Hometown: Weirton, WV
Career: 1999, 2001-2003
Record: 24-24, Bowl Record: 0-2
Quincy Wilson came to Morgantown in 1999 to play for Coach Nehlen. He would see limited playing time as a freshman, primarily backing up Avon Cobourne. He would suffer a season-ending injury prior to the 2000 season, forcing him to take a medical redshirt for Coach Nehlen’s final season. A healthy Wilson in 2001, caught the eye of Coach Rich Rodriguez, who found more carries for Wilson during the 2001 and 2002 seasons while Cobourne got the bulk of the carries. During his senior season, Wilson would get the opportunity to play as the featured rusher. Wilson lit up the score boards for the Mountaineers in 2003, punching 12 scores into the endzone. Wilson was best known for his 2003 run in Miami in which he trucked, and I mean trucked, the Hurricane defensive back on his way to the endzone. That play epitomizes Wilson’s style of play. Wilson’s statistics are not the best rushing stats in school history, but his physical running style and West Virginia roots, will always stick in Mountaineers fans memories.
Memorable Game: Wilson’s biggest game statistically came in the 2003 Backyard Brawl. I was at that game (or so I vaguely remember) and it was an exciting game. A few games removed from upsetting the Hokies, the Mountaineers were riding a winning streak coming into the home match-up with the Panthers. The game was nothing but highlights. Each team trading big scores early and often. West Virginia, behind the rushing of Wilson, pulled away in the second half of the game. Wilson ran past, through, and over Panthers for 208 yards and 4 touchdowns. West Virginia put away Pitt, 52-31.
Competition: Wilson is a fan favorite and one of the more recognizable players to have worn #3 for WVU. Some of the honorable mentions include: Paul Woodside, Larry Williams, and Mike Taffoni.
Teaser: I think the countdown needs one more quarterback. This player was a talented dual threat field marshal that led WVU to some impressive victories during his time in Morgantown.