West Virginia University Football's NFL Draft Legacy: Celebrating the Top 5 NFL Careers of Mountaineer Draft Picks

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Todd Sauerbrun
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5. Todd Sauerbrun (1995 NFL Draft, Round 2, Pick 24)

Todd Sauerbrun marks the sole special teams player on this list. The New York native was a first-team All-American at WVU in 1994, leading the NCAA in average punt yardage.

The seventh-highest drafted punter in NFL history, he went to the Chicago Bears. Over his career he played for six different teams, and earned three Pro Bowl and two first-team All-Pro selections. He also led the NFL in punting yardage in 2001 and 2002. 

He recorded 276 punts inside the 20-yard line over his 13-year career, and his consistency in pinning opponents deep in their own territory made him a valuable asset for any team he played for.