Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which former Parkersburg High School and Ohio State baseball standout was drafted in 2002 by the Oakland Athletics? ||West Virginia Sports History
Nick Swisher. Nick is a second generation Major League Baseball player. His father was former catcher Steve Swisher.
Jacksonville Jaguars. Byron was once carried down the field by two linemen from Marshall, when he had a broken leg and wanted to continue in the game. He was drafted seventh overall in the 2003 draft.
Former Syracuse University football coach. Schwartzwalder is a West Virginia native and former WVU player who went on to coach Syracuse, and the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, Ernie Davis. The Schwartzwalder Trophy is named in his honor and given yearly to the winner of the Syracuse/West Virginia football game.
|What catastrophic event caused 75 people including Marshall's football team members and coaching staff, to perish on Nov 14, 1970? ||West Virginia Sports History
Airplane crash. This is regarded as the worst sports disaster in American history. The movie, "We Are Marshall", is based on the events and aftermath of this tragedy.
Chuck Howley. Chuck accomplished this feat as a Dallas Cowboy, although his team was on the losing end of a 16-13 decision against the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.
Jerry West. The Lakers legend went to many NBA Championships, is in the NBA Hall of Fame, and he is the model for the NBA official logo.
Randy Moss. Randy Moss finished his career at Marshall with a Biletnikoff Award, given to the best NCAA receiver annually. He was drafted 21st overall by the Minnesota Vikings.
John Kruk. John later was a DH for the White Sox, and then went on to a career as an ESPN analyst.
Darryl Talley. After his Mountaineer career, Darryl Talley went on to become a LB for the Buffalo Bills, where he saw his four Super Bowls.
Sam Huff. Sam Huff later had an illustrious career as a linebacker for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, wearing the #70 in the NFL.