Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia football player Oscar Patrick, 72, passed away over the weekend. Patrick, who played for the Mountaineers in the late 1960s, was the first wide receiver in West Virginia history to catch 50 passes in one season.

Patrick, who grew up in Coalwood, West Virginia, died in San Diego, California.  According to the press release on, “Patrick caught 78 career passes for 1,193 yards and nine touchdowns during his three varsity seasons for the Mountaineers from 1967-69.  In 2008, Patrick was inducted into the West Virginia All-Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame and in 2013 he was inducted into the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame.”


Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer.