Newly formed Mountaineer Legends Society has 33 players
The larger-than-life action photographs of legendary WVU football players Marc Bulger, Jeff Hostetler, Ira Rodgers and Amos Zereoue will greet football fans this fall when they traipse around concourses at Milan Puskar Stadium during Mountaineer football games.
Those four past football greats will be part of an introductory process that will welcome WVU fans to the newly-formed Mountaineer Legends Society.
The tall photographs of 33 former football players will be fastened to concrete pillars along the walkways just outside the seating areas inside Puskar Stadium in Morgantown.
Joining Bulger, Hostetler, Rodgers and Zereoue in bringing back memories of other WVU football glories will be players from as far back as Fred Graham (1921-24), “Red” Mahan (1922-25), Russ Meredith (1917 and1920-22), Harry Clarke (1937-39), Russ Bailey, Fred Wyant, Jumbo Joe Stydahar, Joe Marconi, Bruce Bosley, Bob Orders, Paul Bishoff, Chuck Howley, Sam Huff and Ken Herock (1960-62).
Quarterbacks Major Harris and Oliver Luck have their photos displayed as do running backs Jim Braxton and Garrett Ford, Sr.
Defensive players who moved from WVU on into the NFL are Darryl Talley, Aaron Beasley, Canute Curtis and Bo Orlando.
Offensive linemen Rich Braham, Mike Compton, and Brian Jozwiak also adorn the walkways with their playing-days photos.
The lone wide receiver to be honored by the Mountaineer Legends Society is Danny “Lightning” Buggs.
Linebacker Grant Wiley, placekicker Paul Woodside and Tom Woodeshick are the other football-playing former Mountaineers who will tower over the public as they look up at some of the best Mountaineer football players of all time.
Former coaches Don Nehlen, Bobby Bowden and Clarence Spears are also in the first-announced class membership.
The 33 players and three coaches should be on display when West Virginia opens its 12-game regular season schedule against visiting Missouri in early September in Morgantown.