137 1,252 9.1 10 Totals

Long 38 41 23 41

Sanders’ Rushing Statistics Year Games Att Yards Avg TD 2009 13 35 175 5.0 1 2008 13 48 250 5.2 2 2007 13 16 105 6.6 2 Totals 39 99 530 5.4 5

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Sanders’ Punt Return Statistics Year Returns Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 17 146 8.6 0 35 2008 4 6 1.5 0 7 2007 2 43 21.5 0 23 23 195 8.5 0 35 Totals

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SANDS Defensive Back 6-5, 221, Jr. | Miami Carol City Sr. | Miami, Fla. One of top safeties in the BIG EAST and the country … named preseason second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s named first team all-BIG EAST by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports … tabbed “Hardest Hitter” by Sporting News … had a breakout season as a sophomore, earning first-team all-BIG EAST honors by the league coaches and Phil Steele and second team by rivals.com … returns for his third year as the starter at free safety … a defensive playmaker who has good size and frame … 18 career starts … led the BIG EAST in passes defended (13) and tied for the lead in interceptions (5) … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (So.): Played in all 13 games and started nine … selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff … BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week: Pitt … WVU Defensive Champion: Syracuse, USF, Pitt … saw action on more than 660 plays, including a season-high 81 plays against UConn … also registered 50 or more plays in eight games … fifth-leading tackler on the team with 65 total tackles, including 37 solo stops, 3.5 tackles

for loss, five interceptions and eight pass breakups … collected a team-high 13 tackles, including nine solo stops and two tackles for loss against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … posted seven tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss at Rutgers … tallied seven tackles, including five solo stops, an interception and a game-high three pass breakups against Pitt … collected his team-leading fourth interception of the season at Cincinnati, returning it nine yards … also had four tackles, including three solo stops and a three-yard tackle for loss … three tackles and a fumble recovery against Louisville … registered six tackles, including five unassisted and two pass breakups at USF … collected seven tackles, including five solo stops and a pass breakup against Connecticut … had two tackles and an interception against Marshall … assisted on a tackle at Syracuse … posted eight tackles and had an interception against Colorado … assisted on a tackle at Auburn … two tackles and two pass breakups against East Carolina … assisted on four tackles and had his first career interception against Liberty. 2008 (Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started nine … WVU Defensive Champion: Auburn, Connecticut … saw action on more than 580 plays, including a season-high 58 plays against Cincinnati … collected 33 tackles and a forced fumble for the year … two tackles and forced the fumble which led to the winning touchdown against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … season-high five tackles, including four unassisted at Connecticut … posted four tackles against Marshall, Rutgers and Cincinnati … also had two tackles against Auburn … three tackles at Pitt … three solo tackles at Louisville …two solo tackles against USF. Prep: Coached by Walter Frazier at Miami Carol City Senior High … selected second-team all-state by the Miami Herald … Dade County Top 25 by the Miami Herald … collected 60 tackles as a senior … had two interceptions and broke up five passes against the nation’s No. 5 team, Booker T. Washington High … registered 60 tackles as a junior … helped lead the Chiefs to the second round of the state playoffs … he also ran track … finished third in the state in the triple jump … selected first-team all-Dade County. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 3 … son of Veronica Sands … majoring in communications.

Sands’ Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int FF

FR PBU

2009

1

13

37

28

65

3.5/10

0

5/9 0

8

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Corey

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eain

SMITH

SMITH

kicker/ punter

Defensive Back

5-11, 214, r-So. | Alabama | Inwood, W.Va.

5-11, 204, r-Jr. | Chaminade-Madonna | Miramar, Fla.

Competing for the staring punter position and will compete to handle the kickoffs as well ... transferred from Alabama in 2009 … also adds depth at kicker ... has a strong leg … named all-BIG EAST preseason fourth team by Phil Steele’s …. Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2009 Sugar with Alabama, 2010 Gator.

Gives the Mountaineers experienced quality depth at free safety … also used on special teams … has good speed and quickness … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (So.): Sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer eligibility requirements. 2008 (Fr.): Played his freshman year at Alabama … saw limited action as a kicker. Prep: Played for coach Denny Price at Musselman High … earned all-state honors as both a place kicker and as a punter ... listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 ... averaged 39 yards per punt, while placing 16 of 31 kicks inside the opponent 20-yard line ... ranked as the No. 12 kicker in the nation by ESPN.com ... No. 21 kicker in the nation according to Scout.com … hit 13-of-18 field goal attempts and averaged 40.8 yards per punt … set two state records as a senior, most field goals in a season and longest field goal (59) … won the national I player’s combine as a punter … ranked No. 1 sophomore by one on one kicking in 2005 … also lettered in basketball and track & field. Personal: Birthday is May 13 … son of Winston and Denna Smith … one of two children … majoring in sport management.

2009 (r-So.): Played in 13 games … saw action on more than 245 plays … finished with 17 total tackles, including eight solo stops … assisted on two tackles at Rutgers … two tackles against Marshall … four tackles, including three unassisted stops at Auburn … registered four tackles against East Carolina … finished with season-high five tackles and a pass breakup against Liberty. 2008 (r-Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started four … used on more than 440 plays, including a season-high 69 at Colorado … was used in 60 or more plays in four games … posted 39 tackles, including 16 solo stops, assisted on a sack and had a pass breakup … season-high six tackles at East Carolina … registered five tackles against Syracuse … five tackles against USF … four tackles at Pitt … three solo tackles against Marshall and two solo stops at Colorado … three tackles against Villanova and Auburn … assisted on a tackle against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the scout team … scout team defensive champion: Western Michigan. Prep: All-Florida defender from Chaminade-Madonna Prep ... first team all-Broward County for coach Mark Guandolo ... named one of the top three safeties in South Florida … recorded 50 tackles, three sacks, six interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... 21-5 over two years with a state title ... all-state and all-South Florida ... as a junior, he collected 70 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions … also a track and basketball letterman. Personal: Birthday is March 7 … son of Karmah Bennett ... enrolled in athletic coaching education.

Smith’s Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int FF

FR PBU

2009 2008 Totals

0 0 0

13 13 26

8 16 24

9 23 32

17 39 56

0 0.5/2 0.5/2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 1 2

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Geno

SMITH

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Lawrence

SMITH

Quarterback

defensive back

6-3, 210, So. | Miramar | Miami, Fla.

5-9, 178, r-So. | William H. Turner | Miami, Fla.

Slated as the starting quarterback entering the preseason … went through spring practice, even though he broke a bone in his left foot in January that kept him from live drills … excellent presence in the pocket … throws with outstanding accuracy … showed a lot of promise while gaining valuable experience in 2009 … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

Walk-on who adds depth at field cornerback … looking to add to the mix and compete for playing time this season … will be used on special teams … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (Fr.): Played in five games … used on more than 110 plays, including a season-high 47 against Marshall, when he had to fill in for most of the game when Jarrett Brown suffered a concussion … completed 32-of-49 passes for 309 yards, a touchdown … pushed into action against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl when Brown injured his ankle in the second quarter … completed 8-of-15 for 92 yards … came off the bench early in the Marshall game … completed 15-of-21 passes for 147 yards, a touchdown and a long pass of 33 yards … also carried the ball six times for 17 times … completed 3-of-4 passes for 14 yards at Syracuse … saw his first career action at Auburn in the second half, completing 5-of-8 passes for 50 yards and an interception. Prep: Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar High … Parade High School All-American … EA Sports All-American second team … finished No. 2 in the voting for Mr. Florida … Florida Class 6A first team all-state … Sun Sentinel Florida Class 6A Player of the Year … participated in the “Elite 11” football camp in California … Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team … Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 … Miami Herald Top 100 (No. 3) Florida prospects … ESPN Top 150 prospects … Florida Varsity No. 7 player in the state of Florida … Miami Herald first-team All-Broward County … No. 1-rated player in Broward County according to the Miami Herald … Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 … South Florida Sun-Sentinel Region Player of the Year … No. 1-rated player in Broward County according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel … No. 2 quarterback on the Jacksonville Times-Union 2009 Florida Super 75 list … earned the coaches quarterback MVP Award at the University of Miami Nike Football Training Camp … rated No. 56 on the Mobile PressRegister Super Southeast 120 list … completed 205-of-308 passes for 3,089 yards and 32 touchdowns … rushed for more than 300 yards … finished his career as the third-best passer in Broward County history … as a junior, he passed for 2,222 yards, threw 25 touchdowns and ran for seven more scores … second team all-state … second team all-Broward County … passed for more than 400 yards and six touchdowns against Ely High as a junior in 2007.

2009 (r-Fr.): Saw action in three games … used primarily on special teams. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the defensive scout team … defensive scout team champion: Marshall. Prep: Lettered for coach Nigel Dunn at Miami – Norland High … collected 90 tackles, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior … selected to the South Florida All-Star Team … defensive captain … helped lead Norland to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the 6A state playoffs … also helped Norland to a 7-3 record as a sophomore. Personal: Birthday is March 19 … son of Lawrence and Selina Smith … one of three children … majoring in criminology and investigations.

Personal: Birthday is Oct. 10 … son of Geno Smith, Jr., and Tracey Sellers … one of four children … cousin of former Miami star Melvin Bratton … majoring in athletic coaching education.

Smith’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD 2009 5 17 7 0.4 0 Smith’s Passing Statistics Year Games Comp. Att. Yards TD 2009

94

5

32

49

309

1

L ong 13

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Int. L ong 1

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Chris

SNODGRASS offensive line 6-4, 296, r-Jr. | Nitro | Cross Lanes, W.Va.

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SNOOK Tight end 6-2, 237, r-Fr. | Highland | Medina, Ohio

Moved to left tackle in the spring … looking to earn a spot in the rotation and to stay injury free this season … also can play guard … moves well and has good technique … above average pass blocking skills … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator

Adds depth at tight end … had a good spring and looks to compete for playing time this season … outstanding blocker … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-So.): Saw action in four games … broke a bone in his right foot in the middle of November and missed the remainder of the season.

Prep: Coached by Tom Lombardo at Highland High … coming out of high school, he was ranked the No. 2 fullback in the nation by Scout.com … Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Team … Cleveland Plain Dealer Northeast Ohio Top 40 (No. 6) … two-time AP Division II first team all-Ohio … Ohio Varsity Division I-II all-state first team … AP Northeast Ohio Inland District Co-Offensive Player of the Year … all-Suburban first team … Medina County Gazette’s Most Valuable Player … Medina County Gazette all-star team … selected as a captain for Ohio in the Big 33 Game … collected a school-record 3,866 rushing yards in his career … recorded 68 tackles, six tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception as a linebacker … ran 279 times for a school-record 1,851 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense … rushed for a career-high and school-record 301 yards against Cloverleaf High … had 173 yards and scored three touchdowns in Highland’s 35-0 blanking of Powell Olentangy Liberty High in the state playoffs … the Hornets fell in the regional finals to Southview High … rushed for 1,409 yards and scored 19 touchdowns to earn all-district honors as a junior … collected 45 tackles and six sacks … had 603 yards rushing and six touchdowns as a sophomore … finished with 35 tackles and six tackles for loss … father Tim Snook was former Highland High coach … two-year letterwinner in basketball and track … named all-state as a freshman in baseball.

2008 (r-Fr.): Sat out the season after having shoulder surgery in the spring … cleared to practice the last week of the season … participated in the bowl practices but did not play. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the scout team. Prep: Two-time all-state lineman for coach Scott Tinsley at Nitro High ... two-time first team all-Mountain State Athletic Conference … as a senior, he helped lead Nitro to a 10-2 overall record, a 7-1 second-place finish in the league and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs … also had 14 sacks … two-year finalist for Hunt Award as state’s top lineman ... captain of the North-South All-Star Game … as a junior, he helped lead Nitro to a 12-2 overall record, the league championship and advance to the third round of the state playoffs …also a basketball and track letterman ... president of RAZE … Fellowship of Christian Athletes … an honor roll student. Personal: Birthday is Oct. 26 … son of David and Kathy Snodgrass ... one of two children … majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Ryan

71

SPIKER offensive line

2009 (Fr.): Redshirted … Scout Team Offensive Champion: Cincinnati.

Personal: Birthday is Aug. 4 … son of Tim and Sherri Snook … one of two children … majoring in marketing.

An athletic and competitive guard who looks to contribute right away … adds depth at the left guard position … competing to earn a spot in the line rotation … bowl trip: 2010 Gator. 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Coached by Justin Buttermore at Tri-Valley High … AP Division II first-team all-Ohio … Ohio Varsity Division I-II all-state second team … selected to play for Ohio in the Big 33 Game … first-team all-league and all-district … helped lead Tri-Valley to a 7-3 mark as a senior … helped pave the way for Tri-Valley to average 32.5 points a game … member of defense that held opponents to 17.1 points per game … as a junior, he was selected second team all-Ohio … named first-team all-district and all-league. Prep: Birthday is April 6 … son of Charlie and Lori Spiker … one of four children … majoring in agribusiness management and rural development.

6-3, 288, r-Fr. | Tri-Valley | Dresden, Ohio

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Brad

2

STARKS Wide Receiver 6-3, 190, r-Jr. | Orange County | Unionville, Va.

Second-year starter at wide receiver … coaches are counting on him to be the leader of the receiving corps … has outstanding ability as a route runner and as a pass catcher … deep threat … an offensive playmaker … good athleticism … named all-BIG EAST preseason third team by Phil Steele’s … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-So.): Played in 12 games and started eight … ranked No. 15 in the BIG EAST in receiving yards per game and No. 16 in receptions per game … WVU Offensive Champion: Syracuse, Cincinnati … used on more than 475 plays, including a season-high 70 plays at Auburn … third-leading receiver on the team with 29 catches for 405 yards, an average of 14.0 yards per catch, two touchdowns and a long catch of 58 yards … had six plays of 20 yards or more … led the Mountaineer receivers against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl with three catches for 30 yards with a long reception of 14 yards … missed the Rutgers game with post-concussion symptoms from the Pitt game … ran two reverses for 13 yards, including a long of 13 yards against Pitt … also had two catches for 16 yards with a long of 11 against the Panthers … team-high five catches for 50 yards with a long of 17 yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati … had a seven-yard catch at USF and against Connecticut … posted two receptions for 53 yards, with a long catch of 27 yards at Syracuse … three catches for 68 yards, including a long of 48 yards and a touchdown against Colorado … two catches for 65 yards with a long reception of 58 yards at Auburn … completed a pass for 31 yards on a reverse … career-high five catches for 76 yards with a long reception of 55 yards against East Carolina … two catches for 34 yards with a long of 21 yards against Liberty. 2008 (r-Fr.): Played in nine games and started two … missed several games with shoulder injury during the middle of the season … saw action on more than 225 plays, including a season-high 56 at Louisville … fifthleading receiver with 17 catches for 168 yards, a touchdown with a long of 35 yards … season-high four catches for 61 yards, a long of 35 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … team-leading four catches for 38 yards, including a long catch of 24 yards at Pitt … team-leading three catches for 17 yards at Louisville … two catches for 24 yards with a long of 13 yards at East Carolina … two receptions for 32 yards, including a season long of 24 yards against Cincinnati … also had a three-yard reception against Villanova … 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: All-state quarterback from Orange County High ... District Player of the Year for coach John Kayajanian ... produced a 27-9 career record in 36 games as the starting quarterback … led Orange County to an 8-2 record and the district championship as a junior … all-time Central Virginia career passing leader with 6,331 yards, 70 TD ... three-time all-Central Virginia … also rushed for 2,541 career yards (36 TD) ... threetime all-district and two-time all-region ... all-state in basketball ... threetime all-district and all-region … scored more than 1,400 points over his career … state qualifier in high jump and 4x100 meter relay. Personal: Birthday is Nov. 23 … son of Emmett and Karen Starks ... one of two children … majoring in sociology and anthropology.

Starks’ Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD 2009 12 29 405 14.0 2 2008 9 17 168 9.9 1 Totals 21 46 573 12.5 3

Long 58 35 58

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Keith

8

Josh

TANDY

TAYLOR

Defensive Back 5-10, 198, r-Jr. | Christian County | Hopkinsville, Ky.

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Defensive Line 6-1, 278, r-Jr. | Miramar | Miramar, Fla.

Returns for his second year as the starter at boundary cornerback … built momentum during the final part of last year and continued through the spring … has a chance to be an important contributor on defense … also used on special teams … has good size, speed and instincts on the field … named all-BIG EAST preseason third team by Phil Steele’s … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

Adds quality depth on the defensive line at defensive tackle and nose tackle … logged a lot of plays during the middle of the 2009 season until a back injury slowed him over the last part of the year … showed a lot of improvement during that time with his pass rushing and run stopping ability … given a scholarship before the beginning of last season … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-So.): Started all 13 games … tied for No. 10 in the BIG EAST in interceptions (3) and tied for No. 14 in passes defended (7) … WVU Defensive Champion: East Carolina, Syracuse … used on more than 760 plays, including a season-high 85 against Colorado … used on 50 or more plays in 11 games … sixth-leading tackler on the team with 61 total stops, including 43 solo stops, four tackles for loss, three interceptions, a fumble recovery and four pass breakups … five or more tackles in six games … registered four tackles and a pass breakup against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … finished with a team-high two pass breakups and three tackles, including two solo stops at Rutgers … team-high and career-high 10 tackles, including seven solo and a six-yard interception return against Pitt … three solo tackles and a fumble recovery at Cincinnati … finished with seven tackles, including six solo stops and a tackle for loss against Louisville … collected seven solo tackles, including one for loss at USF … eight tackles, including six solo stops and an interception against UConn … three tackles, including two solo stops, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Marshall … posted six tackles against Colorado … finished with four tackles, including two unassisted and a tackle for loss at Auburn … registered five tackles, including three unassisted and his first career interception against East Carolina … solo tackle against Liberty.

2009 (r-So.): Recipient of the Tom Nickolich Award from the Blue and Gold News in the spring, given to the team’s most outstanding walk-on player … played in 12 games and started seven … WVU Defensive Champion: Syracuse … saw action on more than 425 plays, including a season–high 65 plays against UConn … used on 50 or more plays in six games … registered 23 tackles for the season, including 11 unassisted stops, two sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception return of eight yards … registered three tackles, including one for loss against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … assisted on two tackles at Rutgers …returned at Cincinnati, assisting on two tackles … missed the Louisville game with back problems … collected two tackles, including a six-yard sack at USF … seasonbest four tackles against UConn … assisted on a tackle against Marshall … registered two solo tackles and had an eight-yard interception return at Syracuse … posted two tackles against Colorado … three-yard sack at Auburn … saw first significant time with the shoulder injury to Scooter Berry against East Carolina … collected three tackles … solo tackle against Liberty.

2008 (r-Fr.): Played in six games and started one … used primarily on special teams … saw action on more than 75 plays on defense, including a season-high 55 against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … 23 plays against Villanova … had six tackles, including four solo stops for the season … season-high three solo tackles against UNC … two tackles at Connecticut … assisted on a tackle against Villanova. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … Scout Team Special Teams Champion: Louisville. Prep: All-Kentucky defensive prospect from Christian County High ... first team all-district and all-conference for coach Mike Whitaker ... holds almost every school passing record with career totals of 8,609 yards and 90 touchdowns ... top 10 among career passing leaders … season record 32 touchdowns ... set two school records with 528 yards and eight scores in a game ... collected four interceptions and rushed for 1,007 yards as a senior ... helped lead Christian County to a 7-4 record overall and a 4-1 third-place finish in the league as a senior … helped lead the Colonels to an 8-5 record and advance to the first round of the state playoffs as a junior … also a baseball and basketball letterman ... president of Beta Club.

2008 (r-Fr.): Saw limited playing time … made an appearance in the Louisville game. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted. Prep: Four-year letterwinner and three-year captain for coach Damon Cogdell at Miramar High … named to the Dade-Broward All-Star team … selected the Brian Piccolo Scholar Athlete Award … Top 15 percent of his class … Who’s Who Among High School Students … National Honor Roll. Personal: Birthday is May 23 … son of Willie, Sr., and Ellen Taylor … one of four children … majoring in elementary education.

Personal: Birthday is Feb. 12 … son of Joyce Jordan ... one of four children … majoring in forensic and investigative sciences.

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J.T.

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THOMAS Linebacker 6-2, 225, r-Sr. | Ely | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Returns for his final season as one of the leaders on the defense … third-year starter at weak-side linebacker … a defensive playmaker who is excellent in coverage and also in space … All-America candidate … athletic and instinctive defender … good speed and can blitz well … named all-BIG EAST preseason first team by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports … second-generation WVU and all-BIG EAST linebacker (father, J.T., was linebacker at WVU in 1994-95) … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll ... bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Started all 13 games … selected first-team all-BIG EAST performer last season by the league coaches and rivals.com … awarded the Gridiron Gladiator Award by the WVU coaching staff … tied for No. 14 in the BIG EAST in passes defended (7) and tied for No. 20 in tackles (76) … WVU Defensive Champion: Liberty, Syracuse … used on more than 760 plays, including a season-high 78 against UConn … saw action on 50 or more plays in 11 games … second-leading tackler on the team with 76 total tackles, including assisting on a sack, seven tackles for loss, two interceptions, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery … posted five or more tackles in nine games … collected five tackles against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … finished with seven tackles and collected his second interception at Rutgers … posted four tackles, including three solo stops and two tackles for loss against Pitt … registered seven tackles, including four solo stops and assisted on a two-yard tackle for loss at Cincinnati … collected seven tackles, including five unassisted, and a pass breakup against Louisville … seven tackles at USF … finished with four tackles against UConn … had three tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup against Marshall … finished with four tackles at Syracuse … posted six tackles and his first interception of the season against Colorado … team-high nine tackles, including five solo stops, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Auburn … finished with six tackles, including three solo stops, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against East Carolina … led WVU in tackles with seven, including four unassisted, 2.5 tackles for loss, assisted on a sack and had a pass breakup against Liberty … selected an “Iron Mountaineer” for the second year by his teammates because of his hard work and dedication during the offseason lifting and conditioning program. 2008 (r-So.): Started all 13 games … awarded the Whitey Gwynne Award by the coaching staff … WVU Defensive Champion: Auburn, Connecticut … used on more than 750 plays, including a season-high 74 against Syracuse … saw action in 50 or more plays in 13 games, 60 or more plays nine times and 70 or more twice … fourth-leading tackler on the team with 65 tackles, including a team-high 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery three pass breakups and a blocked punt … double-figure tackles twice … season-high 11 tackles, assisted on a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss against Cincinnati … 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss at East Carolina … eight tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Auburn … seven tackles, including a six-yard sack against USF … seven tackles, including two for loss at Pitt … five tackles against Syracuse … three tackles and a forced fumble against Marshall … three tackles and a forced fumble at Connecticut … two tackles at Louisville … had a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl …

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2008 Iron Mountaineer Award. 2007 (So.): Saw action in 10 games … tallied 19 tackles, including 13 solo stops, three tackles for loss and a pass breakup … used on more than 125 plays, including a season-high 25 against Louisville … saw action in 22 plays against Connecticut and 20 against Rutgers … seasonhigh six tackles, including four solo stops and a tackles for loss against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl … Hammer Award: Rutgers … two assisted tackles against Western Michigan … three tackles, including one for loss and a pass breakup against Louisville … three tackles at Cincinnati … two solo tackles, including one for loss against Pitt …solo tackles against Mississippi State, Rutgers and Connecticut. 2006 (Fr.): Awarded a medical redshirt after a lingering ankle sprain kept him out of action ... won the 2006 Danny Van Etten Award from WVU coaches as the scout team player of the year on defense ... scout team champion: Cincinnati. Prep: Helped Blanche Ely High to the Florida semifinals ... first team all-Broward for coach Greg McGirt ... team captain for the 10-3 district champions ... finished with 89 tackles, 53 solo tackles, five sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles as a senior ... team’s defensive most valuable player … BCAA/Sun-Sentinel All-Star Game … Florida Top 100 players by rivals.com. Personal: Birthday is Aug. 15 ... son of J.T. Thomas and Andrea Blanks ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Thomas’ Defensive Statistics Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int FF

FR PBU

2009 2008 2007 Totals

0 1 0 1

13 13 10 36

34 23 13 70

42 42 6 90

76 65 19 160

7/16 0.5/1 2/29 10/46 3/24 0 3/9 0/0 0 20/71 3.5/25 2/29

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Matt

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TIMMERMAN Offensive Line 6-3, 291, r-Sr. | Passaic Valley | Little Falls, N.J. Moved from right tackle to left tackle during the spring … will be a contributor in the line rotation … showed improvement over the course of last year … saw action on double-team situations … also used on special teams … great passion for the game ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Jr.): Played in 12 games … saw action on more than 65 plays, including a season-high 20 plays at Syracuse … used on five or more plays five times … had a knockdown … helped the Mountaineers produce a 1,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer … part of an offensive line that led the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game and No. 24 nationally. 2008 (r-So.): Added depth behind a veteran line … saw limited time. 2007 (r-Fr.): Did not see any varsity action … member of the scout team … scout team offensive champion: Louisville. 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the scout team. Prep: Team captain for coach Angelo Desalvo at Passaic Valley High … named first-team all-Northern Hills-Skyline League and second team all-county as a senior ... also ran track ... selected honorable-mention all-county. Personal: Birthday is June 6 ... son of Richard and Rosanne Timmerman ... one of three children ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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URBAN Tight End 6-5, 244, Jr. | Norwin Senior | North Huntington, Pa. An intelligent veteran who looks to be a major contributor on offense this season … returns for third year as the starter at tight end … good blocker … also used on special teams … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (So.): Played in 13 games and started seven … earned the Whitey Gwynne Award from the WVU coaching staff for leadership and on-field play … WVU Offensive Champion: Syracuse … saw action on more than 440 plays, including a season-high 46 against UConn … used on 35 or more plays in six games … tallied a four-yard grab against Pitt … finished with a four-yard reception at Cincinnati … collected two catches for 28 yards against Louisville with a long of 22 yards … had an eight-yard catch at USF … finished with a one-yard touchdown reception against UConn … registered a 14-yard reception at Syracuse … two catches for 49 yards with a long of 33 yards against Liberty. 2008 (Fr.): Played in all 13 games and started four … awarded the Danny Van Etten Rookie of the Year Award by the coaching staff … saw action on more than 225 plays, including a seasonhigh 29 at Louisville … 20 or more plays four times … used mostly in blocking situations … finished with four catches for 79 yards, an average of 19.8 yards per catch, two touchdowns and a long reception of 25 yards … made his first collegiate catch against Rutgers, a 25-yard touchdown reception … his second catch was a 12-yard touchdown against USF … made two big catches for 42 yards with a long of 23 yards against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Prep: Coached by Dan Conwell at Norwin Senior High … as a senior, rushed for 510 yards on 80 carries and scored seven touchdowns as a fullback … registered 79 tackles and seven sacks … scored two touchdowns and two sacks in a playoff win over Woodland Hills … selected second-team all-state class 4A … Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Terrific 25 … named all-WPIAL QuadSouth Conference … helped lead the Knights to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the WPIAL quarterfinals … as a junior, he collected 70 tackles and seven sacks … rushed for 500 yards and a 6.2 yards per carry average … member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Birthday is Sept. 30 … son of James and Debra Urban … majoring in finance.

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Linebacker 5-9, 227, r-Jr. | Petersburg | Seneca Rocks, W.Va.

6-3, 288, r-Fr. | Buchholz | Gainesville, Fla.

Added to his frame and was moved to middle linebacker this spring … also can play at weak-side linebacker … in the mix competing for playing time this season … Dean’s List … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.

Adds depth at center … continues to work on recognizing defenses … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trip: 2010 Gator.

2009 (r-So.): Did not see any game action … member of the defensive scout team.

Prep: Coached by Jay Godwin at Buchholz High … two-time Florida Class 5A first-team all-state … Gainesville Sun Class 3A-6A CoOffensive Player of the Year … Gainesville Sun Class 3A-6A first-team offense … Gainesville Sun’s “Super 11” … graded out at 85 percent, while averaging 12 pancake blocks per game … Florida Varsity Top 100 … Florida Sportswriters Association Class 5A first team all-state as a junior … earned third-team all-state honors as a sophomore … Street & Smith’s Top 50 rising juniors.

2008 (r-Fr.): Did not see any game action … member of the defensive scout team … scout team defensive champion: Rutgers and Auburn. 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … scout team defensive champion: Rutgers. Prep: Two-time all-state selection for coach Terry Lahman at Petersburg High … three-time team defensive captain … three-time allPotomac Valley Conference …all-area … finished with a school-record 487 tackles for his career … set the single-season tackle record with 148 as a senior … rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and two two-point conversions against Bishop Walsh.

2009 (Fr.): Redshirted.

Personal: Birthday is Aug. 5 … son of Breck and Patsy Weingart … one of four children … majoring in business management.

Personal: Birthday is Dec. 17 … son of Ronnie and Joanne Vance … one of five boys … majoring in history.

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One of the most improved players over the past year … very determined and competitive … could add depth at quarterback or could be moved to receiver … has good speed and quickness … younger brother of former Mountaineer great, NCAA record-setter and Miami Dolphin Pat White … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Saw limited action, making one appearance against Marshall … finished with three rushes for seven yards, an average of 2.3 yards per rush with a long of 13. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … member of the offensive scout team … scout team offensive champion: Louisville. Prep: Coached by Glenn Vickery at Daphne High … accounted for nearly 2,500 yards of total offense as a senior, 964 yards rushing and 1,500 yards passing … selected all-county and named conference player of the week … helped Daphne to an 11-2 record and a state 6A runner-up finish … named Daphne High’s Student of the Month … also ran track. Personal: Birthday is Jan. 19 … son of James and Vonametris White … one of three boys … majoring in business management.

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WOODS Wide receiver 6-0, 192, r-So. | Golden Gate | Naples, Fla. Competing for starting duties at wide receiver … coaching staff is counting on him to be an offensive contributor this season … also could be used on special teams … has good speed and quickness … showed improvement during the spring campaign … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Saw action in four games … used in more than 20 plays, including a season-high six at Syracuse and against Marshall. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted … dislocated his left shoulder during preseason practice and missed the entire season. Prep: Coached by Dave Tanner at Golden Gate High … played wide receiver in high school, collecting 54 catches for 851 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior … an all-state selection as a senior … earned first-team all-Southwest Florida accolades … a two-time first-team all-district and all-Collier County Athletic Conference honoree … helped Golden Gate to a 6-5 finish and a first-round appearance in the state playoffs … collected 28 receptions for 584 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior … four-year starter on the basketball team … participated in the triple jump, the long jump and the 400m dash on the track team … earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior in basketball and was all-district and all-conference in track … runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and bench presses 230 pounds.

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WRIGHT Defensive Line 6-2, 264, r-So. | Dr. Krop | Miami, Fla. Should be a contributor as the primary backup at defensive tackle … looks to make more of an impact this season … has good size and strength … showed a lot of improvement over the course of the year … bowl trips: 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator. 2009 (r-Fr.): Played in nine games … saw action in more than 75 plays, including a season-high 25 plays against Louisville … finished with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops, one sack and two tackles for loss … solo tackle against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected three solo tackles, including a tackle for loss against Louisville …registered a solo tackle against Connecticut and two unassisted tackles, including a sack at Syracuse … two tackles against East Carolina. 2008 (Fr.): Redshirted . Prep: Coached by Rick Divita at Dr. Krop High … registered 62 tackles and 18 sacks as a senior … selected all-Dade County honorable mention … selected to play in the Dade North-South AllStar game … helped team to a 7-3 record … two-year letterwinner in wrestling. Personal: Birthday is Jan. 8 … son of Jorge and Dr. Ellen Wright … majoring in criminology and investigations.

Personal: Birthday is Feb. 7 … son of Freddie and Williamena McCrary and John Blackmon … majoring in criminology and investigations.

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Jewone Snow LB

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Ishmael Banks

DB, 6-0, 185, Richmond, Va. Hargrave Military Academy Coached by Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military … had four interceptions this past season at Hargrave … rivals prep school third-ranked cornerback and Top 25 nationally …finished with an interception on the goal line against South Alabama … blocked a punt against Walter Reed Prep … runs a 4.49 40-yard dash … coached by Stu Brown at Varina High … two-time all-Capital District, including first team as a senior … second-team all-Central Region … secondteam all-Metro … finished with 47.5 tackles, including four tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a senior … returned four interceptions for 67 yards and a touchdown … son of Dwight and Carol Banks … birthday is Jan. 17.

Travis Bell

FS, 6-2, 187, Belle Glade, Fla. Glades Central Coached by Jessie Hester … named 2009 Florida Class 2A all-state first team … Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 … Palm Beach Post Top 10 … rivals.com Top 50 safety and Florida Top 100 ... Scout.com Top 100 safeties ... collected 62 tackles and 10 interceptions as a senior ... Sun Sentinel

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all-area ... helped lead Glades Central to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the state 2A championship game … finished with 65 tackles, four interceptions and returned two punts for touchdowns as a junior … had 42 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore ... helped lead Glades Central to an 11-1 mark … runs a 4.58 40-yard dash … son of Nija Peterkin … birthday is Sept. 4.

Barry Brunetti

QB, 6-0, 207, Memphis, Tenn. Memphis University School Coached by Bobby Alston at Memphis University School … Parade High School All-American team … EA Sports secondteam All-American … rated as one of the top three dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation … invited to play in the 2010 All-American Bowl Game Classic … 2009 Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association Tennessee Titan Mr. Football D-II AA Back after being finalist in 2008 … played in the U.S. Army All-American and the Liberty Bowl All-Star games … attended “Elite 11” quarterback camp … participated in the Joe Montana “Super 7” quarterback camp … rivals.com third-rated dual-threat passer, No. 2 overall in Tennessee and Top 150 overall nationally … No. 7 top combo passing quarterback by USA Today … Top 15 quarterback by ESPN.com … Tom Lemming/

Maxpreps Top 15 dual-threat quarterbacks … Sporting News Top 75 …Max Emfinger’s Top 100 … Top 50 player on Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast Top 120 … two-time TSSAA Blue Cross Bowl State Championship Offensive MVP … Commercial Appeal Best of Preps Offensive Player of the Year … two-time Commercial Appeal BOP All-Metro Private Schools … two-time Tennessee State Writers’ Association Division II All-State team … two-time member of Nashville Tennessean “Dream Team” … two-time W.S. Roberts Offensive MVP … led Memphis University School to back-to-back 13-0 seasons and state championships in 2008 and 2009 … Memphis also finished in the Top 10 nationally in several polls … finished his career, completing 240-of-432 for 3,882 yards and 43 touchdowns … also rushed for 1,660 yards and 39 touchdowns … as a senior, he completed 140-of-241 passes for 2,257 yards, 23 touchdowns and only one interception … ran for 519 yards on 134 carries and scored 13 touchdowns … threw for a season-high 268 yards and two touchdowns against Christian Brothers … threw for a season-high four touchdowns against Memphis East … as a junior, he threw for 1,251 yards and 18 touchdowns … rushed for 704 yards and 18 touchdowns … lettered in basketball and track … son of Paul and Elna Brunetti … birthday is Aug. 30.

Dante Chambers

WR, 6-0, 175, Miramar, Fla. Miramar Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell … Miami Herald first team all-county senior season, third team all-county junior season and honorable mention all-county sophomore season … finished senior season with 58 catches for 627 yards and five touchdowns … registered 10 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown against Everglades … collected five or more catches in five games … finished with 10 catches for 70 yards against Monsignor Pace … as a junior, he had 31 catches for 544 yards and three touchdowns … had two touchdowns on 15 catches and 240 yards his sophomore season … Miramar had a combined record of 32-8 in Chambers’ three seasons including a state championship and 14-1 record in 2009 … son of Donald Chambers and Alison McClendon … birthday is June 27.

Trevor Demko

DE, 6-6, 245, Kulpmont, Pa. Mount Carmel Area Coached by Bob Chesney … rivals.com Pennsylvania Top 40 … two-year starter at offensive tackle and defensive end …

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two-time Associated Press all-state DE, first team in 2009, second team in 2008 … Pennsylvania Football News 2A second team all-state … 2008 Reading Eagle Defensive Player of the Year … 2008 Sunbury Daily Item Defensive Player of the Year … 2008 Bloomsburg Press Enterprise first-team defensive end … 2008 second team allHeartland Conference as offensive lineman and defensive end … 2009 Glen Adams Award for outstanding football player for Mount Caramel area … awarded the Special Achievement Award by the Ed Romance Sports Hall of Fame – Pennsylvania Chapter … in an injury-shortened senior year, he had 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery … team captain … helped lead Mount Carmel to a 20-6 record over the last two seasons, including the 2008 District Four championship and the 2009 Eastern Conference Championship … finished with 70 tackles, nine sacks and had two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown as a junior … lettered in baseball … National Honor Society … member of the chemistry club … student council treasurer … son of Tom and Peggy Demko ... birthday is May 1.

Michael Dorsey

S, 6-3, 210, Warren, Ohio Harding Coached by Daniel Dota … played quarterback, running back and safety … second-team all-Ohio … rivals.com Top 30 safeties and Ohio Top 75 … two-time all-Northeast Inland all-District, first team in 2009 and second team in 2008 … selected to play in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Game … nominated for the North-South All-Star Game … a two-time all-county honoree … a three-time all-conference performer … as a senior, he registered 52 tackles, two tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one blocked punt and forced seven fumbles … rushed for 300 yards on 65 attempts and six touchdowns … lettered in basketball and track … son of Michael Dorsey, Sr. … birthday is March 30.

Qudral Forte

DB, 6-1, 190, Atlanta, Ga. Booker T. Washington Coached by Stanley Pritchett … rivals.com Georgia Top 75 … finished with 80 tackles, three interceptions … rushed and passed for more than 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior … passed and rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior … helped lead Booker T. Washington to a 6-4 record … lettered in track … son of Walter Forte and Ashanti Howard … birthday is Jan. 2.

Troy Gloster

LB, 6-0, 200, Germantown, Md. Good Counsel Coached by Bob Milloy … rivals.com Top 100 linebackers and Maryland Top 20 … 2009 Maryland consensus all-state team …first team Maryland Big School all-state team … played in the Maryland Crab Bowl, the state all-star game … Maryland Top 20 players by rivals.com … two-time Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first-team selection … second team Washington Post all-Metro … first team all-Montgomery County Gazette … first-team all-Sentinel Newspapers … as a senior, he registered 70 tackles, including three sacks, 10 tackles for loss and four pass breakups … helped lead Good Counsel to an 11-1 record and the WCAC Championship … sealed win in championship game with a 12-yard sack on a fourth-down play … helped Good Counsel finish as one of the Top 50 schools in the nation … finished with 60 tackles, including nine sacks, 13 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles as a junior …against New Jersey’s St. Peter’s Prep, he registered nine tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble … lettered one year in basketball … member of the National Society of High School Scholars … son of Terry and Jocelyn Gloster … birthday is May 4.

Bruce Irvin

DE, 6-3, 235, Walnut, Calif. Mt. San Antonio Community College No. 6 ranked junior college prospect in the nation … helped lead Mt. San Antonio to a 13-1 record, and both the state and national championships … during its run, Mt. San Antonio defeated eight nationally ranked programs during the 2009 season … second-leading tackler on his team with 72 total tackles, including 45 solo stops, 16 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, five pass breakups and one fumble recovery he returned 96 yards for a touchdown … birthday is Nov. 1... son of Rufus and Bessie Lee.

Jeremy Johnson

QB, 6-2, 175, Kountze, Texas Silsbee Coached by Bobby McGallion … rivals.com Top 10 dual-threat quarterback and Texas Top 75 … Scout.com Top 10 dual-threat quarterback … ranked No. 5 among Texas quarterback’s by Sports Illustrated … also said “he was arguably the purist athlete in the 2010 class” … Tom Lemming/Maxpreps Top 15 dual-threat quarterbacks … Max Emfinger’s Top 150 … invited to play in the 2010 All-American Bowl Game Classic … ESPN.com Top 100 players … Ft. Worth

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Star Telegram state Top 100 … Houston Chronicle Top 100 … Top 75 players in Texas by rivals.com … 2009 second-team 3A all-state … two-time District 5A-11 most valuable player … named all-state honorablemention as a senior … selected two-time Southeast Texas Most Valuable Player … allSoutheast Texas 3A Offensive Player of the Year … as a senior, he threw for 1,675 yards and 17 touchdowns … ran for 621 yards and nine touchdowns … helped lead Silsbee to a 7-5 record … as a junior, he rushed for 932 yards and six touchdowns … threw for almost 1,872 yards and 20 touchdowns … also lettered in track and field … 2009 3A Region 3 long jump champion … 2009 state qualifier in the long jump … multiculture club … Christian Athlete club … son of Bryon and Sebon Lanae Johnson … birthday is March 31.

Trey Johnson

RB, 5-10, 172, Richmond, Va. Varina Coached by Stu Brown … rivals.com Virginia Top 30 … two-time all-Capital District performer ... two-time first team all-Central Region and two-time all-state Group AAA honoree … two-time district player of the year … Roanoke Times Top 30 players … ran for 1,785 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior … helped lead Varina to an 8-2 record as a senior, advance to the district championship and finish the year as the No. 12-rated team in Virginia … named area offensive player of the week after running for 330 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns to lead Varina to victory over No. 9 Atlee … finished with 266 yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns in win over Armstrong … registered 221 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns against Lee-Davis … led region, collecting 1,973 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior … lettered in track … son of Patricia Barley … birthday is Nov. 17.

Quantavius Leslie

WR, 6-4, 180, Hogansville, Ga. Callaway Coached by Pete Wiggins … Max Emfinger Top 100 … two-time LaGrange Daily News County Player of the Year … 5AA all-region selection … as a senior, finished with 22 receptions for 739 yards and 12 touchdowns … also was a cornerback, registering 28 tackles and six interceptions … led the team in punt return yardage, averaging 13.0 yards per return … helped lead the Callaway to a 10-3 record, the Region 5AA championship and an appearance in the state quarterfinals … finished with 18 catches for 468 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior … selected 5AA all-region team … a first-team all-county

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honoree … helped lead Callaway to a 10-2 record … also lettered in basketball … son of Harold Leslie and Barbara Addie … birthday is Feb. 1.

Ivan McCartney

WR, 6-3, 183, Miramar, Fla. Miramar Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell … played in the U.S. Army AllAmerican game … named 2009 6A all-state first team … Miami Herald first team all-county senior season, second team allcounty junior season and honorable mention all-county sophomore season … Sporting News Top 35 … Broward County Florida Times Union No. 1 wide receiver and Super 75 overall … Miami Herald Top 5 in South Florida … Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast Top 20 … 2009 Sun Sentinel first team all-county … finished 2009 season with 37 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns … also had 16 punt returns for 625 yards and three touchdowns … as a junior, he had 41 catches for 705 yards and 10 touchdowns … had eight touchdowns on 17 catches and 404 yards his sophomore season … Miramar had a combined record of 32-8 in McCartney’s three seasons including a state championship and 14-1 record in 2009 … son of Ivan, III, and Azya McCartney … cousin of Cincinnati Bengal Chad Ochocinco … birthday is Oct. 5.

Doug Rigg

LB, 6-1, 215, Oradell, N.J. Bergen Catholic Coached by Fred Stengel … rivals.com New Jersey Top 35 … all-state defense … 2009 Star-Ledger first-team defense … 2009 firstteam defense Star Ledger all-non-public … 2009 first-team defense all-county … finished 2009 with 56 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks … also ran for 586 yards on 75 carries with six touchdowns … recorded 66 tackles and seven sacks as a junior … had 516 rushing yards and eight touchdowns … finished sophomore year with 35 tackles and two sacks … led Bergen Catholic to a 25-9 record over three seasons … team finished No. 4 in New Jersey in 2009 … took team to state championship in 2008 … also plays basketball … son of Peter and Jayne Rigg … birthday is May 9.

Jewone Snow

LB, 6-3, 230, Canton, Ohio Canton McKinley Coached by Ron Johnson … played in the North-South All-Star Game … invited to play in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game … rivals.com Top 30 linebackers and Ohio Top 35 … two-time AP Division I

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all-Ohio linebacker … two-time first-team Stark County … two-time all-Federal first team … first-team WHBC-Coaches Stark County … two-time all-Northeast Inland District first team … finished senior season with 161 tackles, nine tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and eight pass breakups … led team to an 8-5 record, losing in the regional finals … recorded 128 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one sack, forced three fumbles, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups in 2008 … runs a 4.7 40-yard dash and has a bench press of 335 pounds … son of former Michigan standout Garland Rivers … nephew of former Michigan State standout Percy Snow and NBA standout Eric Snow … son of Garland and Linda Snow-Rivers … birthday is Oct. 6.

Quinton Spain

OL, 6-6, 330, Petersburg, Va. Petersburg Coached by Michael Scott … played in the U.S. Army All-American game … rivals.com No. 2 offensive guard, Virginia Top five and Top 115 nationally … Max Emfinger Top 150 … first team all-Central District on offense and defense in 2009 … registered 54 knockdown blocks, scored six twopoint conversions as a fullback … scored four touchdowns as a fullback on goal line packages … collected 103 tackles as a defensive tackle … forced seven fumbles and recovered five … recorded 23 tackles for loss, five sacks and had seven games with 10 or more tackles … Roanoke Times’ Virginia Top 25 … member of the Newport News Daily Press “Fab 15” recruits … combined team record of 11-11 his junior and senior seasons … second-team all-Central Region as a junior … all-Metro second team … honorable mention all-Metro … standout on the top-rated Petersburg basketball team … son of Tracey Spain … birthday is Aug. 7.

Wes Tonkery

S, 6-1, 190, Shinnston, W.Va. Bridgeport Coached by Bruce Carey … rivals.com West Virginia Top five … 2009 first-team allstate defense … 2008 first-team all-state offense … 2007 honorable mention all-state defense … three-time first-team all-Big Ten … three-time first-team all-county … 2008 BB&T Harrison County Player of the Year … recipient of the Frank Loria Award … finished his senior season with 34 tackles and one forced fumble … rushed for 633 yards on 95 attempts for nine touchdowns … helped lead Bridgeport to a 32-5 record in three seasons … played in the West Virginia AAA

state championship game as a junior and senior … collected 166 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown against Wheeling Park … registered 115 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns against Lincoln … seasonhigh seven tackles against Wheeling Park and South Charleston … also lettered in basketball and track … runs a 4.5 40-yard dash … son of Brian and Sherri Tonkery … birthday is Nov. 29.

Marquis Wallace

OL, 6-5, 290, Richmond, Va. Varina Coached by Stu Brown … rivals.com Virginia Top 25 … two-time all-state Group AAA selection … two-time first team all-Central Region honoree … three-time all-Capital District performer ... Roanoke Times’ Virginia Top 25 … helped lead Varina to an 8-2 record as a senior, advance to the district championship and finish the year as the No. 12-rated team in Virginia … part of an offensive line that paved the way for the offense to have a 1,700-yard rusher … offense averaged 33.5 points a game, scoring 35 or more points six times … Top 30 ranking in the state of Virginia by Virginia Preps … Roanoke Times Top 25 players in Virginia … son of Patricia Wallace … birthday is Aug. 9.

Avery Willams

DB, 5-10, 173, Washington, D.C. Calvin Coolidge Coached by Jason Lane … MaxPreps Top 10 football players in Washington D.C. and Maryland … two-time all-DCIAA selection … two-time league offensive most valuable player … second team specialist as a junior … two-time team most valuable player … named team’s best all-around athlete in 2007 … averaged almost 6.0 yards per carry and two touchdowns as a senior … scored two two-point conversions … helped lead Coolidge to an 8-4 record as a senior … ran for 600 yards and six touchdowns … finished with 135 yards and three touchdowns receiving … collected three interceptions on defense … helped lead Coolidge to a 9-3 record and advance to the first round of the city playoffs … also lettered in indoor and outdoor track … son of Norvell and Caressa Williams … birthday is March 15.

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ith a father-like personality held by few and a work ethic held by even fewer, New Martinsville, W.Va., native Bill Stewart enters his third full season as West Virginia University’s head football coach. Stewart hasn’t looked back since hitting the ground running when he was named interim head coach three weeks prior to the 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, preparing and rallying a team, a coaching staff, a school and a state. After guiding the Mountaineers to a remarkable 48-28 victory against Oklahoma, and arguably the most memorable bowl win in school history, especially under the circumstances, Stewart was named West Virginia University’s 32nd head football coach on January 3, 2008, one day after the impressive victory. Since then, Stewart has produced consecutive 9-4 seasons, a victory over North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in 2008, a berth in the 2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl and consecutive Top 25 finishes. Stewart’s nine victories in 2008 marked the most by a first-year Mountaineer coach in school history.

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Stewart has coached 20 players to all-BIG EAST accolades in his two seasons and watched quarterback Pat White become the NCAA’s all-time leading rushing quarterback and the first in college football history to win four straight bowl games as a starting quarterback in 2008. “Our goals are to win the BIG EAST championship every year,” Stewart says. “We want to be the premier team in the league. We want to be a team of national stature, but we’re going to do it the right way with great student-athletes that buy into the plan. We want great husbands, great dads, great men of society and great men of faith. If all that ties into winning, that means we’ve had a great program.

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“I’m going to be judged on the wins. I know that. What I do with these young men’s lives, I’m being judged by the master coach. And that’s where I lay down every night and sleep very well. If that ever changes than I need to get out of it. Winning is very important, it’s our life blood. Doing it the right way, all the time, and being an example for other programs is very important for me.” Stewart is no stranger to Morgantown, the state of West Virginia or to the college football world as his coaching experiences have been vast and varied. “I’m very honored, very proud and very humbled to be the 32nd head football coach at this great school,” Stewart says. “I work for the team, the state’s flagship university and for the people of the great state of West Virginia.” Prior to being named head coach, he spent eight years on the West Virginia staff under WVU coaches Don Nehlen and Rich Rodriguez, working with the Mountaineer tight ends and serving as associate head coach in 2007 after spending the prior seven seasons coaching the quarterbacks. He also had the role of special teams coordinator under Rodriguez. His lengthy coaching resume began at Fairmont State, where he was a student assistant coach for a season, before becoming an assistant coach at Sistersville (W.Va.) High School in 1975. In 1977, he moved to Salem College, where he was assistant football and head track coach for two seasons. In 1979, he moved to the University of North Carolina (1980); he was later an assistant at Marshall (1980), William & Mary (1981-83), Navy (1984), North Carolina (1985-87), Arizona State (1988-89) and Air Force (1990-93). In 1994, Stewart became head football coach at VMI, where he was 8-25 over three seasons. His 1995 team was the highest scoring (24.5 ppg) squad in VMI history, and Keydet running back Thomas Haskins set a I-AA rushing record with 5,349 yards. Stewart came to WVU in January 2000, from the Canadian Football League, where he served as offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1999, tutoring two all-conference receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher. As offensive line coach for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes in 1998, Stewart’s line blocked for Mike Pringle, the first 2,000-yard rusher in CFL history. MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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A 1975 education graduate from Fairmont State, where he was a three-year letterman and team captain for the WVIAC champions in 1974, Stewart earned his master’s degree in health and physical education from WVU in 1977. Highly regarded as one of the “good guys” in the profession, Stewart has had several personal and professional life influences starting with his mother, father and older brother. “I didn’t come from much, but we had a lot of love,” Stewart says of his upbringing. “We had discipline in our home, but we had much love. My big brother, Ted, was a role model for me as well. He is a great man. He was one of my heroes growing up. My coaches and teachers were also my heroes. “Professionally, I’ve been so blessed. Don Nehlen, hall of fame coach and the 17th winningest coach; Dick Crum, 110

at UNC, the greatest organizer I’ve ever been around; Gary Tranquill, at UNC, was probably the best football coach I ever worked with and Fisher DeBerry, at Air Force, his enthusiasm was second to none. They’re all great people that I emulated and that I was fortunate to work with. I sure hope all of them rubbed off on me.” His coaching philosophies and goals are simple, yet indepth. “It’s real simple,” Stewart says. “You out-block them, out-tackle them, out-hit them and out-hustle them. If you do that - I’m not into slogans and rah-rah – but if you do that you’ve got a chance to be real successful. “I’m into looking right through peoples’ eyes and into their hearts. I have limitations. But I’ve been blessed with a great administration that let me hire people that are experts in their field. That being said, they have to have someone who is a leader. From the time I was a little

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Through the Years with Bill Stewart Bill Stewart Year-By-Year

boy, I’ve always stepped to the front. I never stood in the background. I’m going to take that and go. Being a leader and getting things done has always been one of my strong suits. “Everyone wants to win. Life is about winning and that’s the American way. The winning comes from hard work. In winning, you have to do things the right way. I will never sacrifice the West Virginia standards to win. I’m never going to cheat, never! We’re going to do things the old-fashioned, right way. And that means you out-work them. Just because I don’t jump in someone’s face or curse them, doesn’t mean I’m not intense. Our players and coaches will tell you I get after it when I have to. I don’t like to do that.” Stewart and his wife, Karen, also a native of New Martinsville, have one son, Blaine.

Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2007 2008 2009

School Position Record West Virginia Player/OL Fairmont State Player/OL 7-3 Fairmont State Player/OL 2-7 Fairmont State Player/OL 6-3-1 WVIAC Champions Fairmont State Student Assistant 7-4 WVIAC Champions Shrine Bowl Sisterville High Assistant Coach Sisterville High Assistant Coach Salem DL/LB 8-1-1 WVIAC Champions Salem OL 8-1-0 WVIAC Champions North Carolina JV Team OL 8-3-1 Gator Bowl Champions Marshall OL 2-8-1 William and Mary OL 5-6 William and Mary OL 3-8 William and Mary OL 6-5 Navy OL 4-6-1 North Carolina OL 5-6 North Carolina OL 7-4-1 Aloha Bowl North Carolina OL 5-6 Arizona State OT/TE 6-5 Arizona State OT/TE 6-4-1 Air Force DL 7-5 Liberty Bowl Champions Air Force DL 10-3 Liberty Bowl Champions Air Force DL 7-5 Liberty Bowl Air Force DL 4-8 VMI Head Coach 1-10 VMI Head Coach 4-7 VMI Head Coach 3-8 Montreal Alouettes OL 12-5-1 CFL Division Finals Winnipeg Blue Bombers OC/WR 6-12 West Virginia QB 7-5 Music City Bowl Champions West Virginia QB/ST 3-8 West Virginia QB/ST 9-4 Continental Tire Bowl West Virginia QB/ST 8-5 BIG EAST Champions Gator Bowl West Virginia QB/ST 8-4 BIG EAST Champions Gator Bowl West Virginia QB/ST 11-1 BIG EAST Champions Sugar Bowl Champions West Virginia QB/ST 11-2 Gator Bowl Champions West Virginia Associate HC/TE/FB/ST 10-2 BIG EAST Champions West Virginia Interim Head Coach 1-0 Fiesta Bowl Champions West Virginia Head Coach 9-4 Car Care Bowl Champions West Virginia Head Coach 9-4 Gator Bowl

Record at West Virginia: 19-8 (2 years) Overall Record: 27-33 (5 years)

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DUNLAP

STEVE

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Playing Career • Three-year letterwinner at linebacker at West Virginia (1976-78) • Member of the 1975 Peach Bowl team that defeated NC State • Set school records for total tackles in a season (190) and tackles in a game (28) • Still ranks No. 10 on the school’s career tackle list (359) Coaching Career 2008-09: West Virginia (assistant head coach/safeties) 2007: Marshall (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2005-06: NC State (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2004: Syracuse (defensive coordinator) 2002-03: Syracuse (assistant head coach) 2001-05: Syracuse (linebackers) 1991-2000: West Virginia (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 1987-92: West Virginia (defensive backs) 1984-86, 1993-2000: West Virginia (inside linebackers) 1982-83: Navy (defensive line) 1978-81: West Virginia (graduate assistant-part-time assistant/linebackers) Bowl Games Coached: (16)

[ Dunlap File ] Coaching Responsibility: Safeties, Defensive Special Teams Recruiting Areas: West Virginia and Southern Ohio Birthday: February 4 Hometown: Hurricane, W.Va. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (WVU, ’76) Family: Wife – Wendy, Children – Matthew and Megan Year at West Virginia: 24 Year in Coaching: 33 NC State • Three of his players were selected in the first round of the NFL draft, including Mario Williams, who was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 draft • In 2005, NC State ranked No. 2 nationally in tackles for loss, No. 6 in sacks, No. 8 in total defense and pass efficiency defense, No. 14 in rushing defense and No. 26 in pass defense Syracuse • In 2003, the Orange ranked No. 2 in the BIG EAST and No. 20 nationally in turnover margin West Virginia • The 1996 squad led the nation in total defense, No. 2 in rushing defense and turnover margin, No. 4 in scoring defense, and No. 5 in pass efficiency defense • The 1994 squad set a then school record for fewest points allowed in a 13-game season • The 1993 squad was No. 2 in the league in fewest points allowed Professional Players West Virginia: Tim Brown (LB), Mike Collins (DB), Barrett Green (LB), Alvoid Mays (DB), Bo Orlando (DB), Bernard Russ (LB), Matt Smith (LB) Syracuse: Clifton Smith (LB), Rich Scanlon (LB) NC State: Stephen Tulloch (LB) All-American Players West Virginia: Bo Orlando (1988) All-Conference/All-East Players

West Virginia: Tim Brown (LB/1993), Derek Christian (DB/1985), Mike Collins (DB/1992), Willie Edwards (DB/1988), Barrett Green (LB/1988-89), John Hadley (LB/1997), Alvoid Mays (DB/1988), Bo Orlando (DB/1987-88), Van Richardson (LB/1984-85), Wes Richardson (LB/1993), Bernard Russ (LB/1996), Robert Sands (DB/2009), Matt Smith (LB/1984-85-86), J.T. Thomas, Sr. (LB/1995), Preston Waters (DB/1989), Terry White (DB/1987), Darrell Whitmore (DB/1988-89) Syracuse: Clifton Smith (LB/2001-02), Rich Scanlon (LB/2003) NC State: Stephen Tulloch (LB/2005) Marshall: Byron Kitchens (LB/2007)

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Coaching Highlights • Has 32 years of collegiate coaching experience with 16 bowl appearances • Coached in two national championship games (1989 and 1993 while with West Virginia) • 1996 Broyles Award finalist, signifying the top assistant coach in the nation West Virginia • In 2009, Roberts Sands was named first-team all-BIG EAST in 2009 • Sands led the BIG EAST in interceptions and passes defended • Defense led the BIG EAST in interceptions (17) • In 2008, the defense finished No. 11 nationally in scoring defense and No. 16 in pass efficiency defense Marshall • In 2007, CJ Spillman was No. 3 in Conference USA and tied for No. 12 nationally in tackles and tied for No. 1 in forced fumbles in the league 112

Wendy, Steve, Matthew and Megan West Virginia University


Coaching Responsibility: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Recruiting Area: Maryland

[ casteel File ]

Birthday: February 1 Hometown: Paden City, W.Va. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (California, Pa., ’84); Master’s Degree (California, Pa., ’86) Family: Wife – Rosemary, Children – Jacob and Sarah Year at West Virginia: 10 Year in Coaching: 26

casteel

JEFF

COACHING STAFF

[Assistant Coach]

Shepherd • Shepherd won six WVIAC Conference titles from 1991-99 • The Rams led the WVIAC in total defense and rushing defense five times from 1991-99

Coaching Career 2003-09: West Virginia (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2002: West Virginia (co-defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2001: West Virginia (defensive line) 2000: UTEP (defensive ends) 1991-99: Shepherd (assistant head coach/defensive coordinator) 1988-90: Shepherd (defensive line/strength) 1987: Palmetto HS, Miami, Fla. (defensive line) 1984-86: California, Pa. (student-graduate assistant) Bowl Games Coached: (9)

Professional Players West Virginia: James Davis (LB), Marc Magro (LB), Grant Wiley (LB) UTEP: Menson Holloway (DE) All-American Players West Virginia: Marc Magro (LB/2007), Jay Henry (LB/2006), Grant Wiley (LB/2003), Reed Williams (LB/2007) All-Conference Players West Virginia: James Davis (LB/2002), Jay Henry (LB/2005-06), Mortty Ivy (LB/2008), Adam Lehnortt (LB/2004), Marc Magro (LB/2007), Kevin McLee (LB/2005), J.T. Thomas, Jr. (LB/2009), Grant Wiley (LB/2002-03), Reed Williams (LB/2007, 09) UTEP: Menson Holloway (DE/2000) Shepherd: Tod Cutlip (LB/1991), Jamie Cutter (LB/1990-91), Chris Field (LB/1999), Todd Fischer (LB/1997-98), Buddy Hesen (LB/1995), Jonathan Hibbard (LB/1998-99), Matt Roark (LB/1999), Greg Stup (DL/1996)

[ casteel FAMILY ]

Coaching Highlights • Has 25 years of collegiate coaching experience with nine bowl appearances • Named 2008 BIG EAST Defensive Coordinator of the Year by rivals.com • Named 2007 rivals.com’s Defensive Coordinator of the Year • While he served as a student and graduate assistant coach at California, Pa., he worked two years in the training camp of the CFL’s Baltimore Stallions West Virginia • In 2009, WVU’s defense led the BIG EAST in interceptions (17) and was second in third-down defense and pass efficiency defense. • In 2008, WVU’s defense ranked among the nation’s leaders in scoring defense (11), turnover margin (16), pass efficiency defense (16) and total defense (34) • In 2007, WVU’s defense ranked among the nation’s leaders in total defense (7), scoring defense (8), turnover margin (9), sacks (15) and rushing defense (18) • WVU finished with 40 sacks, tying for the most sacks since 1998 and the most since 1997 when the Mountaineers finished with 46 • In 2006, the Mountaineers were No. 1 in the BIG EAST and No. 13 nationally in rushing defense and No. 25 nationally in turnover margin

Jeff, Jacob, Rosemary and Sarah

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Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Recruiting Areas: Northern Ohio

[ MULLEN File ]

Birthday: September 15 Hometown: Lima, Ohio Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Wittenberg, ’90), Master’s Degree (Ohio U., ’93) Family: Wife – Andrea, Children – Nate, Rami and Maggie Year at West Virginia: 3 Year in Coaching: 20

[Assistant Coach]

MULLEN

JEFF

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Three-year starter at defensive back and four-year letterwinner at Wittenberg • Earned All-America honors as a senior in 1989

Wake Forest • Helped guide the Demon Deacons to the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and Orange Bowl appearance against Louisville • In 2007, coached quarterback Riley Skinner, who led the nation in completion percentage Ohio U. • Helped guide the Bobcats to their first winning season in 14 years when they finished with an 8-3 record in 1997 Professional Players West Virginia: Pat White (QB ) Wake Forest: Mark Moroz (OT), Ovie Mughellie (FB), Riley Skinner (QB), Ray Thomas (TE) All-American West Virginia: Pat White (QB/2008) All-Conference West Virginia: Jarrett Brown (QB/2009), Pat White (QB/2008) Wake Forest: Riley Skinner (QB/2006), Mark Moroz (OT/2002), Tim Bennett (OT/2001) Ohio U: Nick Glowacki (OL/1999), Steveland Hookfin (FB/1996), Darren Reese (OL/1993)

[ MULLEN FAMILY ]

Coaching Career 2008-09: West Virginia (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 2003-07: Wake Forest (quarterbacks) 2001-02: Wake Forest (offensive tackles) 1997-00: Ohio U. (tight ends/offensive tackles) 1995-96: Ohio U. (fullbacks) 1994: Ohio U. (video coordinator/administrative assistant) 1992-93: Ohio U. (offensive graduate assistant) 1991: Hawaii (defensive graduate assistant) 1990: Hamilton (Ohio) Township HS Bowl Games Coached: (5) Coaching Highlights • Has 19 years of collegiate coaching experience with five bowl appearances • Over the course of his career, he has coached quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive line and defensive secondary West Virginia • In 2009, Jarrett Brown was named second-team all-BIG EAST • The offense passed for more than 2,000 yards for the first time since 1998 • Coached Pat White, who set the NCAA rushing mark by a quarterback (4,490 yards) and was the first starting quarterback in NCAA history to win four bowl games • White set 25 WVU, BIG EAST and NCAA records, including the BIG EAST record for total offense (10,529) and touchdowns responsible for (103) • Offense was ranked No. 15 nationally in rushing yards, No. 28 in pass efficiency and No. 27 in fewest sacks allowed 114

Jeff, Andrea, Rami, Maggie and nate

West Virginia University


[ beatty File ]

Coaching Responsibility: Running Backs/Slot Receivers/Director of Recruiting Recruiting Areas: Virginia/Washington D.C.

Birthday: June 19 Hometown: Centreville, Va. Education: Bachelor’s degree (East Tennessee State, ’95) Family: Wife – Kristy; Child - Aaron Year at West Virginia: 3 Year in Coaching: 5

[Assistant Coach]

B E AT T Y

CHRIS

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Four-year starter at wide receiver - East Tennessee State (1991-94) • Earned All-Southern Conference honors as a senior • All-time leading receiver in the school’s history • Played professionally for the Baltimore Stallions (CFL) (1995) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) (1997) Coaching Career 2008-09: West Virginia (running backs/slot receivers) 2007: Northern Illinois (running backs) 2006: Hampton (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 2003-05: Landstown (Va.) HS (head coach) 2001-02: Salem (Va.) HS (head coach) 1998-00: North Stafford (Va.) HS (head coach) Bowl Games Coached: (2) Coaching Highlights West Virginia • In 2009, West Virginia led the BIG EAST in rushing yards per game and was ranked among the Top 25 nationally. • Noel Devine and Jock Sanders were named WVU co-Offensive MVPs • Devine rushed for 1,465 yards (No. 17 nationally) and 13 touchdowns and was an unanimous first-team all-BIG EAST selection • Sanders led all WVU receivers with 72 catches, fourth-best on the school’s single-season reception chart. • In 2008, Devine rushed for 1,289 yards and four touchdowns, marking the 12th year in the past 13 that WVU has produced a 1,000-yard rusher • Sanders led the receivers with 53 catches for 462 yards and seven touchdowns • WVU’s rushing offense was second in the BIG EAST and No. 15 nationally • Selected to attend NCAA Football Coaches Academy in Indianapolis, Ind. (2008)

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Northern Illinois • Sophomore Justin Anderson rushed for 1,245 yards and eight touchdowns, the ninth-consecutive year with a 1,000-yard rusher Hampton • The Pirates won the 2006 MEAC Championship and made an appearance in the NCAA I-AA playoffs • Coached Alonzo Coleman, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s all time leading rusher, who finished with 1,052 yards in 2006 High School • Coordinated offenses that produced the top four passers in Virginia high school history • Guided the only two teams in state history to boast a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season • Compiled a 40-2 mark as the head coach at Landstown HS (Va.) from 2003-05 • Landstown won the 2004 Virginia 3-A state championship and a No. 9 national ranking with a 14-0 record • Made three state championship appearances • Selected 2004 Virginia State 3A Coach of the Year • Coached former Florida All-American and current Minnesota Viking running back Percy Harvin and Damon McDaniel, who signed with Florida State • Compiled a 38-16 record at North Stafford (Va.) HS (1998-2000) and Salem (Va.) HS (2001-02) Professional Players Landstown: Percy Harvin (RB) North Stafford: Nate Ilaoa (RB) Salem: Isaiah Gardner (DB), Ricky Schmitt (K) Hampton: Alonzo Coleman (RB), Marquay McDaniel (WR), Onrae Jones (WR) All-Conference Players West Virginia: Noel Devine (RB/2008-09); Jock Sanders (WR/2008) Northern Illinois: Justin Anderson (RB/2007) Hampton: Alonzo Coleman (RB/2006); Onrea Jones (WR/2006); Marquay McDaniel (WR/2006); Princeton Shepherd (QB/2006)

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[ galloway File ]

Coaching Responsibility: Wide Receivers/Passing Game Offense Recruiting Areas: Central and South Florida, Central Georgia, North Carolina Birthday: March 11 Hometown: Eden, N.C. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Western Carolina, ’94) Family: Wife – Winslow, Children – Anna, Hayes and Griffith Year at West Virginia: 3 Year in Coaching: 15 Elon • Coached Aretka Banks, a two-time all-conference performer

• The Phoenix recorded a 9-2 record in 1999 and 7-4 in 2000

[Assistant Coach]

g allo w ay

LONNIE

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Four-year letterwinner at Western Carolina • WCU’s all-time leader in total offense • Passed for 5,545 career yards, second on the school’s all-time list • Still ranks among the Top 10 in seven other offensive categories for the Catamounts • Played one season for the Charlotte Rage (1995) of the Arena Football League

Professional Players Appalachian State: Dexter Jackson (WR) East Carolina: Terrence Copper (WR) All-American Players Appalachian State: William Mayfield (WR/2006), Dexter Jackson (WR/2006), Jermane Little (WR/2005) All-Conference Players

Appalachian State: William Mayfield (WR/2006), Dexter Jackson (WR/2006), Jermane Little (WR/2005) East Carolina: Terrence Copper (WR/2003) Elon: Arekta Banks (WR and RS/2002)

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Coaching Career 2008-09: West Virginia (wide receivers) 2006-07: Appalachian State (split ends) 2005: Appalachian State (wide receivers) 2003-04: East Carolina (wide receivers) 1996-02: Elon (quarterbacks/wide receivers) Bowl Games Coached: (2) Coaching Highlights • Has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience with two bowl appearances West Virginia • In 2009, receivers finished with more than 2,000 yards for the first time since 1998 • In 2008, wide receiver Alric Arnett was ranked among the Top 10 in the BIG EAST in receptions per game and receiving yards per game • In the Meineke Car Care Bowl, his receivers caught three of the four touchdowns scored by the offense in the victory over North Carolina. Appalachian State • The Mountaineers won three straight NCAA FCS Division national championships East Carolina • Coached Terrence Copper, who earned All-Conference USA honors and set ECU records for receptions (87) and receiving yards in 2003 (897)

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West Virginia University


[ johnson File ]

Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Line/Running Game Offense Recruiting Areas: North Georgia, North and Central Florida, Pittsburgh

Birthday: April 21 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (West Virginia, ‘85), Master’s Degree (West Virginia, ’86) Family: Wife – Lynn, Children – Andrew, Lauren, Zachary and Mark Year at West Virginia: 3 Year in Coaching: 27

[Assistant Coach]

j oh n so n

DAVE

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Four-year letterwinner at West Virginia • Starting center on the 1981 Peach and 1982 Gator Bowl teams Coaching Career 2008-09: West Virginia (offensive line) 2001-07: Georgia (tight ends) 1997-00: Marshall (offensive line) 1990-96: Indiana, Pa. (offensive coordinator/offensive line/strength) 1987-89: Indiana, Pa. (offensive line/tight ends/assistant strength) 1986: Shippensburg (offensive line/tight ends/strength) 1984-85: West Virginia (graduate assistant) Bowl Games Coached: (14) Coaching Highlights • Has 26 years of collegiate coaching experience with 14 bowl appearances

• Averaged 11 wins a year during his four-year tenure, including a perfect 13-0 record in 1999 Indiana, Pa. • Helped lead Indiana, Pa., to the NCAA Division II national playoffs eight times, including two championship game appearances and three semifinal finishes Professional Players West Virginia: Greg Isdaner (OL), Ryan Stanchek (OL), Selvish Capers (OL) Georgia: Martez Milner (TE), Leonard Pope (TE), Ben Watson (TE), Randy McMichael (TE) Marshall: Jimmy Cabellos (OL), Jason Starkey (OL), Mike Guilliams (OL), John Wade (OL) Indiana, Pa.: Chris Villarrial (OL) All-Americans West Virginia: Ryan Stanchek (OL/2009) Indiana, Pa.: Matt Dalverney (OL/1993), Chris Villarrial (OL/1995), Jim Uncapher (OL/1998) All-Conference West Virginia: Selvish Capers (OL/2009), Mike Dent (OL/2008), Ryan Stanchek (OL/2008) Georgia: Martez Milner (TE/2006), Leonard Pope (TE/2004-05), Ben Watson (TE/2003), Randy McMichael (TE/2001-02) Marshall: Jimmy Cabellos (OL/1999-00), Jason Starkey (OL/1999), Mike Guilliams (OL/1998-99), John Wade (OL/1997) Indiana, Pa.: Darren Walton (OL/1995-96), Chris Sledge (OL/1994), Chris Villarrial (OL/1994-95), Kerry Yacamelli (OL/1994), Marvin Denson (OL/1991-92), Scott McClellan (OL/1992), Matt Dalverney (OL/1991-92-93), John Zavatsky (OL/1991), Mike Egan (OL/1991), Bob Malia (OL/1990), Shawn Kunes (OL/1988-89-90), Pat Kovell (TE/1987-88-89-90), Jim Uncapher (OL/1988-89), Scott Parker (OL/1987-88), Mike Muscella (OL/1987), John Robinson (OL/1987) Shippensburg: Dave Peck (OL/1986)

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West Virginia • In 2009, the offensive line paved the way for the 13th 1,000-yard rusher in the past 14 season and first 2,000-yard passer since 1998. • Of the 855 plays by the offense in 2009, each the five offensive linemen logged in more than 830 plays. • In 2008, the offensive line was ranked No. 27 nationally for fewest sacks allowed Georgia • The Bulldogs won 72 games, averaging more than 10 wins a season, three SEC East Division Championships, two SEC Championships, five bowl wins and five Top 10 national finishes Marshall • The Herd posted a 43-9 record, won four MAC titles and three Motor City Bowl titles

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[ kirelawich File ]

Coaching Responsibility: Defensive Line/Run Game Defense Recruiting Areas: Central and Southeast Florida, Eastern Pennsylvania Birthday: October 20 Hometown: Frackville, Pa. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Salem, ’69) Family: Wife – Maggie, Children – Miki, Billy and Jake Year at West Virginia: 32 Year in Coaching: 32

High School • While coaching at Cardinal Brennan, he had nine players sign scholarships at D I-A schools • His 1975 team was ranked No. 10 in the state.

[Assistant Coach]

k i r ela w ich

BILL

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Standout defensive lineman at Salem College under current WVU Assistant to the Head Coach Donnie Young • Senior captain who led the Tigers to an 8-1 record and a Top 20 NAIA national ranking • His 89-yard interception return still stands as a school record

Professional Players West Virginia: Todd Campbell (DL), Johnny Dingle (DL), Keilen Dykes (DL), David Grant (DL), Pat Marlatt (DL), Jim Merritts (DL), Henry Slay (DL), Renaldo Turnbull (LB), John Thornton (DL) All-American Players West Virginia: Johnny Dingle (DL/2007), John Thornton (DL/1998), Henry Slay (DL/1997) All-Conference/All-East Players West Virginia: Scooter Berry (DL/2008), Todd Campbell (DL/198182), Johnny Dingle (DL/2007), Keilen Dykes (DL/2006-07), Theron Ellis (DL/1990), David Grant (DL/1986-87), Jim Gray (DL/1991), Barry Hawkins (DL/1993-94), Brad Hunt (DL/1986-87), Ernest Hunter (DL/2005), Ben Lynch (DL/2004), Jim Merritts (DL/1983), Chris Neild (DL/2009), Dave Oblak (DL/1983), Chris Parker (DL/1986-87), Henry Slay (DL/1995-96-97), John Thornton (DL/1997-98), Renaldo Turnbull (LB/1988-89).

[ kirelawich FAMILY ]

Coaching Career 2003-09: West Virginia (defensive line) 2001-02: West Virginia (administrative assistant) 1991-00: West Virginia (defensive line) 1988-90: West Virginia (outside linebackers) 1980-87: West Virginia (defensive line) 1979: West Virginia (part-time) 1970-78: Cardinal Brennan (Pa.) HS (Head Coach) Bowl Games Coached: (21) Coaching Highlights • Has 31 years of collegiate coaching experience with 21 bowl appearances West Virginia • In 2009, nose tackle Chris Neild was named all-BIG EAST second team • Julian Miller led WVU in sacks (9) and tackles for loss (14) • In 2008, WVU’s defense ranked No. 11 nationally in scoring defense and No. 16 in turnover margin. • In 2007, WVU’s defense ranked No. 7 in total defense, No. 8 in scoring defense, No. 9 in turnover margin and No. 18 in rushing defense. • In 1996, the Mountaineer defense was ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense, No. 2 in rushing defense and turnover margin and No. 4 in scoring defense

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West Virginia University


[ lockwood File ]

Coaching Responsibility: Cornerbacks, Passing Game Defense Recruiting Areas: Central and South Florida, South New Jersey Birthday: March 23 Hometown: Media, Pa. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (West Virginia, ’89) Family: Wife – Heidi, Children – Autumn, David, Jr., and Jeffrey Year at West Virginia: 4 Year in Coaching: 22

[Assistant Coach]

loc k w ood

DAVID

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Four-year letterwinner at West Virginia as a defensive back (1985-88) • Recorded 58 career tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions • Member of the 1984 Bluebonnet, 1987 Sun and 1988 Fiesta Bowl teams • Helped lead the Mountaineers to the national championship game in 1988 Coaching Career 2008-09: West Virginia (cornerbacks) 2007: Kentucky (defensive backs) 2005-06: Minnesota (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2002-04: Minnesota (defensive backs) 2001: Notre Dame (cornerbacks) 2000: West Virginia (defensive backs) 1999: Memphis (defensive backs) 1995-98: Memphis (wide receivers) 1994: James Madison (tight ends/wide receivers) 1990-93: Delaware (tight ends/wide receivers) 1989: West Virginia (graduate assistant) Bowl Games Coached: (10)

Kentucky • In 2007, the Wildcat defense ranked in Top 25 in fewest passing yards Minnesota • Coached defensive backs his first three years and then was promoted to defensive coordinator and coached linebackers the final two years. • In 2006, the Gophers were No. 1 in turnover margin West Virginia • In 2000, the defense finished No. 9 nationally with 19 interceptions Memphis • In 1999, the pass defense was No. 6 nationally in fewest passing yards allowed James Madison • The Dukes advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs Delaware • The Blue Hens won two Yankee Conference titles and made three NCAA I-AA playoff appearances. Professional Players West Virginia: Ellis Lankster (CB) Minnesota: Ukee Dozier (CB) Memphis: Damien Dodson (WR) James Madison: Ed Perry (TE), Macey Brooks (WR) Delaware: Keita Malloy (WR) All-American Players West Virginia: Brandon Hogan (CB/2009) James Madison: Ed Perry (TE/1994), Macey Brooks (WR/1994) All-Conference Players West Virginia: Brandon Hogan (CB/2009), Ellis Lankster (CB/2008) Minnesota: Ukee Dozier (CB/2004) Memphis: Damien Dodson (WR/1996) James Madison: Ed Perry (TE/1994), Macey Brooks (WR/1994) Delaware: Keita Malloy (WR/1991)

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Coaching Highlights • Has 21 years of collegiate coaching experience with 10 bowl appearances West Virginia • In 2009, the Mountaineer defense led the BIG EAST in interceptions (17). • Brandon Hogan was named first-team all-BIG EAST and honorable mention All-American. • In 2008, the Mountaineer defense was nationally ranked No. 11 in scoring defense, No. 16 in pass efficiency defense and No. 16 in turnover margin. • Coached All-BIG EAST cornerback Ellis Lankster, who was a sixth round draft choice of the Buffalo Bills. MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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Coaching Responsibility: Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Recruiting Areas: Western Pennsylvania, New York, North New Jersey

Birthday: : May 24 Hometown: Kettering, Ohio Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Bowling Green, ’74); Master’s Degree (Bowling Green, ’77) Family: Wife – Karen, Child – John David Year at West Virginia: 19 Year in Coaching: 33 • The Mountaineers also captured the 1993 BIG EAST Championship during his tenure, advancing to the Sugar Bowl after an undefeated regular season. Southern Illinois • Helped develop and recruit a core of players that would go 10-1 en route to winning the 1983 Division I-AA Championship.

[Assistant Coach]

M CM I C H A E L

DAVID

COACHING STAFF

Playing Career • Three-year letterwinner on the offensive line at Bowling Green for coach Don Nehlen. • Falcons went 19-10-1 over his final three seasons, including two of the school’s biggest victories; wins over Purdue and Syracuse. Coaching Career 2006-09: Connecticut (tight ends) 2005: Connecticut (tackles, tight ends) 2001-04: Connecticut (offensive tackles/tight ends/special teams) 1983-2000: West Virginia (offensive tackles/tight ends) 1980-82: Southern Illinois (defensive line) 1977-79: Muskingum (offensive line) 1976: Bowling Green (graduate assistant) Bowl Games Coached: (15) Coaching Highlights • Has 33 years of collegiate coaching experience with 15 bowl appearances • Worked with five All-Americans and directly coached 11 NFL signees • Coached seven players who were drafted by NFL teams, including first round selections Brian Jozwiak (Kansas City -- 1986) and Anthony Becht (New York Jets -- 2000). • Recruited 14 eventual NFL players, including 11 draftees. Connecticut • In 2008, tight end Martin Bedard was selected in the second round as the 14th overall pick of the CFL by the Montreal Alouettes. • Ryan Krug, all-BIG EAST, developed into an NFL prospect, anchoring an offensive line that yielded just 10 sacks in 2003, the third fewest in the nation. West Virginia • The Mountaineers played in 11 bowl games and finished ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 six times. • He coached on two WVU teams that played for the national championship 1988 and 1993), finishing both campaigns with an 11-1 record. 120

Professional Players (11) Connecticut: Martin Bedard (TE/2009), Ryan Krug (OT/2005), Tommy Collins (TE/2003) West Virginia: Anthony Becht (TE/2000), Rich Braham (OT/1994), Brian Jozwiak (OT/1986), Jack Linn (OT/1990), Solomon Page (OT/1999), Lovett Purnell (TE/1996), John Ray (OT/993), Brian Smider (OT/1989) All-American Players (5) West Virginia: Rich Braham (OT/1993), Rick Phillips (OT/1988), Brian Smider (OT/1988), Brian Jozwiak (OT/1984-85), Rob Bennett (TE/1984) All-Conference Players (21) Connecticut: Tommie Collins (TE/2002), Ryan Krug (OT/2002-03-04), Dan Murray (TE/2005), Matt Nuzie (K/2004) West Virginia: Anthony Becht (TE/1998-99), Solomon Page (OT/199798), Lovett Purnell (TE/1995), Rich Braham (OT/1993), John Ray (OT/1990-91), Rob Bennett (TE/1984), Brian Jozwiak (OT/1984-85), Jack Linn (OT/1989), Adrian Moss (TE/1989), Keith Winn (TE/1988), Rick Phillips (OT/1987-88), Brian Smider (OT/1986-88) Southern Illinois: John Harper (DL/1981-82), James Phillips (DL/1980) Muskingum: Jeff Reichelderfer (C/1979), Tim McNaughton (G/1978), Rick Colvin (G/1977)

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David, Karen and John David

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[ joseph File ]

Coaching Responsibility: Strength and Conditioning Certification: Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA).

[director of strength & conditioning]

joseph

MIKE

COACHING STAFF

Birthday: Feb. 22 Hometown: Fairmont, W.Va. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Fairmont State, ’76); Master’s Degree (WVU, ‘01) Family: Wife – Andre, Child – Quincy Year at West Virginia: 5 Year in Coaching: 13 Assisted the Director of Strength and Conditioning with the implementation of training regimens for football, Men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, swimming and diving, and men’s and women’s track. Worked at Healthworks Fitness and Rehabilitation in Morgantown during the 2001 summer as the coordinator for strength and conditioning. Strength and conditioning coach at Fairmont State (Aug. 1998 – May 1999). Served as a guest speaker and instructor at many camps and clinics. Classroom instructor and state director for the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Coached 16 football players who earned All-America honors and more than 100 athletes who were either drafted or signed free agent contracts in the NFL. While at Fairmont State, Joseph was a four-year letterman and three-year captain on the football team from 1994-97. Three-time first-team all-WVIAC selection and was named the WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1996.

Coaching Career Responsible to coordinate, develop, implement and teach strength and conditioning programs for all Mountaineer student-athletes with a major emphasis on the football program.

Fairmont State’s All-time leading scorer with 356 points (58 touchdowns).

Served for five years as the assistant strength coach and assistant coordinator at Notre Dame (2003-08), working with football and was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for baseball, volleyball and softball.

A 1997 regional All-American, a Burger King Scholar Athlete and a WVIAC Scholar Athlete.

At Notre Dame, he worked with the head strength coach for football and assisted with workouts, testing, conditioning, speed and agility training and in-season and offseason training schedules on a daily basis. Responsible for developing and training the quarterbacks, tight ends, linebackers, fullbacks and injured players.

Fairmont State’s All-Time leader in all-purpose yards (non QB).

Selected the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and to the Fairmont State Student Council.

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Developed the year training programs for the sports of baseball, volleyball and softball. Supervised and maintained facility and equipment and scheduling all student-athletes for the school’s 27 sports. While at Notre Dame worked with 3 Bowl teams (2 BCS), Five Big EAST Conference championships for baseball, three Big East championships for softball, and four Big East championships for Volleyball. Spent two years as an assistant strength coach at Eastern Michigan (2001-03) While at Eastern was the assistant for football. Designed year round training programs for Men’s and Women’s basketball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, and track. The baseball won 2 division titles and one MAC Championship during that time.

Mike, Quincy and Andre

Served as a graduate assistant at WVU for two years (1999-2001).

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[Assistant Director of Athletics/Football Operations]

kerin

MIKE

COACHING STAFF

Administrative Responsibility: Football Operations

[ kerin File ]

Birthday: Nov. 10 Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Colorado, ’77) Family: Wife – Kathy, Children – Melissa, Michael, Jason Year at West Virginia: 31 Year in Administration: 33 Promoted to assistant director of athletics for football operations in 2008. One of the original members of Don Nehlen’s staff in 1980. Spent the first eight years as the equipment manager until he became the administrative assistant in 1988 and then the director of football operations in 1998. Three-year football letterman at Colorado as a tight end and played in the 1975 Bluebonnet Bowl and the 1977 Orange Bowl. Listed among the Buffaloes’ Select Circle for football Recipient of the 1997 Curbstone Quarterback Award from the Morgantown Touchdown Club.

[ kerin FAMILY ]

Administrative Career 2007-09: West Virginia (Assistant Director of Athletics/Football Operations) 1998-07: West Virginia (Director of Football Operations) 1988-97: West Virginia (Assistant Administrator) 1980-87: West Virginia (Equipment Manager) 1978-80: Colorado (Equipment Manager)

Oversees all of the administrative operations and responsibilities of the football program Handles operations, daily schedules, internet contact, travel schedules, professional scouts, coaches’ clinics, recruiting, film exchange, scholarship disbursement, ticket allocation, bowl preparations and other key areas that keep the Mountaineers functioning smoothly on a day-today basis. Serves as the staff liaison to the BIG EAST office, football alumni, the media and WVU’s 16 other varsity sports. Instrumental in a number of special projects, such as the turf removal and installation at Mountaineer Field in 1997, 2002 and 2007, the construction of the indoor practice facility in 1998, coordinating the 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers preseason exhibition game, working with the Varsity Club on lettermen’s events and the recent locker room renovation at the Puskar Center. Since 2000, served on the Football Operations Committee of the American Football Coaches Association, working to develop professional standards and consistency for that position throughout college football. Past executive board member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association, he has been a valued consultant to several national sporting goods manufacturers, and has hands-on involvement with a number of professional sporting events.

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Mike and Kathy

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donnie

pat

Assistant to the Head Coach

Coordinator of Recruiting Operations

YOUNG The senior member of the West Virginia football staff, Donnie Young is well into his third decade as a member of the Mountaineer coaching family. Prior to the 2001 season, he took on the role of administrative assistant for high school and alumni relations for Mountaineer football after seven seasons on the field as linebacker coach. Young returned to the field before the 1993 season to coach the Mountaineer rush and weak-side linebackers. Perhaps no season was more rewarding to Young than 1996, when his protégé Canute Curtis earned consensus All-America honors as a finalist for the Butkus and Bronko Nagurski Awards. During that same season, Young helped the WVU defense earn NCAA rankings of first in the nation in total defense (217.5 ypg), second in rushing defense (61.5 ypg), fourth in scoring defense (12.4 ppg) and fifth in pass efficiency defense (86.8). The Mountaineers committed the fewest turnovers of any team nationally (10); WVU’s +1.27 turnover margin was second in the country. Hall of Fame coach Don Nehlen named Young recruiting coordinator for Mountaineer football in 1980, after he had served 10 years as an assistant coach at WVU under Bobby Bowden and as assistant head coach under Frank Cignetti. Young was previously head coach at Salem College for three years, leading the Tigers to a 19-6-1 record. His 1969 team posted an 8-1 record and was ranked in the NAIA’s Top 20. He was named West Virginia Conference Coach of the Year that season. He was also an assistant coach at Salem for one season prior to assuming the head coaching chair. The Clendenin, W.Va., native was a standout defensive guard for the Mountaineers, earning three letters and was an all-conference selection. He received the Ira E. Rodgers Award and the Louis D. Meisel Award in 1964. Young received his bachelor’s degree in physical education and biology from WVU in 1965 and his master’s degree in physical education and safety from WVU in 1967. Young, who earned the 1988 Proficiency Award from the Morgantown Touchdown Club, and his wife, Chyleen, have two children -- Tabitha and Chad, both WVU graduates -- and four grandchildren, Melody, Timmy, Levi and Dawson.

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KIRKLAND Pat Kirkland is in his third year as the coordinator of recruiting operations and fifth year overall on the Mountaineer football staff. In his role, Kirkland oversees the high school coaches’ clinic and summer camps, while being the staff liaison with the compliance office. He also plays a major role in the recruiting process, including coordinating official prospect visits on campus, securing hosts and overseeing campus and facility tours for unofficial visits. He coordinates the coaches’ travel, their recruiting phone logs and calendars and maintains and obtain transcripts, analyzes transcripts and secures Eligibility Center records of prospects. He oversees the communication lines from the football program to high school coaches to develop and foster relationships. Kirkland has worked at the collegiate level for 12 years, including two years where he served as the defensive graduate assistant on the WVU football staff from 2006-07. He assisted in the breakdown of film for opponent scouting, game planning, player evaluation and skill development and coaching the linebackers (2006) and the secondary (2007). He served as an interim coach working with the cornerbacks for the 2008 Fiesta Bowl and this past year with the tight ends and fullbacks for the Gator Bowl. During his three years on the WVU staff, the Mountaineers posted a 31-8 record, won the 2007 BIG EAST championship, the 2007 Gator Bowl, the 2008 Fiesta Bowl and 2008 Car Care Bowl. From 2000 to 2006, he was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Glenville State. His pass defense led the league four of the six years and was among the top eight nationally each of those years as well. In 2005, Glenville State finished 9-2, ranked first in the conference and eighth in the nation in total defense, first in the conference and second in the nation in pass defense and held opponents under 15 points per game. Kirkland also spent two years as the secondary coach at Muskingum College (1998-99). He had four all-conference players in the secondary over the two-year stint. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Muskingum College. He and his wife, Sarah, are expecting their first child in July.

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DAN

NEHLEN Equipment Manager Dan Nehlen is in his 22nd year as equipment manager for the Mountaineer football program. The son of Hall of Fame and former Mountaineer coach Don Nehlen, he is responsible for maintaining and procuring all equipment and uniforms for the football program, as well as overseeing the football student managers. Nehlen also coordinates the extensive movement of equipment when West Virginia takes to the road. Nehlen joined the West Virginia staff in 1981 as a student manager. In 1986, he became assistant equipment manager and held that position for two years before becoming a full-time staff member in 1988. A native of Canton, Ohio, Nehlen received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and safety in 1985 from West Virginia. He and his wife, Janie, have two children, Ryan, a member of the Mountaineer football team, and Danielle.

Brett

Kelley Video Coordinator Brett Kelley is in his third year as the video coordinator for the West Virginia football program. This past spring, Kelley was honored by The Collegiate Sports Video Association as its 2010 BIG EAST Video Coordinator of the Year as voted on by his peers in the league. He came to Morgantown in 2008 after serving as the video coordinator and account executive for the Nashville Kats Arena football team for three years. Kelley is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Mountaineer football program’s video efforts. With the football program, he handles the dayto-day video operations for practices and games, maintaining the recruiting internet server, film breakdown and exchange, the instant replay system and the production of highlight films. While in Nashville, he was responsible for setup and filming of home games and practices, handling video breakdown and cuts of game and practice footage, overseeing video exchange and filled coach and team requests for specific video cut-ups. He generated season ticket and group ticket sales accounts and took part in grassroots telemarketing campaigns. Prior to that, Kelley worked for the Tennessee Titans as the video operations assistant from March 2005 until December 2007. He filmed training camp, mini-camps and assisted in total operations of the video department. He operated

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the still-printers on the field for the coaches and players on the field and recorded and maintained officials’ copies during the games. During the 2004 season, he served as a marketing and promotions intern with the Nashville Sounds baseball team Kelley, a Morgantown native, graduated from University High and played linebacker at Fairmont State. He earned his bachelor’s degree in general business with a concentration in sport management from Fairmont State in 2004. He and his wife, Emily, live in the Morgantown area.

Corey

Twine Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Corey Twine is in his third year on the strength and conditioning staff at WVU and was recently promoted as the assistant director for strength and conditioning. He came to Morgantown in 2008 as the coordinator of strength and conditioning after serving as an astronaut strength and conditioning coach at Wyle Laboratories, Inc. (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from August 2002. At Wyle Laboratories, Twine scheduled and conducted physical readiness assessments for all active astronauts, formulated and implemented programs and consulted with engineers and biomedical staff on exercise hardware issues. Prior to that, he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan State from September 2000 - August 2002. He assisted in implementing strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball and football and developed individualized weight control programs for at-large athletes. He constructed and implemented programs for women’s tennis and was the liaison between the training staff and the strength staff for purpose of rehabilitating athletes. From March 2000 - Sept. 2000, he was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays minor league organization in Charleston, S.C. He designed and scheduled strength and conditioning program for the entire team and monitored rehab programs that were constructed by training staff. He also located facilities and coordinated road program. Twine was a strength and conditioning intern at Penn State from Sept. 1999 – Dec. 1999 and worked camps with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins and Notre Dame. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Norfolk State in Norfolk, Va., in 2000, and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State in 2002.

Bryan

Fitzpatrick Coordinator of Speed Development Bryan Fitzpatrick is in his second year on the strength and conditioning staff at West Virginia University, serving as the coordinator of speed development. He came to Morgantown in June 2009 after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Vikings. With the Vikings, he conducted strength training, flexibility and conditioning programs for the players. He also assisted the director in others areas of strength and skill development. From 2006-08, Fitzpatrick was an assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant speed development coach at Penn State. He educated the student-athletes on the principles of sound strength training and conditioning, assisted the director in developing and implementing strength and conditioning training programs and helped implement programs that focused on injured student athletes’ rehabilitation. He also assisted with the maintenance of the Nittany Lions’ 10,000 square foot facility. In the area of speed training, Fitzpatrick assisted in the design and implementation of the speed program, conducted the movement and flexibility program and assisted in the preparation of graduating seniors for the NFL combine. While a student at Towson, he spent a year as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant coach with football program. He worked with the defensive backs and assisted with the game and practice planning. He coordinated the scout team offense and assisted with recruiting and planning for official prospect weekend visits. Fitzpatrick earned his bachelor’s degree in sports studies/sports and humanities from Towson in 2005 and his master’s degree in education leadership/principal certification in 2008 from Penn State. He was a three-year starter at Towson and was voted team captain by his teammates as a senior. He also was an all-league and all-area selection at Du Val High School in Lanham, Md.

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M Cadam ASSISTANT Strength and Conditioning COACH Kevin McCadam is in his first year on the athletic staff at WVU as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. McCadam came to Morgantown in February after a stint at Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant following a successful five-year NFL career.

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SUPPORT STAFF While at Virginia Tech, McCadam worked with the Hokie football team, as well as the men’s and women’s basketball teams from 2008-10. From 2002-05, he was a safety for the Atlanta Falcons, where he played in 55 games and finished with 50 tackles. He signed with the Carolina Panthers for the 2006 season, playing in all 16 games and recording 11 tackles. McCadam was a two-year member of the Virginia Tech football team from 2000-01. He played in 20 games and finished his college career with 111 tackles and two sacks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia Tech in 2001, and his master’s degree in education in 2009, also from Virginia Tech. A native of La Mesa, Calif., McCadam and his wife, Jessica, reside in Morgantown. They have two children, Mia and Kole.

Sandy

Cole-DeMent Educational Counselor Sandy Cole-DeMent has served as an educational academic counselor for the WVU student-athletes, with major emphasis on football since 1990. As the director of the Reynolds Family Academic Performance Center, Cole-DeMent is the stabilizing academic force at the Puskar Center for the football program. She compiles background information on each student-athlete before he begins his career, develops individualized academic programs for each athlete, stays in touch with professors on a daily basis, tracks the progress of the students and keeps them on course toward graduation. She graduated Phi Kappa Phi in health and physical education from WVU in 1989, and received a master’s in education administration in 1990. She is working toward a doctorate in counseling and sport behavior. While a graduate assistant, she worked with the university academic services department. Cole-DeMent is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, and received the 2000 Curbstone Quarterback Award from the Morgantown Touchdown Club. A native of Morgantown and an avid Mountaineer fan, the St. Francis High graduate and her husband, Rex, live in Star City.

Donnie

Dave

Educational Counselor

Head Football Athletic Trainer

Tucker Donnie Tucker is in his seventh year as an educational academic counselor for the WVU student-athletes, with a major emphasis on football. Tucker plays an integral part in the Mountaineer academic program, helping to gather information on each student-athlete before he enrolls and then counsels the student-athletes during their career to keep them on track toward graduation. Tucker joined the Mountaineer staff in May 2004, as an academic counselor. He has an extensive background as a high school teacher and coach. From 1995-99, he served as a assistant coach at Morgantown High and 2000-02 in the same role at University High, both in Morgantown. In 2003, he was head coach at Jefferson (W.Va.) High. He also served on the college coaching staffs of Fairmont State, West Virginia Wesleyan, Salem and Potomac State. A native of Grant Town, W.Va., and a 1983 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan with a degree in physical education and psychology, Tucker has one daughter, Kayla.

John

Spiker Coordinator of Athletic Medical Services John Spiker serves as coordinator of athletic medical services for the Mountaineer athletic program, overseeing the athletic training services for all sports. Spiker has been with WVU since 1975 and served as coordinator of the athletic rehabilitation curriculum until 1984. He assumed his current duties in 1991 and is serving in his 36th season with the WVU football program. Nationally recognized in sports medicine, the National Athletic Trainers Association named Spiker the 1980 Collegiate Athletic Trainer of the Year and a Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 1994. He was also named to the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2007, Spiker was named the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences outstanding alumnus. A licensed physical therapist, Spiker is president of HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness, a clinic which specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation. He also spent two years as assistant athletic trainer at North Carolina and three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Pitt. Spiker received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from WVU in 1969 and his master’s degree in education from Pitt in 1972. He earned his physical therapy certificate from Penn in 1973. A native of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Spiker and his wife, Sabra, have three children - Heather Throckmorton, Tim and Zachary, who is the head men’s basketball at Army.

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KERNS Dave Kerns has served as head football athletic trainer, overseeing the day-to-day care of the Mountaineer football team since he arrived in Morgantown in 1994. His responsibilities include keeping the WVU football players ready to practice and play in games, as well as working within the acclaimed athletic training curriculum in the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Prior to coming to WVU, Kerns spent seven years at Ohio U., working with the football team and teaching in the athletic training curriculum. Before that, he worked as a graduate assistant with the Bobcat men’s basketball team. During his 25-year career as a certified athletic trainer, Kerns has had presentations at the state and district levels and participated in numerous BOC certification exams. He has served on various NATA committees. A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Kerns earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 1983 and his master’s degree from Ohio U. in 1987. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Morgantown.

Tony

Corley Assistant Football Athletic Trainer Tony Corley is in his ninth year as an assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia, working primarily with the Mountaineer football program. Corley assists with the day-to-day care, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries for the football program. He also has duties as an instructor in the WVU athletic training education program. He was previously the lead athletic trainer at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Charleston, W.Va. As part of his duties at CAMC, he supervised athletic training for Riverside and Dupont High Schools and managed graduate assistant athletic trainers working at other Kanawha County schools. A 1997 WVU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, Corley earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana in 1998; he worked with the Hoosiers’ football, wrestling and basketball programs. He is a certified member of NATA, the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association and the West Virginia Athletic Trainers Association and has given a number of professional presentations for those organizations. He currently is the President of the West Virginia Athletic Training Association. A native of Grant Town, W.Va., Corley is married to the former Devanna Lambert of Monongah. They have two children, Brandon and Kayla.

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MEDICAL STAFF

Dr. Mathew

Lively

Medical Director

Dr. Matt Lively oversees all aspects of medical care for Mountaineer athletes and serves as a team physician in the area of general medicine. He is responsible for the dayto-day medical needs of WVU’s athletes. The Oak Hill native currently serves as a professor in the internal medicine and pediatric departments of West Virginia University Hospitals. He graduated from WVU in 1988 with a degree in athletic training and went on to earn his master’s degree at Eastern Illinois in 1989 and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Morgantown.

Dr. Julian Bailes

Dr. Kelly Bal

Neurosurgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Les Bakos

Oral Surgeon

Dr. MATT DARMELIO

Dr. William Post

Dr. Robert Nugent

Dr. David Stoll

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Neurosurgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Rose Barko

Kim Calandrelli

Lori Rice

Dixie Sisler

Aaron Malik

Accounting Clerk

Administrative Associate

Administrative Associate

Program Assistant

Graduate Assistant Equipment

RYAN DORCHESTER

DARL BAUER

Will Lynch

Bret Ayers

Adam Treadway

Graduate Assistant Recruiting

Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning

Graduate Assistant Athletic Training

Graduate Assistant Video

Graduate Assistant Video


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BIG EAST INFORMATION The BIG EAST Conference

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John Marinatto Commissioner

Nick Carparelli Jr. Associate Commissioner for Football

John Paquette Associate Commissioner for Communications

Chuck Sullivan Director of Communications

Terry McAuley Coordinator of Football Officiating

BIG EAST Staff Commissioner: John Marinatto Senior Associate Commissioner (Football & Marketing): Nick Carparelli, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Compliance & Governance): Joseph D’Antonio, Jr. Associate Commissioner (Administration): Donna DeMarco Associate Commissioner (Men’s Basketball): Dan Gavitt Associate Commissioner (Women’s Basketball): Danielle Donehew Associate Commissioner (Television & Men’s Basketball Scheduling): Tom Odjakjian Associate Commissioner (Communications): John Paquette Associate Commissioner (Olympic Sports): James Siedliski

Assistant Commissioner for Compliance: Jennifer Condaras Assistant Commissioner/Women’s Basketball Officiating: Barbara Jacobs Senior Director of External Affairs: Ben Fairclough Director of Business Affairs: Susan Eaton Director of Communications (Football): Chuck Sullivan Director of Communications: Rachel Margolis Director of Internet Services: Mark Hodgkin Director of Men’s Basketball Operations: Shawn Murphy Director of Sport Administration: Robert Weygand Jr. Assistant Director of Communications: Michael Coyne

Assistant Director of Compliance: Kenny Schank Coordinator of Football Officiating: Terry McAulay Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating: Art Hyland Assistant to the Commissioner: Lisa Zanecchia Assistant to the Senior Associate Commissioner: Sarah Emmett Administrative Assistant for Compliance: Wanda Factor Administrative Assistant for Sport Administration: Lois DeBlois Administrative Assistant: Linda Yates Receptionist: Kathy Kirkpatrick Administrative Fellow: Bernadette Bartlett

WVU All-BIG EAST Selections 1991

Mike Compton, C Adrian Murrell, RB Todd Sauerbrun, P Lorenzo Styles, OG Second Team Tom Briggs, DL Mike Vanderjagt, PK

1992

Coach of the Year Don Nehlen

First Team Mike Compton, C Adrian Murrell, RB Second Team Steve Grant, LB Jim Gray, DL John Ray, OT

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1993

First Team Mike Baker, KR Rich Braham, OT Tim Brown, LB Tom Robsock, OG Todd Sauerbrun, P Second Team Mike Collins, DB Barry Hawkins, DL Jake Kelchner, QB David Mayfield, DB Wes Richardson, LB Todd Sauerbrun, PK Robert Walker, RB

1994

Special Teams Player of the Year Todd Sauerbrun First Team Aaron Beasley, DB Barry Hawkins, DL Tom Robsock, OG Todd Sauerbrun, P Second Team Bryan Baumann, PK Matt Taffoni, LB Rahsaan Vanterpool, WR

1995

First Team Aaron Beasley, DB Second Team Canute Curtis, LB Lovett Purnell, TE J.T. Thomas, LB Rahsaan Vanterpool, WR Vann Washington, DB

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BIG EAST INFORMATION 1996

Defensive Player of the Year Canute Curtis Rookie of the Year Amos Zereoue First Team Canute Curtis, LB Mike Logan, DB David Saunders, WR Vann Washington, DB Amos Zereoue, RB Second Team Mike Horn, OG Mike Logan, KR Bernard Russ, LB Henry Slay, DL Rahsaan Vanterpool, WR

1997

First Team Shawn Foreman, WR Solomon Page, OT Henry Slay, DT Gary Stills, LB Nate Terry, DB John Thornton, DT Amos Zereoue, RB Second Team Eric de Groh, C John Hadley, LB Jay Taylor, PK

1998

First Team Eric de Groh, C Shawn Foreman, WR Solomon Page, OT Gary Stills, LB John Thornton, DT Amos Zereoue, RB Second Team Anthony Becht, TE Marc Bulger, QB Charles Fisher, DB Barrett Green, LB Bryan Pukenas, OG David Saunders, WR

1999

First Team Avon Cobourne, RB Barrett Green, LB Second Team Anthony Becht, TE Marc Bulger, QB Mark Fazzolari, P Khori Ivy, WR Jay Taylor, PK

2000

Rookie of the Year Grant Wiley Second Team Avon Cobourne, RB Mark Fazzolari, P Khori Ivy, WR

2001

Second Team Avon Cobourne, RB Kyle Kayden, LB Brenden Rauh, PK Rick Sherrod, DB

2002

Lance Nimmo, OT Grant Wiley, LB Second Team James Davis, LB Angel Estrada, DB Ken Sandor, OG David Upchurch, DT

2003

Coach of the Year Rich Rodriguez Rookie of the Year Chris Henry First Team Brian King, DB Grant Wiley, LB Quincy Wilson, RB Second Team Jeff Berk, OG Chris Henry, WR Adam Jones, DB Rasheed Marshall, QB

2004

Offensive Player of the Year Rasheed Marshall Special Teams Player of the Year Adam Jones First Team Jahmile Addae, S Tim Brown, C Jeff Berk, OG Chris Henry, WR Adam Jones, DB/KR Ben Lynch, DE Rasheed Marshall, QB Dan Mozes, OG Second Team Kay-Jay Harris, RB Michael Watson, OT Adam Lehnortt, LB Mike Lorello, DB

2005

Coach of the Year Rich Rodriguez Rookie of the Year Steve Slaton First Team Jahmile Addae, DB Ernest Hunter, NT Garin Justice, OT Mike Lorello, DB Kevin McLee, LB Dan Mozes, C Second Team Phil Brady, P Antonio Lewis, PR Anthony Mims, DB Jeremy Sheffey, OG Steve Slaton, RB Eric Wicks, DB

2006

Offensive Player of the Year Pat White First Team Keilen Dykes, DT Dan Mozes, C Jeremy Sheffey, C Steve Slaton, RB Pat White, QB Eric Wicks, DB

Second Team Darius Reynaud, WR Vaughn Rivers, PR Ryan Stanchek, OG

2007

Offensive Player of the Year Pat White First Team Keilen Dykes, DT Pat White, QB Greg Isdaner, OG Eric Wicks, DB Second Team Mike Dent, C

Johnny Dingle, DE Marc Magro, LB Darius Reynaud, WR Steve Slaton, RB Pat McAfee, K

2008

First Team Mortty Ivy, LB Ryan Stanchek, OT Pat White, QB Second Team Scooter Berry, DT Mike Dent, C Noel Devine, RB Ellis Lankster, DB Pat McAfee, K/P Jock Sanders, RB

2009

First Team Tyler Bitancurt, K Noel Devine, RB JT Thomas, LB Robert Sands, DB Brandon Hogan, DB Second Team Jarrett Brown, QB Selvish Capers, OT Chris Neild, NT Reed Williams, LB Scott Kozlowski, P

WVU BIG EAST All-Academic Selections 1992:

Mike Compton, Garrett Ford, David Mayfield, Matt Taffoni

1993: Chad Johnston, David Mayfield, Matt Taffoni 1994: Zach Abraham, Chris Fogle, Chad Johnston, David Mayfield, Matt McCulty, Matt Taffoni, Jahn Tiger, Chad Wable 1995: Eric de Groh, Charlton Forbes, Chad Johnston, Steve Lippe, Matt McCulty, Bryan Pukenas, Jamie Sweeney, Chad Wable 1996: Steve Ford, Eric de Groh, Chad Johnston, Steve Lippe, Bill McElroy, Mark Plants, Bryan Pukenas, Don Quesenberry, Jamie Sweeney, Chad Wable 1997: Bryan Baumann, Jeff Costelnock, Eric de Groh, Steve Lippe, Mark Plants, Bryan Pukenas, Jamie Sweeney, Chad Wable 1998: Seth Abraham, Mark Ceresa, Mark Corman, Eric de Groh, Andy Keating, Jeremy Knapp, Mark Plants, Bryan Pukenas, Greg Robinette, Jon Yura 1999: Seth Abraham, Anthony Becht, James Davis, Mark Fazzolari, Jeremy Knapp, Brad Knell, A.J. Nastasi, Lance Nimmo, Mark Plants, Greg Robinette 2000: Seth Abraham, Mark Fazzolari, Khori Ivy, Josh Kelly, Jeremy Knapp, Brad Knell, Ben Meighan, A.J. Nastasi, Lance Nimmo, Brenden Rauh 2001: Seth Abraham, Zack Dillow, Todd James, Kyle Kayden, Jeremy Knapp, Brad Knell, Brian King, A.J. Nastasi, Lance Nimmo 2002: Zack Dillow, Mark Fazzolari, Scott Fleming, Todd James, Adam King, Adam Lehnortt, Geoff Lewis, A.J. Nastasi, Lance Nimmo, John Pennington, Justin Williams 2003: Scott Fleming, Jay Henry, Jeremy Hines, Todd James, Garin Justice, Adam King, Brian King, Adam Lehnortt, Dan Mozes, John Pennington 2004: Tim Brown, Scott Fleming, Jay Henry, Jeremy Hines, Garin Justice, Adam Lehnortt, Dan Mozes, Jeff Noechel, John Pennington 2005: John Bradshaw, Phil Brady, Jake Figner, Bobby Hathaway, Jay Henry, Dorrell Jalloh, Garin Justice (BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year), Pat Liebig, Tim Lindsey, Mike Lorello, Marc Magro, Ridwan Malik, Pat McAfee, Travis McClintic, Dan Mozes, Jeff Noechel, George Shehl, Doug Slavonic, Ryan Stanchek, Reed Williams 2006: Andy Emery, Jake Figner, Tito Gonzales, Ovid Goulbourne, Bobby Hathaway, Jay Henry (BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year), Greg Isdaner, Dorrell Jalloh, Justin Knapp, Brandon Lavelle, Pat Liebig, Tim Lindsey, Pat McAfee, Marc Magro, Doug Slavonic, Ryan Stanchek, Reed Williams 2007: Mike Bilokonsky, John Bradshaw, Zac Cooper, Andy Emery, Jake Figner, Tito Gonzales, Bobby Hathaway, Adam Hughes, Greg Isdaner, Dorrell Jalloh, Pat Lazear, Marc Magro, Ridwan Malik, Thor Merrow, Ryan Mundy, Owen Schmitt, Doug Slavonic, Ryan Stanchek, Reed Williams 2008: Don Barclay, John Bradshaw, Zac Cooper, Jake Figner, Tito Gonzales, Adam Hughes, Greg Isdaner, Dorrell Jalloh, Eric Jobe, Pat Liebig, Thor Merrow, Doug Slavonic, Ryan Stanchek 2009: Max Anderson, Don Barclay, Carmen Connolly, Zac Cooper, Eric Jobe, Scott Kozlowski, Josh Lider, Scott Loving, Cody Nutter, Keith Tandy, Tyler Urban, Reed Williams (BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year)

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2010 OPPONENTS

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: David Bennett (Presbyterian, ’84) Record at CCU: 50-29 (7 years) Overall Record: 113-46 (13 years) Bennett’s Record vs. WVU: First meeting Football Phone: 843.349.2818

September 4

Location: Conway, S.C. Enrollment: 8,300 President: David A. DeCenzo Athletic Director: Hunter Yurachek Stadium/Capacity: Brooks Stadium/8,900 Team/Player Information School Colors: Teal, Bronze and Black Nickname: Chanticleers 2009 Record: 5-6 Conference: Big South Conference Record/Finish: 3-3/T4 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 61/11 Starters Returning/Lost: 23/6

SPORTS INFO SID: Mike Cawood Office Phone: 843.349.2822 E-mail: MCawood@Coastal.edu Cell Phone: 843.333.5730 Fax: 843.349.2819 Web: GoCCUSports.com Press Box Phone: 843.234.3404/234.3405

2010 schedule S4 S11 S18 S25 O2 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20

at West Virginia at Towson Georgia Southern Delaware State at Richmond at Presbyterian Stony Brook at Gardner Webb at VMI Liberty Charleston Southern

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, W.Va. WVU Team Hotel: Charleston Marriott Coaching Staff

September 10

SPORTS INFO

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: John “Doc” Holliday (West Virginia, ‘77) Record at Marshall: First Year Overall Record: First Year Holliday’s Record vs. WVU: First meeting Football Phone: 304.696.6464

Location: Huntington, W.Va. Enrollment: 13,814 President: Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Athletic Director: Mike Hamrick Stadium/Capacity: Joan C. Edwards Stadium/38,019 Team/Player Information School Colors: Green and White 2009 Record: 7-6, Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl Champions Nickname: Thundering Herd Conference: Conference USA Conference Record/Finish: 4-4/East 4th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 45/15 Starters Returning/Lost: 14/8

SID: Randy Burnside Office Phone: 304.696.4660 E-mail: burnsid2@marshall.edu Cell Phone: 304.208.0498 Fax: 304.696.4662 Web: HerdZone.com Press Box Phone: 304.696.6666

2010 schedule S2 S10 S18 S25 O2 O13 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20 N27

at Ohio State West Virginia at Bowling Green Ohio at Southern Miss UCF at East Carolina UTEP at UAB Memphis at SMU Tulane

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff Head Coach: Ralph Friedgen (Maryland, ’70) Record at Maryland: 66-46 (9 years) Overall Record: 66-46 (9 years) Friedgen’s Record vs. WVU: 4-4 Football Phone: 301.314.7095 Team/Player Information

September 18

2009 Record: 2-10 Conference Record/Finish: 1-7/Atlantic 6th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 54/15 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/10

GENERAL INFO Location: College Park, Md. Enrollment: 36,014 President: Dr. C.D. Mote, Jr. Athletic Director: Deborah A. Yow Stadium/Capacity: Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium/54,000 School Colors: Red, White, Black and Gold Nickname: Terrapins Conference: Atlantic Coast

SPORTS INFO SID: Shawn Nestor Office Phone: 301.314.7065 E-mail: snestor@umd.edu Fax: 301.314.9094 Web: umterps.com Press Box Phone: 301.405.7810

Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, La. WVU Team Hotel: Crowne Coaching Staff Head Coach: Les Miles (Michigan, ’76) Record at LSU: 51-15 (5 years) Overall Record: 79-36 (9 years) Miles’ Record vs. WVU: First meeting Football Phone: 225.578.1151 Team/Player Information

September 25

2009 Record: 9-4/Capital One Bowl Conference Record: 5-3/West 2nd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 42/19 Starters Returning/Lost: 12/12 Location: Baton Rouge, La.

GENERAL INFO Enrollment: 25,898 Chancellor: Dr. Michael V. Martin Athletic Director: Joe Alleva Stadium/Capacity: Tiger Stadium/92,400 School Colors: Purple and Gold Nickname: Tigers Conference: Southeastern

2010 schedule S6 vs. Navy S11 Morgan State S18 at West Virginia Florida International S25 Duke O2 O16 at Clemson O23 at Boston College O30 Wake Forest at Miami, Fla. N5 N13 at Virginia N20 Florida State N27 NC State Plaza – Baton Rouge

SPORTS INFO SID: Michael Bonnette Office Phone: 225.578.8226 E-mail: mbonnet@lsu.edu Cell Phone: 225.241.4845 Fax: 225.578.1861 Web: lsusports.net Press Box Phone: 225.578.6122

2010 schedule S4 S11 S18 S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 N6 N13 N20 N27

vs. North Carolina at Vanderbilt Mississippi State West Virginia Tennessee at Florida McNeese State at Auburn Alabama Louisiana-Monroe Ole Miss at Arkansas

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Bobby Hauck (Montana, ’88) Record at UNLV: First Year Overall Record: 80-17 (7 years) Hauck’s Record vs. WVU: First meeting Football Phone: 702.895.3400

OCTOBER 9

Location: Las Vegas, Nev. Enrollment: 28,000 President: Dr. Neal Smatresk Athletic Director: Jim Livengood Stadium/Capacity: Sam Boyd Stadium/36,800 Team/Player Information School Colors: Scarlet and Gray 2009 Record: 5-7 Nickname: Rebels Conference Record/Finish: 3-5/6th Conference: Mountain West Lettermen Returning/Lost: 48/17 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8

SPORTS INFO SID: Mark Wallington Office Phone: 702.895.3207 E-mail: mark.wallington@unlv.edu Cell Phone: 702.528.6291 Fax: 702.895.0989 Web: unlvrebels.com Press Box Phone: 702.895.1248

2010 schedule S4 S11 S18 S25 O2 O9 O16 O30 N6 N13 N18 N27

Wisconsin at Utah at Idaho New Mexico Nevada at West Virginia at Colorado State TCU at BYU Wyoming Air Force at San Diego State

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff Head Coach: Skip Holtz (Notre Dame, ’86) Record at USF: First Year Overall Record: 72-50 (10 years) Holtz’s Record vs. WVU: 1-4 Football Phone: 813.974.7177 Team/Player Information

OCTOBER 14

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2009 Record: 8-5, International Bowl Champions Conference Record/Finish: 3-4/5th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 59/18 Starters Returning/Lost: 14/8

GENERAL INFO Location: Tampa, Fla. Enrollment: 47,174 President: Dr. Judy Genshaft Athletic Director: Doug Woolard Stadium/Capacity: Raymond James Stadium/65,857 School Colors: Green and Gold Nickname: Bulls Conference: BIG EAST

SPORTS INFO SID: Chris Freet Office Phone: 813.974.4086 E-mail: cfreet@admin.usf.edu Cell Phone: 813.625.6075 Fax: 813.974.4086 Web: gousfbulls.com Press Box Phone: 813.350-6225

2010 schedule S4 S11 S25 O2 O9 O14 O22 N3 N13 N20 N27 D4

West Virginia Universit y

Stony Brook at Florida Western Kentucky Florida Atlantic Syracuse at West Virginia at Cincinnati Rutgers at Louisville Pitt at Miami, Fla. Connecticut


2010 OPPONENTS

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Doug Marrone (Syracuse, ’91) Record at SU: 4-8 (1 year) Overall Record: 4-8 (1 year) Marrone’s Record vs. WVU: 0-1 Football Phone: 315.443.4817

October 23

Location: Syracuse, N.Y. Enrollment: 12,440 President: Nancy Cantor Athletic Director: Dr. Daryl Gross Stadium/Capacity: Carrier Dome/49,262 Team/Player Information School Colors: Orange Nickname: Orange 2009 Record: 4-8 Conference: BIG EAST Conference Record/Finish: 1-6/T7th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 41/16 Starters Returning/Lost: 15/7

SPORTS INFO SID: Sue Edson Office Phone: 315.443.2608 E-mail: sedson@syr.edu Cell Phone: 315.952.4787 Fax: 315.443.3405 Web: suathletics.com Press Box Phone: 315.443.4241

2010 schedule S4 S11 S18 S25 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20 N27

at Akron at Washington Maine Colgate at USF Pitt at West Virginia at Cincinnati Louisville at Rutgers Connecticut Boston College

Rentschler Field WVU Team Hotel: Hilton Hartford Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Randy Edsall (Syracuse, ’80) Record at UConn: 66-65 (11 years) Overall Record: 66-65 (11 years) Edsall’s Record vs. WVU: 0-6 Football Phone: 860.486.2718

October 29

Location: Storrs, Conn. Enrollment: 29,517 President: Dr. Michael J. Hogan Athletic Director: Jeffrey A. Hathaway Stadium/Capacity: Rentschler Field/40,000 Team/Player Information School Colors: National Flag Blue and White 2009 Record: 8-5, PapaJohn’s.com Bowl Champions Nickname: Huskies Conference: BIG EAST Conference Record/Finish: 3-4/t4th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 39/17 Starters Returning/Lost: 17/7

SPORTS INFO SID: Mike Enright Office Phone: 860.486.3531 E-mail: mike.enright@uconn.edu Cell Phone: 860.429.1573 Fax: 860.486.5085 Web: UConnHuskies.com Press Box Phone: 860.610.4778

2010 schedule S4 S11 S18 S25 O2 O8 O23 O29 N11 N20 N27 D4

at Michigan Texas Southern at Temple Buffalo Vanderbilt at Rutgers at Louisville West Virginia Pitt at Syracuse Cincinnati at USF

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Butch Jones (Ferris State, ’90) Record at UC: First Year Overall Record: 27-13 (3 years) Jones’ Record vs. WVU: First meeting Football Phone: 513.556.5986

November 13

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment: 39,667 President: Dr. Gregory Williams Athletic Director: Mike Thomas Stadium/Capacity: Nippert Stadium/35,000 Team/Player Information School Colors: Red and Black Nickname: Bearcats 2009 Record: 12-1, Allstate Sugar Bowl Conference: BIG EAST Conference Record/Finish: 7-0/1st Lettermen Returning/Lost: 41/17 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/9

SPORTS INFO SID: Ryan Koslen E-mail: ryan.koslen@uc.edu Cell Phone: 513.497.3132 Fax: 513.556.0619 Web: GoBearcats.com Press Box Phone: 513.556.1010

2010 schedule S4 S11 S16 S25 O9 O15 O22 O30 N13 N20 N27 D4

at Fresno State Indiana State at NC State Oklahoma Miami (OH) at Louisville USF Syracuse at West Virginia Rutgers at Connecticut Pitt

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky. WVU Team Hotel: Park Inn Louisville East Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas, ’83) Record at UofL: First Year Overall Record: 0-1 Strong’s Record vs. WVU: First meeting Football Phone: 502.852.6327

November 20

Location: Louisville, Ky. Enrollment: 24,000 President: Dr. James Ramsey Athletic Director: Tom Jurich Stadium/Capacity: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium/56,000 Team/Player Information School Colors: Red and Black Nickname: Cardinals 2009 Record: 4-8 Conference: BIG EAST Conference Record/Finish: 1-6/t7th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 46/18 Starters Returning/Lost: 15/10

SPORTS INFO SID: Rocco Gasparro Office Phone: 502.852.6581 E-mail: rocco.gasparro@louisville.edu Cell Phone: 502.262.2258 Fax: 502.852.7401 Web: UofLSports.com Press Box Phone: 502.852.6793

2010 schedule S4 S11 S18 O2 O9 O15 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20 N26

Kentucky Eastern Kentucky at Oregon State at Arkansas State Memphis Cincinnati Connecticut at Pitt at Syracuse USF West Virginia at Rutgers

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa. WVU Team Hotel: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Dave Wannstedt (Pitt, ’74) Record at Pitt: 35-26 (5 years) Overall Record: 35-26 (5 years) Wannstedt’s Record vs. WVU: 2-3 Football Phone: 412.648.8700

November 26

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 28,328 Chancellor: Mark A. Nordenberg Athletic Director: Steve Pederson Stadium/Capacity: Heinz Field/65,050 Team/Player Information School Colors: Blue and Gold 2009 Record: 10-3, Meineke Car Care Bowl Nickname: Panthers Conference: BIG EAST Champions Conference Record/Finish: 5-2/T2nd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 50/22 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/11

SPORTS INFO SID: E.J. Borghetti Office Phone: 412.648.8240 E-mail: eborghetti@athletics.pitt.edu Cell Phone: 412.491.5110 Fax: 412.648.8248 Web: pittsburghpanthers.com Press Box Phone: 412.697.7198

2010 schedule S2 S11 S23 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N11 N20 N26 D4

at Utah New Hampshire Miami, Fla. Florida International at Notre Dame at Syracuse Rutgers Louisville at Connecticut at USF West Virginia at Cincinnati

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va. Coaching Staff Head Coach: Greg Schiano (Bucknell, ’88) Record at RU: 55-55 (9 years) Overall Record: 55-55 (9 years) Schiano’s Record vs. WVU: 0-9 Football Phone: 732.445.6200

December 4

GENERAL INFO

Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Enrollment: 37,364 President: Dr. Richard L. McCormick Athletic Director: Tim Pernetti Stadium/Capacity: Rutgers Stadium/52,454 Team/Player Information School Colors: Scarlet Nickname: Scarlet Knights 2009 Record: 9-4/St. Petersburg Bowl Conference: BIG EAST Champions Conference Record/Finish: 3-4/t4th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 45/25 Starters Returning/Lost: 14/11

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

SPORTS INFO SID: Jason Baum Office Phone: 732.445.7885 E-mail: jbaum@scarletknights.com Cell Phone: 201.966.6338 Fax: 732.445.3063 Web: ScarletKnights.com Press Box Phone: 732.445.7028

2010 schedule S2 S11 S25 O2 O8 O16 O23 N3 N13 N20 N26 D4

Norfolk State at Florida International North Carolina Tulane Connecticut Army at Pitt at USF Syracuse at Cincinnati Louisville at West Virginia

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All-Time Scores vs. 2010 Opponents Cincinnati (14-3-1) 2009, away, Cincinnati, 24-21 2008, home, Cincinnati, 26-23/ OT 2007, away, West Virginia, 28-23 2006, home, West Virginia, 42-24 2005, away, West Virginia, 38-0 2003, home, Cincinnati, 15-13 2002, away, West Virginia, 35-32 1990, home, West Virginia, 28-20 1989, home, West Virginia, 69-3 1988, away, West Virginia, 51-13 1987, home, West Virginia, 45-17 1980, home, West Virginia, 41-27 1969, home, West Virginia, 57-11 1940, home, tie, 7-7 1939, away, West Virginia, 7-0 1936, away, West Virginia, 40-6 1922, home, West Virginia, 34-0 1921, home, West Virginia, 50-0

Maryland (23-21-2)

2009, home, West Virginia, 17-9 2008, away, West Virginia, 35-21 2007, home, West Virginia, 38-31 2006, away, Louisville, 44-34 2005, home, West Virginia, 46-44/ 3 OT 1993, home, West Virginia, 36-34 1990, home, Louisville, 9-7 1989, away, West Virginia, 30-21 1986, away, West Virginia, 42-19 1985, home, West Virginia, 52-13 1984, home, West Virginia, 30-6

2007, away, West Virginia, 31-14 2006, home, West Virginia, 45-28 2005, away, West Virginia, 31-19 2004, home, West Virginia, 19-16/OT 2003, Toyota Gator Bowl, Maryland, 41-7 2003, away, Maryland, 34-7 2002, home, Maryland, 48-17 2001, away, Maryland, 32-20 2000, home, West Virginia, 30-17 1999, away, Maryland, 33-0 1998, home, West Virginia, 42-20 1997, away, West Virginia, 31-14 1996, home, West Virginia, 13-0 1995, away, Maryland, 31-17 1994, home, Maryland, 24-13 1993, away, West Virginia, 42-37 1992, home, West Virginia, 34-33 1991, away, West Virginia, 37-7 1990, home, Maryland, 14-10 1989, away, West Virginia, 14-10 1988, home, West Virginia, 55-24 1987, away, Maryland, 25-20 1986, home, Maryland, 24-3 1985, away, Maryland, 28-0 1984, home, Maryland, 20-17 1983, away, West Virginia, 31-21 1982, home, West Virginia, 19-18 1981, away, West Virginia, 17-13 1980, home, Maryland, 14-11 1977, away, West Virginia, 24-16 1976, home, Maryland, 24-3 1973, away, West Virginia, 20-13 1970, away, West Virginia, 20-10 1969, home, West Virginia, 31-7 1966, away, Maryland, 28-9 1960, home, Maryland, 31-8 1959, away, Maryland, 27-7 1951, away, Maryland, 54-7 1950, home, Maryland, 41-0 1949, away, Maryland, 47-7 1948, home, West Virginia, 16-14 1947, away, Maryland, 27-0 1945, home, tie, 13-13 1944, away, tie, 6-6 1943, home, West Virginia, 6-2 1919, home, West Virginia, 27-0

LSU (First Meeting)

Pitt (38-61-3)

Coastal Carolina (First Meeting) Connecticut (6-0) 2009, home, West Virginia, 28-24 2008, away, West Virginia, 35-13 2007, home, West Virginia, 66-21 2006, away, West Virginia, 37-11 2005, home, West Virginia, 45-13 2004, away, West Virginia, 31-19

Louisville (9-2)

Marshall (9-0) 2009, home, West Virginia, 24-7 2008, home, West Virginia, 27-3 2007, away, West Virginia, 48-23 2006, home, West Virginia, 42-10 1997, home, West Virginia, 42-31 1923, home, West Virginia, 81-0 1915, away, West Virginia, 92-6

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1914, home, West Virginia, 20-0 1911, home, West Virginia, 17-15

2009, home, West Virginia, 19-16 2008, away, Pitt, 19-15 2007, home, Pitt, 13-9 2006, away, West Virginia, 45-27 2005, home, West Virginia, 45-13 2004, away, Pitt, 16-13 2003, home, West Virginia, 52-31 2002, away, West Virginia, 24-17 2001, home, Pitt, 23-17 2000, away, Pitt, 38-28 1999, home, West Virginia, 52-21 1998, away, West Virginia, 52-14

1997, home, Pitt, 41-38/3OT 1996, away, West Virginia, 34-0 1995, home, West Virginia, 21-0 1994, away, West Virginia, 47-41 1993, home, West Virginia, 42-21 1992, away, West Virginia, 44-6 1991, home, Pitt, 34-3 1990, away, West Virginia, 38-24 1989, home, tie, 31-31 1988, away, West Virginia, 31-10 1987, home, Pitt, 6-3 1986, away, Pitt, 48-16 1985, home, tie, 10-10 1984, away, West Virginia, 28-10 1983, home, West Virginia, 24-21 1982, away, Pitt, 16-13 1981, home, Pitt, 17-0 1980, away, Pitt, 42-14 1979, home, Pitt, 24-17 1978, away, Pitt, 52-7 1977, home, Pitt, 44-3 1976, away, Pitt, 24-16 1975, home, West Virginia, 17-14 1974, away, Pitt, 31-14 1973, home, Pitt, 35-7 1972, away, West Virginia, 38-20 1971, home, West Virginia, 20-9 1970, away, Pitt, 36-35 1969, home, West Virginia, 49-18 1968, away, West Virginia, 38-15 1967, home, West Virginia, 15-0 1966, away, Pitt, 17-14 1965, home, West Virginia, 63-48 1964, away, Pitt, 14-0 1963, home, Pitt, 13-10 1962, away, West Virginia, 15-8 1961, away, West Virginia, 20-6 1960, away, Pitt, 42-0 1959, home, West Virginia, 23-15 1958, away, Pitt, 15-8 1957, away, West Virginia, 7-6 1956, home, Pitt, 14-13 1955, away, Pitt, 26-7 1954, home, Pitt, 13-10 1953, away, West Virginia, 17-7 1952, away, West Virginia, 16-0 1951, away, Pitt, 32-12 1950, away, Pitt, 21-7 1949, home, Pitt, 20-7 1948, away, Pitt, 16-6 1947, away, West Virginia, 17-2 1946, away, Pitt, 33-7 1945, away, Pitt, 20-0 1944, away, Pitt, 26-13 1943, away, Pitt, 20-0 1939, away, Pitt, 20-0 1938, home, Pitt, 19-0 1937, home, Pitt, 20-0 1936, away, Pitt, 34-0 1935, away, Pitt, 24-6 1934, home, Pitt, 27-6 1933, home, Pitt, 21-0 1932, home, Pitt, 40-0 1931, away, Pitt, 34-0 1930, home, Pitt, 16-0 1929, away, Pitt, 27-7 1928, away, West Virginia, 9-6 1927, away, Pitt, 40-0 1926, away, Pitt, 17-7 1925, away, Pitt, 15-7

1924, away, Pitt, 14-7 1923, away, West Virginia, 13-7 1922, away, West Virginia, 9-6 1921, away, Pitt, 21-13 1920, away, Pitt, 34-13 1919, away, Pitt, 26-0 1917, home, Pitt, 14-9 1913, away, Pitt, 40-0 1910, away, Pitt, 38-0 1909, home, tie, 0-0 1908, away, Pitt, 11-0 1907, away, W.U.P., 10-0 1906, away, W.U.P., 17-0 1904, away, W.U.P., 53-0 1903, home, West Virginia, 24-6 1902, away, West Virginia, 23-6 1901, home, W.U.P., 12-0 1900, home, West Virginia, 6-5 1898, at Fairmont, West Virginia, 6-0 1895, at Wheeling, West Virginia, 8-0

Rutgers (31-4-2) 2009, away, West Virginia, 24-21 2008, home, West Virginia, 24-17 2007, away, West Virginia, 31-3 2006, home, West Virginia, 41-39/ 3 OT 2005, away, West Virginia, 27-14 2004, away, West Virginia, 35-30 2003, home, West Virginia, 34-19 2002, away, West Virginia, 40-0 2001, home, West Virginia, 80-7 2000, away, West Virginia, 31-24/ 2 OT 1999, home, West Virginia, 62-16 1998, away, West Virginia, 28-14 1997, home, West Virginia, 48-0 1996, away, West Virginia, 55-14 1995, home, West Virginia, 59-26 1994, away, Rutgers, 17-12 1993, home, West Virginia, 58-22 1992, away, Rutgers, 13-9 1991, home, West Virginia, 28-3 1990, away, West Virginia, 28-3 1989, home, West Virginia, 21-20 1988, away, West Virginia, 35-25 1987, home, West Virginia, 37-13 1986, away, West Virginia, 24-17 1985, home, West Virginia, 27-0 1984, away, Rutgers, 23-19 1983, home, West Virginia, 35-7 1982, away, West Virginia, 44-17 1981, home, West Virginia, 20-3 1980, away, West Virginia, 24-15 1923, at N.Y., West Virginia, 27-7 1922, home, West Virginia, 28-0 1921, away, Rutgers, 17-7 1920, home, West Virginia, 17-0 1919, away, West Virginia, 30-7 1917, away, tie, 7-7 1916, away, tie, 0-0

Syracuse (27-30) 2009, away, West Virginia, 34-13 2008, home, West Virginia, 17-6 2007, away, West Virginia, 55-14

2006, home, West Virginia, 41-17 2005, away, West Virginia, 15-7 2004, home, West Virginia, 27-6 2003, away, West Virginia, 34-23 2002, home, West Virginia, 34-7 2001, away, Syracuse, 24-13 2000, home, Syracuse, 31-27 1999, away, Syracuse, 30-7 1998, home, West Virginia, 35-28 1997, away, Syracuse, 40-10 1996, home, Syracuse, 30-7 1995, away, Syracuse, 22-0 1994, home, West Virginia, 13-0 1993, away, West Virginia, 43-0 1992, home, Syracuse, 20-17 1991, away, Syracuse, 16-10 1990, home, Syracuse, 31-7 1989, away, West Virginia, 24-17 1988, home, West Virginia, 31-9 1987, away, Syracuse, 32-31 1986, home, Syracuse, 34-23 1985, away, West Virginia, 13-10 1984, home, West Virginia, 20-10 1983, away, Syracuse, 27-16 1982, home, West Virginia, 26-0 1981, away, Syracuse, 27-24 1980, home, Syracuse, 20-7 1979, away, Syracuse, 24-14 1978, home, Syracuse, 31-15 1976, home, West Virginia, 34-28 1977, away, Syracuse, 28-9 1975, away, Syracuse, 20-19 1974, home, West Virginia, 39-11 1973, away, West Virginia, 24-14 1972, home, West Virginia, 43-12 1971, away, Syracuse, 28-24 1970, home, West Virginia, 28-19 1969, away, West Virginia, 13-10 1968, home, West Virginia, 23-6 1967, away, Syracuse, 23-6 1966, home, Syracuse, 34-7 1965, home, Syracuse, 41-19 1964, home, West Virginia, 28-27 1963, away, Syracuse, 15-13 1962, away, West Virginia, 17-6 1961, away, Syracuse, 29-14 1960, home, Syracuse, 45-0 1959, away, Syracuse, 44-0 1958, home, Syracuse, 15-12 1957, home, West Virginia, 7-0 1956, away, Syracuse, 27-20 1955, home, Syracuse, 20-13 1946, home, West Virginia, 13-0 1945, away, Syracuse, 12-0

UNLV (First Meeting) USF (2-3) 2009, away, USF, 19-30 2008, home, West Virginia, 13-7 2007, away, USF, 21-13 2006, home, USF, 24-19 2005, away, West Virginia, 28-13

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Sept. 5, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia started the 2009 football season, and the Jarrett Brown era at quarterback, with a win, defeating Liberty, 33-20, before 57,950 fans at Milan Puskar Stadium. Brown was steady in his debut, completing 19-of-26 passes for 243 yards, while rushing for 69 yards and one touchdown. In the game’s opening drive, Brown engineered a seven-play series that ended with a 38-yard field goal by redshirt freshman kicker Tyler Bitancurt. With the Mountaineers on top 3-0, Liberty answered with its own seven play scoring drive, as the Flames tied the game at 3-3 on a 32-yard field goal by kicker Matt Bevins. With 2:53 left in the first quarter, West Virginia scored its first touchdown of the 2009 campaign, when redshirt freshman fullback Ryan Clarke powered in from two-yards out for a 10-3 Mountaineer lead. The first touchdown drive of the season covered 76 yards in 10 plays. Liberty answered at the 12:52 mark of the second quarter, when Mike Brown scored on a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tommy Beecher as the Flames tied the game once again. The Mountaineers then moved out to a 17-10 advantage with 8:44 left in the half when Brown called his own number and scampered 22 yards for the score. West Virginia went on to pad its lead before halftime with two more scores. With 1:58 remaining in the half, Bitancurt added his second field goal of the game with a 35-yard conversion, and then with just 20 seconds left, he came through again, this time with an impressive 45-yard attempt, giving West Virginia the edge at halftime by a 23-10 count. Both of WVU’s scoring drives in the final 2:00 of the first half covered more than 50 yards, and the Mountaineers were efficient with the game clock. Liberty struck first in the third quarter and stayed within striking distance by cutting the deficit to 23-13 with 5:21 left as Bevins converted on a field goal from 49-yards out. As the quarter ended, Bitancurt capped his impressive debut with his fourth field goal as he hit from 36 yards out to give West Virginia a 26-13 lead heading into the final quarter. With 6:57 remaining in the game, West Virginia put the game out of reach when sophomore safety Robert Sands intercepted Beecher to set up WVU’s final scoring drive in the game. Taking advantage of the turnover, Brown hit receiver Jock Sanders for 38 yards, before Noel Devine burst through for a 24-yard scoring run to give WVU a commanding 33-13 lead. Liberty added a late touchdown with just 52 seconds left in the contest, when Brown scored his second touchdown of the game with a nine-yard run to put the final totals at 33-20 in favor of the Mountaineers. Aside from the strong performances of Brown and Bitancurt, Devine finished with 112 yards on 17 carries, and Sanders added eight receptions for 95 yards. J.T. Thomas and Julian Miller led the defensive effort with seven tackles and combined for two sacks and five tackles for loss. For the Flames, Beecher finished with 210 yards passing, and Brown had an impressive 157 yards receiving on 11 catches. Wes Cheek paced the Liberty defense with eight tackles. Final numbers showed West Virginia with 195 yards rushing and 243 passing for 348 yards of total offense. Liberty stood at 89 yards on the ground and 210 through the air for 299 yards of total offense. With the win, West Virginia improved to 54-12 in its last 66 regular-season games and have won six straight home openers, including 10 of the last 11.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Liberty 3 7 3 7 20 West Virginia 10 13 3 7 33 134

brown

West Virginia 33, LIBERTY 20

JARRETT

game 1

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

WVU LU WVU LU WVU WVU WVU LU WVU WVU LU

Tyler Bitancurt 38 FG Matt Bevins 32 FG Ryan Clarke 2 rush (Bitancurt kick) Mike Brown 20 pass from Tommy Beecher (Bevins kick) Jarrett Brown 22 rush (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 35 FG Bitancurt 45 FG Bevins 49 FG Bitancurt 36 FG Noel Devine 24 rush (Bitancurt kick) Brown 9 rush (Bevins kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

LU

WVU

15 26/89 210 22/33/1 4/149/37.2 0/0 0 9/80 30:38

22 34/195 243 19/26/0 2/95/47.5 1/0 11 7/69 29:22

WVU RUSHING: Devine 17-112, Brown 9-69; WVU PASSING: Brown 19-26-0-243; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 8-95, Urban 2-49; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Thomas 7 (3/1), Miller 7 (2/3); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Sands. LU RUSHING: Allen 10-36, Beecher 9-30; LU PASSING: Beecher 22-33 1-210; LU RECEIVING: Brown 11-157; LU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Cheek 8, Adams 7; LU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 57,950

West Virginia Universit y


Sept. 12, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia overcame a 10-point, first quarter deficit to defeat East Carolina, 35-20, before a crowd of 59,216 at Milan Puskar Stadium. Senior quarterback Jarrett Brown brought the Mountaineers back on the strength of his arm and legs as he finished with a career-high 334 yards passing and four touchdowns to go along with 73 yards rushing. Brown’s 24 completions were also a career best as he accounted for 407 yards of total offense. A West Virginia comeback was needed after a slow start that saw penalties serve as momentum killers. East Carolina took advantage of some early Mountaineer penalties to gain field position and record the game’s first score. With 9:52 left in the opening quarter, the Pirates struck on a 37-yard field goal by Ben Hartman, and then later in the quarter extended the margin to 10-0, when Dominique Lindsay rushed in from two yards away. The first Pirate scoring drive was only 31 yards and the second just 26 yards as field position played an early role in the contest. West Virginia then reversed its poor field position by mounting an 80-yard drive that ended when Brown found receiver Alric Arnett for a 46-yard touchdown strike with just eight seconds left in the quarter. The Mountaineers took the lead for good with 6:27 left in the half when Brown connected with fullback Will Johnson on a four-yard scoring toss in a drive that also covered 80 yards. With WVU leading 14-10, East Carolina took advantage of a muffed punt to close the gap to 14-13 on a Hartman 23-yard field goal. On West Virginia’s next possession, Brown went to the air again to cap a 66-yard scoring drive with an 11-yard pass to Arnett for a 21-13 advantage. The Pirates closed out the first half, taking advantage of a second fumbled punt by the Mountaineers. ECU then scored a touchdown on Patrick Pinkney’s four-yard pass to Jamar Bryant to put the halftime score at 21-20 in favor of West Virginia. Out of four scoring drives in the first half by the Pirates, none were longer than 31 yards, and second-half action saw West Virginia correct the miscues, while the defense got stingy and blanked the Pirates. After stopping ECU on the opening drive of the second half, West Virginia went to the air once again, and Brown found true freshman Tavon Austin streaking down the middle, resulting in a 58-yard scoring play and a 28-20 Mountaineer advantage with 12:19 left. In its 28 points in the game thus far, the West Virginia offense turned in impressive scoring drives of 80, 80, 66 and 80 yards. As the WVU defense continued to stiffen, the Mountaineer offense iced the game with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter when tailback Noel Devine broke loose for a four yard scoring jaunt and a 35-20 lead. Aside from Brown, Devine turned in 80 yards rushing and Jock Sanders hauled in nine catches for 99 yards. Cornerback Brandon Hogan led the Mountaineer defense with 11 tackles and two pass deflections. For ECU, Pinkney passed for 175 yards and safety Van Eskridge and linebacker Jimmy Chambliss each turned in nine tackles. Final totals saw WVU rush for 175 yards and pass for 334 to total 509 yards of total offense. East Carolina finished with just 62 yards on the ground and 175 through the air for 237 yards of offense. With the win, West Virginia improved to 18-3 all-time versus East Carolina and 13-0 against the Pirates in Morgantown.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F East Carolina 10 10 0 0 20 West Virginia 7 14 7 7 35

s a n d er s

West Virginia 35, East Carolina 20

JOCK

game-by-game recaps game 2

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

ECU ECU WVU WVU ECU WVU ECU WVU WVU

Ben Hartman 37 FG Dominique Lindsay 2 rush (Hartman kick) Alric Arnett 46 pass from Jarrett Brown (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Will Johnson 4 pass from Brown (Bitancurt kick) Hartman 23 FG Arnett 11 pass from Brown (Bitancurt kick) Jamar Bryant 4 pass from Patrick Pinkney (Hartman kick) Tavon Austin 58 pass from Brown (Bitancurt kick) Noel Devine 4 rush (Bitancurt kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

ECU

WVU

13 27/62 175 16/40/1 7/333/47.6 0/0 52 8/64 27:10

25 37/175 334 24/31/1 4/193/48.2 3/3 56 11/104 32:50

WVU RUSHING: Devine 19-80, Brown 10-73; WVU PASSING: Brown 24-31-1-334; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 9-99, Starks 5-76; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Hogan 11, Glover 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Tandy. ECU RUSHING: Jackson 10-37; ECU PASSING: Pinkney 16-39-1-175; ECU RECEIVING: Bryant 5-41; ECU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Eskridge 9 (1/0), Chambliss 9 (2/0); ECU INTERCEPTIONS: Eskridge.

Attendance - 59,216 MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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Sept. 19, 2009 | Auburn, Ala. In a game that was delayed for one hour and three minutes due to lightning and torrential rain, West Virginia jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never trailed until the 12:07 mark of the fourth quarter, as six Mountaineer turnovers began taking their toll, enabling Auburn to pull away for a 41-30 victory before 87,451 fans at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Five interceptions and one fumble resulted in 24 points for the Tigers and proved too much for the Mountaineers to overcome. Jarrett Brown’s 58-yard bomb to receiver Brad Starks on WVU’s opening possession set up the game’s first score two plays later when tailback Noel Devine scored from one-yard out for a 7-0 lead. On its next possession, WVU moved out to a 14-0 advantage when Devine broke loose for a 71 yard touchdown run, which quieted the Auburn crowd for a moment until the Tiger offense got on the board at the 7:24 mark with Wes Byrum’s 46-yard field goal. The Tigers quickly got the ball back off a WVU miscue and closed the gap to 1410 when Darvin Adams pulled in a 16-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Chris Todd. West Virginia came back to take a 21-10 lead when Brown hit Jock Sanders for a six-yard scoring play to close out a 31 point combined first quarter performance by both teams. Second quarter action saw Auburn put 10 points on the board behind a 42-yard Byrum field goal and a four-yard Todd touchdown pass to Adams to put the score at 21-20 in favor of West Virginia at the half. After stopping Auburn on its first drive of the second half, West Virginia extended its lead when Devine rushed in from 12-yards away, but a missed Tyler Bitancurt extra point gave the Mountaineers a 27-20 lead with 8:51 left. Auburn tied the game just 49 seconds later when Todd connected with Mario Fannin for an 82-yard touchdown reception. But the Mountaineers answered with a 14-play, 52-yard drive that ended with a 28-yard Bitancurt field goal and a 30-27 advantage heading into the fourth. With 12:07 left to play, Adams pulled in his third touchdown on the night with a 17-yard reception from Todd to give Auburn its first lead of the game at 34-30. West Virginia continued to move the ball and had two more scoring chances but interceptions again ended any threats. West Virginia’s fourth interception sealed the game for the Tigers, as Craig Stevens returned it 15 yards for a touchdown, putting the final score at 41-30. Devine finished with 128 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while Brown passed for 221 yards and rushed for 66. Sanders had a game-high 12 catches for 115 yards and one score. The Mountaineer defense, playing without injured stalwarts Reed Williams and Scooter Berry, was led by linebacker J.T. Thomas with nine tackles. For Auburn, Todd finished with 284 yards passing and four scores, while Ben Tate rushed for 75 yards. To go along with his three scores, Adams collected 80 yards receiving, while linebackers Josh Bynes and Craig Stevens combined for 23 tackles. Both also collected interceptions in the game. The offensive showdown saw both teams combine for 909 yards of total offense. West Virginia finished with 207 yards rushing and 302 passing for 509 yards of total offense. Auburn’s totals stood at 100 yards rushing and 300 passing for an even 400 yards of total offense. The loss broke West Virginia’s five game winning streak against SEC competition.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F West Virginia 21 0 9 0 30 Auburn 10 10 7 14 41

d evi n e

Auburn 41, West Virginia 30

NOEL

game 3

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

WVU WVU AU AU WVU AU AU WVU AU WVU AU AU

Noel Devine 1 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Devine 71 rush (Bitancurt kick) Wes Byrum 46 FG Darvin Adams 16 pass from Chris Todd (Byrum kick) Jock Sanders 6 pass from Jarrett Brown (Bitancurt kick) Byrum 42 FG Adams 4 pass from Todd (Byrum kick) Devine 12 rush (Bitancurt kick failed) Mario Fannin 82 pass from Todd (Byrum kick) Bitancurt 28 FG Adams 17 pass from Todd (Byrum kick) Craig Stevens 15 interception return (Byrum kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU

AU

23 39/207 302 24/41/5 2/99/49.5 1/1 13 4/45 32:45

20 41/100 300 17/33/1 5/220/44.0 1/0 93 5/37 27:15

WVU RUSHING: Devine 15-128, Brown 19-66; WVU PASSING: Brown 18-32-4-221; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 12-115; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Thomas 9 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Goulbourne. AU RUSHING: Tate 19-75; AU PASSING: Todd 16-31-1-284; AU RECEIV ING: Adams 6-80; AU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Bynes 12, Stevens 11; AU INTERCEPTIONS: Bynes, Stevens, Thorpe, McFadden, Ricks.

Attendance - 87,451

136

West Virginia Universit y


Oct. 1, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. Behind a career-best rushing night from tailback Noel Devine, West Virginia overcame four first-half turnovers to defeat Colorado, 35-24, before a Thursday night ESPN national audience. Devine broke loose for 220 yards rushing and one touchdown, averaging 10 yards per carry as West Virginia amassed 257 yards rushing. It didn’t take long for Devine to make his presence felt in the game as he scored on the game’s second play with the 77-yard touchdown run. Colorado answered the score at the 8:36 mark when tailback Rodney Stewart broke loose for a 36-yard scoring run to tie the game. Even though the West Virginia offense continued to move the ball on Colorado, four first half drives were halted by Mountaineer turnovers, which enabled the Buffaloes to take a 10-7 lead behind Aric Goodman’s 39-yard field goal in the second quarter. Through the turnovers, the Mountaineer defense held strong, allowing only the three points to the Buffaloes until the offense got back on track. With 1:21 remaining in the first half, WVU quarterback Jarrett Brown hit receiver Jock Sanders for a sixyard touchdown, giving the Mountaineers a 14-10 halftime advantage. West Virginia took the opening possession of the second half and marched 75 yards in five plays for a 21-10 lead, when Brown hit receiver Bradley Starks for a 48yard touchdown. Colorado answered just three minutes later, when quarterback Cody Hawkins connected with his favorite target, receiver Scotty McKnight, on a 29-yard scoring toss to cut the WVU lead to 21-17. West Virginia then turned to its running game from the midway point of the third quarter, and put the game away. With 9:17 left to play, fullback Ryan Clarke powered in from one-yard out to cap off a 14-play, 69-yard drive, giving the Mountaineers a 28-17 advantage. In the allimportant drive, 13 of the 14 plays were rushing calls. The Mountaineers closed out their scoring with just 2:00 left in the game when Clarke motored in from eight-yards away for his second score and a 35-17 advantage. Colorado added a late score with just three seconds remaining in the game, when Hawkins hit Markques Simas for a 20-yard touchdown, putting the final score at 35-24. Aside from Devine’s 220 yards rushing, West Virginia got 148 yards passing from Brown with two scores and 68 yards receiving from Starks. The defense was keyed by linebacker Reed Williams, who returned from a foot injury that caused him to miss a game to record nine tackles and three pass deflections. Linebacker Pat Lazear added eight stops, while safety Robert Sands collected eight stops and one interception. For Colorado, Stewart rushed for 105 yards, while Hawkins finished with 292 yards passing. McKnight led all receivers in catches with nine for 98 yards, while tight end Riar Geer led all receivers in yards with eight catches for 113 yards. The Buffalo defense was paced by linebackers Anthony Perkins and Jeff Smart, who combined for 17 tackles, one TFL and one fumble recovery. West Virginia totaled 257 yards rushing and 148 passing for 405 yards of total offense. Colorado’s final totals stood at 100 yards rushing and 292 passing for a solid 392 yards of total offense. With the win, West Virginia improved to 3-1 on the season, while Colorado fell to 1-3. Also, West Virginia evened the series with Colorado 1-1..

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Colorado 7 3 7 7 24 West Virginia 7 7 7 14 35

STA R K S

West Virginia 35, Colorado 24

BRAD

game-by-game recaps game 4

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

WVU CU CU WVU WVU CU WVU WVU CU

Noel Devine 77 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Rodney Stewart 36 rush (Aric Goodman kick) Goodman 39 FG Jock Sanders 6 pass from Jarrett Brown (Bitancurt kick) Bradley Starks 48 pass from Brown (Bitancurt kick) Scotty McKnight 29 pass from Cody Hawkins (Goodman kick) Ryan Clarke 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Clarke 8 rush (Bitancurt kick) Markques Simas 20 pass from Hawkins (Goodman kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

CU

WVU

21 30/100 292 27/54/3 3/93/31.0 0/0 12 5/29 32:44

19 42/257 148 12/19/0 4/192/48.0 5/4 42 5/43 27:16

WVU RUSHING: Devine 22-220; WVU PASSING: Brown 12-19-0-148; WVU RECEIVING: Starks 3-68; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Williams 9, Lazear 8 (1/0), Sands 8; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Sands, Thomas, Glover. CU RUSHING: Stewart 21-105; CU PASSING: Hawkins 27-52-3-292; CU RECEIVING: McKnight 9-98, Geer 8-113; CU TACKLES (TFL/ QS): Perkins 9, Smart 8 (1/0); CU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 60,055 MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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Oct. 10, 2009 | Syracuse, N.Y. West Virginia took advantage of a key defensive play in the game’s opening drive to spark a 34-13 victory over Syracuse in the BIG EAST opener at the Carrier Dome. Defensive lineman Josh Taylor intercepted Syracuse quarterback Greg Paulus at the WVU 28, and returned it eight yards, before fumbling into the hands of teammate Pat Lazear who scampered another 53 yards to set up the game’s first score. With the ball on the Syracuse 11, it took the Mountaineer offense just one play to hit paydirt, when quarterback Jarrett Brown hit tailback Noel Devine out of the backfield for an 11-yard touchdown pass and a quick 7-0 West Virginia lead. The Mountaineer offense kept the heat on in its second possession and marched 80 yards in 14 plays to up WVU’s advantage to 14-0 after fullback Ryan Clarke powered in from one-yard away. The West Virginia defense continued to force three and outs on the Syracuse offense, while the benefactor was the Mountaineer offense. WVU jumped out to a 20-0 lead at the 9:49 mark of the half, when Clarke powered in again from three-yards out, and the PAT was missed off a bad snap. The scoring drive was highlighted by a 33-yard completion from Brown to fullback Will Johnson, and a 27-yard completion from Brown to receiver Bradley Starks. Another three and out by the Mountaineer defense set up a 49-yard punt return by cornerback Brandon Hogan to the Orange nine-yard line, giving West Virginia excellent field position to start its fourth scoring drive of the half. In just one play, receiver Jock Sanders covered the nine yards on an end-around sweep, and the Mountaineers were up 27-0 at the half. Syracuse got on the board at the 9:52 mark of the third quarter, when backup quarterback Ryan Nassib found receiver Mike Williams for a 50-yard scoring bomb. The Mountaineer defense had kept the explosive Williams in-check for most of the first half, but he got deep to cut the Mountaineer lead to 27-6 after the Orange missed the extra point. West Virginia’s defense continued to play strong, and kept the Orange at bay until the offense could put the game away at the 14:55 mark of the fourth quarter. Devine rushed in from four yards to end a nine-play, 60-yard drive highlighted by a 26-yard completion from Brown to Starks. Trailing 34-6 in the fourth, Syracuse added another score with 9:08 left in the game, when Nassib hit Marcus Sales on a 24-yard scoring toss, but the Orange could not score again on the WVU defense. Brown finished with 244 yards passing, while Devine added 91 yards rushing. Sanders led the Mountaineer receivers with 67 yards through the air. Safety Sidney Glover led a strong defensive effort with six tackles. Syracuse got 120 yards passing from Nassib, who replaced Paulus in the second half. Williams added 89 yards receiving, while Max Suter finished with a game-high 12 tackles. The Mountaineers finished with 127 yards rushing and 258 passing to total 385 yards of total offense. Syracuse was held to just 72 yards rushing by a stingy WVU defense. The Orange totaled 150 through the air to finish with 222 yards of offense. West Virginia controlled the ball nearly 19 minutes longer than Syracuse, while the Mountaineer defense held the Orange to 0-11 on third-down conversions. The win gave West Virginia (4-1/1-0) its eighth-straight victory over the Orange and fourth straight in the Carrier Dome.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F West Virginia 14 13 0 7 34 Syracuse 0 0 6 7 13

l a z e a r

West Virginia 34, Syracuse 13

P AT

game 5

1st WVU WVU 2nd WVU WVU 3rd SU WVU 4th SU

Noel Devine 11 pass from Jarrett Brown (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Ryan Clarke 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Clarke 3 rush (rush failed) Jock Sanders 9 rush (Bitancurt kick) Mike Williams 50 pass from Ryan Nassib (Ryan Lichtenstein kick) Devine 4 rush (Bitancurt kick) Marcus Sales 24 pass from Nassib (Lichtenstein kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU

SU

19 40/127 258 25/34/0 5/215/43.0 3/1 129 4/26 39:02

10 24/72 150 12/25/1 9/381/42.3 1/1 6 7/55 20:58

WVU RUSHING: Devine 22-91; WVU PASSING: Brown 22-30-0-244; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 9-67, Starks 2-53, Johnson 2-42; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Glover 6 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Taylor. SU RUSHING: Carter 12-33; SU PASSING: Paulis 5-9-1-30, Nassib 7-16 0-120; SU RECEIVING: Williams 4-89; SU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Suter 12; SU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 40,144

138

West Virginia Universit y


Oct. 17, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia overcame an injury to starting quarterback Jarrett Brown on the game’s fourth play to defeat Marshall, 24-7, for the ninth-straight time. On third-and-eight, Brown rushed for 13 yards, but was hit by two Marshall defenders in the head and suffered a mild concussion, which forced him out of the game. In came true freshman quarterback Geno Smith, and he responded with a solid performance, completing 15-of-21 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. Smith would have to bring the Mountaineers from behind in his first significant collegiate action, as Marshall grabbed an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The Thundering Herd took advantage of West Virginia penalties to keep the scoring drive alive and found the end zone, when quarterback Brian Anderson rushed in from 12-yards away. Anderson’s scoring run ended a 16-play, 64-yard drive for the Herd that covered 8:14 of the first quarter. With the West Virginia offense trying to adjust to the true freshman at the controls, the defense simply kept the Mountaineers in the game. Recording an interception and a fumble recovery, the defense held the Herd at bay until the offense finally got on the scoreboard with just 0:44 remaining in the half, when kicker Tyler Bitancurt converted on a 32-yard field goal, putting the halftime score at 7-3 in favor of Marshall. Whatever adjustments the West Virginia coaches made at halftime certainly worked, and the Mountaineers took control of the game in the second half. After holding Marshall on the third quarter’s opening possession, West Virginia took its first lead of the game at the 10:49 mark, when tailback Noel Devine scored on a 14-yard run, giving WVU a 10-7 advantage. West Virginia’s defense continued to be impressive in the second half by recording another interception and recovering a fumble, while keeping the Herd out of the end zone. West Virginia padded its lead to 17-7 at the 12:31 mark of the fourth quarter, when Smith hit receiver Alric Arnett for a pretty 33-yard touchdown pass. It marked Smith’s first collegiate touchdown pass, and it gave WVU breathing room. West Virginia finished the game with a nine-play scoring drive late in the fourth quarter that ended with Devine’s second touchdown in the game, this time from nine-yards away. Aside from Smith’s numbers, Devine rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He came into the game as the nation’s No. 3-ranked rusher behind the Thundering Herd’s Darius Marshall at No. 2, and Devine out-dueled the Marshall back. Sidney Glover and Reed Williams keyed the strong WVU defensive effort that held the Herd to just 68 total offensive yards in the second half, and 58 total rushing yards for the game. Glover and Williams combined for 17 tackles, two TFL, one forced fumble and two pass deflections. For Marshall, Anderson passed for 149 yards and Marshall rushed for 82. Tight end Cody Slate led all receivers with 10 catches for 102 yards. Ashton Hall paced the Herd defense with nine tackles. West Virginia finished with 147 yards rushing and 166 passing for 313 yards of total offense. The Herd’s final totals stood at 58 yards rushing and 149 passing for 207 yards of total offense. The win gave West Virginia its fourth-straight Friends of Coal Bowl victory, and a 13-game non-conference home winning streak. The game marked the end of the non-conference regular season schedule for West Virginia, with the Mountaineers turning in a 4-1 non-conference record in 2009..

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Marshall 7 0 0 0 7 West Virginia 0 3 7 14 24

smith

West Virginia 24, Marshall 7

GENO

game-by-game recaps game 6

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

MU WVU WVU WVU WVU

Brian Anderson 12 rush (Craig Ratanamorn kick) Tyler Bitancurt 32 FG Noel Devine 14 rush (Bitancurt kick) Alric Arnett 33 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Devine 9 rush (Bitancurt kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

MU

WVU

16 34/58 149 17/35/2 6/234/39.0 6/2 35 3/40 32:01

13 31/147 166 16/23/0 6/271/45.2 3/2 31 5/50 27:59

WVU RUSHING: Devine 19-103; WVU PASSING: Smith 15-21-0-147, Brown 1-2-0-19; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 4-39, Arnett 3-55, Lyons 3-53; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Glover 9 (1/0), Williams 8 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Hogan, Sands. MU RUSHING: Marshall 25-82; MU PASSING: Anderson 17-35-2-149; MU RECEIVING: Slate 10-102, Wilson 2-35; MU TACKLES (TFL/ QS): Hall 9 (3/0), Harvey 8 (1/0); MU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 54,432

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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Oct. 24, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. In a game filled with emotion and six lead changes, No. 22/22 West Virginia used a late fourth quarter rally to defeat Connecticut, 28-24, on Homecoming at Milan Puskar Stadium. It marked the first game for the Huskies since junior cornerback Jasper Howard was murdered the previous week on the UConn campus. Both teams honored Howard’s memory with a moment of silence before the game, handshakes and helmet stickers bearing Howard’s number 6. West Virginia got the action started on the game’s opening kickoff when Tavon Austin returned it 98 yards for a quick 7-0 Mountaineer lead. Connecticut never flinched and came back to tie the game with 5:46 left in the quarter, when tailback Jordan Todman rushed in from five-yards away. The Huskies took their first lead of the game with 2:53 left in the second quarter when kicker Dave Teggart converted on a 38-yard field goal for a 10-7 lead. West Virginia was not done and the final 2:00 of the first half saw a flurry of scoring. West Virginia regained the lead with just 0:49 left to play when quarterback Jarrett Brown rushed in from five-yards away to finish an impressive 10-play, 81yard drive that was highlighted by 23- and 31-yard pass completions from Brown. However, the lead was short lived as Connecticut returned the ensuing kickoff to WVU’s 42-yard line and three plays later, quarterback Cody Endres connected with Kashif Moore for a 17-yard score, putting the Huskies up 17-14 at intermission. The two defenses held for most of the third quarter until West Virginia grabbed the lead back with 2:55 remaining in the quarter when Brown found tight end Tyler Urban in the back of the end zone for a one-yard scoring strike and a 21-17 WVU advantage. The score was set up by a 62-yard run from tailback Noel Devine Coming up with key stops and forcing turnovers, the West Virginia defense protected the lead until the final 4:00 of the game. WVU looked to have clinched the win when defensive back Kent Richardson intercepted Endres and returned it 46 yards to the UConn 10-yard line, but he fumbled, and the Huskies recovered. It took Connecticut just three plays to cash in on the fumble as Endres hit Marcus Easley for a huge 88-yard touchdown reception, giving the Huskies a 24-21 with just 3:50 remaining in the game. The Mountaineers needed a game-winning drive and some big plays, and they got them. Starting at its own 20, WVU converted a third-and-six and then another first down, before Devine broke loose again for a 56-yard scamper and the 28-24 lead with just 2:03 left in the game. UConn still had plenty of time left, but defensive back Sidney Glover tipped an Endres pass on fourth down, and it was intercepted by defensive lineman Chris Neild to preserve WVU’s sixth victory of the season. Devine finished with 178 yards rushing, while Brown passed for 153 yards. Receivers Jock Sanders and Alric Arnett combined for 132 yards receiving, while linebacker Pat Lazear recorded 11 tackles. Endres passed for 378 yards, but had three interceptions for the Huskies. Easley finished with 157 yards receiving, while Todman rushed for 94 yards. Greg Lloyd led the Husky defense with 13 tackles. Final totals showed WVU with 234 yards rushing and 153 passing for 387 yards of total offense. Connecticut possessed the ball nearly three minutes longer than the Mountaineers and wound up with 123 yards rushing and 378 passing for 501 yards of total offense. With the victory, West Virginia improved to 6-0 all-time against Connecticut.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Connecticut 7 10 0 7 24 West Virginia 7 7 7 7 28

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No. 22/22 West Virginia 28, Connecticut 24

TAVON

game 7

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

WVU UConn UConn WVU UConn WVU UConn WVU

Tavon Austin 98 kickoff return (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Jordan Todman 5 rush (Dave Teggart kick) Teggart 38 FG Jarrett Brown 5 rush (Bitancurt kick) Kashif Moore 17 pass from Cody Endres (Teggart kick) Tyler Urban 1 pass from Brown (Bitancurt kick) Marcus Easley 88 pass from Endres (Teggart kick) Devine 56 rush (Bitancurt kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

UConn

WVU

21 37/123 378 25/41/3 4/172/43.0 2/1 47 5/40 31:16

17 40/234 153 16/27/1 6/251/41.8 2/1 55 4/45 28:44

WVU RUSHING: Devine 23-178, Brown 10-41; WVU PASSING: Brown 16-27-1-153; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 8-81; Arnett 5-51; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lazear 11, Tandy 8; WVU INTERCEP TIONS: Tandy, Neild, Richardson. UCONN RUSHING: Todman 20-94, Dixon 14-38; UCONN PASSING: Endres 25-41-3-378; UCONN RECEIVING: Easley 5-157, K. Moore 4-62; UCONN TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lloyd 13 (1/0), Wilson 11 (1/0); UCONN INTERCEPTIONS: Vaughn.

Attendance - 58,106

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Oct. 30, 2009 | Tampa, Fla. USF put together a balanced rushing and passing attack to upset No. 20 West Virginia 30-19 at Raymond James Stadium. The Friday night nationally televised contest got started on the positive side for West Virginia, as the Mountaineers took the game’s opening possession and drove 80 yards for the first score. Quarterback Jarrett Brown rushed in from three-yards away, giving the Mountaineers a quick 7-0 lead with 9:42 on the clock. The scoring drive was highlighted by a 32-yard completion from Brown to receiver Alric Arnett. USF tied the game just two minutes later, when quarterback B.J. Daniels hit receiver Carlton Mitchell for a 49-yard touchdown to start the scoring for the Bulls. USF took a 10-7 lead with 2:55 left in the first, when kicker Eric Schwartz connected on a 30-yard field goal. The Mountaineers answered with a safety on the final play of the quarter, when defensive end Julian Miller tackled Jamar Taylor in the end zone. With USF leading 10-9 at the 6:57 mark of the second quarter, the Bulls extended their lead to 17-9, when Daniels hooked up with A.J. Love for an 11yard scoring toss. West Virginia cut the margin to 17-12 with 3:34 left in the half, when kicker Tyler Bitancurt hit a 33-yard field goal. However, USF extended the lead back to eight, 20-12, when Schwartz converted on a 26-yard field goal attempt just before the half. Just like its opening possession of the game, West Virginia’s first possession of the second half resulted in a touchdown. The Mountaineers put together a nine-play, 63-yard drive that ended when Brown rushed in for his second touchdown, this time from 11 yards out, cutting the deficit to 20-19. But the WVU defense could not hold and the momentum was lost, as USF struck back on its next drive. The Bulls went on a 69-yard drive that ended with Daniels’ third touchdown pass, this one to receiver Sterling Griffin from sixyards away, extending the USF lead to 27-19 with 5:26 left in the third quarter. USF added insurance points at the 12:06 mark of the fourth, when Schwartz connected on a 44-yard field goal, giving him three for the night. West Virginia managed one more drive deep into USF territory, which got as far as the Bulls’ 20-yard line, but the drive stalled, and ended when WVU could not convert on fourth down. For West Virginia, Brown passed for 205 yards to go along with his two rushing scores. Tailback Noel Devine came into the game as the nation’s No. 3 rusher, but was held to 42 yards on 17 carries. Arnett led the WVU receivers with 84 yards on six catches, while linebacker Pat Lazear finished with eight stops. For USF, Daniels rushed for 104 yards and passed for 232 to total 336 yards of total offense. Moise Plancher added 86 yards rushing, while Mitchell led all receivers with 132 yards. The USF defense was led by linebacker Kion Wilson with 12 tackles, three TFL and one interception. Final totals for West Virginia showed the Mountaineers with 118 yards rushing and 205 passing for 323 yards of total offense. USF finished with 189 yards rushing and 232 passing for 421 total yards. The loss broke a four-game winning streak for the Mountaineers, who dropped to 6-2 on the year and 2-1 in the BIG EAST. With the win, USF took a 3-2 lead in the all-time series against WVU.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F West Virginia 9 3 7 0 19 USF 10 10 7 3 30

thomas

USF 30, No. 20/20 West Virginia 19

J.T.

game-by-game recaps game 8

1st WVU USF USF WVU 2nd USF WVU USF 3rd WVU USF 4th USF

Jarrett Brown 3 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Carlton Mitchell 49 pass from B.J. Daniels (Eric Schwartz kick) Schwartz 30 FG Julian Miller safety A.J. Love 1 pass from Daniels (Schwartz kick) Bitancurt 33 FG Schwartz 26 FG Brown 11 rush (Bitancurt kick) Sterling Griffin 6 pass from Daniels (Schwartz kick) Schwartz 44 FG)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU

USF

20 35/118 205 19/32/1 5/215/43.0 0/0 28 4/31 31:12

18 40/189 232 13/26/0 4/164/41.0 1/0 16 5/21 28:48

WVU RUSHING: Devine 17-42, Brown 11-39; WVU PASSING: Brown 19-32-1-205; WVU RECEIVING: Arnett 6-84, Lyons 4-39; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lazear 8 (1/0), Tandy 7 (1/0), Leonard 7 (2/1), Thomas 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. USF RUSHING: Daniels 14-104, Plancher 18-86; USF PASSING: Daniels 13-26-0-232; USF RECEIVING: Mitchell 5-132, Love 3-71; USF TACKLES (TFL/QS): Wilson 12 (3/0), Murphy 9 (0/1); USF INTERCEPTIONS: Murphy.

Attendance - 56,328 MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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Nov. 7, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia gained its seventh victory of the season and third in the BIG EAST with a 17-9 win over Louisville at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Both teams turned in solid defensive performances, and the Mountaineers held the Cardinals to just three field goals in claiming the victory. After a scoreless first quarter, Louisville struck first at the 4:16 mark of the second quarter, when kicker Chris Philpott connected on a 37-yard field goal to cap a five-play, 48-yard drive. West Virginia answered the score with just 0:36 left before the half, when quarterback Jarrett Brown hit receiver Jock Sanders from eight-yards away to end an impressive eight-play, 72-yard drive. With West Virginia leading 7-3, Louisville returned the ensuing kickoff to its own 45, and used just four plays to get into field goal range. Philpott made good on a 44-yard attempt just before half to cut the Mountaineer lead to 7-6. After holding the Cardinals on the opening possession of the second half, West Virginia struck again in the third quarter at the 10:32 mark, when Brown led the offense on a six-play, 56-yard drive that ended when true freshman Tavon Austin rushed in from nine-yards away, giving the Mountaineers a 14-6 advantage. Two possessions later, West Virginia took advantage of a shanked punt to move into scoring position once again. Kicker Tyler Bitancurt hit from 44-yards out to extend West Virginia’s lead to 17-6. Another shanked punt by Louisville set up the Mountaineers with good field position again just two possessions later, but a fumbled snap from center put Louisville at the WVU 42-yard line. The Cardinals marched to the West Virginia 20, where the Mountaineer defense held and forced Philpott’s third field goal of the day, this time from 29-yards out, putting the score at 17-9 in favor of West Virginia. For the Mountaineers, tailback Noel Devine played just a few snaps in the second half as he suffered an ankle injury earlier in the game. With Devine out, the Mountaineers turned to Sanders in an effort to get the ground game going. Louisville had one last chance at a game-tying drive with just 2:24 left in the game. The Cardinals managed to get to midfield, but two-straight sacks from defensive lineman Julian Miller for a loss of 14 yards, and two-straight incompletions ended the Cardinals’ comeback attempt. Devine managed 56 yards rushing, but Sanders filled in and led the Mountaineer ground game with 66 yards. Brown passed for 94 yards and receiver Alric Arnett finished with three catches for 46 yards. The WVU defense was led by linebacker Pat Lazear with eight tackles. Louisville had an impressive game running the ball as tailback Darius Ashley rushed for 164 yards on 33 carries. Quarterback Will Stein passed for 100 yards, while receiver Cameron Graham caught four passes for 40 yards. The Cardinal defense was led by linebacker Chris Campa with nine tackles. For the game, West Virginia finished with 173 yards rushing and 100 passing to total 273 yards of total offense. Louisville’s final totals stood at 201 yards on the ground and 100 yards passing for 301 total yards. With the win, West Virginia improved to 9-2 all-time against Louisville and 4-1 against the Cardinals in BIG EAST play.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Louisville 0 6 0 3 9 West Virginia 0 7 10 0 17

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West Virginia 17, Louisville 9

JULIAN

game 9

2nd UL WVU UL 3rd WVU WVU 4th UL

Chris Philpott 37 FG Jock Sanders 8 pass from Jarrett Brown (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Phillpott 44 FG Tavon Austin 9 rush (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 42 FG Phillpott 29 FG

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

UL

WVU

17 43/201 100 14/26/0 8/282/35.2 2/1 22 8/74 32:54

14 39/173 100 10/18/1 7/333/47.6 1/1 18 5/29 27:06

WVU RUSHING: Sanders 12-66, Devine 13-56; WVU PASSING: Brown 9-17-1-94; WVU RECEIVING: Arnett 3-46, Sanders 3-20; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lazear 8, Tandy 7 (1/0), Thomas 7, Miller 6 (3/3); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. UL RUSHING: Ashley 33-164; UL PASSING: Stein 14-26-0-100; UL RECEIVING: Graham 4-40, Long 3-22; UL TACKLES (TFL/QS): Campa 9 (1/0), Dempsey 7, Scott 7 (2/1); UL INTERCEPTIONS: Scott.

Attendance - 55,334

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Nov. 13, 2009 | Cincinnati, Ohio No. 5/5 Cincinnati gained its first home victory ever over West Virginia with a 24-21 decision at Nippert Stadium. The Mountaineers were undefeated in six previous trips to Cincinnati, but the Bearcats used a balanced offensive attack to score a second straight victory over West Virginia. After holding the Mountaineers on downs to start the game, Cincinnati’s high-powered offense got the scoring started at the 9:56 mark of the first quarter, when receiver Armon Binns caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Pike to finish off a 73-yard drive. West Virginia answered the score at the 3:19 mark, tying the game, when quarterback Jarrett Brown rushed in from eight-yards away. The scoring drive was set up when safety Sidney Glover recovered a Cincinnati fumble at the Bearcat 49-yard line. Glover’s fumble recovery marked Cincinnati’s first lost fumble of the season. With the score knotted at 7-7, West Virginia took the lead at the 8:05 mark of the second quarter, when fullback Ryan Clarke powered through for a 37-yard touchdown run to cap off an impressive eight-play, 80-yard drive for the Mountaineers. The Bearcats responded with 5:26 left in the half, when tailback Isaiah Pead dove over from the two-yard line to tie the score at 14-14. The play was first ruled by officials on the field as a fumble and recovered by West Virginia, but the replay official overturned the call and gave the questionable touchdown to Pead. The score remained tied until the 11:07 mark of the third quarter, when the Bearcats regained the lead for good. Pike hit receiver DJ Woods for a six-yard scoring strike and a 21-14 lead. Both teams battled back and forth for the rest of the third and most of the fourth quarter. The Bearcats struck again and extended their margin to 24-14 with just 2:08 left in the game, when kicker Jacob Rogers converted a 38-yard field goal. However, West Virginia made the game interesting in the closing minute by driving 64 yards to score a touchdown, when Brown hit Brad Starks with a three-yard pass. Cincinnati then recovered the onsides kick to seal the victory. Brown led the Mountaineer offense with 188 yards passing and 34 rushing. His long pass completion of the game went for 24 yards to receiver Alric Arnett, and his long rush gained 23 yards. Tailback Noel Devine rushed for 88 yards, while Clarke had a career-best 60 yards rushing. Starks caught five passes for 50 yards, while Jock Sanders hauled in four catches for 42 yards. Cornerback Brandon Hogan led the WVU defense with 11 tackles, including eight solo. Linebacker J.T. Thomas added seven tackles in the effort. For Cincinnati, quarterback Zach Collaros passed for 205 yards, while Pike came back from injury to throw two touchdown passes. Pead rushed for 175 yards, while Binns caught five passes for 62 yards and one touchdown. The Bearcat defense was led by linebacker Andre Revels with 13 stops. Statistical totals showed West Virginia with 22 first downs in the game, 202 yards rushing and 188 passing for 390 yards of total offense. Cincinnati finished with 18 first downs, 216 yards rushing, 221 passing for 437 yards of total offense. The win improved No. 5 ranked Cincinnati to 10-0 and 6-0 in the BIG EAST. Ranked at No. 23 coming into the game, West Virginia fell to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F West Virginia 7 7 0 7 21 Cincinnati 7 7 7 3 24

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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No. 5/5 Cincinnati 24, No. 23 West Virginia 21

RYAN

game-by-game recaps game 10

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

UC WVU WVU UC UC UC WVU

Armon Binns 10 pass from Tony Pike (Jacob Rogers kick) Jarrett Brown 8 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Ryan Clarke 37 rush (Bitancurt kick) Isaiah Pead 2 rush (Rogers kick) Woods 6 pass from Pike (Rogers kick) Rogers 38 FG Brad Starks 3 pass from Brown (Bitancurt kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU

UC

22 46/202 188 17/25/0 6/272/45.3 1/0 9 4/25 34:23

18 30/216 221 19/28/1 3/144/48.0 1/1 22 4/39 25:37

WVU RUSHING: Devine 25-88, Clarke 5-60; WVU PASSING: Brown 17 25-0-188; WVU RECEIVING: Starks 5-50, Sanders 4-42; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Hogan 11, Thomas 7 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Sands. UC RUSHING: Pead 18-175; UC PASSING: Collaros 17-24-1-205; UC RECEIVING: Binns 5-62, Robinson 3-59, Woods 3-40; UC TACKLES (TFL/QS): Revels 13 (1/0), Schaffer 8, Stewart 7 (1/1); UC INTERCEPTIONS: None.

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Nov. 27, 2009 | Morgantown, W.Va. Tyler Bitancurt’s 43-yard field goal as time expired gave West Virginia a 19-16 upset victory over No. 8/9 Pitt in the 102nd edition of the Backyard Brawl. The redshirt freshman kicker was clutch all night, hitting four field goals, and he brought West Virginia fans down memory lane back to 1975, when Bill McKenzie’s field goal defeated the nationally ranked Panthers at old Mountaineer Field. In fact, Bitancurt’s game-winning field goal was the first by a West Virginia kicker as time expired since McKenzie’s famous kick. After a scoreless first quarter, Pitt broke through and got on the board at the 3:21 mark of the second quarter, when kicker Dan Hutchins hit for a 37-yard field goal. West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy intercepted a Bill Stull pass with 1:03 remaining, giving the Mountaineer offense the ball at the Pitt 40-yard line. WVU answered the Pitt score several plays later, as Bitancurt converted from 20-yards away, sending the two teams into the locker room tied 3-3 at the half. After stopping the Panthers on the opening possession of the second half, West Virginia embarked on a 10-play, 48-yard drive that would give the Mountaineers their first lead of the game. Highlighted by a 24-yard completion from quarterback Jarrett Brown to receiver Wes Lyons, the WVU offense moved into field goal range, and Bitancurt hit from 43-yards away, giving WVU a 6-3 advantage. The lead was short lived as Pitt tied the game on the next possession, when Hutchins converted on a 30-yard field goal. However, West Virginia quickly regained the lead on the first play of the ensuing drive when Devine broke loose for an 88-yard run to ignite the home fans, and give the Mountaineers a 13-6 lead, heading into the fourth quarter. At the 9:56 mark of the final stanza, West Virginia upped its advantage to 16-6, when Bitancurt hit for a 39-yard field goal that was set up by a big 35-yard completion from Brown to receiver Alric Arnett. But Pitt was far from done and scored on its next two possessions to tie the game. First Hutchins added a 36-yard field goal to pull the Panthers to 16-9 with 7:28 left. Then Stull hit receiver Jonathan Baldwin for a 50-yard touchdown strike that drew the Panthers even at 16-16 with just 2:48 left in the game. Starting from its own 32-yard line, West Virginia’s offense gained a first down on a 10-yard rush by Brown, and another on an 11-yard completion to Arnett. After a Brown scramble for nine yards, and a clutch one-yard carry on fourth down by fullback Ryan Clarke, which gained the first down by an inch, Bitancurt’s 43-yard field goal three rushing plays later ended the game, giving the victory to the Mountaineers. Devine rushed for 134 yards, Brown passed for 164 and Arnett caught seven passes for 71 yards to pace the WVU offense. Tandy collected 10 tackles to lead the defense. For Pitt offensively, tailback Dion Lewis finished with 155 yards rushing, Stull passed for 179 yards and Baldwin caught eight passes for 127 yards. The Panther defense was led by linebacker Adam Gunn with 11 tackles. West Virginia finished with 205 yards rushing, 164 passing and 369 total yards. Pitt’s final numbers stood at 146 rushing, 179 passing and 325 yards of total offense. The West Virginia win broke a two-game losing streak to the Panthers, and gave the Mountaineers five victories in their last six tries against ranked opponents.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Pitt 0 3 3 10 16 West Virginia 0 3 10 6 19

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West Virginia 19, No. 8/9 Pitt 16

TYLER

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2nd 3rd 4th

Pitt WVU WVU Pitt WVU WVU Pitt Pitt WVU

Dan Hutchins 37 FG Tyler Bitancurt 20 FG Bitancurt 43 FG Hutchins 30 FG Noel Devine 88 rush (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 39 FG Hutchins 36 FG Jonathan Baldwin 50 pass from Bill Stull (Hutchins kick) Bitancurt 43 FG

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

Pitt

WVU

15 29/146 179 16/30/2 3/136/45.3 0/0 9 2/20 29:47

18 43/205 164 19/32/0 5/216/43.2 0/0 12 6/46 30:13

WVU RUSHING: Devine 17-134, Clarke 10-29; WVU PASSING: Brown 19-31-0-164; WVU RECEIVING: Arnett 7-71, Lyons 2-44; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Tandy 10, Hogan 8, Sands 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Sands, Tandy. PITT RUSHING: Lewis 26-155; PITT PASSING: Stull 16-30-2-179; PITT RECEIVING: Baldwin 8-127; PITT TACKLES (TFL/QS): Gunn 11 (1/0), DeCicco 9, Chappel 8; PITT INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 56,123

West Virginia Universit y


Dec. 5, 2009 | Piscataway, N.J. West Virginia jumped out to a 14-3 first quarter advantage and then held on to defeat Rutgers, 24-21, in a rainy, snowy, cold day at Rutgers Stadium. The Mountaineer defense rose to the occasion all afternoon, holding the Scarlet Knights to just 65 yards rushing and 218 yards of total offense. Aside from a special teams score, Rutgers managed just 14 points on the WVU defense. West Virginia’s offense started strong and took the game’s opening possession 86 yards in just five plays to take a 7-0 lead, when tailback Noel Devine rushed in from six-yards away. Rutgers answered the score with a 38-yard field goal from San San Te with 9:28 left in the opening quarter. However, West Virginia extended its lead to 14-3 with just 0:46 left, when fullback Ryan Clarke powered in from one-yard away. His touchdown finished off an impressive nine-play, 80-yard drive by the Mountaineer offense. Both offenses stalled in the second quarter as the two defenses took control of the game, and the Mountaineers took 11-point advantage into the locker room at halftime. Rutgers took the opening possession of the second half into West Virginia territory, but a Te missed field goal kept the score at 14-3, until safety Sidney Glover intercepted a Tom Savage pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown to give the Mountaineers a 21-3 advantage with 10:01 left in the third. Rutgers nullified the score on the very next play when Joe Lefeged took the ensuing kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. A Savage run converted the two-point try, and the Scarlet Knights found themselves down 21-11 with 9:48 left in the third. Rutgers then closed the gap to 21-14 with just 0:27 left in the quarter by taking advantage of a Mountaineer fumble and converting a 27-yard Te field goal. The Mountaineers benefitted from the running of Devine and Clarke to set up its final score of the game. With 8:44 left, kicker Tyler Bitancurt converted a clutch 41-yard field goal in the bad weather for a 24-14 WVU lead. However, just as it had answered before, Rutgers struck back on the first play of its next drive when Savage found receiver Mohamed Sanu for a 62-yard touchdown strike to put the score at 24-21 with 8:31 left in the game. With the lead down to three, the West Virginia defense responded by holding the Scarlet Knights to just three plays on its next possession. After a second Mountaineer fumble, the WVU defense came up big again, when linebacker J.T. Thomas intercepted Savage on fourth down to halt the possession late in the game. From there it was up to the WVU offense to run out the clock, and it did so when quarterback Jarrett Brown stiffed armed his way for 12 yards on third-andsix play. Devine finished with 65 yards rushing and Clarke added 58 yards on the ground. Brown passed for 116 yards, while Jock Sanders caught five passes for 62 yards. Linebacker Reed Williams led the defense with nine stops, including two sacks. For Rutgers, Savage passed for 153 yards, while Sanu hauled in 105 yards in catches. Linebacker Damaso Munoz led the Scarlet Knight defense with 12 tackles. Final totals showed West Virginia with 162 yards rushing, 116 passing and 278 yards of total offense. The victory gave West Virginia a 15-game winning streak over Rutgers, and the Mountaineers finished the regular season with a 9-3 overall mark and a second-place BIG EAST finish at 5-2. Immediately after the game, West Virginia accepted a bid to play in the 2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl..

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F West Virginia 14 0 7 3 24 Rutgers 3 0 11 7 21 MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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No. 23/24 West Virginia 24, Rutgers 21

SIDNEY

game-by-game recaps game 12

1st 3rd 4th

WVU RU WVU WVU RU RU WVU RU

Noel Devine 6 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) San San Te 38 FG Ryan Clarke 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Sidney Glover 24 interception return (Bitancurt kick) Joe Lefeged 91 kickoff return (Tom Savage rush) Te 27 FG Bitancurt 41 FG Mohamed Sanu 62 pass from Savage (Te kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU

RU

13 45/162 116 10/20/0 9/381/42.3 2/2 90 4/30 29:35

11 35/65 153 9/28/2 9/339/37.7 0/0 6 4/25 30:25

WVU RUSHING: Devine 16-65, Clarke 14-58; WVU PASSING: Brown 10-20-0-116; WVU RECEIVING: Sanders 5-62, Arnett 2-34; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Williams 9 (3/2), Sands 7 (1/0), Thomas 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Thomas, Glover. RU RUSHING: Martinek 14-49, Sanu 13-47; RU PASSING: Savage 9-27 2-153; RU RECEIVING: Sanu 6-105, Gravers 3-48; RU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Munoz 12 (1/0), Vallone 11 (2/0); RU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 52,534 145


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NOEL

game 13

Florida State 33, No. 18/17 West Virginia 21 Jan. 1, 2010 | Jacksonville, Fla. In legendary coach Bobby Bowden’s historic last game with Florida State, West Virginia jumped out to a 14-3 first quarter lead, but could not hold on as the Seminoles bounced back to take a 33-21 victory in the 2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. Before a Gator Bowl record crowd of 84,129 at Jacksonville’s Municipal Stadium, West Virginia started strong behind the running of tailback Noel Devine, who finished with 168 yards on 16 carries. The Mountaineers took the game’s opening possession and marched 72 yards in eight plays to score first on quarterback Jarrett Brown’s 32-yard touchdown run. Florida State answered with a 26-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal, before Devine broke loose for a 70-yard run to set up his one-yard plunge for a 14-3 Mountaineer advantage. Devine’s 70-yard scamper was the longest bowl rush in WVU history. With FSU trailing 14-3 in the second quarter, the Seminoles’ Jamie Robinson intercepted Brown to ignite the FSU offense and turn the momentum squarely in favor of the Seminoles. The interception led to FSU’s first touchdown of the game, when Jermaine Thomas rushed in from 12 yards, cutting the deficit to 14-10. Late in the second quarter, Brown was sack and left the game with a sprained ankle and would not return. The Seminoles cut the WVU lead to 14-13 at the half when Hopkins added a 42-yard field goal in the final seconds. The Seminoles took their first lead of the game at the 12:15 mark of the third quarter. A 69-yard kickoff return from Greg Reid on the opening kickoff of the second half led to Hopkins’ third field goal of the game and a 16-14 lead. With true freshman Geno Smith in at quarterback, the Mountaineers marched to the FSU 16-yard line, but kicker Tyler Bitancurt’s missed field goal kept the score at 16-14 in favor of the Seminoles. Later in the third quarter, Florida State pushed the advantage to 23-14 lead when Thomas rushed in from 19 yards, but the Mountaineers quickly answered the score to begin the fourth quarter. Powered by a 34-yard run from Devine, the Mountaineers culminated a nineplay, 80-yard drive with a five yard rush by Ryan Clarke to pull within 23-21 early in the fourth. But Florida State answered with a 12-play, 81-yard drive that took any momentum the Mountaineers had gained. Quarterback E.J. Manuel rushed in from two yards for a deciding touchdown. The Seminoles added a fourth Hopkins field goal with 2:02 left in the game to close the scoring and capture the historic win for Bowden. Aside from Devine’s strong day rushing, Smith passed for 92 yards in the relief role and safety Robert Sands was clearly the leader of the Mountaineer defense with 13 tackles and two TFL. Linebacker Reed Williams followed with 11 tackles and one TFL. For FSU, Thomas rushed for 121 yards and two scores, while Manuel added 70 yards rushing and 189 passing. Jarmon Fortson led all receivers with four catches for 73 yards. The Seminole defense was led by Dekoda Watson with five tackles, including two sacks and three TFL. Patrick Robinson and Nigel Bradham also contributed five tackles in the victory. West Virginia’s final totals stood at 221 yards rushing and 107 passing for 328 yards of total offense. Florida State finished with 226 yards on the ground and 189 through the air for 415 yards of total offense. The loss broke West Virginia’s four-game bowl winning streak, and the Mountaineers finished the 2009 season with a 9-4 record, ranked 25th in the Associated Press poll and 22nd in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F West Virginia 14 0 0 7 21 Florida State 3 10 10 10 33 146

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konica minolta Gator Bowl

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

WVU FSU WVU FSU FSU FSU FSU WVU FSU FSU

Jarrett Brown 32 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Dustin Hopkins 26 FG Noel Devine 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Jermaine Thomas 12 rush (Hopkins kick) Hopkins 42 FG Hopkins 22 FG Thomas 19 rush (Hopkins kick) Ryan Clarke 5 rush (Bitancurt kick) E.J. Manuel 2 rush (Hopkins kick) Hopkins 37 FG

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU

FSU

18 37/221 107 9/19/1 3/111/37.0 3/0 0 3/29 22:53

24 46/226 189 17/24/0 2/75/37.5 0/0 37 7/69 37:07

WVU RUSHING: Devine 16-168, Brown 6-43, Clarke 3-12; WVU PASS ING: Brown 1-4-1-15, Smith 8-15-0-92; WVU RECEIVING: Starks 3-30, Devine 2-28, Sanders 2-14; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Sands 13 (2/0), Williams 11 (1/0), Glover 7 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. FSU RUSHING: Thomas 25-121, Manuel 14-70; FSU PASSING: Manuel 17-24-0-189; FSU RECEIVING: Fortson 4-73, Owens 3-37, Easterling 3-33; FSU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Watson 5 (3/2), Robinson 5, Bradham 5 (1/1); FSU INTERCEPTIONS: Robinson.

