50 greatest WVU football players of all-time

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Nov 7, 2015; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Daryl Worley celebrates after intercepting a pass during the second quarter against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

No. 12 Canute Curtis

In 1996, West Virginia had the nation’s top-ranked defense thanks to Canute Curtis.

He had 16.5 sacks and 11 more tackles for a loss that year. He finished his career with 35.5 sacks and was a finalist for the Dick Butkus Award.

Curtis was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and played six seasons in the NFL.

Next: No. 11 Grant Wiley