50 greatest WVU football players of all-time

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Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) is defended by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) and cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5 Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin can be described in one word, ‘ridiculous.’ Any time he touched the ball with the Mountaineers, magic would happen.

That was certainly the case against Oklahoma in 2012.

Austin broke the WVU rushing mark of 337 yards set by Kay-Jay Harris against East Carolina in 2004. He also topped the Big 12 all-purpose yards mark of 375 set by Hollis Mitchell of Texas in 2000 against Kansas and the school record of 356 set by Garrett Ford against Pittsburgh in 1965.

Used as a kick returner, receiver and running back, Austin 39 touchdowns with the Mountaineers.

He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the eighth overall pick and continues to dazzle fans on the game’s grandest stage.

Next: No. 4 Sam Huff