Attendance - 84,129 West Virginia Universit y


2009 statistics

WVU 340 26.2 243 122 109 12 2,423 2,827 404 508 4.8 186.4 29 2,484 220-347-10 7.2 11.3 191.1 12 4,907 855 5.7 377.5 55-1,209 24-231 17-235 22.0 9.6 13.8 25-15 66-572 44.0 64-2,844 44.4 38.4 30:15 73/173 42% 3/12 25% 29-185 0 43 13-15 0-1 37-43 86%

RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 30-43 70% PAT-ATTEMPTS 41-42 98% ATTENDANCE 401,216 Games/Avg. Per Game 7/57,317 Neutral Site Games

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

Opponents 282 21.7 219 95 112 12 1,647 1,995 348 442 3.7 126.7 9 2,728 224-423-17 6.4 12.2 209.8 19 4,375 865 5.1 336.5 57-1,380 28-245 10-84 24.2 8.8 8.4 14-6 72-593 45.6 66-2,676 40.5 34.9 29:45 63/195 32% 7/16 44% 24-209 0 30 24-35 0-1 31-37 84%

17-37 46% 28-29 97% 271,562 5/54,312 1/84,129

Overall Conference Time 1-0-0 0-0-0 3:06 2-0-0 0-0-0 3:19 2-1-0 0-0-0 3:31 3-1-0 0-0-0 3:17 4-1-0 1-0-0 3:13 5-1-0 1-0-0 3:14 6-1-0 2-0-0 3:10 6-2-0 2-1-0 3:27 7-2-0 3-1-0 3:17 7-3-0 3-2-0 3:08 8-3-0 4-2-0 3:10 9-3-0 5-2-0 3:04 9-4-0 5-2-0 3:18

Attendance 57,950 59,216 87,451 60,055 40,144 54,432 58,106 56,328 55,334 35,105 56,123 52,534 84,129

BROWN

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp.-Att.-Int. Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT. RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT. RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct. 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct. SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES

Score W/33-20 W/35-20 L/30-41 W/35-24 W/34-13 W/24-7 W/28-24 L/19-30 W/17-9 L/21-24 W/19-16 W/24-21 L/21-33

JARRETT

Date Opponent Sept. 5, 2009 LIBERTY Sept. 12, 2009 EAST CAROLINA Sept. 19, 2009 at Auburn Oct. 1, 2009 COLORADO Oct. 10, 2009 at Syracuse Oct. 17, 2009 MARSHALL Oct. 24, 2009 CONNECTICUT Oct. 30, 2009 at USF Nov. 7, 2009 LOUISVILLE Nov. 13, 2009 at (5) Cincinnati Nov. 27, 2009 (8) PITT Dec. 5, 2009 at RUTGERS Jan. 1, 2010 vs. Florida State ^ ^ 2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl

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2009 statistics 3rd 74 61

GP Att. Gain Loss 13 241 1,549 84 13 117 689 223 12 60 255 5 13 35 180 5 13 6 47 0 5 6 19 1 12 4 18 8 13 7 12 3 5 17 45 38 1 3 13 6 13 12 0 31

Total

13

PASSING BROWN, Jarrett SMITH, Geno STARKS, Brad TEAM Total Opponents

GP 13 5 12 13 13 13

Effic. 130.20 120.93 360.40 0.00 129.18 113.91

RECEIVING GP SANDERS, Jock 13 ARNETT, Alric 13 STARKS, Brad 12 DEVINE, Noel 13 LYONS, Wes 13 AUSTIN, Tavon 13 URBAN, Tyler 13 JOHNSON, Will 13 CLARKE, Ryan 12 RODGERS, Mark 13

No. 72 43 29 22 20 15 10 6 2 1

Yards 688 586 405 177 263 151 117 78 15 4

Avg. 9.6 13.6 14.0 8.0 13.1 10.1 11.7 13.0 7.5 4.0

TD 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0

Total Opponents

220 224

2,484 2,728

11.3 12.2

12 19

508 2,827 404 2,423 4.8

13 13

24 28

INTERCEPTIONS No. SANDS, Robert 5 TANDY, Keith 3 GLOVER, Sidney 2 THOMAS, J.T. 2 RICHARDSON,Kent 1 NEILD, Chris 1 TAYLOR, Josh 1 GOULBOURNE, Ovid 1 1 HOGAN, Brandon Total Opponents

Avg. TD 6.1 13 4.0 6 4.2 8 5.0 1 7.8 1 3.0 0 2.5 0 1.3 0 0.4 0 2.3 0 -2.6 0

13 442 1,995 348 1,647 3.7

PUNT RETURNS No. SANDERS, Jock 17 HOGAN, Brandon 7 Total Opponents

Net 1,465 466 250 175 47 18 10 9 7 7 -31

4th 79 78

RUSHING DEVINE, Noel BROWN, Jarrett CLARKE, Ryan SANDERS, Jock AUSTIN, Tavon ALSTON, Shawne STARKS, Brad RODGERS, Mark SMITH, Geno WHITE, Coley TEAM Opponents

17 10

KICK RETURNS No. RODGERS, Mark 27 AUSTIN, Tavon 17 DEVINE, Noel 5 KOVATCH, Ricky 2 GOULBOURNE, Ovid 1 HOGAN, Brandon 1 148

2nd 77 76

Cmp.-Att.-Int. 187-296-9 32-49-1 1-1-0 0-1-0 220-347-10 224-423-17

Pct. 63.2 65.3 100.0 0.0 63.4 53.0

Yards 2,144 309 31 0 2,484 2,728

Total 340 282 Long Avg./G 88 112.7 36 35.8 37 20.8 19 13.5 19 3.6 8 3.6 13 0.8 4 0.7 13 1.4 13 7.0 0 -2.4

29

9

88 186.4

53 126.7

TD Long 11 58 1 33 0 31 0 00.0 12 58 19 88

Avg./G. 164.9 61.8 2.6 191.1 209.8

Long Avg./G. 38 52.9 46 45.1 58 33.8 20 13.6 29 20.2 58 11.6 33 9.0 33 6.0 9 1.2 4 0.3 58 88

Yards 146 85

Avg. 8.6 12.1

TD 0 0

231 245

9.6 8.8

0 0

Yards 9 7 44 29 54 1 8 13 17

Avg. 1.8 2.3 22.0 14.5 54.0 1.0 8.0 13.0 17.0

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

235 84

13.8 8.4

1 1

Yards 619 426 100 20 8 0

Avg. 22.9 25.1 20.0 10.0 8.0 0.0

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0

191.1 209.8

SANDERS, Jock URBAN, Tyler Total Opponents

Long 51 98 26 12 8 0

28.0 8.0

0 0

28 8

55 57

1,209 1,380

22.0 24.2

1 1

98 91

No.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Long

0 1

0 18

0.0 18.0

0 0

0 18

SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush DEVINE, Noel 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 BITANCURT, Tyler 0 13-15 41-42 0-0 CLARKE, Ryan 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 BROWN, Jarrett 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 SANDERS, Jock 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 AUSTIN, Tavon 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 ARNETT, Alric 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 STARKS, Brad 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 JOHNSON, Will 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 GLOVER, Sidney 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 URBAN, Tyler 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 MILLER, Julian 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 KASH, Jeremy 0 0-0 0-0 0-1

Rec. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pass. DXP Safety Points 0-0 0 0 84 0-0 0 0 80 0-0 0 0 48 0-0 0 0 36 0-0 0 0 24 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0 12 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 1 2 0-0 0 0 0

Total Opponents

0 0

0-0 0-0

43 13-15 41-42 0-1 30 24-35 28-29 1-1

0 0

1 0

340 28

TOTAL OFFENSE GP BROWN, Jarrett 13 DEVINE, Noel 13 5 SMITH, Geno CLARKE, Ryan 12 SANDERS, Jock 13 AUSTIN, Tavon 13 12 STARKS, Brad ALSTON, Shawne 5 RODGERS, Mark 13 WHITE, Coley 1 13 TEAM

Plays Rush 413 466 241 1,465 66 7 60 250 35 175 6 47 5 10 6 18 7 9 3 7 13 -31

Pass 2,144 0 309 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0

Total Avg./G 2,610 200.8 1,465 112.7 316 63.2 250 20.8 175 13.5 47 3.6 41 3.4 18 3.6 9 0.7 7 7.0 -31 -2.4

Total Opponents

855 865

2,484 2,728

4,907 4,375

13 13

49 38

53 22

28 8

Total Opponents

Long 35 49

Long 9 6 24 19 46 1 8 13 17

1 1

FUMBLE RETURNS

c l a rke

1st 110 67

RYAN

SCORE BY QUARTERS West Virginia Opponents

2,423 1,647

377.5 336.5


2009 statistics FIELD GOALS

FGM-FGA Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long Blkd.

BITANCURT, Tyler 13-15 86.7 0-0 2-2 6-7 5-6 0-0 45 FG SEQUENCE

West Virginia

Liberty East Carolina at Auburn Colorado at Syracuse Marshall Connecticut at USF Louisville at Cincinnati Pitt at Rutgers vs. Florida State

(38),(35),(45),(36) - (28) - - (32) 42 (33) (42) - (20),(43),(39),(43) (41) 33

0

OPPONENTS

(32),(49) (37),23,(23) (46),(42) 40,45,(39),57 (38),27,44 (30),(26),(44) (37),(44),(29) 34,(38) 46,(37),(30),53,(36) (38),45,(27) (26),37,(42),(22),(37)

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. PUNTING

No. Yards

KOZLOWSKI, Scott 64 Total 64 66 Opponents

2,844 2,844 2,676

Avg.

Long TB

FC

I-20 Blkd.

44.4 44.4 40.5

63 63 61

7 7 7

12 12 15

17 17 15

0 0 1

KICKOFFS

No. Yards

Avg.

TB

OB Retnd Net YdLn

LIDER, Josh BITANCURT, Tyler Total Opponents

48 19 67 67

55.6 59.5 56.7 61.3

1 3 4 10

3 1 4 1,380 34.9 2 1,209 40.3

ALL PURPOSE

GP

2,668 1,131 3,799 4,110 Rush

Rec.

PR

KOR

DEVINE, Noel 13 1,465 177 0 100 SANDERS, Jock 13 175 688 146 28 9 4 0 619 RODGERS, Mark 13 AUSTIN, Tavon 13 47 151 0 426 0 586 0 0 ARNETT, Alric 13 BROWN, Jarrett 13 466 0 0 0 STARKS, Brad 12 10 405 0 0 0 CLARKE, Ryan 12 250 15 0 LYONS, Wes 13 0 263 0 0 0 117 0 8 URBAN, Tyler 13 HOGAN, Brandon 13 0 0 85 0 JOHNSON, Will 13 0 78 0 0 RICHARDSON,Kent 13 0 0 0 0 LAZEAR, Pat 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GLOVER, Sidney 12 THOMAS, J.T. 13 0 0 0 0 GOULBOURNE, Ovid 13 0 0 0 8 KOVATCH, Ricky 13 0 0 0 20 18 0 0 0 ALSTON, Shawne 5 SANDS, Robert 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TAYLOR, Josh 12 WHITE, Coley 1 7 0 0 0 TANDY, Keith 13 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 SMITH, Geno NEILD, Chris 13 0 0 0 0 13 -31 0 0 0 TEAM Total 13 2,423 2,484 231 1,209 Opponents 13 1,647 2,728 245 1,380

35 29

IR

Total

Avg./G.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 54 53 44 29 13 0 0 9 8 0 7 0 1 0 235 84

1,742 1,037 632 624 586 466 415 265 263 125 102 78 54 53 44 29 21 20 18 9 8 7 7 7 1 -31 6,582 6,084

134.0 79.8 48.6 48.0 45.1 35.8 34.6 22.1 20.2 9.6 7.8 6.0 4.2 4.1 3.7 2.2 1.6 1.5 3.6 0.7 0.7 7.0 0.5 1.4 0.1 -2.4 506.3 468.0

|------------------Tackles---------------| |-Sacks-| | ---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| DEFENSIVE LEADERS 31 LAZEAR, Pat 30 THOMAS, J.T. 22 HOGAN, Brandon 47 WILLIAMS, Reed 2 SANDS, Robert 8 TANDY, Keith 11 GLOVER, Sidney 97 MILLER, Julian 12 SOWERS, Nate 90 NEILD, Chris 17 RICHARDSON, Kent 94 TAYLOR, Josh 45 LEONARD, Anthony 20 ALLEN, Franchot 49 GOULBOURNE, Ovid 24 SMITH, Eain 93 BERRY, Scooter 13 WOOD, Anthony 52 GOODE, Najee 99 WRIGHT, Jorge 32 GARVIN, Terence 57 COOPER, Zac 3 DAVIS, Eddie 32 CLARKE, Ryan 29 HALE, Trippe 38 LINDAMOOD, Matt 28 ROBERTS, Jordan 23 RODGERS, Mark 46 LIDER, Josh 10 DERVIL, Guesly 87 NUTTER, Cody 92 FORD, Larry 15 SMITH, Lawrence 1 AUSTIN, Tavon 28 MILLER, Pat 33 ANDERSON, Max 64 BARCLAY, Don 41 KOVATCH, Ricky 40 BITANCURT, Tyler 37 KOZLOWSKI, Scott TM TEAM 82 ARNETT, Alric 91 LAGEMAN, J.B. 89 URBAN, Tyler 7 DEVINE, Noel 9 SANDERS, Jock Total Opponents

GP 13 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 12 13 13 12 9 12 13 13 8 13 13 9 10 13 13 12 11 12 13 13 11 11 13 9 3 13 9 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 1 13 13 13 13 13

Solo 37 34 46 30 37 43 39 30 29 13 16 11 13 13 8 8 8 7 6 8 3 5 3 3 2 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -

Assist 41 42 28 38 28 18 21 23 14 22 8 12 10 9 12 9 7 6 5 2 7 5 5 3 3 1 5 1 2 2 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -

Total 78 76 74 68 65 61 60 53 43 35 24 23 23 22 20 17 15 13 11 10 10 10 8 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -

TFL/Yds. No./Yards Int./Yards 6/20 1/6 0/53 7/16 0.5/1 2/29 2/2 0 1/17 6/24 2/17 0 3.5/10 0 5/9 4/12 0 3/7 7/29 1.5/8 2/44 14/69 9/61 0 5.5/16 0 0 2/2 0 1/1 0/0 0 1/54 3.5/12 2/9 1/8 3/7 1/3 0 3/18 0 0 5.5/35 5.5/35 1/13 0 0 0 2.5/15 1/7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/4 1/2 0 0 0 0 3.5/29 3.5/29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/7 1/7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81/327 29/185 17/235 - 24/209 10/84

PBU Rcv.-Yds. 1 0 5 1 11 1 7 0 8 1 4 1 4 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 6 24 15/18

FF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 12

Blkd Kick Saf. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

2009 season highs INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 25 220 Yards Rushing TD Rushes 3 88 Long Rush Pass attempts 32 24 Pass completions Yards Passing 334 TD Passes 4 58 Long Pass 12 Receptions 115 Yards Receiving TD Receptions 2 58 Long Reception Field Goals 4

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

Devine, Noel at Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) Devine, Noel vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) Devine, Noel at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Devine, Noel vs. Pitt (Nov. 27, 2009) Brown, Jarrett at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Brown, Jarrett at USF (Oct. 30, 2009) Brown, Jarrett vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Brown, Jarrett vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Brown, Jarrett vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Brown, Jarrett vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Brown, Jarrett at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Sanders, Jock at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Sanders, Jock at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Arnett, Alric vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Austin, Tavon vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Starks, Brad at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Bitancurt, Tyler vs. Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009)

45 Long Field Goal Punts 9 49.5 Punting Avg. Long Punt 63 Long Punt Return 49 Long Kickoff Return 98 Tackles 13 Sacks 3.0 3.0 Tackles For Loss 1 Interceptions

Bitancurt, Tyler vs. Pitt (Nov. 27, 2009) Bitancurt, Tyler vs. Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) Kozlowski, Scott at Rutgers (Dec. 5, 2009) Kozlowski, Scott at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Kozlowski, Scott vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Hogan, Brandon at Syracuse (Oct. 10, 2009) Austin, Tavon vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Sands, Robert vs. Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) Miller, Julian vs. Louisville (Nov. 7, 2009) Miller, Julian vs. Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) Miller, Julian vs. Louisville (Nov. 7, 2009) Sands, Robert vs. Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) Tandy, Keith vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Goulbourne, Ovid at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Sands, Robert vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) Glover, Sidney vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) Thomas, J.T. vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) Taylor, Josh at Syracuse (Oct. 10, 2009)

149


2009 season highs

Sands, Robert vs. Marshall (Oct. 17, 2009) Hogan, Brandon vs. Marshall (Oct. 17, 2009) Tandy, Keith vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Richardson,Kent vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Neild, Chris vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Sands, Robert at Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) Sands, Robert vs. Pitt (Nov. 27, 2009) Tandy, Keith vs. Pitt (Nov. 27, 2009) Glover, Sidney at Rutgers (Dec. 5, 2009) Thomas, J.T. at Rutgers (Dec. 5, 2009)

TEAM GAME HIGHS

Rushes 46 257 Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush 6.1 4 TD Rushes Pass attempts 41 Pass completions 25 334 Yards Passing Yards Per Pass 10.8 TD Passes 4 80 Total Plays Total Offense 509 Yards Per Play 7.5 Points 35 Sacks By 5 First Downs 25 11 Penalties Penalty Yards 104

at Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) at Syracuse (Oct. 10, 2009) at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) at Syracuse (Oct. 10, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) vs. Louisville (Nov. 7, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009)

Turnovers 6 3 Interceptions By

at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 33 175 Yards Rushing TD Rushes 2 53 Long Rush Pass attempts 52 Pass completions 27 378 Yards Passing TD Passes 4 Long Pass 88 11 Receptions Yards Receiving 157 3 TD Receptions Long Reception 88 4 Field Goals Long Field Goal 49 Punts 9 48.0 Punting Avg Long Punt 61 38 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return 91 Tackles 13 Sacks 2.0 Tackles For Loss 3.0 1 Interceptions

Ashley, Darius, Louisville (Nov. 7, 2009) Pead, Isaiah, Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) Thomas, Jermaine, Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) Guy, Trent, Louisville (Nov. 7, 2009) Hawkins, Cody, Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) Hawkins, Cody, Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) Endres, Cody, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Todd, Chris, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Endres, Cody, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Brown, Mike, Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) Brown, Mike, Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) Easley, Marcus, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Adams, Darvin, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Easley, Marcus, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Hopkins, Dustin, Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) Bevins, Matt, Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) Long, Rob, Syracuse (Oct. 10, 2009) Rogers, Jacob, Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) Cullen, Desi, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Simmons, Travis, East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009) Lefeged, Joe, Rutgers (Dec. 5, 2009) Lloyd, Greg, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Revels, Andre, Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) Watson, Dekoda, Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) Watson, Dekoda, Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) Eskridge, Van, East Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009)

McFadden, Walter, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Thorpe, Neiko, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Bynes, Josh, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Stevens, Craig, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Ricks, Jake, Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) Vaughn, Robert, Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) Wilson, Kion, USF (Oct. 30, 2009) Thompson, Chaz, Louisville (Nov. 7, 2009) Robinson, Jamie, Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes 46 226 Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush 7.2 3 TD Rushes Pass attempts 54 Pass completions 27 378 Yards Passing Yards Per Pass 9.2 TD Passes 4 84 Total Plays Total Offense 501 7.5 Yards Per Play Points 41 Sacks By 5 24 First Downs Penalties 9 Penalty Yards 80 4 Turnovers 5 Interceptions By

vs. Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) vs. Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) at Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) vs. Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) vs. Colorado (Oct. 1, 2009) vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) at Cincinnati (Nov. 13, 2009) at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009) vs. Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) vs. Florida State (Jan. 1, 2010) vs. Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) vs. Liberty (Sept. 5, 2009) vs. Marshall (Oct. 17, 2009) vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24, 2009) at Auburn (Sept. 19, 2009)

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National Hall of Fame Selections Bruce Lee Bosley College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1982 as a player West Virginia’s second-ever consensus AllAmerican in 1955, Bruce Bosley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982. A native of Fresno, Calif., who grew up in Green Bank, W.Va., Bosley played on the 1954 Sugar Bowl team for the Mountaineers. That squad finished as the 10th-ranked team in the nation. He went on to a long and prosperous NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons for 13 seasons. A four-time Pro Bowl pick in 1960, 1965, 1966 and 1967, Bosley is a member of the San Francisco 49ers all-time team. The 6-2, 240-lb., center retired in 1969. He died April 25, 1995, in San Francisco, Calif.

Robert Clecker “Bobby” Bowden College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2006 as a coach Bobby Bowden, the No. 2 all-time win leader among college football coaches had an impressive 44-year coaching career which included two national championship. He served as head coach at West Virginia University from 1970-75, compiling a record of 42-26 with two Peach Bowl appearances. The Birmingham, Ala., native graduated from Howard College (now Samford) in 1953 and began his coaching career as an assistant coach from 1954-55. He moved on to South Georgia Junior as head coach between 195658, before returning to his alma mater as head coach from 1959-62, posting a 31-6 record. His first stint at Florida State came in 1963 when he coached the wide receivers. He came to Morgantown in 1966 as offensive coordinator under Jim Carlen, before becoming the head coach in 1970. He left Morgantown in 1976 to become the head coach at Florida State and compiled a 316-97-4 record for an overall career mark of 389129-4. He is the only coach in Division I-A football history to have enjoyed 14-straight 10-win seasons. His FSU teams finished an unprecedented 14-straight seasons in the Top 5 of the Associated Press College Football Poll, won the College Football National Championship in 1993 and 1999 and is 21-8-1 in bowl games.

Major Claybourne Harris College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2009 as a player A three-year starter at quarterback, the dynamic Major Harris became the first player in NCAA history to rush for more than 2,000 yards and pass for more than 5,000 yards in his career. As a freshman, Harris led the Mountaineers to the 1987 Sun Bowl. The following season, the quarterback led West Virginia to an undefeated season and a match-up with Notre Dame for the national championship in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl. He accounted for 20 touchdowns that season, while earning ECAC Player of the Year honors and finishing fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. During his junior campaign, Harris threw for 17 touchdowns and ran for six, while setting school records for most total offense and quarterback rushing yards. He was a voted a first-team All-America, named the ECAC Player of the Year and finished third in the

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Heisman Trophy voting. Drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1990 NFL Draft, Harris spent several seasons playing in the Canadian Football League, Arena Football League and other semi-pro leagues. In 1999, he was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.

Robert Lee “Sam” Huff Pro Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1982 as a player College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1980 as a player A name synonymous with West Virginia football, Robert Lee “Sam” Huff ranks among the all-time great NFL linebackers. At West Virginia, Huff was a 6-1, 230-lb. tackle before being drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in 1956. Shortly thereafter, the Farmington, W.Va., native became one of the greatest and most publicized linebackers in pro football history and the first defensive football player to make the cover of Time magazine. CBS produced a half-hour pro football documentary entitled “The Violent World of Sam Huff.” A fierce competitor and a great rival of Green Bay Packers linebacker Ray Nitsche, Huff earned Pro Bowl status five times, first as a Giant, and then as a Washington Redskin, where he finished his career in 1969. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.

Alfred Earle “Greasy” Neale Pro Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1969 as a coach College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1967 as a coach A noted player and coach, “Greasy” Neale’s affiliation with West Virginia lasted three years as head football coach from 1931-34. Prior to his stay in Morgantown, Greasy (a nickname he had carried since childhood), was a three-sport standout at West Virginia Wesleyan before embarking on an eight-year major league baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds. While a baseball player, Neale also found time to play professional football in the fall. Upon his retirement as an athlete, Neale became a college coaching gypsy, guiding some of the nation’s finest football programs before taking the NFL Philadelphia Eagles coaching job in 1941. Introducing the “naked reverse”, man-to-man shifting defenses, the stutter series and a primitive form of the 4-3 defense during his pro football coaching tenure, Neale guided the Eagles to the 1949 NFL title. The Parkersburg native was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969. He died November 2, 1973, in Lake Worth, Fla.

Donald Eugene “Don” Nehlen College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2005 as a coach The winningest coach in WVU history with a 14993-4 record, Don Nehlen served as Mountaineer head man from 1980-2000. During his 21 years as head coach in Morgantown, Nehlen guided the Mountaineers to 13 bowl games and two bids for national titles playing Notre Dame in the 1989 Fiesta Bowl and Florida

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in the 1994 Sugar Bowl. He coached 15 first‑team All‑Americans, 82 all‑conference players and 51 players that went on to play professional football. His resume included coaching stints in the Blue‑Gray, East‑West Shrine and Hula Bowl all‑star games, and he served as president of the 10,000‑member American Football Coaches Association in 1997. Nehlen, a two‑time national coach of the year in 1988 and 1993, is a member of the Mid‑American Conference, Bowling Green, Gator Bowl, Chick-Fil-A Bowl and WVU Sports Halls of Fame. He also served as head coach of his alma mater, Bowling Green, from 1968-76, posting a 53-354 mark. The native of Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Ira Errett “Rat” Rodgers College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1953 as a player West Virginia’s preeminent all-around athlete, Ira Errett “Rat” Rodgers gained fame as a hard-charging fullback from 1917-19. Called one of “the finest football players in the land” by syndicated columnist Grantland Rice, Rodgers is unanimously considered West Virginia’s finest pre-World War II football player. A consensus All-American in 1919, Rodgers gained national notoriety after a 25-0 whipping of Princeton, against which he passed for 162 yards and two touchdowns. For the season Rodgers accounted for 147 points. Later an amateur state golf champion, the Bethany, W.Va., native remained at West Virginia as football (1920-25, 1943-45), baseball (1921-42) and golf coach (1949). Rodgers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1953. He died February 22, 1963, in Morgantown.

Floyd Ben Schwartzwalder College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1982 as a coach A two-sport letterman at West Virginia in football and wrestling from 1930-32, he achieved great success as a head coach on the prep and collegiate level. He coached high school football for six seasons in West Virginia and Ohio, winning two state championships at Parkersburg (W.Va.), prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he was the head coach at Muhlenberg (N.J.) College from 1946-48, compiling a 25-5 record. He left there to become head coach at Syracuse, serving as head man there from 1949-73. His teams were an impressive 153-91-3, went to seven bowls, winning the national championship in 1959, and captured four Lambert Trophies (1952, 1956, 1959 and 1966). He was National Coach of the Year in 1959 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He died in 1993 at age 83.

Clarence Wiley “Doc” Spears College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1955 as a coach

(East-West) in 1922, produced its first unbeaten team (also 1922), defeated Pitt, 9-6 that 1922 season (considered among the greatest wins in school history) and helped build a football stadium. A cordial and delightful man off the field, Spears was the opposite on it, evoking confrontations with sportswriters, alumni and fans alike. After his brief tenure in Morgantown where he also doubled as a practicing medical doctor, thus earning the nickname “Doc,” Spears also coached at Minnesota and Oregon among others, until retiring in 1935 to devote his full time to medicine, practicing in Ypsilanti, Mich. Spears was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. He died February 1, 1964, in Jupiter, Fla.

Joseph Lee “Jumbo Joe” Stydahar Pro Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1967 as a player College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1956 as a player A brilliant, but under-recognized two-sport athlete at West Virginia until his graduation in 1936, “Jumbo Joe” Stydahar lost that distinction after surprisingly being the first player taken by the Chicago Bears in the 1936 NFL draft -- the first player ever selected by the organization. Born in Kaylor, Pa., and later a standout at Shinnston High (W.Va.), Stydahar was a giant of a man (6-4, 245-lbs.) who became a perennial NFL all-star at tackle. A sixty-minute performer with the “Monsters of the Midway,” Stydahar played without a helmet, one of the last performers to do so. He participated on three NFL championship teams with the Bears and was named to the official all-NFL team from 1937-40. He sandwiched a two-year stint in the Navy (1943-44) in the middle of his pro career, which finished in 1946. Following his playing career, Stydahar coached the 1951 Los Angeles Rams to the NFL championship, the organization’s first and only title. Stydahar was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967. He died March 23, 1977, in Beckley, W.Va.

Fielding Harris “Hurry Up” Yost College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1951 as a coach Always in a hurry, thus the nickname “Hurry Up,” Fielding Harris Yost gained national acclaim as a college football coach at Michigan at the turn of the century. Yost’s travels included a stop at West Virginia, where he earned a law degree and played football in 1895-96. After his two years at WVU, the Fairview, W.Va., native took the Michigan coaching job at age 30 in 1900. Four years later, he showed his appreciation for his alma mater at West Virginia by beating the Mountaineers 130-0, a score that didn’t endear him to the West Virginia faithful. That 1904 Michigan squad was called the “PointA-Minute” team. Later the athletic director at Michigan, he was singularly instrumental in building the nation’s largest football stadium at Michigan. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. He died August 20, 1946, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

A coach at West Virginia from 1921-24, Clarence “Doc” Spears was responsible for developing West Virginia’s great football fortunes of the early 1920s. During his coaching tenure in Morgantown, the school played in its first bowl game

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WVU’s Consensus All-Americans Aaron Beasley Cornerback, 1995

This Pottstown, Pa., native captured first team All-America honors from five different sources during a 1995 season in which he nabbed five interceptions. The year prior as a junior, Beasley led the nation with 10 picks. Of his 19 career interceptions (second all-time at WVU), three went for TDs. A Jim Thorpe and Football News defensive player of the year semifinalist as a senior, Beasley was a third-round selection of the Jacksonville Jaguars and played in the NFL for nine seasons with the Jaguars, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.

Bruce Bosley Tackle, 1955

This Green Bank, W.Va., resident earned consensus All-America honors as a tackle in 1955, ending a 36-year West Virginia consensus drought. A terrific all-around player, Bosley played on the 1954 Sugar Bowl team and helped WVU to a three-year 31-7 mark. A second-round selection by the San Francisco 49ers in 1956, the 1953 Academic All-American was a four-time all-pro as a member of the 49ers during his 13-year NFL career. Bosley was a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Mike Compton Center, 1992

West Virginia’s fifth consensus All-American used equal amounts of brains and muscle to gain national acclaim. A native of Richlands, Va., Compton was cited by seven different sources for his consensus tag at center. One of four Rotary Lombardi Award finalists, he was a NCAA Today’s Top Six winner and was selected to speak on behalf of all NCAA student-athletes at the 1993 NCAA Convention in Dallas. A third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 1993, the Academic All-American was a fixture at guard and center for the Lions for eight seasons before moving on to New England, where he won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. He also played one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Canute Curtis Linebacker, 1996

One of West Virginia’s most decorated defenders, linebacker Canute Curtis was the anchor of the nation’s No. 1-rated defense in 1996. The BIG EAST defensive player of the year and the school’s all-time sack leader with 342, the Amityville, N.Y., native was a finalist for the Butkus Award, the Football Writers Association Bronko Nagurski Award and the Football News defensive player of the year. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brian Jozwiak

Offensive Tackle, 1985 Mammoth offensive tackle Brian Jozwiak became Coach Don Nehlen’s second consensus All-American in 1985. Jozwiak gained consensus status at offensive tackle by earning first team All-America honors from five different sources. The seventh player taken in the 1986 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Catonsville, Md., resident was just the fifth Mountaineer to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft. Jozwiak played three NFL seasons before injury forced him into early retirement.

Dan Mozes Center, 2006

Dan Mozes was named the Rimington Award winner, signifying the top center in the nation. He helped lead the Mountaineers to two 11-win seasons, two Top 10 final rankings and set the best four-year record in the school’s history. Mozes finished with a complete sweep, earning both unanimous and consensus All-America honors. He was a leader on one of the most explosive offenses in college football, ranking No. 2 nationally in rushing, No. 3 in scoring, No. 5 in total offense and No. 6 in fewest sacks allowed. West Virginia averaged 303 yards per game rushing, 38.9 points a game and 461.4 yards per game of total offense. He signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Ira Errett “Rat” Rodgers Fullback, 1919

Hailed as one of the nation’s finest pre-World War II football players, Ira Errett Rodgers is considered by several historians to be West Virginia’s finest all-round athlete. West Virginia’s first consensus pick in 1919 at fullback, the Bethany, W.Va., native amassed the single greatest season of any West Virginia player in 1919, leading the nation in scoring with 147 points. National syndicated columnist Grantland Rice labelled Rodgers “the finest allround football player in the land” that season. Rodgers was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1953.

Todd Sauerbrun Punter, 1994

Considered among the top punters in NCAA football history, Todd Sauerbrun established an NCAA standard 48.4 punting average in 1994 on the way to consensus All-America status. Sauerbrun also set NCAA marks in career punting average (46.1) and season punts traveling longer than 50 yards (32). The AT&T national Long Distance Award winner earned a clean sweep of All-America teams in 1994 and had one punt travel 90 yards against Nebraska in the Kickoff Classic. The Setauket, N.Y., native was the 56th player taken in the 1995 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears (second round), the highest specialist taken since 1979. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Century College Football Team for the 1900’s.

Steve Slaton Running Back, 2006

This three-year starter was a quick-footed and speedy runner who ran for a school record 1,744 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006, helping lead the Mountaineers to a second-straight 11-win season. He was second in the nation in all-purpose yards, fourth in rushing yards per game and tied for No. 12 in scoring. Slaton finished with a complete sweep, earning both unanimous and consensus All-America honors. He ran for over 1,000 yards all three years, helping the Mountaineers to three-straight 11-win seasons and Top 10 rankings. While he was at WVU, he finished his career among the Top 10 active players nationally in career rushing yards, career rushing yards per game, career rushing touchdowns, career yards per carry, scoring touchdowns, total points and points per game and all-purpose yards per game. He also was named the most valuable player of the 2006 Sugar Bowl, finishing with a bowl record 204 yards against Georgia.

Darryl Talley Linebacker, 1982

Coach Don Nehlen’s first consensus All-America pick in 1982 (third ever at WVU), linebacker Darryl Talley captured first team All-America status on nine teams that season. A vicious hitter who finished his career as the school’s all-time leading tackler, Talley was among the first great Nehlen players that elevated West Virginia football nationally. Selected in the second round by the Buffalo Bills in 1983, the Cleveland, Ohio, native became a fixture on four Buffalo Super Bowl teams. Talley was a two-time NFL all-pro with the Bills.

Grant Wiley Linebacker, 2003

Four-year starter who anchored the Mountaineer defense from his linebacker post. Surpassed fellow consensus All-American Darryl Talley to become the school’s all-time leading tackler in 2003. Finished his career with 492 total tackles in becoming WVU’s ninth consensus All-American. The Trappe, Pa., native displayed the knack for making big plays for the Mountaineer defense and finished his career as WVUs career leader in tackles for loss with 47.5.

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Dan Mozes, center Steve Slaton, running back Grant Wiley, linebacker Canute Curtis, linebacker Aaron Beasley, defensive back Todd Sauerbrun, punter Mike Compton, center Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Darryl Talley, linebacker Bruce Bosley, tackle Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback

First Team 2008 2007 2007 2006 2004 2003 1998 1996 1995 1994

Pat White, quarterback Playboy Pat McAfee, punter/kicker CBSSports.com Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Football Writers Association of America Steve Slaton, running back Playboy Steve Slaton, running back Associated Press, Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writer’s As sociation and Sporting News Dan Mozes, center Playboy, American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, Rivals.com Adam Jones, defensive back Collegefootballnews.com, Collegesportsreport.com Grant Wiley, linebacker Associated Press, Football Writers, Southern Football Weekly, The Sporting News, CNNSI.com, CSTV, Collegefootballnews.com John Thornton, defensive tackle Sports Network Canute Curtis, linebacker American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football News, Football Writers Association of America, College Sports, Scripps-Howard, American Football Quarterly Aaron Beasley, defensive back American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp, Football News, United Press International, College Sports Todd Sauerbrun, punter American Football Coaches As sociation, Walter Camp, Associ ated Press, Football News, United Press International, Foot

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ball Writers Association, College Sports, College-Pro Football Weekly Rich Braham, offensive tackle Kodak, United Press International Mike Compton, center Playboy, Kodak, Walter Camp, Football News, Sporting News, Associated Press, United Press International Major Harris, quarterback Kodak/AFCA, Playboy Rick Phillips, offensive tackle Scripps-Howard Bo Orlando, strong safety Newspaper Enterprise Association Chris Haering, linebacker Newspaper Enterprise Association Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Walter Camp, Associated Press, United Press International, Foot ball News, Playboy Willie Drewrey, special teams Sporting News Rob Bennett, tight end Walter Camp Paul Woodside, place-kicker Playboy Paul Woodside, place-kicker Sporting News Darryl Talley, linebacker Associated Press, United Press International, Sporting News, Kodak, Football News, WTBS, Football Writers Association, Newspaper Enterprise Association Danny Buggs, wide receiver Time Danny Buggs, wide receiver American Football Coaches’ Association (Kodak) Dale Farley, linebacker Sporting News Jim Braxton, tight end Associated Press Carl Crennel, middle guard Playboy Sam Huff, tackle NEA Service, Look, Jet, NBC‑TV Bruce Bosley, tackle Colliers, International News Ser vice, United Press, Sporting News, New York News, William son Rating System, Hearst Newspapers, Paramount News, All‑America Board, Boston Record‑American, Gridiron Weekly, Players’ (Norman Sper) Bob Orders, center NEA Service (Harry Wismer) Paul Bischoff, end Paramount News Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Midweek Pictorial, Metropolitan News

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Fred Graham, end Referee Tom Thorp Russ Meredith, tackle New York World Russ Bailey, center Sioux City Tribune, Philadelphia Press Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Walter Camp, Frank G. Menke, The Knickerbocker, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post, Newark Sunday Call, St. Louis Star, New Haven Register, Troy (N.Y.) Record, Ohio State Journal, Philadelphia Press Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Newark Sunday Call Russ Bailey, center Frank G. Menke, A.M. Weyland, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Sun, Pittsburgh Press, New York Evening Journal Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Frank Cavanaugh, New York Sun, Newark Sunday Call

Second Team 2008 2007 2005 1995 1994 1993 1989 1988 1985 1984 1983 1982

Pat McAfee, punter Walter Camp Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Walter Camp Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Sporting News, Walter Camp Garin Justice, offensive tackle The Sporting New Dan Mozes, center Associated Press Aaron Beasley, defensive back Associated Press Aaron Beasley, defensive back Football News, United Press International, College Sports Rich Braham, offensive tackle Associated Press Major Harris, quarterback Associated Press, Football News Chris Parker, defensive tackle Associated Press Rick Phillips, offensive tackle Associated Press, United Press International Brian Smider, offensive tackle Sporting News Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Newspaper Enterprise Association Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Associated Press Fred Smalls, linebacker Newspaper Enterprise Association Paul Woodside, place-kicker United Press International Paul Woodside, place-kicker United Press International 155


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Mark Raugh, tight end United Press International Danny Buggs, wide receiver Associated Press, United Press International, Football News Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press Garrett Ford, halfback Associated Press, United Press International Pete Goimarac, center Associated Press Bruce Bosley, tackle Associated Press Bruce Bosley, tackle International News Service Gene “Beef” Lamone, guard Associated Press Bob Orders, center Central Press Ben Dunkerley, tackle Associated Press Tod Goodwin, end NEA Service Walter “Red” Mahan, guard NEA Service Walter “Red” Mahan, guard NEA Service Charles “Trusty” Tallman, end Walter Camp Nick Nardacci, halfback Chicago Tribune Joe Setron, guard Walter Camp Russ Bailey, center Walter Camp, Chicago Tribune Paul “Monk” Hager, end NEA Service Frank Ice, tackle New York Sun

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Scott Kozlowski, punter Phil Steele Pat McAfee, punter Associated Press, Phil Steele Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Associated Press Quincy Wilson, running back Associated Press Avon Cobourne, running back Associated Press Eric de Groh, center Associated Press Amos Zereoue, running back Sporting News Henry Slay, defensive tackle Associated Press Mike Collins, safety Football News Reggie Rembert, wide receiver Associated Press

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Chris Haering, linebacker Associated Press Major Harris, quarterback Associated Press John Stroia, offensive guard Associated Press Paul Woodside, place-kicker Associated Press Mark Raugh, tight end Associated Press Darryl Talley, linebacker Associated Press Gerald Schultze, center Associated Press B.C. Williams, guard Associated Press Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press Jerry Yost, quarterback Associated Press Chuck Howley, guard Williamson Rating System Sam Huff, tackle United Press International Gene “Beef” Lamone, guard Associated Press, NEA Service, Chicago Tribune, Williamson Rating System Tommy Allman, fullback NEA Service Bob Orders, center United Press International, Football Digest Joe Stydahar, tackle NEA Service Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Associated Press, International News Service, All-America Board, Chicago Tribune, A.M. Weyland Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Walter Camp Charles “Trusty” Tallman, end Athletic World Joe Harrick, tackle Chicago Tribune Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback A.M. Weyland

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Reed Williams, linebacker Jay Henry, linebacker Jay Henry, linebacker Eric de Groh, center Matt Taffoni, linebacker Mike Compton, center Jeff Hostetler, quarterback Oliver Luck, quarterback Oliver Luck, quarterback Kim West, kicker Sam Huff, tackle Fred Wyant, quarterback Paul Bischoff, end

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Reed Williams, linebacker Doug Slavonic, defensive lineman Dan Mozes, center Jeff Berk, guard Eric de Groh, center Eric de Groh, center Dave Mayfield, defensive back John Stroia, offensive guard John Harcharic, safety Dan Hannahs, linebacker Terry Fairbanks, end Joe Kopnisky, end Fred Wyant, quarterback Bruce Bosley, tackle

Third Team 1953

Fred Wyant, quarterback

CFA ScholarAthlete Team 1994 1993 1992 1991

Matt Taffoni, linebacker David Mayfield, safety Matt Taffoni, linebacker Mike Compton, center Alex Shook, tight end

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Reed Williams, linebacker Jay Henry, linebacker Jeff Berk, offensive tackle Eric de Groh, center Jeff Hostetler, quarterback Oliver Luck, quarterback

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Tito Gonzales, wide receiver Eric de Groh, center David Mayfield, defensive back Mike Booth, defensive end

Anson Mount ScholarAthlete Award Selected by Playboy 2006 1998

Jay Henry, linebacker Eric de Groh, center

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Top Plays Touchdown Run From Scrimmage Pat Randolph vs. Northern Illinois/1986 Noel Devine vs. Syracuse/2008 Robert Walker vs. Syracuse/1993 Eddie Dugan vs. Waynesburg/1952 Lynn Osborne vs. Pittsburgh Athletic Club/1896 Noel Devine vs. Pitt/2009 Arthur Owens vs. Virginia Tech/1974 Robert Moss vs. Marquette/1955 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971 San Pinion vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1938 Harry Marker vs. Georgetown/1932 Danny Buggs vs. Syracuse/1972 Edward Williams vs. Pitt/1969 Larry Tracewell vs. The Citadel/1962

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Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska/1994 Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech/1999 Ralph Anastasio vs. Virginia/1957 Mark Fazzolari vs. Idaho/2000 Brian West vs. Syracuse/1996 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006 Morris Drobeck vs. Washington & Jefferson/1932 Phil Brady vs. Virginia Tech/2004 Greg Hertzog vs. Kent/1990 Jack Gocke vs. Temple/1935 Pat McAfee vs. Cincinnati/2007

Interception Return

Tom Pridemore vs. Penn State/1977 Marcus Mauney vs. Virginia Tech/1974 Harry Marker vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1932 Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech/1994 Tom Pridemore vs. Temple/1975 Jim Moss vs. Syracuse/1961 Bo Orlando vs. East Carolina/1987 Barrett Green vs. Rutgers/1997 * David Mayfield vs. Rutgers/1993 Russ Meredith vs. Gonzaga/1922 * - non-touchdown

Danny Buggs from Ben Williams vs. Penn State/1973 96 Travis Garvin from Rasheed Marshall vs. Virginia Tech/2003 93 Thomas Yeater from Jerry Yost vs. Oregon State/1962 92 Chris Potts from Bernie Galiffa vs. Duke/1971 89 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2003 83 Jay Kearney from Jake Kelchner vs. Missouri/1993 83 Harry Sweeney from Fred Wyant vs. Fordham/1954 83 Harry Blake from Bernie Galiffa vs. Temple/1971 82 Rahsaan Vanterpool from Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994 81 Cedric Thomas from Dan Kendra vs. Richmond/1977 80 Terry Fairbanks from Richard Longfellow vs. Boston/1958 80 Tito Gonzales from Pat White vs. Oklahoma/2008 79

Non-Touchdown Reception/Yards From Scrimmage Kay-Jay Harris from Rasheed Marshall vs. Miami/2003 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2004 James Jett from Greg Jones vs. Boston College/1990 Shawn Foreman from Marc Bulger vs. Rutgers/1996 Eddie Silverio from Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968 Khori Ivy from Brad Lewis vs. Boston College/2000 Bob Dunlevy from Allen McCune vs. Syracuse/1965 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2003 Gary Mullen from Oliver Luck vs. Temple/1981 Brad Starks from Jarrett Brown vs. Auburn/2009 Darius Reynaud from Pat White vs. Western Michigan/2007 Jay Kearney from Darren Studstill vs. Rutgers/1993

Field Goal

Paul Woodside vs. Louisville/1984 Brad Cooper vs. UCF/2004 Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse/1984 Pat McAfee vs. Cincinnati/2008 Pat McAfee vs. Villanova/2008 Jay Taylor vs. Pitt/1997 Pat McAfee vs. Pitt/2006 Jon Ohliger vs. Syracuse/2000 Paul Woodside vs. Pacific/1983

90 78 78 76 76 75 75 73 73 72 71

100 99 98 97 87 87 84 83 82 80

Punt Return

Victor Rabbits vs. Virginia Military/1955 Danny Buggs vs. Tulane/1972 Fulton Walker vs. Boston College/1977 John Mallory vs. The Citadel/1966 John Mallory vs. George Washington/1965 Fulton Walker vs. Virginia Tech/1979 John Mallory vs. William & Mary/1967 Nick Nardacci vs. Allegheny/1923 Willie Drewrey vs. Florida State/1982

Kickoff Return

Shawn Terry vs. Maryland/2001 Shawn Terry vs. Syracuse/2000 Nate Terry vs. Temple/1997 Nate Terry vs. East Carolina/1997 Kerry Marbury vs. Penn State/1972 Shawn Terry vs. Mississippi/2000 Tavon Austin vs. Connecticut/2009 Darius Reynaud vs. Maryland/2006 Arthur Owens vs. Penn State/1973 Eugene Napoleon vs. Maryland/1987 Willie Drewrey vs. Syracuse/1984

99 95 88 88 86 85 85 85 82

100 100 100 100 100 99 98 96 95 94 93

Top Games Total Offense

Pat White vs. Pitt/2006 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998 Jarrett Brown vs. East Carolina/2009 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998 Pat White vs. North Carolina/2008 Major Harris vs. Boston College/1988

Plays/Yards

38/424 52/424 34/407 47/407 38/394 47/387 39/372

84 69 68 65 65 64 60 59 59 58 58 58

devine

Touchdown Reception/Yards From Scrimmage

79 76 76 75 74 74 71 70 70 67 64 64 64 63 63 63

Punt

50 49 49 49 49 49 49

NOEL

Noel Devine vs. Louisville/2008 Noel Devine vs. Maryland/2007 Jim Moss vs. William & Mary/1962 Major Harris vs. Boston College/1989 Arthur Owens vs. Kentucky/1974 Joe Wilkerson vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1912 Ted Anderson vs. Virginia Military/1953 Noel Devine vs. Florida State/2010 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1969 Garrett Ford Sr. vs. William & Mary/1965 Darius Reynaud vs. East Carolina/2007 Noel Whipkey vs. William & Mary/1956 Bobby Moss vs. Syracuse/1955 Steve Slaton vs. Cincinnati/2006 Khari Mott vs. Pitt/1996 Glenn Holton vs. George Washington/1961

