This will be Owen Schmitt's last appearance at Mountaineer Field. In one of the most unlikely stories in WVU history, Owen Schmitt has become a true star in Morgantown. Tales of his exploits will live on in these hills for years and decades to come. I think I speak for all of us when I say, "we'll miss you Owen."
Mickey Furfari remembers the Mountaineer career of Owen Schmitt...
Owen Schmitt is one of 19 West Virginia football seniors who will be playing at Mountaineer Field/Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday night for the last time.
That thought hasn't been exactly pleasant for the 6-3, 255-pound fullback, tight end and special-teams player from Fairfax, Va. The reason: His swan song will be somewhat sad.
Schmitt said he's very grateful for having been given the opportunity to transfer to WVU in 2004, sit out the one-year residence requirement, then play three years as a Mountaineer standout.
After every game, he expresses his appreciation to coach Rich Rodriguez. He's that type of young man.