WVU Football: Top 10 greatest Mountaineers quarterbacks

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Jan 27, 1991; Tampa, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler (15) throws the ball while center Bart Oates (65) and guard Eric Moore (60) block Buffalo Bills linebacker Shane Conlan (58) and nose tackle Jeff Wright (91) during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium. The Giants defeated the Bills 19-20. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 – Jeff Hostetler

His mustache could be seen for miles, just like his long touchdown passes. Jeff Hostetler was one of Don Nehlen’s first quarterbacks at WVU. He gained his trust and respect right away as ‘Hoss’ married Nehlen’s daughter, Vicky. Hostetler was also reliable on the field, throwing for 4,261 yards, which ranks No. 12 all-time at WVU.

Hostetler’s first win as a Mountaineer was on the road at Oklahoma in 1982. He threw four touchdown passes and compiled 321 yards in the 41-27 win over the No. 9 ranked Sooners. At the time, it was the biggest win in school history. An achievement that would still be looked to as one of the biggest upsets for the program until the BCS Bowl wins over Georgia (2006), Oklahoma (2008) and Clemson (2011).

Hostetler, who transferred to WVU from Penn State, was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round in 1984. He also played for the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins and was a two-time Super Bowl Champ.

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