Ed Kenna vs. Grove City/1901 Pat McAfee vs. Syracuse/2007 Brad Carroll vs. Louisville/1989 Charlie Baumann vs. East Carolina/1988 Paul Woodside vs. Florida/1981 Bill McKenzie vs. Maryland/1977 Ken Juskowich vs. Kentucky/1968

55 54 53 52 52 52 51 50 50

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

157


top performances

Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981 Chad Johnston vs. Purdue/1995 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1999 Pat White vs. Louisville/2006

Rushing Yards

Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina/2002 Pat White vs. Syracuse/2006 Amos Zereoue vs. Notre Dame/1997 Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers/1998 Noel Devine vs. Colorado/2009 Pat White vs. Pitt/2005 Pat White vs. Pitt/2006 Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006 Andrew Wood vs. Boston College/1971

51/370 52/354 43/352 49/351 43/347

Carries/Yards

25/337 22/291 30/260 15/247 32/234 35/228 22/220 23/220 22/220 23/215 24/214

Rushing Yards -- Two Consecutive Games

Yards

Avon Cobourne vs. Cincinnati (193), East Carolina (260)/2002 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse (189), Rutgers (228)/1998 Steve Slaton vs. Georgia (204), Marshall (203)/2006 Pat White vs. Pitt (220), USF (129)/2005 Noel Devine vs. Syracuse (188), Auburn (207)/2008 Amos Zereoue vs. Notre Dame (234), Pitt (151)/1997 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina (260) and Maryland (123) Amos Zereoue vs. Marshall (174), East Carolina (199)/1997 Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers (228), Boston College (143)/1998 Kerry Marbury vs. East Carolina (76), Temple (291)/1971 Robert Walker vs. Pitt (163), Syracuse (198)/1993

453 417 407 397 395 385 383 373 371 367 361

Rushing Attempts

George Allen vs. Georgetown/1933 George Allen vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1933 Amos Zereoue vs. Pitt/1997 Quincy Wilson vs. Rutgers/2003 Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers/1998 Avon Cobourne vs. Kent State/2001 Avon Cobourne vs. Ohio/2001 Undra Johnson vs. Temple/1985 Edward Williams vs. South Carolina/1969 Quincy Wilson vs. Pitt/2003

Passing

Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998 Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994 Chad Johnston vs. Purdue/1995 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981 Marc Bulger vs. Navy/1998 Chad Johnston vs. Boston College/1996 Marc Bulger vs. Georgia Tech/1997

Pass Completions

Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1999

158

Pass Attempts

Gerald Fisher vs. Maryland/1951 Brad Lewis vs. Maryland/2001 Chad Johnston vs. Virginia Tech/1996 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1999 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981 Marc Bulger vs. Virginia Tech/1998 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1997 Mike Sherwood vs. Virginia Tech/1968

32 31 28 27 26 26 26 26

Attempts

57 52 51 50 48 48 43 43 43 43

Passing Touchdowns

565

Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998 6 Pat White vs. Villanova/2008 5 Brad Lewis vs. Mississippi/2000 5 Allen McCune vs. Pitt/1965 5 Jarrett Brown vs. East Carolina/2009 4 Rasheed Marshall vs. UCF/2004 4 Rasheed Marshall vs. East Carolina/2003 4 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1999 4 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998 4 Chad Johnston vs. Rutgers/1995 4 Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994 4 Major Harris vs. Pitt/1989 4 Jeff Hostetler vs. Oklahoma/1982 4 Oliver Luck vs. Temple/1980 4 31 players with 3 the latest is Pat White vs. Auburn/2008

560

Receiving Yardage

512

Chris Henry vs. Syracuse/2003 Pat Greene vs. Pitt/1997 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Pitt/1994 David Saunders vs. Boston College/1996 Calvin Phillips vs. Cal State Fullerton/1988 Oscar Patrick vs. Penn State/1968 Shawn Foreman vs. Missouri/1998 Zach Abraham vs. Pitt/1994 Antonio Brown vs. East Carolina/2000 David Saunders vs. Rutgers/1996

Catches/Yards

508

Receptions

Catches/Yards

Rushing Yards -- Three Consecutive Games Yards Avon Cobourne vs. Cincinnati (193), East Carolina (260) and Maryland (123)/2002 Amos Zereoue vs. Virginia Tech (148), Syracuse (189), Rutgers (228)/1998 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse (189), Rutgers (228), Boston College (143)/1998 Avon Cobourne vs. Wisconsin (79), Cincinnati (193) and East Carolina (260)/2002 Robert Walker vs. Louisville (161), Pitt (163), Syracuse (198)/1993 Kerry Marbury vs. William & Mary (144), East Carolina (75), Temple (291)/1971 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina (260), Maryland (123) and Rutgers (133)/2002 Steve Slaton vs. Georgia (2006), Marshall (203) and Eastern Washington (105)/2006 Pat White vs. Cincinnati (111), Pitt (220) and South Florida (177)/2005 Steve Slaton vs. Marshall (203), Eastern Washington (105) and Maryland (195)/2006

Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998 Brad Lewis vs. Maryland/2001 Dan Kendra vs. Syracuse/1975 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968 Pat White vs. North Carolina/2008 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998 Marc Bulger vs. Virginia Tech/1998 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1997

576

532 522 521 516

503

Carries

45 42 41 40 35 35 35 35 35 34

Yards

429 416 409 396 390 380 360 354 354 353

Completions

34 34 32

Jock Sanders vs. Auburn/2009 David Saunders vs. Miami/1998 Shawn Foreman vs. Georgia Tech/1997 Pat Greene vs. Pitt/1997 Mickey Walczak vs. Syracuse/1981 Shawn Foreman vs. Missouri/1998 David Saunders vs. Rutgers/1996 Antonio Brown vs. Maryland/2001 Shawn Foreman vs. Boston College/1997 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Ball State/1994 Mark Raugh vs. Syracuse/1981 Oscar Patrick vs. Penn State/1968

6/209 12/205 9/205 8/191 5/190 10/190 11/189 6/180 6/179 11/178

All-Purpose Running

12/115 12/89 12/110 12/205 12/84 11/189 11/178 10/108 10/153 10/115 10/91 10/190

Yards

Garrett Ford Sr. vs. Pitt/1965 356 Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006 345 Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004 337 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971 323 Robert Gresham vs. Richmond/1969 312 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Pitt/1994 284 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse/1998 282 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina/2002 274 Danny Buggs vs. William & Mary/1972 268 Amos Zereoue vs. Tulsa/1998 257 -- includes rushing, receiving, kickoff return and punt return yards

Scoring (kickers only listed below) Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marietta/1919 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Ohio Wesleyan/1919 Steve Slaton vs. Louisville/2005 Woody Bruder vs. Bethany/1924

37 37 36 35

George Allen vs. Marquette/1934 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Gettysburg/1917 Steve Slaton vs. Western Michigan/2007 Pat White vs. Syracuse and Louisville/2006 Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006 Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004 Kay-Jay Harris vs. Temple/2004 Quincy Wilson vs. Pitt/2003 Avon Cobourne vs. Rutgers/2001 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1916 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marshall/1915

30 30 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Kick Scoring

Frank Nester vs. Villanova/1972 19 Ken Juskowich vs. Villanova/1967 16 Tyler Bitancurt vs. Liberty/2009 15 15 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006 Ken Juskowich vs. Pitt/1967 15 Jay Taylor vs. Rutgers/1999 14 Jay Taylor vs. Miami (Ohio)/1999 14 Charlie Baumann vs. Bowling Green/1988 14 14 Paul Woodside vs. Rutgers/1982 Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse/1982 14 9 players with 13 the latest is Tyler Bitancurt vs. Pitt/2009

Most Punts

Chuck Brooks vs. Penn State/1973 12 Thad Kucherawy vs. Kentucky/1969 12 11 Brian West vs. Syracuse/1995 Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech/2001 10 10 Todd Sauerbrun vs. Pitt/1994 Steve Superick vs. Boston College/1985 10 Steve Superick vs. Temple/1982 10 10 Curt Carion vs. Penn State/1980 Thad Kucherawy vs. Virginia Military/1967 10 28 players with 9 the latest is Scott Kozlowski vs. Rutgers/2009

Highest Punt Average (min. 3 att.) Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska/1994 Pat McAfee vs. Oklahoma/2008 Ralph Anastasio vs. Virginia/1957 Greg Hertzog vs. Kent/1990 Greg Hertzog vs. Virginia Tech/1990 Pat McAfee vs. Connecticut/2007 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006 Todd Sauerbrun vs. Eastern Michigan/1993 Steve Superick vs. East Carolina/1982 Todd Sauerbrun vs. Virginia Tech/1992 Greg Hertzog vs. Maryland/1989 Curt Carion vs. Pitt/1980

60.1 58.5 57.0 53.7 53.0 52.7 52.7 52.2 51.5 49.6 49.6 49.6

Top Seasons Total Offense

Marc Bulger/1998 Pat White/2007 Major Harris/1989 Pat White/2006 Pat White/2008 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Jarrett Brown/2009 Major Harris/1988 Oliver Luck/1981 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Marc Bulger/1997 Bernie Galiffa/1972 Rasheed Marshall/2002

Rushing Yards

Steve Slaton/2006 Avon Cobourne/2002 Amos Zereoue/1997 Noel Devine/2009 Amos Zereoue/1998 Quincy Wilson/2003 Pat White/2007 Avon Cobourne/2001 Robert Walker/1993 Robert Gresham/1969 Adrian Murrell/1992 Avon Cobourne/1999

Plays/Yards

452/3,515 413/3,059 400/2,994 344/2,874 465/2,816 411/2,747 413/2,610 320/2,525 434/2,497 404/2,416 375/2,372 394/2,345 432/2,282

Carries/Yards

West Virginia Universit y

248/1,744 335/1,710 281/1,589 241/1,465 283/1,462 282/1,380 197/1,335 267/1,298 214/1,250 206/1,155 222/1,145 224/1,138


top performances

Quarterback Rushing Yards Carries/Yards Pat White/2007 Pat White/2006 Pat White/2008 Pat White/2005 Major Harris/1989 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Rasheed Marshall/2002 Major Harris/1987 Major Harris/1988 Jarrett Brown/2009 Oliver Luck/1979 Jarrett Brown/2007 Darren Studstill/1991 Rasheed Marshall/2003

Fullback Rushing Yards Jim Braxton/1969 Walter Easley/1980 Dick Leftridge/1965 Pete Wood/1971 Pete Wood/1970 Ron Lee/1975 Larry Krutko/1956 Ron Lee/1974 Dick Leftridge/1964 Walter Easley/1976

Rushing Attempts Avon Cobourne/2002 Amos Zereoue/1998 Quincy Wilson/2003 Amos Zereoue/1997 Avon Cobourne/2001 Steve Slaton/2006 Noel Devine/2009 Garrett Ford Sr./1966 Avon Cobourne/2000 Avon Cobourne/1999 Amos Zereoue/1996 Adrian Murrell/1992

Rushing Touchdowns Ira Errett Rodgers/1919 Steve Slaton/2006 Amos Zereoue/1997 Steve Slaton/2007 Steve Slaton/2005 Avon Cobourne/2002 Pat White/2006 Kerry Marbury/1972 Pat White/2007 Noel Devine/2009 Rasheed Marshall/2002 Amos Zereoue/1998 Quincy Wilson/2003 Jim Braxton/1969

Receiving Yards

David Saunders/1996 Chris Henry/2003 Shawn Foreman/1998 Shawn Foreman/1997 David Saunders/1998 Antonio Brown/2000 Chris Henry/2004 Reggie Rembert/1989 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994 Khori Ivy/2000

Tight End Receiving Yards Lovett Purnell/1995 Mark Raugh/1981 Nate Stephens/1972 Lovett Purnell/1994 Anthony Becht/1999 Dave Jagdmann/1973 Mark Raugh/1982 Anthony Becht/1998 Nate Stephens/1971 Rich Duggan/1978

197/1,335 165/1,219 191/974 131/952 155/936 169/861 173/666 143/615 134/610 117/466 204/407 49/327 88/307 101/303

Carries/Yards

199/843 189/833 144/774 145/724 131/713 155/623 124/584 115/543 125/534 124/493 335 283 282 281 267 248 241 236 224 224 222 222 19 18 18 17 17 17 16 16 14 13 13 13 12 12

Catches/Yards

76/1,043 41/1,006 63/948 77/928 77/883 51/877 52/872 47/850 50/849 47/806

Catches/Yards

37/614 64/601 36/577 41/547 35/510 30/424 32/423 29/393 24/393 23/372

Running Back Receiving Yards Catches/Yards Jim Braxton/1970 Steve Slaton/2006 Steve Slaton/2007 Mickey Walczak/1981 Robert Alexander/1980 Jim Braxton/1969 Adrian Murrell/1992 Tom Gray/1985 Noel Devine/2008 Amos Zereoue/1998 Kay-Jay Harris/2004 Garrett Ford Sr./1965 Noel Devine/2009 Note: Jim Braxton also played tight end in 1970

Receptions

David Saunders/1998 Shawn Foreman/1997 David Saunders/1996 Jock Sanders/2009 Darius Reynaud/2007 Mark Raugh/1981 Shawn Foreman/1998 Jock Sanders/2008 Khori Ivy/1999 Chris Henry/2004 Antonio Brown/2000 Rich Hollins/1983 Oscar Patrick/1968 Antonio Brown/1999 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994

27/565 27/360 26/350 49/338 31/329 18/276 17/244 26/233 35/185 23/184 20/181 16/179 22/177

Catches/Yards 77/883 77/928 76/1,043 72/688 64/733 64/601 63/948 53/462 53/666 52/872 51/877 50/781 50/770 50/462 50/849

James Jett/1990 Jim Braxton/1970

21.0 20.9

Passing Yards

Comp/Att/Yards

Marc Bulger/1998 Bernie Galiffa/1972 Marc Bulger/1997 Oliver Luck/1981 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Jarrett Brown/2009 Major Harris/1989 Chad Johnston/1995 Mike Sherwood/1968 Chad Johnston/1996 Jeff Hostetler/1982

Pass Completions

Marc Bulger/1998 Oliver Luck/1981 Marc Bulger/1997 Jarrett Brown/2009 Pat White/2008 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Chad Johnston/1996 Bernie Galiffa/1972 Mike Sherwood/1968 Marc Bulger/1999 Pat White/2007 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Major Harris/1989

Catches/Yards

64/601 41/547 37/614 36/577 35/510 32/423 30/424 29/393 25/357 24/393

Marc Bulger/1998 Oliver Luck/1981 Chad Johnston/1996 Bernie Galiffa/1972 Marc Bulger/1997 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Jarrett Brown/2009 Jeff Hostetler/1982 Pat White/2008 Mike Sherwood/1968 Rasheed Marshall/2002 Oliver Luck/1980

Running Back Receptions

Catches/Yards

Touchdown Passes

Mickey Walczak/1981 Noel Devine/2008 Robert Alexander/1980 Steve Slaton/2006 Jim Braxton/1970 Steve Slaton/2007 Tom Gray/1985 Avon Cobourne/2001 Amos Zereoue/1998 Noel Devine/2009 Kay-Jay Harris/2004 David Riley/1977 Pete Wood/1970

Touchdown Receptions

Darius Reynaud/2007 Chris Henry/2004 Reggie Rembert/1989 Chris Henry/2003 Cedric Thomas/1980 Brandon Myles/2006 Shawn Foreman/1998 David Saunders/1998 Cedric Thomas/1977 Danny Buggs/1972 Jim Braxton/1970

Yards Per Reception (min. 15 catches) Rich Hollins/1982 Jay Kearney/1993 Calvin Phillips/1988 Chris Henry/2003 Danny Buggs/1973 Danny Buggs/1972 Reggie Rembert/1988 Nate Stephens/1970

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

49/338 35/185 31/329 27/360 27/565 26/350 26/233 23/124 23/184 22/177 20/181 20/143 20/135 12 12 11 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8

419 394 334 334 323 309 296 292 274 264 259 254

Marc Bulger/1998 Pat White/2008 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Oliver Luck/1980 Major Harris/1989 Bernie Galiffa/1972 Chad Johnston/1994 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Oliver Luck/1981 Rasheed Marshall/2003 Mike Sherwood/1970 Allen McCune/1965

31 21 19 19 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15

Passing Efficiency (min. 50 att.) Jake Kelchner/1993 Pat White/2006 Major Harris/1988 Marc Bulger/1998 Pat White/2007 Darren Studstill/1993 Mike Sherwood/1970 Adam Bednarik/2005 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Major Harris/1989 Pat White/2008 Allen McCune/1964

All-Purpose Running 27.1 25.9 25.5 24.5 23.1 22.6 22.4 21.6

274 216 192 187 180 173 167 164 151 145 144 144 142

Pass Attempts

Tight End Receptions Mark Raugh/1982 Lovett Purnell/1994 Lovett Purnell/1995 Nate Stephens/1972 Anthony Becht/1999 Mark Raugh/1983 Dave Jagdmann/1973 Anthony Becht/1998 Randy Swinson/1977 Nate Stephens/1971

274/419/3,607 164/334/2,496 192/323/2,465 216/394/2,448 173/309/2,345 187/296/2,144 142/245/2,058 127/248/2,019 151/264/1,998 167/334/1,958 137/292/1,916

Steve Slaton/2006 Avon Cobourne/2002 Amos Zereoue/1998 Noel Devine/2009 Amos Zereoue/1997 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994 Willie Drewrey/1984 Noel Devine/2008

164.01 159.73 159.17 157.35 151.40 149.69 145.43 145.20 143.44 142.44 142.35 138.70

Rush/Rec/PR/KR Yards 1,744/306/0/0 1,710/146/0/0 1,462/184/0/168 1,465/177/0/100 1,589/131/0/0 31/849/237/496 0/594/385/563 1,289/185/0/63

2,104 1,856 1,814 1,742 1,720 1,613 1,542 1,537

159


top performances

Robert Gresham/1969 Quincy Wilson/2003 Kerry Marbury/1972 Steve Slaton/2007 Arthur Owens/1974

1,155/147/15/188 1,380/95/0/0 775/127/0/554 1,051/350/0/47 1,130/17/0/301

Most Punts

Steve Superick/1985 Todd James/2003 Todd Sauerbrun/1994 Brian West/1996 Steve Superick/1984 Thad Kucherawy/1969 Thad Kucherawy/1968 Scott Kozlowski/2009 Curt Carion/1978 Jeff Fette/1976 Chuck Brooks/1973

76 74 74 72 70 67 65 64 64 64 64

Highest Punt Average (min. 30 punts) Todd Sauerbrun/1994 Pat McAfee/2008 Todd Sauerbrun/1993 Scott Kozlowski/2009 Todd Sauerbrun/1992 Greg Hertzog/1990 Greg Hertzog/1989 Pat McAfee/2007 Curt Carion/1980 Steve Superick/1984 Steve Superick/1982 Lance Carion/1988 Mark Fazzolari/1999

Punt Return Yardage

SLAT O N

STEVE

Vaughn Rivers/2007 John Mallory/1967 Willie Drewrey/1984

160

1,505 1,475 1,456 1,448 1,448

48.6 44.7 44.6 44.4 44.3 43.5 43.0 42.7 42.1 42.1 42.1 41.7 41.5

Returns/Yards

41/479 36/453 34/385

Nate Terry/1997 Mike Baker/1993 Fulton Walker/1980 Adam Jones/2004 Willie Drewrey/1982 Mike Logan/1996 Leon Jenkins/1970 Ron Pobolish/1969

33/355 44/334 21/307 21/306 25/300 23/282 35/267 29/254

Punt Return Average (min. 11 att.} Lance Frazier/2003 John Mallory/1965 Antonio Lewis/2005 Jack Stone/1953 Jack Stone/1952 Fred Colvard/1961 Richie Martha/1965 John Mallory/1966 Victor Rabbits/1956 Adam Jones/2004 Fulton Walker/1980

Kickoff Return Yardage Adam Jones/2003 Shawn Terry/2000 Darius Reynaud/2006 Nate Terry/1997 Darren Fulton/1986 Shawn Terry/2001 Mark Rodgers/2009 Adam Jones/2004 Willie Drewrey/1984 Kerry Marbury/1972 Noel Devine/2007 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994

20.8 20.1 19.6 17.9 17.6 16.3 16.1 14.9 14.8 14.6 14.6

Returns/Yards

33/867 29/836 30/813 32/813 39/739 28/726 27/619 26/608 21/563 20/554 22/511 24/496

Kickoff Return Average (min. 11 att.) Shawn Terry/2000 Mike Logan/1993 Daymeian Gallimore/1992 Alvin Swoope/1996 Kerry Marbury/1972 Garrett Ford Sr./1965 Darius Reynaud/2006 Willie Drewrey/1984 Arthur Owens/1972 Adam Jones/2003

Scoring (kickers listed separately) Ira Errett Rodgers/1919 Steve Slaton/2005 Jim Braxton/1969 Steve Slaton/2007 Steve Slaton/2006 Pat White/2006 Amos Zereoue/1997 Kerry Marbury/1972 Avon Cobourne/2002 Noel Devine/2009 Pat White/2007 Amos Zereoue/1998 Danny Buggs/1972

Kick Scoring

Charlie Baumann/1988 Paul Woodside/1982 Pat McAfee/2006 Pat McAfee/2007 Paul Woodside/1983 Jay Taylor/1997 Pat McAfee/2008 Pat McAfee/2005 Frank Nester/1972 Tyler Bitancurt/2009 Brad Cooper/2003 Todd James/2002 Charlie Baumann/1987

Touchdowns Responsible For Pat White/2006 Marc Bulger/1998 Ira Errett Rodgers/1919 Pat White/2008 Pat White/2007 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Major Harris/1989 Oliver Luck/1980 Major Harris/1988 Mike Sherwood/1970 Steve Slaton/2005 Rasheed Marshall/2003 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Oliver Luck/1981 Bernie Galiffa/1972

Field Goals Made

Paul Woodside/1982 Paul Woodside/1983 Charlie Baumann/1988 Pat McAfee/2008 Pat McAfee/2006 Jay Taylor/1997 Jay Taylor/1996 Mike Vanderjagt/1992 Paul Woodside/1984 Tyler Bitancurt/2009 Pat McAfee/2007 Brenden Rauh/2001 Jay Taylor/1999 Bryan Baumann/1994 Charlie Baumann/1987

Field Goals Attempted Paul Woodside/1982 Charlie Baumann/1988 Paul Woodside/1983 Jay Taylor/1996 Ken Juskowich/1967

West Virginia Universit y

28.8 28.2 28.1 27.9 27.7 27.2 27.1 26.8 26.8 26.3 147 114 113 108 108 108 108 108 102 84 84 84 84 119 116 113 103 100 88 87 81 81 80 79 79 78 31 31 30 29 28 23 23 22 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 28 21 20 17 17 15 15 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 31 27 25 24 23


top performances

Pat McAfee/2006 Paul Woodside/1984 Pat McAfee/2008 Mike Vanderjagt/1992 Ken Juskowich/1968 Pat McAfee/2007 Bryan Baumann/1994

Extra Points Made Pat McAfee/2007 Pat McAfee/2006 Charlie Baumann/1988 Pat McAfee/2005 Frank Nester/1972 Brad Cooper/2003 Todd James/2002 Brad Cooper/2004 Jay Taylor/1998 Jay Taylor/1997 Tyler Bitancurt/2009 Brad Carroll/1989 Charlie Baumann/1987

Extra Points Attempted Pat McAfee/2007 Pat McAfee/2006 Charlie Baumann/1988 Frank Nester/1972 Todd James/2002 Pat McAfee/2005 Brad Cooper/2003 Jay Taylor/1998 Brad Cooper/2004 Jay Taylor/1997 Tyler Bitancurt/2009 Brad Carroll/1989

22 21 20 20 20 19 19 64 62 59 48 48 46 46 43 43 43 41 39 39 65 62 61 51 50 49 48 46 44 43 42 41

Pete Wood/1969-71 Ron Lee/1972-75 Jim Braxton/1968-70 Larry Krutko/1955-57 Ron Wolfley/1981-84 Dane Conwell/1978-81 Owen Schmitt/2005-07 Rico Tyler/1987-90 Tommy Allman/1951-53

Rushing Attempts

Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Pat White/2005-08 Steve Slaton/2005-06 Robert Walker/1992-95 Noel Devine/2007-09 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Robert Alexander/1977-80 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 Garrett Ford Sr./1965-67 Undra Johnson/1985-88 Major Harris/1987-89

Rushing Touchdowns

Steve Slaton/2005-07 Pat White/2005-08 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Noel Devine/2007-09 Kerry Marbury/1971-72 Undra Johnson/1985-88 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 Fred Wyant/1952-55

Receptions

Top Careers Total Offense

Pat White/2005-08 Marc Bulger/1996-98 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Major Harris/1987-89 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Dan Kendra/1974-77 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83

Rushing Yards

Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Pat White/2005-08 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Steve Slaton/2005-06 Noel Devine/2007-09 Arthur Owens/1972-75 Robert Walker/1992-95 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 Robert Alexander/1977-80 Undra Johnson/1985-88 Robert Gresham/1968-70

Quarterback Rushing Yards Pat White/2005-08 Major Harris/1987-89 Rasheed Marshall/2001-02 Jarrett Brown/2006-09 Fred Wyant/1952-55 Darren Studstill/1990-93 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Richard Longfellow/1957-58 Danny Williams/1958-60 Jake Kelchner/1992-93 Jerry Yost/1962-63

Fullback Rushing Yards Walter Easley/1976-80 Dick Leftridge/1963-65

Plays/Yards

1,467/10,529 1,100/7,827 1,286/7,598 1,018/7,334 1,278/6,282 1,041/5,664 1,050/5,164 868/4,752 797/4,475 751/4,393

Carries/Yards

1,050/5,164 684/4,480 786/4,086 664/3,923 520/3,381 416/2,648 529/2,620 474/2,608 491/2,456 442/2,211 417/2,181

Carries/Yards

684/4,480 432/2,161 491/2,040 234/1,138 303/793 185/610 367/517 149/411 90/316 129/275 111/238

Carries/Yards

430/1,773 348/1,701

David Saunders/1995-98 Shawn Foreman/1995-98 Khori Ivy/1997-2000 Antonio Brown/1998-2001 Jock Sanders/2007-09 Darius Reynaud/2005-07 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96 Mark Raugh/1979-82 Darrell Miller/1978-82 Steve Lewis/1974-78 Cedric Thomas/1976-80 Rich Hollins/1980-83 Marshall Mills/1972-74

Tight End Receptions Mark Raugh/1979-82 Anthony Becht/1996-99 Lovett Purnell/1993-95 Randy Swinson/1974-77 Nate Stephens/1970-72 Rich Duggan/1982-84 Rob Bennett/1982-84 Dave Jagdmann/1971-73 Keith Winn/1985-88 Todd Fisher/1983-86

Running Back Receptions Tom Gray/1982-84 Mickey Walczak/1978-82 Steve Slaton/2005-07 Noel Devine/2007-09 Robert Alexander/1977-80 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Jim Braxton/1968-70 Rodney Woodard/1991-93 Rico Tyler/1987-90 Adrian Murrell/1991-92

Receiving Yards

David Saunders/1995-98 Khori Ivy/1997-2000 Shawn Foreman/1995-98 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

335/1,695 346/1,470 333/1,463 297/1,407 340/1,296 272/1,089 160/1,003 206/938 167/895 1,050 786 684 664 529 520 491 491 474 453 442 432 50 47 42 42 40 24 23 22 21 20 20

Yards/Catches

2,608/191 2,347/169 2,402/160 1,905/155 1,252/137 1,550/133 2,022/126 1,328/119 1,799/111 1,718/111 1,930/110 1,968/104 1,501/104

Yards/Catches

1,328/119 1,178/83 1,173/79 917/63 970/60 668/51 618/43 631/41 492/39 325/33

Catches/Yards

73/622 69/469 65/805 64/452 61/551 59/459 55/374 54/906 45/340 35/238 32/344

Catches/Yards

191/2,608 160/2,402 169/2,347 126/2,022

Rich Hollins/1980-83 Cedric Thomas/1976-80 Antonio Brown/1998-2001 Chris Henry/2003-04 Darrell Miller/1978-82 Danny Buggs/1972-74

Tight End Receiving Yards Mark Raugh/1979-82 Anthony Becht/1996-99 Lovett Purnell/1993-95 Nate Stephens/1970-72 Randy Swinson/1974-77 Rich Duggan/1982-84 Dave Jagdmann/1971-73 Rob Bennett/1982-84 Keith Winn/1985-88 Adrian Moss/1987-89

104/1,968 110/1,930 155/1,905 93/1,878 111/1,799 86/1,796

Catches/Yards

119/1,328 83/1,178 79/1,173 60/970 63/917 51/668 41/631 43/618 39/492 32/471

Running Back Receiving Yards Yards/Catches Jim Braxton/1968-70 Steve Slaton/2005-07 Tom Gray/1982-84 Robert Alexander/1977-80 Mickey Walczak/1978-82 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Noel Devine/2007-09 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Adrian Murrell/1991-92 Rodney Woodard/1991-93 Bob Gresham/1968-70 Curlin Beck/1979-82

906/54 805/65 622/73 551/61 469/69 459/59 452/64 374/55 344/32 340/45 340/30 293/30

Touchdown Receptions

Cedric Thomas/1976-80 Chris Henry/2003-04 Darius Reynaud/2005-07 Khori Ivy/1997-2000 David Saunders/1995-98 Reggie Rembert/1988-89 Shawn Foreman/1995-98 Rich Hollins/1981-83 Danny Buggs/1972-74 Brandon Myles/2004-06 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96

23 22 19 19 18 18 16 16 15 13 12

Yards Per Reception (min. 50 catches) Danny Buggs/1972-74 James Jett/1989-92 Chris Henry/2003-04 Reggie Rembert/1988-89 Calvin Phillips/1985-88 Rich Hollins/1980-83 Zach Abraham/1993-94 Willie Drewrey/1981-84 Cedric Thomas/1976-80 Nate Stephens/1970-72

Passing Yards

Marc Bulger/1996-99 Pat White/2005-08 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Major Harris/1987-89 Dan Kendra/1974-77 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 Brad Lewis/1998-2001

Pass Attempts

Marc Bulger/1996-99 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Pat White/2005-08 Dan Kendra/1974-77 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72 Brad Lewis/1998-2001 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 Major Harris/1987-89 Mike Sherwood/1968-70

20.9 20.7 20.2 19.5 19.0 18.9 18.2 17.9 17.5 17.3

Comp/Att/Yards

630/1,023/8,153 507/783/6,049 428/839/5,954 466/911/5,765 433/795/5,558 324/586/5,173 348/672/4,781 310/623/4,426 329/573/4,321 310/601/4,261 329/605/3,922 1,023 911 839 795 783 672 623 605 601 586 573

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Pass Completions

Marc Bulger/1996-99 Pat White/2005-08 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Dan Kendra/1974-77 Brad Lewis/1998-2001 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Major Harris/1987-89 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72

630 507 466 433 428 348 329 329 324 310 310

Touchdown Passes

Marc Bulger/1996-99 Pat White/2005-08 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Major Harris/1987-89 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Dan Kendra/1974-77 Brad Lewis/1998-2001 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72 Darren Studstill/1990-93 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 Allen McCune/1964-65

59 56 45 43 43 41 34 31 28 28 27 26 26

Passing Efficiency (min. 100 att.) Jake Kelchner/1992-93 Pat White/2005-08 Major Harris/1987-89 Marc Bulger/1996-99 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Allen McCune/1964-65 Jarrett Brown/2006-09 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Darren Studstill/1990-93 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83

Completion Percentage (min. 100 att.) Pat White/2005-08 Jarrett Brown/2006-09 Marc Bulger/1996-99 Jake Kelchner/1992-93 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Major Harris/1987-89 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Brad Lewis/1998-2001 Darren Studstill/1990-93 Kevin White/1981-84 Rasheed Marshall/2001-03

Interception Avoidance (min. 100 att.) Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 Kevin White/1981-84 Pat White/2005-08 Jake Kelchner/1992-93 Jarrett Brown/2006-09 Marc Bulger/1996-99 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Brad Lewis/1998-2001 Greg Jones/1988-90 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Mike Sherwood/1968-70

All‑Purpose Yards

Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Steve Slaton/2005-07 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Noel Devine/2007-09 Pat White/2005-08 Arthur Owens/1972-75 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96 Robert Alexander/1977-80 Willie Drewrey/1981-84 Robert Gresham/1968-70 Darius Reynaud/2005-07 James Jett/1989-92

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148.42 147.37 143.31 140.93 131.61 129.88 129.54 124.90 120.86 120.47 120.09 .648 .637 .616 .601 .574 .553 .545 .544 .529 .528 .523 .0279 .0296 0294 .0307 0308 .0332 .0334 .0364 .0365 .0372 .0436

Rush/Rec/PR/KR Yards 5,164/459/0/0 3,923/805/047 4,086/374/0/168 3,381/452/0/674 4,480/0/0/0 2,648/149/52/1,122 144/2,022/521/1,163 2,456/551/0/568 20/935/1,191/1,362 2,181/340/103/588 410/1,550/0/1,125 53/1,384/534/1,086

5,623 4,775 4,628 4,507 4,480 3,971 3,850 3,575 3,508 3,222 3,086 3,057

Most Punts

Steve Superick/1982-85 Mark Fazzolari/1999-2002 Thad Kucherawy/1967-69 Curt Carion/1978-80 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94 Lance Carion/1986-88 Danny Williams/1958-60 Pat McAfee/2005-08 Todd James/2000-03 Jeff Fette/1975-76 Greg Hertzog/1989-90 Chuck Kinder/1963-66

263 195 192 186 177 163 133 126 120 119 108 108

Highest Punt Average (min. 70 att.) Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94 Pat McAfee/2005-08 Scott Kozlowski/2006-09 Greg Hertzog/1989-90 Steve Superick/1982-85 Lance Carion/1986-88 Todd James/2000-03 Curt Carion/1978-80 Mark Fazzolari/1999-2002 Chuck Kinder/1963-66 Phil Brady/2004-05 Bob Sims/1970-72

Punt Return Yardage

Willie Drewrey/1981-84 John Mallory/1965-67 Vaughn Rivers/2004-07 Fulton Walker/1977-80 Lance Frazier/2000-03 Leon Jenkins/1968-71 Mike Baker/1990-93 James Jett/1989-92 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96 Jack Stone/1952-53 Ron Pobolish/1967-69 Nate Terry/1997-99

Yards/Returns

1,109/108 1,049/70 772/67 675/58 660/64 573/73 547/72 534/75 521/62 462/26 455/64 454/42

Punt Return Average (min 25 att.) Jack Stone/1952-53 John Mallory/1965-67 Antonio Lewis/2004-06 Fulton Walker/1977-80 Vaughn Rivers/2004-07 Mike Logan/1993-96 Adam Jones/2002-04 Nate Terry/1997-99 Richie Martha/1965-67 Lance Frazier/2000-03 Willie Drewrey/1981-84

Kickoff Return Yardage Shawn Terry/1999-2001 Adam Jones/2002-04 Willie Drewrey/1981-84 Nate Terry/1997-99 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96 Darius Reynaud/2006 Arthur Owens/1972-75 James Jett/1989-92 Mark Rodgers/2008-09 Fulton Walker/1977-80

17.8 14.9 12.2 11.6 11.5 11.3 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.3 10.3

Yards/Returns

Kickoff Return Average (min. 25 att.) Shawn Terry/1999-2001 Darius Reynaud/2006 Robert Gresham/1968-70 Nate Terry/1997-99 Kerry Marbury/1971-72 Adam Jones/2002-04 Willie Drewrey/1981-84 Mike Logan/1993-96 Arthur Owens/1972-75 Vaughn Rivers/2004-07 Phil Braxton/2000-02

46.2 43.7 43.4 43.3 41.1 40.9 40.7 40.7 40.4 39.0 39.1 38.8

1,747/63 1,475/59 1,329/54 1,285/51 1,163/51 1,126/42 1,122/48 1,086/50 1,083/49 1,066/51 27.7 26.8 25.6 25.2 25.1 25.0 24.4 23.5 23.4 23.3 23.0

Scoring (position player)

Steve Slaton/2005-07 Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19 Pat White/2005-08 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Amos Zereoue/1996-98 Jim Braxton/1968-70 Noel Devine/2007-09 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Cedric Thomas/1976-80 Danny Buggs/1972-74 Kerry Marbury/1971-72 * total includes field goals and extra points

Kick Scoring

Pat McAfee/2005-08 Paul Woodside/1981-84 Jay Taylor/1996-99 Charlie Baumann/1985-88 Frank Nester/1971-73 Bill McKenzie/1974-77 Brad Cooper/2003-04 Steve Sinclair/1978-80 Bryan Baumann/1994-96 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94

Touchdowns Responsible For Pat White/2005-08 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19 Marc Bulger/1996-99 Major Harris/1987-89 Steve Slaton/2005-07 Oliver Luck/1978-81 Mike Sherwood/1968-70 Chad Johnston/1993-96 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 Amos Zereoue/1996-98

Field Goals Made

Paul Woodside/1981-84 Pat McAfee/2005-08 Jay Taylor/1996-99 Charlie Baumann/1985-88 Bill McKenzie/1974-77 Frank Nester/1971-73 Steve Sinclair/1978-80 Bryan Baumann/1994-96 Brad Cooper/2003-04 Ken Juskowich/1967-68

Field Goals Attempted Paul Woodside/1981-84 Pat McAfee/2005-08 Jay Taylor/1996-99 Charlie Baumann/1985-88 Bill McKenzie/1974-77 Ken Juskowich/1967-68 Steve Sinclair/1978-80 Frank Nester/1971-73 Bryan Baumann/1994-96 Brad Cooper/2003-04

Extra Points Made

Pat McAfee/2005-08 Jay Taylor/1996-99 Charlie Baumann/1985-88 Paul Woodside/1981-84 Frank Nester/1971-73 Brad Cooper/2003-04 Bill McKenzie/1974-77 Steve Sinclair/1978-80 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94 Bryan Baumann/1994-96 Chuck Kinder/1963-66

Extra Points Attempted Pat McAfee/2005-08 Jay Taylor/1996-99 Charlie Baumann/1985-88 Paul Woodside/1981-84 Frank Nester/1971-73

West Virginia Universit y

330 313* 284 252 252 206* 144 144 144 144 144

384 323 310 291 170 152 149 136 130 114 103 69 66 61 59 55 54 46 44 42 42 74 58 53 52 25 25 24 23 20 20 93 79 72 70 43 43 42 38 35 34 210 151 135 101 95 89 77 64 63 61 61 212 155 138 103 101


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M C AFEE

Steve Slaton/2006 Pat White/2006 Amos Zereoue/1997

Avon Cobourne/1999 Steve Slaton/2005 Amos Zereoue/1996 Garrett Ford Jr./1989 Noel Devine/2007

Freshman Passing Major Harris/1987 Fred Wyant/1952 Pat White/2005 Marc Bulger/1996 Dan Kendra/1974

Freshman Total Offense Major Harris/1987 Pat White/2005 Avon Cobourne/1999 Steve Slaton/2005 Fred Wyant/1952

Freshman Receiving David Saunders/1995 Antonio Brown/1998 Steve Lewis/1975 Tom Gray/1982 Bradley Starks/2008 Tavon Austin/2009 Calvin Phillips/1985 Robert Alexander/1977

Carries/Yards

Junior Passing

Comp/Att/Yards

Marc Bulger/1998 Major Harris/1989 Chad Johnston/1995 Jeff Hostetler/1982 Oliver Luck/1980

Junior Total Offense Marc Bulger/1998 Pat White/2007 Major Harris/1989 Rasheed Marshall/2003 Jeff Hostetler/1982

Junior Receiving

Shawn Foreman/1997 Jock Sanders/2009 Darius Reynaud/2007 Khori Ivy/1999 Chris Henry/2004

92 81 68 68 66

Freshman Scoring Steve Slaton/2005 Pat McAfee/2005 Tyler Bitancurt/2009 Jay Taylor/1996 Bryan Baumann/1994

Sophomore Rushing

Carries/Yards

224/1,138 205/1,128 222/1,035 148/733 73/627

Comp/Att/Yards

79/155/1,200 55/128/867 65/114/828 19/42/352 16/24/316

Plays/Yards

298/1,815 245/1,780 224/1,138 205/1,128 210/1,049

Catches/Yards

38/682 23/275 21/296 19/154 17/168 15/151 14/210 14/122

Steve Slaton/2006 Amos Zereoue/1997 Noel Devine/2008 Robert Walker/1993 Pat White/2006

Sophomore Passing Marc Bulger/1997 Mike Sherwood/1968 Major Harris/1988 Chad Johnston/1994 Pat White/2006

Sophomore Total Offense Pat White/2006 Major Harris/1988 Marc Bulger/1997 Rasheed Marshall/2002 Mike Sherwood/1968

Sophomore Receiving David Saunders/1996 Jock Sanders/2008 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994 Antonio Brown/1999 Steve Lewis/1976

Sophomore Scoring Paul Woodside/1982 Pat McAfee/2006

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

Points 119 81 80 77 71

Carries/Yards 248/1,744 281/1,589 206/1,289 214/1,250 165/1,219

Comp/Att/Yards

192/323/2,465 151/264/1,948 105/186/1,915 124/242/1,863 118/179/1,655

Plays/Yards

344/2,874 320/2,525 375/2,372 432/2,282 355/1,983

Catches/Yards 76/1,043 53/462 50/849 50/462 48/737

241/1,465 283/1,462 197/1,335 267/1,298 206/1,155

274/419/3,607 142/245/2,058 127/248/2,019 137/292/1,916 135/254/1,874

Plays/Yards

452/3,515 413/3,059 400/2,994 316/2,032 347/1,995

Catches/Yards 77/928 72/688 64/733 53/666 52/872

Junior Scoring

Points

Senior Rushing

Carries/Yards

Senior Passing

Comp/Att/Yards

Jim Braxton/1969 Steve Slaton/2007 Pat McAfee/2007 Paul Woodside/1983 Noel Devine/2009 Pat White/2007 Amos Zereoue/1998

Top Class Rankings Freshman Rushing

Junior Rushing

Noel Devine/2009 Amos Zereoue/1998 Pat White/2007 Avon Cobourne/2001 Robert Gresham/1969

Brad Cooper/2003-04 Bill McKenzie/1974-77 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94 Steve Sinclair/1978-80 Chuck Kinder/1963-66

108 108 108

Avon Cobourne/2002 Quincy Wilson/2003 Adrian Murrell/1992 Robert Alexander/1980 Arthur Owens/1975 Bernie Galiffa/1972 Oliver Luck/1981 Jeff Hostetler/1983 Jarrett Brown/2009 Chad Johnston/1996

Senior Total Offense Pat White/2008 Rasheed Marshall/2004 Jarrett Brown/2009 Oliver Luck/1981 Jeff Hostetler/1983

Senior Receiving

Shawn Foreman/1998 David Saunders/1998 Reggie Rembert/1989 Khori Ivy/2000 Rich Hollins/1983

Senior Scoring

Ira Errett Rodgers/1919 Charlie Baumann/1988 Kerry Marbury/1972 Avon Cobourne/2002 Pat McAfee/2008

113 108 103 100 84 84 84

335/1,710 282/1,380 222/1,145 204/1,064 159/1,055

164/334/2,496 216/394/2,448 173/309/2,345 187/296/2,144 167/334/1,958

Plays/Yards

465/2,816 411/2,747 413/2,610 434/2,497 404/2,416

Yards/Catches

948/63 883/77 850/47 806/47 781/50

Points

147 119 108 102 87

Points 116 113

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Played in a Career: 51 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08; by Reed Williams, 2005-09 Started in a Career: 49 by Dan Mozes, 2003-06

Total Offense Most Yards Gained

Game: 424 by Pat White vs Pitt, 2006; by Marc Bulger vs. Missouri,1998 Season: 3,515 by Marc Bulger, 1998 Career: 10,529 by Pat White, 2005-08

Most Plays

Game: 63 by Gerry Fisher vs. Maryland, 1951 Season: 465 by Pat White, 2008 Career: 1,467 by Pat White, 2005-08

Most Touchdowns Responsible For

Game: 9 by Allen McCune vs. Pitt, 1965 Season: 31 by Marc Bulger, 1998 Career (3 seasons): 74 by Pat White, 2005-07 Career (4 seasons): 103 by Pat White, 2005-08

Rushing Most Yards Gained

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Game Played

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Individual Records

Touchdown Run: 96 by Pat Randolph vs. Northern Illinois, 1986 Non-Touchdown Run: 79 by Noel Devine at Louisville, 2008 Quarter: 168 by Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina (2nd), 2004 Half: 223 by Kay-Jay Harris (1st) vs. East Carolina, 2004 Game: 337 by Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina, 2004 Season: 1,744 by Steve Slaton, 2006 Career: 5,164 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002

Most 100-Yard Games

Consecutive: 6 by Steve Slaton, 10/7 - 11/16/06; by Avon Cobourne, 9/14 - 10/26/03; by Amos Zereoue,10/24 - 11/27-98; by Robert Walker, 10/9 - 11/20/93; Season: 10 by Avon Cobourne, 2002; Steve Slaton, 2006 Career: 28 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002

Most Carries

Game: 45 by George Allen vs. Georgetown, 1933 Season: 335 by Avon Cobourne, 2002 Career: 1,023 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002

Highest Average Per Carry

Game (min. 10 att.): 18.9 (11-199) by Eddie Williams vs. Pitt, 1969 Season (min. 100 att.): 8.2 by Bob Moss, 1955 Career (min. 200 att.): 7.8 by Bob Moss, 1952-55

Most Touchdowns

Game: 5 by by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville (3 overtimes), 2005; by George Allen vs. Marquette, 1932; by Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marietta, 1919; Ohio Wesleyan, 1919 Season: 19 by Ira Errett Rodgers, 1919 Career: 50 by Steve Slaton, 2005-07

Most Completions

Consecutive: 13 by Marc Bulger vs. East Carolina, 1999 Game: 34 by Marc Bulger vs. Missouri, 1998; by Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse, 1981 Season: 274 by Marc Bulger, 1998 Career: 630 by Marc Bulger, 1996-99

Most Yards Gained

Touchdown Play: 96 by Ben Williams to Danny Buggs vs. Penn State, 1973 Non-Touchdown Play: 84 by Rasheed Marshall to Kay-Jay Harris vs. Miami, 2003 Game: 429 by Marc Bulger vs. Missouri, 1998 Season: 3,607 by Marc Bulger, 1998 Career: 8,153 by Marc Bulger, 1996-98

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Receiving

Most Attempts

Most Yards Gained

Most Touchdowns Thrown

Most Receptions

Game: 209 by Chris Henry vs. Syracuse, 2003 Season: 1,043 by David Saunders, 1996 Career: 2,608 by David Saunders, 1995-98

Game: 57 by Gerry Fisher vs. Maryland, 1951 Season: 419 by Marc Bulger, 1998 Career: 1,023 by Marc Bulger, 1996-99 Game: 6 by Marc Bulger vs. Pitt, 1998 Season: 31 by Marc Bulger, 1998 Career: 59 by Marc Bulger, 1996-99

Highest Completion Percentage

Game (min. 10 att.): .900 (18-20) by Pat White vs. East Carolina, 2007; (9-10) by Adam Bednarik vs. Rutgers, 2005; by Mike Sherwood vs. Richmond, (9-10) 1970 Season (min. 100 att.): .667 (144-216) by Pat White, 2007 Career (min. 300 att.): .648 (507-783) by Pat White, 2005-08

Passing Efficiency

Passing

Game: 6 by Dutch Hoffman vs. Colorado State, 1978 Season: 21 by Dutch Hoffman, 1978 Career: 47 by Dan Kendra, 1974-77

Season: 164.01 by Jake Kelchner, 1993 Career: 148.42 by Jake Kelchner, 1992-93

Game: 12 by Jock Sanders at Auburn, 2009; by David Saunders vs. Miami, 1998; by Shawn Foreman vs. Georgia Tech, 1997; by Pat Greene vs. Pitt, 1997; by Mickey Walczak vs. Syracuse, 1981 Season: 77 by David Saunders, 1998; by Shawn Foreman, 1997 Career: 191 by David Saunders, 1995-98

