4. Fulton Walker: The former Martinsburg and WVU star played in two Super Bowls with the Miami Dolphins, and Walker burst onto the national scene in Super Bowl XVII when he returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and set a Super Bowl record for most kickoff return yards in a game.
3. Troy Brown: The former Marshall star has lots of championship rings. He helped the Herd win the I-AA national championship in 1992, then won three Super Bowls with the Patriots. He helped jump start the legend of Tom Brady with key catches to set up the game-winning field goal when New England shocked Kurt Warner and the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.
2. Chuck Howley: The former Warwood High School star is probably the greatest all-around athlete in WVU history, earning varsity letters in five sports: football, track, wrestling, gymnastics and swimming. He is the answer to a great Super Bowl trivia question - he's the only Super Bowl MVP from a losing team. His Dallas Cowboys lost to the Baltimore Colts 16-13 in Super Bowl V, but the Cowboys linebacker was still voted the game MVP.
1. Jeff Hostetler: The former WVU quarterback gave our state its finest Super Bowl moment. Against the backdrop of the Persian Gulf War, when patriotism was at a high and Whitney Houston sang a famous version of the national anthem, the Super Bowl was played in Tampa following the 1990 season. The New York Giants were underdogs against the Bills. Hostetler was thrust into the starting role late in the season after an injury to Phil Simms. Hostetler won the game for the Giants, going 20-for-32 for 222 yards and a touchdown in a 20-19 Giants win.
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