50 greatest WVU football players of all-time

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Jul 20, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Days at Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

No. 50 Carl Crennell

The leader of West Virginia’s defense in the late 1960s, Carl Crenell had one of the best seasons ever for a lineman in 1969.

Crennell led the Mountaineers to a Top 12 ranking in total defense that year as opponents averaged just 2.5 yards per rush against West Virginia.

He had 22 tackles against Penn State in 1969, 21 against Syracuse and 17 against Tulane.

Crennell, the brother of NFL coach Romeo Crennell, played in the NFL and Canadian Football League.

Next: No. 49 Chad Johnston