50 greatest WVU football players of all-time

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Sep 26, 2015; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineer cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

No. 39 Jim Braxton

Jim Braxton was a talented running back and tight end for the Mountaineers. In 1970, he caught 27 passes for 565 yards, which earned him All-American status.

He would play running back in the NFL, first serving as the backup to O.J. Simpson with the Buffalo Bills in 1971.

A dormitory on the West Virginia campus is named in Braxton’s honor.

Next: No. 38 Steve Dunlap