We are almost to single digits and today we feature one of the all time great WVU running backs, Steve Slaton:
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Slaton carried the ball for WVU during the 2005 - 2007 seasons. He only saw spot action for the Mountaineers as a true freshman until he established himself during the fifth game of the year with 100 yards on only 11 carries in the loss to Virginia Tech. From that point on, he was firmly the starting running back for the Mountaineers. Of course, his breakout game nationally was against Louisville where he scored 6 touchdowns (1 was receiving) and ran for 191 yards. He finished his three year WVU career with 3923 yards, 50 touchdown and an amazing 5.9 yards per carry average. He also managed to haul in 65 pass receptions for 805 yards and 5 touchdowns. Here's a QUICK LINK to his numerous collegiate awards and honors. Slaton was drafted in the third round (89th overall pick) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans where he is still currently playing.