Most Touchdown Receptions

Game: 3 by Cedric Thomas vs. Villanova, 1977; by Herbert Barna vs. Cincinnati, 1936 Season: 12 by Darius Reynaud, 2007; by Chris Henry, 2004 Career: 23 by Cedric Thomas, 1976-80

Punting

Interception Avoidance

Most Yardage

Most Interceptions Thrown

Most Punts

Season (min. 100 att.): .0172 (3-174) by Jake Kelchner, 1993 Career (min. 200 att.): .0279 (16-573) by Jeff Hostetler, 1982-83

Single Punt: 90 by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska, 1994 Game: 541 by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska, 1994 Season: 3,594 by Todd Sauerbrun, 1994 Career: 10,934 by Steve Superick, 1982-85

Game: 12 by Chuck Brooks vs. Penn State, 1973; by Thad Kucherawy vs. Kentucky, 1969

West Virginia Universit y


individual records

Most Extra Points Made

Season: 76 by Steve Superick, 1985 Career: 263 by Steve Superick, 1982-85

Game: 11 by Shocky Van Horn vs. Geneva, 1951 Season: 64 by Pat McAfee, 2007 Career: 210 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

Highest Average

Game (min. 5 att.): 60.1 by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska, 1994 Season (min. 30 att.): 48.6 by Todd Sauerbrun, 1994 Career (min. 70 att.): 46.2 by Todd Sauerbrun, 1991-94

Most Extra Point Attempts

Game: 13 by Shocky Van Horn vs. Geneva, 1951 Season: 65 by Pat McAfee, 2007 Career: 212 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

Most Blocked by WVU

Highest Percentage Of PATs

Game: 3 by Joe Harrick vs. Maryland, 1919 Season: 7 by Joe Stydahar, 1934

Season (min. 25 att.): 100.0 (62-62) by Pat McAfee, 2006; (43-43) by Jay Taylor, 1997 Career (min. 50 att.): 99.1 (210-212) by Pat McAfee, 2005-07

Punt Returns

Consecutive Extra Points Made

Most Return Yardage

Game: 9 by Chuck Kinder vs. Pitt, 1965 Season: 62 by Jay Taylor, 1997; Brad Cooper, 2004 Career: 98 by Pat McAfee, 2005-06

Single Return: 99 by Victor Rabbits vs. Virginia Military, 1955 Game: 168 by Nate Terry vs. Rutgers, 1997 Season: 453 by John Mallory, 1967 Career: 1,109 by Willie Drewrey, 1981-84

Most Points Kicking

Most Returns

Game: 7 by by Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Virginia Tech, 1994; by Grantis Bell vs. Rutgers, 1987; by Willie Drewrey vs. Pitt, 1984 Season: 44 by Mike Baker, 1993 Career: 108 by Willie Drewrey, 1981-84

Most Touchdown Returns

Game: 1 by many players; most recent by Vaughn Rivers vs. Mississippi State, 2006 Season: 3 by John Mallory, 1967 Career: 7 by John Mallory, 1965-67

Field Goals Most Made

Game: 6 by Frank Nester vs. Villanova, 1972 Season: 28 by Paul Woodside, 1982 Career: 74 by Paul Woodside, 1981-84 Consecutive: 15 by Paul Woodside, 1981-82

Most Attempts

Game: 6 by Frank Nester vs. Villanova, 1972 Season: 31 by Paul Woodside, 1982 Career: 93 by Paul Woodside, 1981-84

Highest Average

Season (min. 11 att.): 20.8 by Lance Frazier, 2003 Career (min. 25 att.): 14.9 by John Mallory, 1965-67

Highest Percentage Made

Season (min. 15 att.): 100.0 (19-19)

Game: 8 by Darren Fulton vs. Pitt, 1986 Season: 39 by Darren Fulton, 1986 Career: 63 by Shawn Terry, 1999-2001

Most Touchdown Returns

Game: 1 by many players; most recent by Tavon Austin, Connecticut, 2009 Season: 3 by Shawn Terry, 2000 Career: 4 by Shawn Terry, 1999-2001

Highest Average

Season (min. 11 att.): 28.8 by Shawn Terry, 2000 Career (min. 25 att.): 27.7 by Shawn Terry, 1999-2001

Scoring Most Points

Game: 37 by Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marietta, 1919 Season: 147 by Ira Errett Rodgers, 1919 Career: 384 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

Most Touchdowns

Soccer Style: 55 by Paul Woodside vs. Louisville, 1984 Drop-Kick: 50 by Ed Kenna vs. Grove City, 1901

Interceptions Most Passes Intercepted

Game: 4 by Mike Slater vs. Kentucky, 1969; by Francis Farley vs. Pitt, 1925; by Andrew King vs. Marietta,1915 Season: 10 by Aaron Beasley, 1994 Career: 20 by Steve Newberry, 1980-83

Most Touchdowns On Returns

Game: 2 by Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 Season: 2 by Grant Wiley, 2000; by Vann Washington, 1994; by Aaron Beasley, 1994 Career: 3 by Aaron Beasley, 1992-95; by Vann Washington, 1993-96

Longest Return

100 by Tom Pridemore vs. Penn State, 1977

Miscellaneous Most All-Purpose Yardage

Game: 356 by Garrett Ford vs. Pitt, 1965 Season: 2,104 by Steve Slaton, 2006 Career: 5,623 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002

Most Opponent Fumbles Recovered Season: 5 by Bob Starford, 1968 Career: 7 by John Adams, 1972-74

Blocked Punts

Season: 7 by Joe Stydahar, 1934

SA N DERS

Single Return: 100 by Shawn Terry at Maryland, 2001; by Shawn Terry vs. Syracuse, 2000; by Nate Terry vs. Temple, 1997; by Nate Terry vs. East Carolina, 1997; by Kerry Marbury vs. Penn State, 1972 Game: 163 by Nate Terry vs. Georgia Tech, 1997 Season: 867 by Adam Jones, 2003 Career: 1,747 by Shawn Terry, 1999-2001

Most Returns

Longest Distance

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Kickoff Returns Most Return Yardage

Game: 19 by Frank Nester vs. Villanova, 1972 Season: 119 by Charlie Baumann, 1988 Career: 384 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

by Bill Samuelson, 1970 Career (min. 30 att.): 79.6 (74-93) by Paul Woodside, 1981-84

Quarter: 3 by Jock Sanders at Connecticut (3rd), 2008; by Pat White vs. Syracuse (3rd), 2006; by George Allen vs. Marquette (4th), 1932 Game: 6 by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville (3 overtimes), 2005 Season: 19 by Steve Slaton, 2006; by Ira Errett Rodgers, 1919 Career: 55 by Steve Slaton, 2005-07

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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DEFENSIVE Records Total Tackles

Single Game Unassisted Tackles

Game: 28 by Steve Dunlap vs. Boston College, 1974 Season: 190 by Steve Dunlap, 1974 Career: 492 by Grant Wiley, 2000-03

Robert Tomko vs. Boston College/1977 Dennis Fowlkes vs. Virginia Tech/1980 Jeff Macerelli vs. Boston College/1976 Steve Dunlap vs. Boston College/1974 Barrett Green vs. Navy/1998 Steve Grant vs. South Carolina/1990

Unassisted Tackles

Game: 17 by Robert Tomko vs. Boston College, 1977 Season: 107 by Barrett Green, 1998 Career: 298 by Grant Wiley, 2000-03

17 16 16 16 15 15

Game: 15 by Chris Haering vs. Maryland, 1989 Season: 100 by Chuck Smith, 1975 Career: 222 by Chris Haering, 1986-89

Chris Haering vs. Maryland/1989 Chris Haering vs. Ball State/1989 Eric Lester vs. East Carolina/1986 Dennis Fowlkes vs. Pitt/1982 Steve Dunlap vs. SMU/1975

Quarterback Sacks

Game: 4 by James Davis vs. East Carolina, 2000; by Gary Stills vs. Marshall, 1997; by Steve Hathaway vs. Virginia Tech, 1983 Season: 16.5 by Canute Curtis, 1996 Career: 34.5 by Canute Curtis, 1993-96 Team Game: 12 vs. Idaho, 2000 Team Season: 59, 1996

15 14 13 13 13

Single Game Quarterback Sacks

Tackles for Loss

James Davis vs. East Carolina/2000 4 Gary Stills vs. Marshall/1997 4 4 Steve Hathaway vs. Virginia Tech/1983 Six players with three; the most recent is James Davis vs. Rutgers/2001

Passes Broken Up

Single Game Tackles For Loss

Game: 6 by James Davis vs. East Carolina, 2000 Season: 19 by Johnny Dingle, 2007 Career: 47.5 by Grant Wiley, 2000-03

Game: 5 by Jahmile Addae vs. Rutgers, 2002; by Vann Washington vs. Boston College, 1996; by Harold Kidd vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 Season: 21 by Brian King, 2003 Career: 54 by Brian King, 2000-03

James Davis vs. East Carolina/2000 6 Darryl Talley vs. Penn State/1980 5 Five players with four; the most recent is Johnny Dingle vs. Connecticut/2007

Longest Interception Return for TD

Single Game Passes Broken Up

Tom Pridemore vs. Penn State/1977 Marcus Mauney vs. Virginia Tech/1974 Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech/1994 Tom Pridemore vs. Temple/1975 Bo Orlando vs. East Carolina/1987

100 99 97 87 84

Longest Interception Return/No TD Barrett Green vs. Rutgers/1997 Tom Pridemore vs. Temple/1976 John Hale vs. William & Mary/1968 Tarris Alexander vs. Missouri/1993 Harry Sweeney vs. Geneva/1951

Single Game Total Tackles

83 83 69 67 67

Steve Dunlap vs. Boston College/1974 28 Chris Haering vs. Rutgers/1989 23 Rick Sherrod vs. Syracuse/2001 22 Grant Wiley vs. Syracuse/2001 22 Three players with 21; the most recent is Rick Sherrod vs. Virginia Tech/2001

Jahmile Addae vs. Rutgers/2002 5 Vann Washington vs. Boston College/1996 5 5 Harold Kidd vs. Louisiana Tech/1994 Four players with four; the most recent is Jermaine Thaxton vs. Rutgers/2002

Single Game Interceptions

Mike Slater vs. Kentucky/1969 4 4 Francis Farley vs. Pitt/1925 Andrew King vs. Marietta/1915 4 Five players with three; the most recent is Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech/1994

Season Total Tackles 190 185 175 172 170

Steve Dunlap Chris Haering Ray Marshall Jeff Macerelli Charles Smith

107 102 102 101 99

1974 1989 1975 1977 1975

107 100 96 90 88

1998 1975 2001 1973 2003

Chris Haering Charles Smith Steve Dunlap Jack Eastwood Jack Eastwood

1989 1975 1974 1974 1973

Season Quarterback Sacks

16.5 15 12 12 10 10 10 9

Canute Curtis Steve Hathaway Renaldo Turnbull Gary Stills Mike Fox Canute Curtis Gary Stills Julian Miller

Season Tackles For Loss

19 18 15 14.5 14 14 14 14 14

Johnny Dingle Kyle Kayden Jeff Merrow David Upchurch Julian Miller Grant Wiley James Davis David Upchurch Grant Wiley

Season Passes Broken Up

21 18 16 15 15

Brian King Aaron Beasley Jahmile Addae Aaron Beasley Brian King

Single Season Interceptions 10 7 7 7 7 7

Aaron Beasley Bob Snider Mike Slater Tom Geishauser Tim Agee Preston Waters

1996 1983 1988 1997 1989 1995 1998 2009

2007 2001 1973 2002 2009 2003 2001 2001 2000

2003 1995 2002 1994 2002

1994 1952 1969 1972 1983 1989

Career Total Tackles 492 484 459 445 432

166

Barrett Green Ray Marshall Rick Sherrod Tom Zakowski Grant Wiley

Season Assisted Tackles

Single Game Assisted Tackles

Assisted Tackles

Season Unassisted Tackles

Grant Wiley Darryl Talley Dennis Fowlkes Steve Grant Jeff Macerelli

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2000-03 1979‑82 1979‑82 1988-91 1975-78


defensive records

Career Unassisted Tackles 298 286 282 271 267

Grant Wiley Dennis Fowlkes Darryl Talley Steve Grant Kyle Kayden

2000-03 1979‑82 1979‑82 1988-91 1998-2001

Career Assisted Tackles 222 202 198 194 188

Chris Haering Darryl Talley Jack Eastwood Grant Wiley Jeff Macerelli

1986-89 1979‑82 1973‑75 2000-03 1975‑78

Career Quarterback Sacks 34.5 26 22 20 19

Canute Curtis Gary Stills Renaldo Turnbull Steve Hathaway Darryl Talley

1993-96 1996-98 1986‑89 1980‑83 1979‑82

Career Tackles For Loss

Career Passes Broken Up 54 38 38 29 25

Brian King Aaron Beasley Lance Frazier Mike Collins Jahmile Addae

Career Interceptions 20 19 15 15 15

Steve Newberry Aaron Beasley Bob Snider Tom Pridemore Tim Agee

2000-03 1999-2002 1998-2001 1999-2002 2002-05

2000-03 1992-95 2000-03 1990-93 2001-05

1980-83 1992-94 1951-56 1975-77 1980-83

Career Intercetion Return Yardage 398 367 219 201 198

Tom Pridemore Aaron Beasley Vann Washington Marcus Mauney Darrell Whitmore

1975-77 1992-95 1993-96 1973-74 1988-91

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

king

Grant Wiley James Davis Kyle Kayden David Upchurch Mike Lorello

BRIAN

47.5 40 39 35 31.5

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TEAM Records since 1973 Single Game Total Offense

Most Plays: 110 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 Most Yards Gained: 674 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 Most Touchdowns: 13 vs. Geneva, 1951 Fewest Opponent Plays: 12 vs. Maryland, 1919 Fewest Opponent Yards: ‑14 vs. Maryland, 1919

Single Game Rushing

Most Carries: 99 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 Most Yards: 569 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 Most Touchdowns: 11 vs. Geneva, 1951 Fewest Opponent Rushes: 12 by Washington & Lee, 1923; by West Virginia Wesleyan, 1922; by Maryland, 1919; Fewest Opponent Yards: ‑30 by Florida, 1981

Single Game Passing

Most Completions: 35 vs. Missouri, 1998 Most Attempts: 57 vs. Maryland, 1951 Most Interceptions: 6 vs. Ohio State, 1987; vs. Colorado State, 1978; vs. Richmond, 1973; vs. Maryland, 1950; vs. Washington & Lee, 1950; vs. Ohio, 1949 Most Yards Gained: 452 vs. Missouri, 1998 Most Touchdowns: 6 vs. Pitt, 1998 Most Interception Return Yards: 175 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 Fewest Completions: 0 vs. Temple, 1946; vs. Washington & Lee, 1946 Fewest Attempts: 1 vs. Washington & Lee, 1946 Fewest Opponent Pass Attempts: 0 by Maryland, 1919 Fewest Opponent Pass Completions: 0 by Pitt, 1981; by Maryland, 1919 Lowest Opponent Completion Percentage: 0% by Pitt, 1981; by Maryland, 1919 Fewest Opponent Yards Allowed: 0 vs. Pitt, 1981; Maryland, 1919

Single Game Punting Most Punts: 13 vs. Penn State, 1973 Highest Average: 60.1 (9-541) vs. Nebraska, 1994

Single Game Punt Returns

Most Returns: 10 vs. Richmond, 1965; Eastern Michigan, 1993 Most Yards Gained: 201 vs. The Citadel, 1965 Most Touchdowns: 1 vs. many opponents; most recently vs. East Carolina, 2005

Single Game Kickoff Returns Most Returns: 9 vs. Penn State, 1965; vs. Maryland, 1951 Most Yards Gained: 221 vs. Louisville, 1993 Most Touchdowns: 1 vs. many opponents; most recently vs. Connecticut, 2009

Single Game Scoring

Most Points: 92 vs. Marshall, 1916 Greatest Margin of Victory: 89 vs. Geneva, 1951 Greatest Margin of Defeat: 130 vs. Michigan, 1904 Most Touchdowns: 14 vs. Marshall, 1916 Most Extra Points Made: 11 vs. Rutgers, 2001; vs. Geneva, 1951 Most Field Goals Made: 6 vs. Villanova, 1972 Highest Losing Score: 38 vs. Pitt/3OT, 1997

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Single Game First Downs

Season Punt Returns

Most: 36 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 Most Rushing: 33 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 Most Passing: 24 vs. Missouri, 1998 Most By Penalty: 5 vs. USF, 2008; vs. Western Michigan, 1996 Fewest by Opponent: 0 by Maryland, 1919 Fewest Rushing by Opponent: 0 by Western Michigan, 1996; by Maryland, 1919 Fewest Passing by Opponent: 0 by Maryland, 1919

Single Game Fumbles

Most: 11 vs. Penn State, 1989 Most Lost: 6 vs. Virginia, 1954; vs. Virginia Military, 1969 Most Caused: 11 vs. William & Mary, 1955 Most Recovered: 7 vs. Virginia, 1949

Single Game Turnovers Most Forced: 10 vs. Geneva, 1951

Single Game Penalties

Most: 17 vs. Drexel, 1945 Most Yards Penalized: 170 vs. Drexel, 1945; vs. Colorado State, 1978 Most Two Teams: 28 vs. Florida State, 2005; vs. Miami, 1994; vs. Colorado State, 1978 Most Yards/Two Teams: 303 vs. Colorado State, 1978

Season Total Offense Most Yards: 5,998 in 2006 Most Yards per Game: 465.9 in 1988 Highest Average per Play: 7.3 in 2006 Most Touchdowns: 65 in 2007 Fewest Opponent Yards: 934 in 1923 Fewest Opponent Yards per Game: 103.8 in 1923 Lowest Opponent Average per Play: 3.0 in 1923 Fewest Opponent Touchdowns: 2 in 1925

Most Returns: 51 in 1978 Fewest Returns: 22 in 1985 Most Yards: 1,124 in 2007 Most Touchdowns: 3 in 2000

Season Scoring

Most Points: 515 in 2007 Most Points per Game: 41.1 in 1988 Most Touchdowns: 68 in 2007 Most Extra Points Made: 66 in 2007 Most Field Goals Made: 30 in 1982 Fewest Points: 14 in 1896 Fewest Opponent Points (6 games): 10 in 1895 Fewest Opponent Points (7 games): 23 in 1898 Fewest Opponent Points (8 games): 20 in 1915 Fewest Opponent Points (9 games): 18 in 1925 Fewest Opponent Points (10 games): 38 in 1907; 1928 Fewest Opponent Points (11 games): 34 in 1922 Fewest Opponent Points (12 games): 101 in 1896 Fewest Opponent Points (13 games): 221 in 2008 Fewest Opponent Points Per Game: 1.7 in 1895 Most Opponent Points: 364 in 1978 Most Opponent Shutouts: 8 in 1922

Most: 281 in 2002 Most Rushing: 178 in 2002 Most Passing: 169 in 1998 Most by Penalty: 27 in 2002 Fewest Allowed: 51 in 1925 Fewest Rushing Allowed: 26 in 1925 Fewest Passing Allowed: 14 in 1923 Fewest by Penalty Allowed: 2 in 1954

Season Fumbles

Most Attempts: 433 in 1998 Most Completions: 280 in 1998 Most Yards: 3,700 in 1998 Most Yards per Game: 308.3 in 1998 Highest Completion Percentage: 66.4% in 2007 Most Touchdowns: 31 in 1998 Most Interceptions: 27 in 1973 Fewest Opponent Yards: 300 in 1923 Fewest Opponent Yards Per Game: 33.3 in 1923 Lowest Opponent Completion Percentage: 34.5 in 1953 Fewest Opponent Touchdowns: 0 in 1925 Most Opponent Interceptions: 24 in 1988; 1981; 1972 Most Opponent Yards on Interceptions: 347 in 1993 Most Opponent Touchdowns on Interceptions: 5 in 1922

Most Punts: 84 in 1996 Fewest Punts: 34 in 1955 Highest Average per Punt: 47.1 in 1994 Most Blocked: 8 in 1934 Returned for TD: 4 in 1934

Season Kickoff Returns

Most Yards: 3,939 in 2006 Most Yards per Game: 303.0 in 2006 Highest Average per Play: 6.7 in 2006 Most Touchdowns: 49 in 2007 Fewest Opponent Yards: 508 in 1925 Fewest Opponent Yards per Game: 56.4 in 1925 Lowest Opponent Average per Play: 1.9 in 1925 Fewest Opponent Touchdowns: 1 in 1925

Season Punting

Most Returns: 46 in 1993 Fewest Returns: 16 in 1964 Most Yards: 584 in 1965 Most Touchdowns: 4 in 1934

Season First Downs

Season Rushing

Season Passing

Most: 44 in 1955 Most Lost: 27 in 1955 Most Caused: 42 in 1973; 1959 Most Recovered: 24 in 1977; 1958 Fewest: 12 in 1996 Fewest Lost: 5 in 1996

Team Streaks

Victories: 13 from 1952‑53 Defeats: 8 from 1959‑60 Home Victories: 14 from 1924‑26 Home Defeats: 5 in 1986 Away Victories: 9 from 1952‑53 Away Defeats: 10 from 1959‑60 Shutouts: 7 from 1904‑05 Shutouts by Opponents: 5 from 1896‑97 Consecutive games without being shutout: 108, 2001-09 Consecutive games without a defensive shutout: 70, 1987-93 Winning Seasons: 12 from 1914‑26 Losing Seasons: 4 from 1958‑61; 1976‑79 Conference Victories: 30 from 1952‑59 Conference Championships: 4 from 1953‑56 Games for Scoring: 84 from 1986-93 Games Scored Against: 71 from 1987‑93 Games Blocked Punt Avoided: 31 from 1974‑77

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FIRST

COACHING HISTORY By Chronology

By Percentage

Bill Stewart (2008-09) 2 19 8 0 .704 Rich Rodriguez (2001-07) 7 60 26 0 .698 Don Nehlen (1980-2000) 21 149 93 4 .614 Frank Cignetti (1976-79) 4 17 27 0 .386 Bobby Bowden (1970-75) 6 42 26 0 .618 Jim Carlen (1966-69) 4 25 13 3 .646 Gene Corum (1960-65) 6 29 30 2 .492 Art “Pappy” Lewis (1950-59) 10 58 38 2 .602 Dudley S. DeGroot (1948-49) 2 13 9 1 .587 William F. “Bill” Kern (1940-42,46-47) 5 24 23 1 .510 Ira Errett Rodgers (1925-30, 43-45) 9 44 31 8 .578 Marshall “Little Sleepy” Glenn (1937-39) 3 14 12 3 .534 Charles C. “Trusty” Tallman (1934-36) 3 15 12 2 .552 Earle “Greasy” Neale (1931-33) 3 12 16 3 .435 Clarence Spears (1921-24) 4 30 6 3 .808 Mont McIntire (1916-17, 19-20) 4 24 11 4 .667 Sol Metzger (1914-15) 2 10 6 1 .618 E.R. Sweetland (1913) 1 3 4 2 .444 W.P. Edmunds (1912) 1 6 3 0 .667 C.A. Leuder (1908-11) 4 17 13 3 .561 Clarence Russell (1907) 1 6 4 0 .600 Carl Forkum (1905-06) 2 13 6 0 .684 Anthony Chez (1904) 1 6 3 0 .667 H.E. Trout (1903) 1 7 1 0 .875 John E. Hill (1900) 1 4 3 0 .571 Louis Yeager (1899, 1901-02) 3 12 9 0 .571 Harry Anderson (1898) 1 6 1 0 .857 George R. Krebs (1897) 1 5 4 1 .550 Thomas G. “Doggy” Trenchard (1896) 1 3 7 2 .333 Harry McCrory (1895) 1 5 1 0 .833 F. William “John” Rane (1893-94) 2 4 3 0 .571 Frederick Lincoln Emory (1891) 1 0 1 0 .000 Totals 118 682 450 45 .599

H.E. Trout Harry Anderson Harry McCrory Clarence Spears Bill Stewart Rich Rodriguez Carl Forkum Mont McIntire W.P. Edmunds Anthony Chez Jim Carlen Bobby Bowden Sol Metzger Don Nehlen Art Lewis Clarence Russell Dud DeGroot Ira Errett Rodgers John E. Hill. F. William Rane Louis Yeager C.A. Leuder Charles Tallman George Krebs Marshall Glenn Bill Kern Gene Corum E.R. Sweetland Earle Neale Frank Cignetti Thomas Trenchard

Coach

Years Win Loss Tie Pct.

COACH

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

PCT .875 857 .833 .808 .704 .698 .684 .667 .667 .667 .646 .618 .618 .614 .602 .600 .587 .578 571 .571 .571 .561 .552 .550 .534 .510 .492 .444 .435 .386 .333

By Wins WINS 149 60 58 44 42 30 29 25 24 24 19 17 17 15 14 13 13 12 12 10 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3

COACH Don Nehlen Rich Rodriguez Art Lewis Ira Errett Rodgers Bobby Bowden Clarence Spears Gene Corum Jim Carlen Mont McIntyre Bill Kern Bill Stewart Frank Cignetti C.A. Leuder Charles Tallman Marshall Glenn Dud DeGroot Carl Forkum Louis Yeager Earle Neale Sol Metzger H.E. Trout W.P. Edmunds Clarence Russell Anthony Chez Harry Anderson George Krebs Harry McCrory John E. Hill F. William Rane E.R. Sweetland Thomas Trenchard

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ALL-TIME sCORES

All‑Time Scores 1891-2009

Scoring Values Through History Seasons Touchdown Field Goal Point After Safety 1891-97 4 points 5 points 2 points 2 points 1898-1903 5 points 5 points 1 point 2 points 1904-08 5 points 4 points 1 point 2 points 1909-11 5 points 3 points 1 point 2 points 1912-57 6 points 3 points 1 point 2 points 1958-87 6 points 3 points 1 point 2 points (kick) 2 points (run or pass) 1988 to date 6 points 3 points 1 point 2 points (kick) 2 points (run or pass) 2 points (defense)

1891 (0‑1)

Coach Frederick Lincoln Emory N28

0‑72/L

Washington & Jefferson

Morgantown

1892

No Football

1893 (2‑1)

Coach F. William “John” Rane O7 N25 N30

12‑0/W 12‑2/W 0‑58/L

Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Uniontown Independents Uniontown, Pa. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa.

1894 (2‑2)

Coach F. William “John” Rane O20 O27 N10 N17

16‑0/W 0‑36/L 6‑0/W 6‑16/L

Mt. Pleasant Morgantown Greensburg Athl Assoc. Connellsville, Pa. Bethany Morgantown Marietta Parkersburg

1895 (5‑1)

Coach Harry McCrory O5 O19 O26 N9 N23 N27

6‑0/W 10‑0/W 8‑0/W 6‑0/W 0‑4/L 28‑6/W

Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Latrobe Independents Uniontown, Pa. W.U.P. (Pitt) Wheeling Marietta Parkersburg Washington & Jefferson Wheeling Washington & Lee Charleston

N7 N13 N14 N21 N26 N26 N30

0‑0/T 0‑5/L 4‑0/W 0‑6/L 0‑0/T 0‑26/L 0‑6/L

Duquesne Athletic Club Pittsburgh, Pa. Latrobe Independents Latrobe, Pa. Latrobe Independents Pittsburgh, Pa. Duquesne Athletic Club Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, Pa. Mahoning Cycle Club Youngstown, Ohio Centre Danville, Ky.

1897 (5‑4‑1)

Coach George R. Krebs O9 O14 O16 O23 O30 N4 N5 N6 N17 N25

0‑5/L 18‑0/W 6‑0/W 0‑12/L 0‑0/T 14‑0/W 0‑12/L 24‑0/W 30‑0/W 0‑16/L

Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, Pa. Westminster Morgantown Marietta Fairmont Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. Pittsburgh Collegians Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Ohio Athens, Ohio Ohio State Parkersburg Bethany Fairmont Latrobe Independents Latrobe, Pa.

1898 (6‑1)

Coach Harry Anderson Champions of the South O7 O15 O27 O29 N4 N14 N16

24‑0/W 6‑5/W 0‑18/L 6‑0/W 6‑0/W 6‑0/W 16‑0/W

Westminster Morgantown Marietta Marietta, Ohio Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, Pa. Marietta Clarksburg W.U.P. (Pitt) Fairmont Virginia Charleston Ohio Parkersburg

1899 (2‑3)

Coach Louis Yeager O11 O21 O23 N4 N30

6‑0/W 0‑29/L 5‑23/L 17‑6/W 0‑20/L

Grove City Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. Marietta Marietta, Ohio Waynesburg Clarksburg Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa.

1900 (4‑3) Coach John E. Hill O6 O20 O27 N3 N5 N10 N17

6‑5/W 24‑6/W 6‑19/L 0‑27/L 6‑5/W 11‑6/W 0‑36/L

W.U.P. (Pitt) Morgantown Monessen Independents Morgantown Marietta Marietta, Ohio Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio California State, Pa. California, Pa. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa.

1902 (7‑4)

Coach Louis Yeager S27 O4 O11 O18 O22 O24 N1 N15 N19 N22 N27

11‑6/W 25‑0/W 0‑30/L 0‑6/L 23‑6/W 12‑6/W 0‑5/L 53‑0/W 0‑23/L 17‑5/W 78‑0/W

Alumni and All-Stars Morgantown Westminster Morgantown Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Alumni and All-Stars Morgantown W.U.P. (Pitt) Pittsburgh, Pa. Marietta Marietta, Ohio Georgetown Washington, D.C. Grove City Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown

1903 (7‑1) Coach H.E. Trout O3 O10 O16 O19 O24 O31 N14 N26

24‑6/W 21‑0/W 18‑11/W 39‑0/W 21‑0/W 6‑34/L 11‑5/W 6‑0/W

W.U.P (Pitt) Morgantown Grove City Morgantown Marietta Marietta, Ohio West Virginia Wesleyan Clarksburg Westminster Morgantown Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Bethany Wheeling Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa.

1904 (6‑3)

Coach Anthony Chez S24 O1 O7 O15 O22 N8 N15 N19 N24

15‑0/W 16‑0/W 19‑11/W 0‑34/L 0‑130/L 0‑53/L 18‑0/W 6‑5/W 25‑0/W

Westminster Morgantown California State, Pa. Morgantown Ohio Wesleyan Morgantown Penn State State College, Pa. Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. W.U.P. (Pitt) Pittsburgh, Pa. Alumni and All Stars Morgantown Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. Marietta Marietta, Ohio

1905 (8‑1)

Coach Carl Forkum S30 O7 O14 O21 N4 N11 N18 N25 N30

15‑0/W 12‑0/W 28‑0/W 46‑0/W 45‑0/W 17‑10/W 24‑0/W 0‑6/L 17‑6/W

Westminster California State, Pa. Ohio Bethany Kentucky California State, Pa. Bethany Penn State Marietta

Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown California, Pa. Wheeling State College, Pa. Marietta, Ohio

1906 (5‑5) 1896 (3‑7‑2)

Coach Thomas G. “Doggy” Trenchard S26 O15 O16 O17 O24

170

6‑0/W 0‑18/L 0‑6/L 0‑34/L 4‑0/W

Grove City Morgantown Lafayette Fairmont Lafayette Parkersburg Lafayette Wheeling Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, Pa.

Coach Carl Forkum

1901 (3‑2)

Coach Louis Yeager O5 O19 N9 N13 N23

0‑12/L 37‑0/W 31‑0/W 0‑22/L 5‑0/W

W.U.P. (Pitt) Morgantown Grove City Morgantown Westminster Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. Marietta Morgantown

S29 O6 O13 O18 O27 N3 N10

6‑9/L 37‑0/W 11‑0/W 2‑4/L 25‑0/W 51‑0/W 0‑17/L

Ohio Morgantown Connellsville Independents Morgantown California State, Pa. Morgantown Marietta Marietta, Ohio Grove City Morgantown Carnegie Tech Morgantown W.U.P. (Pitt) Pittsburgh, Pa.

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N17 N23 N29

54‑4/W 0‑11/L 6‑29/L

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Penn State State College, Pa. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa.

1907 (6‑4)

Coach Clarence Russell S28 O2 O5 O16 O26 N2 N9 N16 N28 N29

35‑5/W 55‑0/W 36‑0/W 65‑0/W 2‑4/L 0‑6/L 0‑10/L 27‑0/W 5‑13/L 11‑0/W

Ohio Morgantown Parkersburg YMCA Morgantown California State, Pa. Morgantown West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Marietta Parkersburg Navy Annapolis, Md. W.U.P. (Pitt) Pittsburgh, Pa. Westminster Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. Alumni and All-Stars Morgantown

1908 (5‑3)

Coach C.A. Leuder 0‑6/L 16‑0/W 0‑12/L 12‑0/W 0‑11/L 4‑0/W 47‑0/W 22‑0/W

Pennsylvania Carnegie Tech Penn State Marietta Pitt Pittsburgh Lyceum Bethany Westminster

Philadelphia, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. State College, Pa. Parkersburg Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown

Coach C.A. Leuder O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N17 N25

15‑0/W 0‑12/L 40‑5/W 6‑6/T 3‑0/W 0‑0/T 0‑40/L 49‑0/W 5-18/L

Waynesburg Morgantown Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa. Slippery Rock Morgantown Bucknell Morgantown Marietta Parkersburg Pitt Morgantown Penn State State College, Pa. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1910 (2‑4‑1) Coach C.A. Leuder O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12

6‑0/W 0‑38/L 0‑0/T 0‑9/L 6‑10/L 0‑38/L 9‑0/W

Westminster Pennsylvania Bethany Bucknell Marietta Pitt Bethany

Morgantown Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Parkersburg Pittsburgh, Pa. Wheeling

1911 (6‑3)

Coach C.A. Leuder S30 O14 O21 O28

17‑0/W 3‑0/W 3‑0/W 17‑15/W

Waynesburg Ohio Westminster Marshall

Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown

N4 N11 N18 N25 N30

6‑5/W 0‑32/L 6‑10/L 36‑0/W 3‑5/L

Washington & Jefferson Morgantown Navy Annapolis, Md. Allegheny Morgantown West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Denison Fairmont

1912 (6‑3)

Coach W.P. Edmunds O5 O12 O19 O26 N2 N9 N16 N23 N28

14‑19/L 7‑0/W 20‑13/W 6‑0/W 8‑7/W 22‑6/W 0‑41/L 48‑3/W 6‑17/L

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Westminster Morgantown Geneva Morgantown Ohio Morgantown Allegheny Morgantown Marietta Marietta, Ohio Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. Waynesburg Morgantown Denison Fairmont

1913 (3‑4‑2)

Coach E.R. Sweetland S27 O24 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N27

43‑0/W 45‑0/W 0‑40/L 0‑21/L 0‑0/T 14‑14/T 0‑34/L 0‑28/L 7‑0/W

Davis & Elkins Morgantown Waynesburg Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont Morris Harvey Morgantown Marietta Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Villanova Morgantown

1896

m oun t a i n e e s

S26 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21 N28

1909 (4‑3‑2)

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1914 (5‑4)

Coach Sol Metzger O3 O10 O17 O22 O31 N7 N14 N21 N26

20‑0/W 13‑0/W 37‑0/W 13‑26/L 0‑48/L 55‑0/W 6‑8/L 6‑0/W 9‑14/L

Marshall Morgantown Bethany Morgantown Duquesne Morgantown North Carolina A&M (State) Raleigh, N.C. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. Davis & Elkins Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Marietta Clarksburg West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont

1915 (5‑2‑1) Coach Sol Metzger

“Hail West Virginia” sung for the first time S25 O2 O16 O23 N6 N13 N19 N25

0‑7/L 6‑6/T 33‑0/W 0‑1/L 92‑6/W 19‑0/W 28‑0/W 30‑0/W

Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa. Washington & Jefferson Morgantown Geneva Morgantown Washington & Lee (forfeit) Charleston Marshall Huntington Virginia Tech Morgantown Marietta Parkersburg West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont

O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22 N27

27‑0/W 60‑0/W 25‑0/W 6‑14/L 30‑7/W 55‑6/W 7‑0/W

Maryland Morgantown Bethany Wheeling Princeton Princeton, N.J. Centre Charleston Rutgers N.Brunswick, N.J. Ohio Wesleyan Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1920 (5‑4‑1)

Coach Mont McIntire S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20 N25

14‑0/W 7‑7/T 13‑34/L 81‑0/W 0‑24/L 3‑10/L 14‑10/W 17‑0/W 20‑0/W 0‑28/L

West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont Lehigh Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. George Washington Morgantown Yale New Haven, Conn. Princeton Princeton, N.J. Washington & Lee Charleston Rutgers Morgantown Bethany Morgantown Washington & Jeffeson Washington, Pa.

1921 (5‑4‑1)

Coach Clarence Spears First Homecoming Game

1916 (5‑2‑2)

Co‑Coaches Mont McIntire and Elgie Tobin S30 O14 O21 O28 N4 N11 N18 N25 N30

0‑3/L 20‑0/W 7‑12/L 58‑0/W 12‑6/W 0‑0/T 7‑7/T 40‑3/W 54‑7/W

Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa. Virginia Tech Charleston Navy Annapolis, Md. Davis & Elkins Morgantown Gettysburg Morgantown Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J. Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Catholic Morgantown West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont

Co‑Coaches Mont McIntire and Elgie Tobin 9‑14/L 7‑0/W 21‑0/W 2‑6/L 60‑0/W 7‑7/T 27‑3/W 7‑0/W 0‑20/L 21‑0/W

Pitt Morgantown Navy Annapolis, Md. Carlisle Indian School Morgantown Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Gettysburg Morgantown Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J. Virginia Tech Huntington Washington & Jefferson Fairmont West Virginia Wesleyan Clarksburg North Carolina A&M (State) Morgantown

1918

No football ‑ Influenza and World War I

1919 (8‑2)

Coach Mont McIntire S27 O4 O11

172

61‑0/W 55‑0/W 0‑26/L

Marietta Westminster Pitt

34‑3/W 50‑0/W 13‑21/L 7‑0/W 0‑0/T 14‑21/L 28‑7/W 7‑0/W 7‑17/L 0‑13/L

West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont Cincinnati Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Ohio Morgantown Bucknell Morgantown Lehigh South Bethlehem, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Virginia Charlottesville, Va. Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J. Washington (HC) Morgantown & Jefferson

1922 (10‑0‑1) Coach Clarence Spears

1917 (6‑3‑1) S29 O6 O13 O20 O27 N3 N10 N17 N24 N29

S24 O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12 N19 N24

Morgantown Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa.

S30 20‑3/W O7 55‑0/W O14 9‑6/W O21 12‑12/T O28 28‑0/W N4 34‑0/W N11 33‑0/W N18 13‑0/W N25 28‑0/W N30 14‑0/W East‑West Bowl D25 21‑13/W

West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont Marietta Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Rutgers Morgantown Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Virginia Morgantown Ohio Morgantown Washington (HC) Morgantown & Jefferson Gonzaga

San Diego, Calif.

1923 (7‑1‑1)

Coach Clarence Spears S24 O6 O13 O20 O27 N6 N10

21‑7/W 28‑0/W 13‑7/W 81‑0/W 13‑13/T 27‑7/W 63‑0/W

West Virginia Wesleyan Fairmont Allegheny Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Marshall Morgantown Penn State New York, N.Y. Rutgers New York, N.Y. Washington & Lee Charleston

N17 N29

49‑0/W 2‑7/L

St. Louis Washington & Jefferson

Morgantown Morgantown

1924 (8‑1)

Coach Clarence Spears Old Mountaineer Field Opened S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N27

21‑6/W 35‑6/W 7‑14/L 55‑0/W 13‑6/W 71‑6/W 34‑2/W 6‑0/W 40‑7/W

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Allegheny Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Geneva Morgantown Centre New York, N.Y. Bethany Morgantown Colgate Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1925 (8‑1)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers Old Mountaineer Field Completed S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N26

18‑0/W 6‑0/W 7‑15/L 54‑3/W 16‑0/W 21‑0/W 20‑0/W 14‑0/W 19‑0/W

Allegheny Erie, Pa. Davis & Elkins Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Grove City Morgantown West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Boston College Boston, Mass. Penn State Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1926 (6‑4)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20 N25

18‑6/W 18‑0/W 54‑0/W 13‑10/W 7‑0/W 0‑27/L 7‑17/L 21‑0/W 0‑20/L 3‑13/L

Davis & Elkins Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Allegheny Morgantown Georgetown Washington, D.C. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Missouri Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Centre Parkersburg Carnegie Tech Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1927 (2‑4‑3)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers S24 O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12 N24

27‑7/W 6‑6/T 0‑40/L 7‑7/T 0‑25/L 7‑13/L 0‑13/L 15‑12/W 6‑6/T

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Lafayette Morgantown Georgetown Washington, D.C. Carnegie Tech Morgantown Missouri Columbia, Mo. Davis & Elkins Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1928 (8‑2)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers S22 S29 O6

0‑7/L 12‑0/W 28‑7/W

Davis & Elkins West Virginia Wesleyan Haskell Institute

West Virginia Universit y

Morgantown Morgantown Wheeling


m oun t a i n e e r s

1923 O13 O20 O27 N6 N10 N17 N29

9‑6/W 22‑0/W 17‑0/W 18‑0/W 32‑6/W 0‑12/L 14‑0/W

Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Lafayette Easton, Pa. Fordham New York, N.Y. Oklahoma A&M (State) Morgantown Georgetown Washington, D.C. Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1929 (4‑3‑3)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers S21 S28 O5 O12 O19 O26 N5 N9 N16 N28

16‑0/W 6‑13/L 7‑7/T 7‑27/L 26‑6/W 9‑6/W 0‑0/T 0‑36/L 0‑0/T 6‑0/W

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Davis & Elkins Morgantown Duquesne Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Oklahoma A&M (State) Stillwater, Okla. Fordham New York, N.Y. Detroit Morgantown Georgetown Washington, D.C. Washington & Jefferson Morgantown

1930 (5‑5)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers S19 S27 O4 O11 O17 O24 N1 N8 N22 N27

7‑0/W 26‑0/W 0‑16/L 33‑13/W 0‑23/L 14‑7/W 2‑18/L 23‑7/W 6‑7/L 0‑12/L

Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Pitt Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Detroit Detroit, Mich. Georgetown Washington, D.C. Fordham New York, N.Y. Kansas Aggies Morgantown Washington (HC) Morgantown & Jefferson Oregon Aggies (State) Chicago, Ill.

1931 (4‑6)

Coach Earle “Greasy” Neale S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21 N28

14‑6/W 7‑20/L 0‑34/L 19‑0/W 7‑9/L 0‑19/L 12‑7/W 0‑13/L 19‑0/W 13‑14/L

Duquesne Morgantown Fordham New York, N.Y. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Detroit Detroit, Mich. Kansas Aggies (State) Morgantown West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Georgetown Washington, D.C. Penn State (HC) Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Wheeling

1932 (5‑5)

Coach Earle “Greasy” Neale S23 O1 O7 O15 O21 O29 N5 N12 N19 N26

0‑3/L 0‑40/L 13‑14/L 14‑0/W 13‑26/L 34‑7/W 19‑0/W 19‑0/W 25‑12/W 0‑13/L

Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Pitt Morgantown Temple Philadelphia, Pa. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Detroit Detroit, Mich. Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. Georgetown Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Davis & Elkins Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Wheeling

1933 (3‑5‑3)

Coach Earle “Greasy” Neale S23 S29 O7 O14 O21 O28

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

0‑0/T 7‑19/L 0‑21/L 0‑20/L 7‑13/L 7‑7/T

Washington & Lee Duquesne Pitt Fordham Temple Davis & Elkins

Charleston Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. New York, N.Y. Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown

N4 N11 N18 N25 N30

13‑13/T 6‑25/L 26‑13/W 14‑12/W 7‑2/W

Marquette Morgantown Wisconsin Madison, Wis. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Georgetown Washington, D.C. Washington & Jefferson (HC) Morgantown

1934 (6‑4)

Coach Charles C. “Trusty” Tallman S22 S28 O6 O13 O19 O27 N3 N10 N17 N29

19‑0/W 7‑0/W 6‑27/L 12‑0/W 13‑28/L 12‑7/W 7‑2/W 20‑27/L 7‑10/L 14‑12/W

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Davis & Elkins Morgantown Ohio Parkersburg Fordham New York, N.Y. George Washington Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Atlantic City, N.J.

1935 (3‑4‑2)

Coach Charles C. “Trusty” Tallman S28 O5 O12 O18 O26 N2 N16 N23 N19

0‑0/T 20‑0/W 6‑24/L 7‑15/L 6‑19/L 20‑0/W 0‑19/L 51‑0/W 19‑19/T

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Davis & Elkins Elkins Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. George Washington Washington, D.C. Temple (HC) Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Duquesne Morgantown Washington & Jefferson Morgantown Loyola, La. New Orleans, La.

1936 (6‑4)

Coach Charles C. “Trusty” Tallman S25 S26

7‑0/W 40‑6/W

Waynesburg Cincinnati

Morgantown Cincinnati, Ohio

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1942 (5‑4)

Coach William F. “Bill” Kern

WVU Football by Decade Decade

Overall Conference Record Pct. Record Pct.

Bowls

Pct.

1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s Total

25-20-3 55-29-2 46-27-7 63-24-10 46-45-8 48-44-4 58-38-2 54-43-5 59-53-0 77-39-2 65-49-2 86-39-0 682-450-45

---1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-1 1-1 3-4 0-5 5-4 13-16

1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .500 .500 .429 .000 .555 .448

.552 .651 .619 .710 .505 .521 .602 .554 .527 .661 .569 .688 .599

-- -- -- -- -- -- 33-9-0 25-5-3 -- -- 36-25-1 46-22-0 140-57-4

-- -- -- -- -- -- .786 .803 -- -- .589 .676 .706

S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N14 N21 N28

21‑7/W 0‑33/L 13‑0/W 14‑23/L 27‑0/W 24‑0/W 7‑0/W 0‑7/L 13‑21/L

Washington & Lee Boston College South Carolina Fordham Waynesburg Penn State (HC) Kentucky Michigan State Miami, Fla.

Charleston Boston, Mass. Morgantown New York, N.Y. Morgantown Morgantown Lexington, Ky. East Lansing, Mich. Miami, Fla.

1943 (4‑3)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13

0‑6/L 0‑20/L 6‑2/W 32‑0/W 7‑32/L 53‑6/W 26‑13/W

Virginia Pitt Maryland Carnegie Tech (HC) Penn State Lehigh Bethany

Charleston Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown State College, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Morgantown

1944 (5‑3‑1)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N26

0‑34/L 28‑7/W 15‑0/W 26‑13/W 33‑20/W 0‑28/L 0‑7/L 2‑7/L

Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Centre Louisville, Ky. Western Maryland Morgantown (McDaniel) Georgetown (HC) Morgantown Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio George Washington Washington, D.C.

1937 (8‑1‑1)

1939 (2‑6‑1)

Coach Marshall “Little Sleepy” Glenn S30 O7 O14 O21 O27 N4 N11 N18 D2

44‑0/W 0‑20/L 7‑0/W 0‑9/L 6‑6/T 0‑14/L 7‑19/L 6‑13/L 0‑13/L

West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Washington & Lee Charleston South Carolina Orangeburg, S.C. Georgetown Washington, D.C. Manhattan (HC) Morgantown Kentucky Lexington, Ky. George Washington Morgantown

Coach Marshall “Little Sleepy” Glenn S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N25 Sun Bowl J1

14‑0/W 0‑20/L 6‑0/W 13‑7/W 13‑0/W 64‑0/W 6‑6/T 34‑0/W 26‑0/W 7‑6/W

West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon Pitt Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Waynesburg Morgantown Western Maryland Baltimore, Md. Georgetown Washington, D.C. Toledo Morgantown George Washington (HC) Morgantown Texas Tech

El Paso, Texas

1938 (4‑5‑1)

Coach Marshall “Little Sleepy” Glenn “Alma Mater” sung for the first time S24 O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12 N19 N24

174

0‑19/L 38‑6/W 6‑6/T 0‑26/L 20‑13/W 27‑7/W 0‑7/L 0‑14/L 0‑13/L 7‑6/W

Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Washington & Lee Charleston Michigan State Morgantown Creighton Omaha, Neb. Youngstown Morgantown Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio Georgetown (HC) Morgantown Manhattan New York, N.Y. George Washington Washington, D.C.

S23 S30 O7 O14 O21 O28 N4 N11 N18

13‑26/L 32‑7/W 6‑24/L 6‑6/T 20‑0/W 28‑27/W 6‑0/W 71‑0/W 9‑40/L

Pitt Case Virginia Maryland Bethany Penn State Temple (HC) Lehigh Kentucky

Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Charleston College Park, Md. Morgantown State College, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Lexington, Ky.

1945 (2‑6‑1)

Coach Ira Errett Rodgers

1940 (4‑4‑1)

Coach William F. “Bill” Kern S28 O5 O12 O19 O25 N2 N9 N17 N23

47‑0/W 7‑20/L 13‑17/L 32‑0/W 0‑19/L 12‑7/W 7‑7/T 9‑7/W 0‑17/L

Westminster Morgantown Fordham New York, N.Y. Penn State State College, Pa. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown George Washington Washington, D.C. Washington & Lee Charleston Cincinnati Morgantown Kentucky (HC) Morgantown Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.

S22 S29 O6 O12 O19 O27 N3 N10 N17

42‑7/W 0‑20/L 42‑0/W 0‑12/L 12‑28/L 13‑13/T 7‑13/L 6‑19/L 0‑14/L

Otterbein Pitt Drexel Syracuse Temple Maryland Virginia Kentucky (HC) Ohio

Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown Charleston Morgantown Morgantown

1946 (5‑5)

Coach William F. “Bill” Kern

1941 (4‑6)

Coach William F. “Bill” Kern S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22 N29

13‑7/W 0‑40/L 20‑0/W 0‑27/L 6‑18/L 7‑6/W 21‑0/W 0‑7/L 6‑7/L 12‑14/L

Waynesburg Morgantown Navy Annapolis, Md. West Virginia Wesleyan Morgantown Fordham New York, N.Y. Kentucky Lexington, KY. Washington & Lee Charleston Kansas (HC) Morgantown Penn State State College, Pa. Army West Point, N.Y. Michigan State Morgantown

S21 S28 O5 O12 O18 O16 N2 N9 N16 N23

13‑7/W 7‑33/L 42‑0/W 6‑0/W 0‑6/L 13‑0/W 0‑19/L 39‑0/W 0‑13/L 0‑21/L

Otterbein Pitt Waynesburg Washington & Lee Temple Syracuse (HC) Army Fordham Kentucky Virginia

Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Charleston Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown West Point, N.Y. Morgantown Lexington, Ky. Charlottesville, Va.

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1947 (6‑4)

1951 (5‑5/2-3) Southern Conference

Coach William F. “Bill” Kern S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22 N29

59‑0/W 35‑6/W 60‑7/W 40‑0/W 14‑21/L 0‑27/L 6‑15/L 0‑6/L 21‑0/W 17‑2/W

Otterbein Washington & Lee Waynesburg New York U. Penn State Maryland Kentucky Virginia (HC) Temple Pitt

Morgantown Charleston Morgantown New York, N.Y. State College, Pa. College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa.

1948 (9‑3)

Coach Dudley S. DeGroot S19 29‑16/W S25 34‑6/W O2 27‑7/W O9 6‑16/L O16 7‑37/L O23 14‑7/W O30 35‑12/W N6 48‑6/W N13 0‑7/L N20 20‑0/W N27 16‑14/W Sun Bowl J1 21‑12/W

Waynesburg Morgantown Wooster Morgantown Temple Hershey, Pa. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Penn State State College, Pa. Washington & Lee Charleston South Carolina (HC) Morgantown Ohio Morgantown Virginia Charlottesville, Va. Western Reserve Morgantown Maryland Morgantown Texas Western (UTEP)

El Paso, Texas

1949 (4‑6‑1) 42‑7/W 7‑17/L 28‑20/W 7‑20/L 20‑52/L 47‑26/W 14‑19/L 14‑34/L 13‑13/T 28‑20/W 7‑47/L

Waynesburg Ohio Washington & Lee Pitt Boston University Quantico Marines Virginia Penn State (HC) Texas Western Western Reserve Maryland

Morgantown Athens, Ohio Charleston Morgantown Boston, Mass. Morgantown Charlottesville,Va. Morgantown Morgantown Cleveland, Ohio College Park, Md.

1950 (2‑8/1-3) Southern Conference Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis

WVU enters the Southern Conference S23 S30 O6 O14 O21 O28 N4 N11 N18 N25

38‑13/W 7‑26/L 14‑21/L 46‑7/W 23‑27/L 21‑28/L 7‑21/L 0‑27/L 0‑41/L 7‑48/L

Western Reserve Washington & Lee George Washington Richmond Fordham Virginia (HC) Pitt Penn State Maryland Texas Western

S22 S28 O6 O13 O20 O27 N3 N10 N17 N24

20‑9/W 18‑7/W 0‑34/L 24‑0/W 89‑0/W 7‑13/L 35‑7/W 13‑34/L 12‑32/L 7‑54/L

Waynesburg Furman Washington & Lee Richmond Geneva Penn State Western Reserve South Carolina (HC) Pitt Maryland

Morgantown Greenville, S.C. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown State College, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. College Park, Md.

1952 (7‑2/5-1) Southern Conference Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis

S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

14‑22/L 49‑12/W 21‑35/L 31‑13/W 16‑0/W 24‑0/W 39‑21/W 27‑7/W 13‑6/W

Furman Morgantown Waynesburg Morgantown Penn State Morgantown Washington & Lee Cumberland, Md. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. George Washington (HC) Morgantown Virginia Military Roanoke, Va. Virginia Tech Morgantown South Carolina Columbia, S.C.

Morgantown Lynchburg, Va. Washington, D.C. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. State College, Pa. Morgantown El Paso, Texas

Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis

Final Ranking: 10th - AP; 13th - UPI S26 17‑7/W O3 47‑19/W O10 40‑14/W O16 27‑6/W O24 52‑20/W O31 20‑19/W N7 12‑7/W N14 14‑20/L N21 61‑0/W Sugar Bowl J1 19‑42/L

Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Waynesburg Morgantown Washington & Lee Morgantown George Washington Washington, D.C. Virginia Military (HC) Morgantown Penn State State College, Pa. Virginia Tech Bluefield South Carolina Morgantown North Carolina State Raleigh, N.C. Georgia Tech

New Orleans, La.

1954 (8‑1/3-0) Southern Conference Champions Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis Final Ranking: 12th - AP O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20 N27

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

26‑6/W 13‑7/W 19‑14/W 40‑6/W 10‑13/L 39‑9/W 20‑6/W 28‑3/W 14‑10/W

Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis

Final Ranking: 19th - AP; 17th - UPI S24 O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N4 N12 N19 N25

33‑12/W 46‑0/W 47‑12/W 39‑13/W 21‑7/W 39‑0/W 13‑7/W 7‑26/L 13‑20/L 27‑7/W

Richmond Wake Forest Virginia Military William & Mary (HC) Penn State Marquette George Washington Pitt Syracuse North Carolina State

Morgantown Morgantown Bluefield Morgantown Morgantown Milwaukee, Wis. Washington, D.C. Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Raleigh, N.C.

1956 (6‑4/5-0) Southern Conference Champions Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis

Begining of the 30‑Game Southern Conference Winning String

1953 (8‑2/4-0) Southern Conference Champions

Coach Dudley S. DeGroot S17 S24 O1 O8 O14 O22 O29 N5 N12 N19 N24

Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis

1955 (8‑2/4-0) Southern Conference Champions

South Carolina Columbia, S.C. George Washington (HC) Morgantown Penn State State College, Pa. Virginia Military Bluefield Pitt Morgantown Fordham Morgantown William & Mary Williamsburg, Va. North Carolina State Morgantown Virginia Charlottesville, Va.

S22 S29 O6 O13 O20 O27 N3 N10 N17 N23

13‑14/L 30‑6/W 7‑6/W 20‑27/L 20‑13/W 6‑16/L 14‑0/W 13‑6/W 7‑0/W 0‑18/L

Pitt Richmond Texas Syracuse William & Mary Penn State George Washington Virginia Military Furman (HC) Miami, Fla.

Morgantown Morgantown Austin, Texas Syracuse, N.Y. Williamsburg, Va. Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Miami, Fla.

1957 (7‑2‑1/3-0) Southern Conference Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis S21 S28 O5 O12 O18 O26 N2 N9 N16 N23

6‑6/T 14‑0/W 13‑45/L 46‑6/W 34‑14/W 19‑0/W 6‑27/L 7‑6/W 27‑14/W 7‑0/W

Virginia Morgantown Virginia Tech Morgantown Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Boston University Boston, Mass. George Washington Washington, D.C. William & Mary Morgantown Penn State Univ. Park, Pa. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Wake Forest Winston‑Salem, N.C. Syracuse (HC) Morgantown

1958 (4‑5‑1/4-0) Southern Conference Champions Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis S20 S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

66‑22/W 14‑47/L 12‑13/L 30‑36/L 8‑15/L 21‑20/W 35‑12/W 14‑14/T 56‑6/W 12‑15/L

Richmond Oklahoma Indiana Boston University Pitt Virginia Tech George Washington Penn State (HC) William & Mary Syracuse

Morgantown Norman, Okla. Bloomington, Ind. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Richmond, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Williamsburg, Va. Morgantown

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1959 (3‑7/2-2) Southern Conference Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis S19 S26 O2 O9 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

7‑27/L 10‑7/W 10‑8/W 0‑7/L 23‑15/W 0‑44/L 10‑28/L 0‑36/L 0‑12/L 14‑20/L

Maryland Richmond George Washington Boston University Pitt (HC) Syracuse Penn State Southern California Virginia Tech The Citadel

College Park, Md. Morgantown Washington, D.C. Boston, Mass. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Los Angeles, Calif. Morgantown Morgantown

1960 (0‑8‑2/0-2-1) Southern Conference Coach Gene Corum S17 S24 O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12 N19

8‑31/L 0‑15/L 0‑33/L 6‑6/T 0‑42/L 0‑45/L 13‑34/L 7‑7/T 6‑20/L 0‑26/L

Maryland Virginia Tech Illinois Richmond Pitt Syracuse (HC) Penn State Boston University Oregon George Washington

Morgantown Richmond, Va. Champaign, Ill. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Portland, Ore. Morgantown

1961 (4‑6/2-1) Southern Conference Coach Gene Corum S16 S23 S30 O7 O14 O21 O28 N4 N11 N18

26‑35/L 6‑16/L 14‑29/L 28‑0/W 20‑6/W 6‑12/L 7‑3/W 12‑7/W 6‑20/L 9‑17/L

Richmond Vanderbilt Syracuse Virginia Tech Pitt Boston University Army George Washington Penn State (HC) Indiana

Morgantown Nashville, Tenn. Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Boston, Mass. West Point, N.Y. Washington, D.C. Morgantown Morgantown

1962 (8‑2/4-0 ) Southern Conference Coach Gene Corum S22 S29 O6 O13 O20 O27 N3 N10 N17 N24

176

26‑0/W 14‑0/W 7‑0/W 15‑8/W 27‑25/W 22‑51/L 28‑13/W 6‑34/L 49‑0/W 17‑6/W

Vanderbilt Virginia Tech Boston University Pitt George Washington (HC) Oregon State William & Mary Penn State The Citadel Syracuse

Morgantown Richmond, Va. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Portland, Ore. Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

All-Time Record by DaTE West Virginia’s Record by Date Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Oct. 31

0-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 3-1-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 2-1-1 4-1-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 6-0-0 4-1-0 5-0-0 4-1-0 5-2-0 5-1-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 5-3-0 3-4-0 8-3-0 3-3-0 6-2-1 7-6-0 6-5-1 9-4-0 10-3-0 12-2-0 12-3-0 10-4-2 7-5-0 5-7-1 11-3-2 10-6-2 8-4-1 11-4-0 7-8-1 10-6-0 9-7-0 4-5-2 8-6-0 7-5-0 8-10-0 7-5-0 11-3-0 10-4-1 7-6-2 15-4-0 10-5-0 5-9-0 11-4-0 11-2-0 6-11-1 6-9-1 9-7-1 11-7-0 7-6-1 4-9-0 6-9-3 6-5-1 6-7-1 6-9-1 7-8-0

.000 .667 .667 .750 .750 1.000 .750 .625 .800 .750 .600 1.000 .800 1.000 .800 .714 .833 .667 .571 .625 .429 .727 .500 .722 .538 .591 .692 .769 .857 .800 .656 .583 .423 .750 .611 .654 .733 .469 .625 .563 .454 .571 .583 .444 .583 .786 .700 .533 .789 .667 .357 .667 .846 .361 .406 .559 .611 .536 .308 .417 .542 .464 .406 .467

Nov. 1 9-6-1 Nov. 2 8-8-0 Nov. 3 7-4-1 Nov. 4 13-5-1 Nov. 5 6-6-2 Nov. 6 13-3-2 Nov. 7 11-3-1 Nov. 8 10-5-1 Nov. 9 11-4-1 Nov. 10 7-9-0 Nov. 11 7-7-2 Nov. 12 9-3-1 Nov. 13 8-9-0 Nov. 14 11-6-0 Nov. 15 12-3-0 Nov. 16 7-5-1 Nov. 17 10-9-0 Nov. 18 6-7-1 Nov. 19 6-8-1 8-2-0 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 7-5-0 Nov. 22 7-8-0 Nov. 23 6-7-0 Nov. 24 9-6-1 Nov. 25 9-7-0 Nov. 26 3-4-1 Nov. 27 10-1-0 Nov. 28 4-7-0 Nov. 29 6-3-0 Nov. 30 6-4-0 Dec. 1 0-1-0 Dec. 2 1-1-0 Dec. 3 1-0-0 Dec. 4 0-0-0 Dec. 5 1-0-0 Dec. 6 1-0-0 Dec. 19 0-1-0 Dec. 23 1-0-0 Dec. 25 1-1-0 Dec. 26 0-1-0 Dec. 27 1-0-0 Dec. 28 1-1-0 Dec. 29 0-2-0 Dec. 30 1-2-0 Dec. 31 3-0-0 Jan. 1 3-6-0 Jan. 2 2-2-0 2010 Game Dates in bold

.594 .500 .625 .737 .500 .778 .767 .656 .719 .438 .500 .731 .471 .647 .800 .577 .526 .464 .433 .800 .583 .467 .462 .594 .563 .438 .909 .364 .667 .600 .000 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 .500 .000 1.000 .500 .000 .333 1.000 .333 .500

Winningest Dates in WVU History - By Percentage (minimum 5 games played) 1. Sept. 9 6-0-0 2. Nov. 27 10-1-0 12-2-0 3. Sept. 26 4. Oct. 20 11-2-0 5-1-0 5. Sept. 14 Record by Day of the Week Sunday 4-1-0 Monday 8-5-0 5-1-2 Tuesday Wednesday 16-3-0 34-30-2 Thursday 26-28-1 Friday 590-443-40 Saturday

1.000 .909 .857 .846 .833 .800 .615 .750 .842 .530 .481 .568

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all-time scores

1963 (4‑6/3-1) Southern Conference

1967 (5‑4‑1/4-0-1) Southern Conference Champions

S21 S28 O5 O12 O19 O26 N2 N9 N16 N28

S9 S16 S23 S30 O7 O21 O28 N4 N11 N18

Coach Gene Corum 7‑51/L 34‑0/W 0‑35/L 20‑16/W 10‑13/L 9‑20/L 20‑16/W 13‑15/L 3‑28/L 38‑7/W

Navy Boston University Oregon William & Mary Pitt (HC) Penn State George Washington Syracuse Virginia Tech Furman

Morgantown Boston, Mass. Morgantown Williamsburg, Va. Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Washington, D.C. Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Morgantown

1964 (7‑4/5-0) Southern Conference Champions Coach Gene Corum S19 20‑10/W S26 7‑3/W O3 0‑24/L O10 0‑14/L O17 23‑10/W O24 8‑37/L O31 26‑21/W N7 20‑19/W N14 24‑14/W N21 28‑27/W Liberty Bowl D19 6‑32/L

Richmond The Citadel Rice Pitt Virginia Tech Penn State (HC) Kentucky George Washington William & Mary Syracuse

Richmond, Va. Morgantown Houston, Texas Pittsburgh, Pa. Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Washington, D.C. Morgantown Morgantown

Utah

Atlantic City, N.J.

1965 (6‑4/4-0) Southern Conference Champions Coach Gene Corum S19 S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20

56‑0/W 34‑14/W 63‑48/W 25‑2/W 0‑41/L 6‑44/L 8‑28/L 31‑22/W 19‑41/L 37‑24/W

Richmond William & Mary Pitt The Citadel Virginia Penn State Kentucky Virginia Tech (HC) Syracuse George Washington

Morgantown Williamsburg, Va. Morgantown Charleston, S.C. Richmond, Va. Univ. Park, Pa. Lexington, Ky. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown

Coach Jim Carlen 40‑0/W 27‑6/W 21‑9/W 6‑23/L 15‑0/W 14‑21/L 7‑20/L 7‑22/L 16‑16/T 35‑0/W

Villanova Richmond Virginia Military Syracuse Pitt Penn State Virginia Tech (HC) Kentucky William & Mary Davidson

45‑14/W 10‑20/L 16‑3/W 20‑9/W 28‑23/W 44‑21/W 43‑33/W 7‑35/L 15‑31/L 28‑3/W 24‑28/L

Boston College California Richmond Pitt (HC) William & Mary East Carolina Temple Penn State Duke Virginia Military Syracuse

1972 (8‑4)

Coach Bobby Bowden

WVU withdraws from the Southern Conference

S9 25‑6/W S16 28‑7/W S23 48‑10/W S30 35‑41/L O7 49‑34/W O14 36‑39/L O21 31‑19/W O28 19‑28/L N4 38‑20/W N11 50‑24/W N18 43‑12/W Peach Bowl D29 13‑49/L

S21 S28 O5 O11 O19 O26 N2 N9 N16 N23

17‑0/W 38‑15/W 20‑31/L 14‑7/W 20‑0/W 12‑27/L 16‑35/L 17‑0/W 30‑20/W 23‑6/W

Richmond Pitt Penn State Virginia Military William & Mary Virginia Tech Kentucky (HC) The Citadel Villanova Syracuse

Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Roanoke, Va. Richmond, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Charleston, S.C. Morgantown Morgantown

1969 (10‑1) Cincinnati Maryland Tulane Virginia Military Penn State Pitt (HC) Kentucky William & Mary Richmond Syracuse South Carolina

Coach Jim Carlen S17 S24 O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12 N19

S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N28

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

43‑7/W 49‑10/W 47‑10/W 16‑10/W 13‑21/L 35‑36/L 24‑21/W 8‑42/L 28‑14/W 28‑19/W 20‑10/W

William & Mary Richmond Virginia Military Indiana Duke (HC) Pitt Colorado State Penn State East Carolina Syracuse Maryland

Villanova Morgantown Richmond Morgantown Virginia Charlottesville, Va. Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. William & Mary (HC) Morgantown Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Tulane Morgantown Penn State Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Virginia Military Morgantown Syracuse Morgantown North Carolina State

Atlanta, Ga.

Coach Bobby Bowden

Final Ranking: 17th - AP; 18th - UPI S13 57‑11/W S20 31‑7/W S27 35‑17/W O4 32‑0/W O11 0‑20/L O25 49‑18/W N1 7‑6/W N8 31‑0/W N15 33‑21/W N22 13‑10/W Peach Bowl D30 14‑3/W

Morgantown Berkeley, Calif. Richmond, Va. Morgantown Williamsburg, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Durham, N.C. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

1973 (6‑5)

Coach Jim Carlen

Coach Bobby Bowden

Durham, N.C. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Washington, D.C. Morgantown

S11 S18 S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20

Coach Jim Carlen

1970 (8‑3)

Duke William & Mary Virginia Tech Pitt Maryland Penn State Kentucky (HC) The Citadel George Washington Syracuse

Coach Bobby Bowden

1968 (7‑3)

1966 (3‑5‑2/3-1-1) Southern Conference Champions 15‑34/L 24‑13/W 13‑13/T 14‑17/L 9‑28/L 6‑38/L 14‑14/T 35‑0/W 21‑6/W 7‑34/L

Morgantown Richmond, Va. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Lexington, Ky. Williamsburg, Va. Morgantown

1971 (7‑4)

Morgantown Morgantown New Orleans, La. Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Lexington, Ky. Williamsburg, Va. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

S15 S22 S29 O6 O13 O20 O27 N2 N10 N17 N24

20‑13/W 24‑10/W 17‑10/W 14‑28/L 7‑35/L 17‑38/L 14‑62/L 20‑14/W 13‑25/L 42‑17/W 24‑14/W

Maryland Virginia Tech Illinois Indiana (HC) Pitt Richmond Penn State Miami, Fla. Boston College Virginia Syracuse

College Park, Md. Morgantown Champaign, Ill. Morgantown Morgantown Richmond, Va. Univ. Park, Pa. Miami, Fla. Morgantown Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

Atlanta, Ga.

1974 (4‑7)

Coach Bobby Bowden Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Bloomington, Ind. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Greenville, N.C. Morgantown College Park, Md.

S14 S21 S28 O5 O12 O19 O26 N2 N9 N16 N23

25‑29/L 16‑6/W 14‑17/L 24‑0/W 14‑31/L 20‑21/L 12‑21/L 3‑35/L 39‑11/W 21‑35/L 22‑21/W

Richmond Kentucky Tulane Indiana Pitt Miami, Fla. (HC) Penn State Boston College Syracuse Temple Virginia Tech

Morgantown Morgantown New Orleans, La. Bloomington, Ind. Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Boston, Mass. Morgantown Morgantown Blacksburg, Va.

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1975 (9‑3)

Coach Bobby Bowden Final Ranking: 20th - AP; 17th - UPI S13 50‑7/W S20 28‑10/W S27 35‑18/W O4 28‑25/W O11 0‑39/L O18 14‑16/L O25 10‑7/W N1 38‑13/W N8 17‑14/W N15 31‑13/W N22 19‑20/L Peach Bowl D31 13‑10/W

Temple California Boston College SMU Penn State Tulane (HC) Virginia Tech Kent State Pitt Richmond Syracuse North Carolina State

Morgantown Berkeley, Calif. Morgantown Dallas, Texas Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Richmond, Va. Syracuse, N.Y. Atlanta, Ga.

1976 (5‑6)

Coach Frank Cignetti S11 S18 S25 O2 O9 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N20

28‑7/W 3‑24/L 10‑14/L 9‑6/W 42‑0/W 3‑14/L 0‑33/L 7‑24/L 32‑28/W 16‑24/L 34‑28/W

Villanova Maryland Kentucky Richmond Temple Boston College Penn State (HC) Virginia Tech Tulane Pitt Syracuse

Morgantown Morgantown Lexington, Ky. Morgantown Philadelphia, Pa. Ch. Hill, Mass. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. New Orleans, La. Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown

1977 (5‑6)

Coach Frank Cignetti S10 S17 S24

178

36‑0/W 24‑16/W 13‑28/L

Richmond Maryland Kentucky

Morgantown College Park, Md. Lexington, Ky.

O1 O8 O15 O22 O29 N5 N12 N19

13‑0/W 38‑16/W 24‑28/L 28‑49/L 36‑41/L 3‑44/L 20‑14/W 9‑28/L

Virginia Charlottesville, Va. Temple Morgantown Boston College (HC) Morgantown Penn State Univ. Park, Pa. Villanova Morgantown Pitt Morgantown Virginia Tech Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse

1978 (2‑9)

Coach Frank Cignetti S9 S16 S23 S30 O7 O14 O21 O28 N4 N11 N18

14‑12/W 10‑52/L 15‑29/L 21‑28/L 15‑31/L 3‑16/L 27‑28/L 21‑49/L 20‑17/W 7‑52/L 14‑50/L

Richmond Morgantown Oklahoma Norman, Okla. North Carolina State Raleigh, N.C. California Morgantown Syracuse (HC) Morgantown Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Penn State Morgantown Virginia Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo.

1979 (5‑6)

Coach Frank Cignetti S8 S15 S22 S29 O6 O13 O20 O27 N3 N10 N17

16‑38/L 14‑24/L 14‑38/L 20‑18/W 10‑6/W 20‑18/W 27‑17/W 6‑31/L 34‑23/W 17‑24/L 7‑42/L

Temple Morgantown Syracuse East Rutherford, N.J. North Carolina State Morgantown Richmond Richmond, Va. Kentucky (HC) Morgantown Boston College Ch. Hill, Mass. Tulane Morgantown Penn State Univ. Park, Pa. Virginia Tech Morgantown Pitt Morgantown Arizona State Tempe, Ariz.

1980 (6‑6)

Coach Don Nehlen New Mountaineer Field completed S6 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

41‑27/W 52‑24/W 11‑14/L 31‑28/W 45‑21/W 13‑16/L 14‑42/L 15‑20/L 11‑34/L 41‑28/W 24‑15/W 7‑20/L

Cincinnati Colorado State Maryland Richmond Virginia (HC) Hawaii Pitt Penn State Virginia Tech Temple Rutgers Syracuse

Morgantown Ft. Collins, Colo. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Honolulu, Hawaii Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. Philadelphia, Pa. New Brunswick, N.J. Morgantown

1981 (9‑3)

Coach Don Nehlen Final Ranking: 17th - AP; 18th - UPI S12 32‑18/W S19 17‑13/W S26 49‑3/W O3 38‑10/W O10 0‑17/L O17 27‑6/W O24 7‑30/L O31 20‑3/W N7 24‑19/W N14 20‑3/W N21 24‑27/L Peach Bowl D31 26‑6/W

Virginia Maryland Colorado State Boston College Pitt Virginia Tech (HC) Penn State East Carolina Temple Rutgers Syracuse

Charlottesville, Va. College Park, Md. Morgantown Ch. Hill, Mass. Morgantown Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

Florida

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1982 (9‑3)

Coach Don Nehlen Final Ranking: 19th - AP; 19th - UPI; 17th - CNN/USA Today S11 41‑27/W S18 19‑18/W S25 43‑10/W O2 13‑16/L O9 20‑13/W O16 16‑6/W O23 0‑24/L O30 30‑3/W N6 20‑17/W N11 44‑17/W N20 26‑0/W Gator Bowl D30 12‑31/L

Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Maryland Morgantown Richmond Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Boston College (HC) Morgantown Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. Penn State Morgantown East Carolina Morgantown Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Rutgers E. Rutherford, N.J. Syracuse Morgantown Florida State

Jacksonville, Fla.

1983 (9‑3)

Coach Don Nehlen Final Ranking: 16th - AP; 16th UPI; 15th - CNN/ USA Today S3 55‑3/W S10 48‑7/W S17 31‑21/W S24 27‑17/W O1 24‑21/W O15 13‑0/W O22 23‑41/L O29 3‑20/L N5 27‑9/W N12 35‑7/W N19 16‑27/L Hall of Fame Bowl D23 20‑16/W

Ohio Pacific Maryland Boston College Pitt Virginia Tech (HC) Penn State Miami, Fla. Temple Rutgers Syracuse

Morgantown Morgantown College Park, Md. Ch. Hill, Mass. Morgantown Morgantown Univ. Park, Pa. Coral Gables, Fla. Morgantown Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

Kentucky

Birmingham, Ala.

O19 O26 N2 N9 N16 N30

13‑6/W 0‑27/L 7‑27/L 27‑0/W 23‑10/W 13‑10/W

Boston College Penn State Virginia Rutgers Temple Syracuse

Ch. Hill, Mass. Univ. Park, Pa. Charlottesville, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

1986 (4‑7)

Coach Don Nehlen S6 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

47‑14/W 24‑21/W 3‑24/L 16‑48/L 7‑13/L 14‑58/L 10‑19/L 0‑19/L 24‑17/W 42‑19/W 23‑34/L

Northern Illinois East Carolina Maryland Pitt Virginia Tech Miami, Fla (HC) Boston College Penn State Rutgers Louisville Syracuse

Morgantown Greenville, N.C. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown E. Rutherford, N.J. Louisville, Ky. Morgantown

1987 (6‑6)

Coach Don Nehlen S5 23‑3/W S12 3‑24/L S19 20‑25/L S26 3‑6/L O3 49‑0/W O17 45‑17/W O24 37‑16/W O31 21‑25/L N7 28‑16/W N14 37‑13/W N21 31‑32/L John Hancock Sun Bowl D25 33‑35/L

Ohio Ohio State Maryland Pitt East Carolina Cincinnati (HC) Boston College Penn State Virginia Tech Rutgers Syracuse

Morgantown Columbus, Ohio College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Ch. Hill, Mass. Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y.

Oklahoma State

El Paso, Texas

1984 (8‑4)

Coach Don Nehlen Final Ranking: 18th - UPI; 21st - CNN/USA Today S1 38‑0/W S8 30‑6/W S15 14‑7/W S22 17‑20/L S29 28‑10/W O13 20‑10/W O20 21‑20/W O27 17‑14/W N3 7‑27/L N10 19‑23/L N17 17‑19/L Bluebonnet Bowl D31 31‑14/W

Ohio Morgantown Louisville Morgantown Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. Maryland Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Syracuse Morgantown Boston College (HC) Morgantown Penn State Morgantown Virginia Morgantown Rutgers E. Rutherford, N.J. Temple Philadelphia, Pa. TCU

Houston, Texas

1985 (7‑3‑1)

1988 (11-1) Coach Don Nehlen

First unbeaten-untied regular season in WVU history WVU wins Lambert Trophy Final Ranking: 5th - AP; 5th - UPI; 5th - CNN/USA Today S3 62-14/W S10 45-10/W S17 55-24/W S24 31-10/W O1 22-10/W O8 30-10/W O22 59-19/W O29 51-30/W N5 51-13/W N12 35-25/W N19 31-9/W Sunkist Fiesta Bowl J2 21-34/L

Coach Don Nehlen S7 S14 S21 S28 O5

52‑13/W 20‑18/W 0‑28/L 10‑10/T 24‑9/W

Louisville Duke Maryland Pitt Virginia Tech (HC)

Morgantown Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

Bowling Green Morgantown Cal State Fullerton Morgantown Maryland Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. East Carolina Greenville, N.C. Boston College (HC) Morgantown Penn State Morgantown Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Rutgers E. Rutherford, N.J. Syracuse Morgantown Notre Dame

Tempe, Ariz.

1989 (8-3-1) Coach Don Nehlen

Final Ranking: 21st - AP; 21st - UPI; 21st CNN/USA Today S2 35-10/W S9 14-10/W S16 45-21/W S23 30-21/W S30 31-31/T O7 10-12/L O21 69-3/W O28 44-30/W N4 9-19/L N11 21-20/W N24 24-17/W Mazda Gator Bowl D30 7-27/L

Ball State Maryland South Carolina Louisville Pitt Virginia Tech (HC) Cincinnati Boston College Penn State Rutgers Syracuse Clemson

Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Louisville, Ky. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Ch. Hill, Mass. Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Jacksonville, Fla.

1990 (4-7)

Coach Don Nehlen S1 S8 S22 S29 O6 O13 O27 N3 N10 N17 N22

35-24/W 10-14/L 7-9/L 38-24/W 21-26/L 28-20/W 14-27/L 19-31/L 28-3/W 7-31/L 10-29/L

Kent State Maryland Louisville Pitt Virginia Tech Cincinnati (HC) Boston College Penn State Rutgers Syracuse South Carolina

Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown E. Rutherford, N.J. Morgantown Columbia, S.C.

1991 (6-5/3-4) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen

WVU joins the BIG EAST Football Conference WVU celebrates 100 years of football A31 S7 S14 S21 O5 O12 O19 O26 N2 N9 N23

3-34/L 24-17/W 21-16/W 37-7/W 14-20/L 10-9/W 31-24/W 6-51/L 28-3/W 3-27/L 10-16/L

Pitt Bowling Green South Carolina Maryland Virginia Tech (HC) Temple Boston College Penn State Rutgers Miami, Fla. Syracuse

Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown Ch. Hill, Mass. Univ. Park, Pa. Morgantown Miami, Fla. Syracuse, N.Y.

1992 (5-4-2/2-3-1) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

29-29/T 44-6/W 34-33/W 16-7/W 24-24/T 17-20/L 26-40/L 23-35/L 41-28/W 9-13/L 23-3/W

Miami, Ohio Pitt Maryland Virginia Tech Boston College (HC) Syracuse Penn State Miami, Fla. East Carolina Rutgers Louisiana Tech

Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Miami, Fla. Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Morgantown

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1993 (11-1/7-0) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen

WVU wins first BIG EAST Football Conference championship WVU wins Lambert Trophy Final Ranking: 7th - AP; 6th - CNN/USA Today S4 48-6/W Eastern Michigan S18 42-37/W Maryland S25 35-3/W Missouri O2 14-13/W Virginia Tech O9 36-34/W Louisville (HC) O23 42-21/W Pitt O30 43-0/W Syracuse N6 58-22/W Rutgers N13 49-7/W Temple N20 17-14/W Miami, Fla. N26 17-14/W Boston College USF&G Insurance Sugar Bowl J1 7-41/L Florida

Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown Ch. Hill, Mass. New Orleans, La.

1994 (7-6/4-3) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen Kickoff Classic A28 0-31/L S3 16-14/W S10 12-17/L S17 13-24/L S22 6-34/L O1 34-10/W O15 47-41/W O22 6-38/L O29 52-16/W N12 55-17/W N19 21-20/W N24 13-0/W Carquest Bowl J2 21-24/L

Nebraska E. Rutherford, N.J. Ball State Morgantown Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. Maryland Morgantown Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. Missouri Columbia, Mo. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. Miami Morgantown Louisiana Tech (HC) Morgantown Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Boston College Morgantown Syracuse Morgantown South Carolina

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

1995 (5-6/4-3) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen S2 S9 S16 S23 S30 O14 O21 O28 N4 N18 N24

24-26/L 24-13/W 17-31/L 45-6/W 20-23/L 31-19/W 0-22/L 0-27/L 59-26/W 12-17/L 21-0/W

Purdue Temple Maryland Kent East Carolina Boston College Syracuse Virginia Tech (HC) Rutgers Miami Pitt

Morgantown Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Greenville, N.C. Chestnut Hill, Mass. Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Morgantown Miami, Fla. Morgantown

1996 (8-4/4-3) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen A31 S7

180

34-0/W 34-9/W

Pitt Western Michigan

Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown

S14 10-9/W S21 20-6/W S28 13-0/W O5 34-17/W O19 30-10/W O26 7-10/L N2 7-30/L N9 55-14/W N23 14-31/L Toyota Gator Bowl J1 13-20/L

East Carolina Morgantown Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Maryland Morgantown Boston College (HC) Morgantown Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Miami Morgantown Syracuse Morgantown Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. North Carolina

Jacksonville, Fla.

1997 (7-5/4-3) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen A30 42-31/W S6 24-17/W S13 24-31/L S27 28-17/W O4 48-0/W O11 31-14/W O25 30-17/W N1 10-40/L N15 41-21/W N22 14-21/L N28 38-41/L 3OT Carquest Bowl D29 30-35/L

Marshall East Carolina Boston College Miami Rutgers (HC) Maryland Virginia Tech Syracuse Temple Notre Dame Pitt Georgia Tech

Morgantown Morgantown Chestnut Hill, Mass. Miami, Fla. Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown South Bend, Ind. Morgantown Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

1998 (8-4/5-2) BIG EAST Conference

2000 (7-5/3-4) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen S2 34-14/W S16 30-17/W S23 10-47/L S28 29-24/W O7 28-16/W O12 20-48/L O21 28-42/L N4 27-31/L N11 31-24/W 2OT N18 42-24/W N24 28-38/L Music City Bowl D28 49-38/W

Boston College Maryland Miami Temple Idaho Virginia Tech Notre Dame Syracuse (HC) Rutgers East Carolina Pitt

Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Nashville, Tenn.

Mississippi

2001 (3-8/1-6) BIG EAST Conference Coach Rich Rodriguez S1 S8 S22 S29 O6 O13 O25 N3 N10 N17 N24

10-34/L 20-3/W 34-14/W 20-32/L 0-35/L 24-34/L 3-45/L 80-7/W 13-24/L 14-17/L 17-23/L

Boston College Ohio Kent State Maryland Virginia Tech Notre Dame Miami Rutgers (HC) Syracuse Temple Pitt

Boston, Mass. Morgantown Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown South Bend, Ind. Miami, Fla. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Morgantown

Coach Don Nehlen S5 17-34/L S19 42-20/W S26 44-21/W O3 45-24/W O10 37-7/W O24 31-34/L O31 13-27/L N7 35-28/W N14 28-14/W N21 35-10/W N27 52-14/W Insight.com Bowl D26 31-34/L

Ohio State Maryland Tulsa Navy Temple Miami (HC) Virginia Tech Syracuse Rutgers Boston College Pitt Missouri

Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Annapolis, Md. Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Tucson, Ariz.

1999 (4-7/3-4) BIG EAST Conference Coach Don Nehlen S4 S11 S18 S25 O2 O16 O23 O30 N6 N13 N27

23-30/L 43-27/W 0-33/L 7-30/L 28-31/L 62-16/W 20-17/W 20-28/L 20-22/L 17-34/L 52-21/W

East Carolina Miami (Ohio) Maryland Syracuse Navy Rutgers (HC) Temple Miami Virginia Tech Boston College Pitt

Charlotte, N.C. Morgantown College Park, Md. Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Miami, Fla. Morgantown Chestnut Hill, Mass. Morgantown

2002 (9-4/6-1) BIG EAST Conference Coach Rich Rodriguez

Final Ranking: 25th - AP; 20th - ESPN/USA Today A31 56-7/W S7 17-34/L S14 35-32/W S28 37-17/W O5 17-48/L O12 40-0/W O19 34-7/W O26 23-40/L N2 46-20/W N9 24-14/W N20 21-18/W N30 24-17/W Continental Tire Bowl D28 22-48/L

Tennessee-Chattanooga Wisconsin Cincinnati East Carolina Maryland Rutgers Syracuse (HC) Miami Temple Boston College Virginia Tech Pitt Virginia

Morgantown Madison, Wis. Cincinnati, Ohio Morgantown Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Morgantown Morgantown Philadelphia, Pa. Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. Charlotte, N.C.

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2003 (8-5/6-1) BIG EAST Champions Coach Rich Rodriguez A30 17-24/L S6 48-7/W S13 13-15/L S20 7-34/L O2 20-22/L O11 34-15/W O22 28-7/W N1 36-19/W N8 35-28/W N15 52-31/W N22 34-23/W N29 45-28/W Toyota Gator Bowl J1 7-41/L

Wisconsin East Carolina Cincinnati Maryland Miami Rutgers (HC) Virginia Tech UCF Boston College Pitt Syracuse Temple Maryland

Morgantown Greenville, N.C. Morgantown College Park, Md. Miami, Fla. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Chestnut Hill, Mass. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Jacksonville, Fla.

2004 (8-4/4-2) BIG EAST Champions Coach Rich Rodriguez S4 56-23/W S11 45-20/W S18 19-16/W OT S25 45-10/W O2 13-19/L O13 31-19/W O21 27-6/W O30 35-30/W N6 42-21/W N13 17-36/L N25 13-16/L Toyota Gator Bowl J1 18-30/L

East Carolina UCF Maryland James Madison Virginia Tech Connecticut Syracuse Rutgers Temple (HC) Boston College Pitt Florida State

Morgantown Orlando, Fla. Morgantown Morgantown Blacksburg, Va. East Hartford, Conn. Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Morgantown Morgantown Pittsburgh, Pa. Jacksonville, Fla.

2005 (11-1/7-0) BIG EAST Champions Coach Rich Rodriguez

2006 (11-2/5-2) BIG EAST Champions

2008 (9-4/5-2) BIG EAST Conference

Final Ranking: 10th - AP; 10th - ESPN/USA Today

Final Ranking: 23rd - AP

S2 42-10/W S9 52-3/W S14 45-24/W S23 27-10/W O7 42-14/W O14 41-17/W O20 37-11/W N2 34-44/L N11 42-24/W N16 45-27/W N25 19-24/L D2 41-39/W 3OT Toyota Gator Bowl J1 38-35/W

A30 48-21/W S6 3-24/L S18 14-17/L OT S27 27-3/W O4 24-17/W O11 17-6/W O23 34-17/W N1 35-13/W N8 23-26/L OT N22 35-21/W N28 15-19/L D6 13-7/W Meineke Car Care Bowl D27 31-30/W

Coach Rich Rodriguez

Marshall Morgantown Eastern Washington Morgantown Maryland Morgantown East Carolina Greenville, N.C. Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. Syracuse (HC) Morgantown Connecticut East Hartford, Conn. Louisville Louisville, Ky. Cincinnati Morgantown Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. USF Morgantown Rutgers Morgantown Georgia Tech

Jacksonville, Fla.

Coach Bill Stewart

Villanova East Carolina Colorado Marshall Rutgers Syracuse (HC) Auburn Connecticut Cincinnati Louisville Pitt USF

Morgantown Greenville, N.C. Boulder, Colo. Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown Morgantown East Hartford, Conn. Morgantown Louisville, Ky. Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown

North Carolina

Charlotte, N.C.

2007 (11-2/5-2) BIG EAST Champions

2009 (9-4/5-2) BIG EAST Conference

Final Ranking: 6th - AP; 6th - ESPN/USA Today WVU wins Lambert Trophy

Final Ranking: 22nd – USA Today Coaches, 25th - AP

S1 62-24/W S8 48-23/W S13 31-14/W S22 48-7/W S28 13-21/L O6 55-14/W O20 38-13/W O27 31-3/W N8 38-31/W N17 28-23/W N24 66-21/W D1 9-13/L Tostitos Fiesta Bowl J2 48-28/W

S5 33-20/W Liberty S12 35-20/W East Carolina S19 30-41/L Auburn O1 35-21/W Colorado O10 34-13/W Syracuse O17 24-7/W Marshall O24 28-24/W Connecticut (HC) O30 19-30/L USF N7 17-9/W Louisville N13 21-24/L Cincinnati N27 19-16/W Pitt D5 24-21/W Rutgers Konica Minolta Gator Bowl J1 21-33/L Florida State

Coach Rich Rodriguez

Western Michigan Morgantown Marshall Huntington, W.Va. Maryland College Park, Md. East Carolina Morgantown USF Tampa, Fla. Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. Mississippi State (HC) Morgantown Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. Louisville Morgantown Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Connecticut Morgantown Pitt Morgantown Oklahoma

Glendale, Ariz.

Coach Bill Stewart

Morgantown Morgantown Auburn, Ala. Morgantown Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown Morgantown Tampa, Fla. Morgantown Cincinnati, Ohio Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Jacksonville, Fla.

Final Ranking: 5th - AP; 6th - ESPN/USA Today S4 15-7/W S10 35-7/W S17 31-19/W S24 20-15/W O1 17-34/L O8 27-14/W O15 46-44/W 3OT N2 45-13/W N9 38-0/W N24 45-13/W D3 28-13/W Nokia Sugar Bowl J2 38-35/W

Syracuse Wofford Maryland East Carolina Virginia Tech Rutgers Louisville (HC) Connecticut Cincinnati Pitt USF Georgia

Syracuse, N.Y. Morgantown College Park, Md. Morgantown Morgantown Piscataway, N.J. Morgantown Morgantown Cincinnati, Ohio Morgantown Tampa, Fla. Atlanta, Ga.

2009 m oun ta i n e e r s

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

181


series Records Opponent

First Met

Last Met W

L

T

Allegheny Arizona State Army Auburn Ball State Bethany, W.Va. Boston College Boston University Bowling Green Bucknell California California, Pa. Cal State Fullerton Carlisle Indian School Carnegie Mellon Case Catholic University Centre

1911 1979 1941 2008 1989 1894 1925 1949 1988 1909 1971 1900 1988 1917 1906 1944 1916 1896

1926 5 1979 0 1961 1 2009 1 1994 2 1944 13 2003 21 1963 3 1991 2 1921 0 1978 1 1907 6 1988 1 1917 1 1943 3 1944 1 1916 1 1936 3

1 1 2 1 0 0 11 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cincinnati

1921

2009 14

3

Citadel, The Clemson

1959 1989

1968 1989

1 1

Coastal Carolina

first meeting

Colgate Colorado Colorado State

1924 2008 1970

1924 2009 1981

1 1 3

0 1 1

0 0 0

Connecticut

2004

2009 6

0

0

Creighton Dartmouth Davidson Davis & Elkins Denison Detroit Drexel Duquesne Duke East Carolina Eastern Michigan

1938 1916 1967 1913 1911 1929 1945 1914

1938 1917 1967 1935 1912 1932 1945 1935

1 0 1 9 0 0 1 4

0 1 0 2 2 4 0 3

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

1966 1970 1993 1928 1981 1982 1951 1912 1902 1920 2006 1953 1916 1922 1899 1928

1985 1 2009 18 1993 1 1954 3 1993 1 2009 0 1963 3 1951 4 1939 4 1966 17 2006 1 2007 1 1917 2 1922 1 1925 6 1928 1

3 3 0 8 1 3 1 0 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fordham Florida Florida State Furman Geneva Georgetown George Washington Georgia Georgia Tech Gettysburg Gonzaga Grove City Haskell Institute

182

5 0

Opponent

First Met

Last Met W

L

T

Hawaii Idaho llinois Indiana James Madison Kansas Kansas State Kent State Kentucky Lafayette Lehigh Liberty Louisiana Tech

1980 2000 1960 1922 2004 1941 1930 1975 1905 1896 1920 2009 1992

1980 2000 1973 1974 2004 1941 1931 2001 1983 1928 1944 2009 1994

0 1 1 3 1 1 1 4 8 1 2 1 2

1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 11 3 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

Louisville

1984

2009 9

2

0

Loyola. La.

1935

1935

0

0

1

LSU

first meeting

1

Manhattan Marietta Marquette

1938 1894 1932

1939 0 1922 16 1955 2

2 6 0

0 1 1

0 0

Marshall Maryland

1911 1919

2009 9 0 0 2007 23 21 2

Miami. Miami, Ohio Michigan Michigan State Mississippi Mississippi State Missouri Morris Harvey Navy Nebraska New York University North Carolina North Carolina State Northern Illinois Notre Dame Ohio State

1942 1992 1904 1938 2000 2006 1926 1913 1907 1994 1947 1996 1914

2003 1992 1904 1942 2000 2007 1998 1913 1999 1994 1947 2000 1979

3 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 5

16 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 1 4

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Oregon Oregon State Otterbein Pacific Penn State Pennsylvania

1986 1989 1897 1897 1900 1958 1928 1960 1930 1945 1983 1904 1908

1986 1 2001 0 1998 1 2001 13 1919 3 2008 2 1987 2 1963 0 1962 0 1947 3 1983 1 1992 9 1916 0

0 4 5 4 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 48 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Pitt

1895

2009 38 61 3

Princeton Purdue

1919 1995

1920 1996

Ohio Ohio Wesleyan Oklahoma Oklahoma State

1 1

1 1

Opponent

First Met

Last Met W

L T Rice

1964 Richmond

1964 1950

0 1 1982 21

0 3

1

Rutgers

1916

2009 31

4

2

Saint Louis Slippery Rock South Carolina Southern Cal Southern Methodist Stanford

1923 1909 1939 1959 1975 1972

1923 1910 1994 1959 1975 1972

0 0 4 1 0 1

0 0 1 0 0 0

Syracuse

1945

2009 27 30 0

Temple Tennessee-Chattanooga Texas TCU Texas Tech Texas Western (UTEP) Toledo Tulane Tulsa UCF

1932 2002 1956 1984 1937 1948 1937 1969 1998 2003

2004 24 2002 1 1956 1 1984 1 1937 1 1950 1 1937 1 1979 4 1998 1 2004 2

12 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

UNLV USF

first meeting 2005 2009 2

3

0

Utah Vanderbilt Villanova Virginia Virginia Military Virginia Tech Wake Forest Washington & Jefferson Washington & Lee Washington, Mo. Waynesburg Western Maryland Western Michigan Western Reserve

1964 1961 1913 1898 1952 1912 1955 1891 1895 1904 1899 1936

0 1 6 10 11 28 2 12 27 1 16 2

1 1 1 12 0 22 0 20 6 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0

1996 1 1951 4 1940 14 1941 29 1972 15 2003 0 2005 1 1948 1 1937 1 1920 0 1938 1 17 8

0 2 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

1996 1936 Westminster 1897 West Virginia Wesleyan 1902 William & Mary 1954 Wisconsin 1933 Wofford 2005 Wooster 1948 Xavier, Ohio 1937 Yale 1920 1938 Youngstown State Non‑intercollegiate teams

1964 1962 2000 2002 1972 2005 1957 1935 1953 1904 1953 1937

1 1 7 0 1 0

0 0

West Virginia Universit y


bowl games 1922 East‑West Bowl

1949 Sun Bowl

1964 Liberty Bowl

West Virginia..................................... 21 Gonzaga................................................ 13

West Virginia..................................... 21 Texas Western................................... 12

Utah....................................................... 32 West Virginia........................................ 6

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary