Morgantown, West Virginia – The retirement of Major Harris’ #9 is long-overdue and will finally take place at halftime of the West Virginia versus Oklahoma State game tomorrow.
Although the university has started in recent years to honor their former players, West Virginia is notoriously stingy in retiring numbers. With that said, the following players should certainly have their numbers retired in the very near future.
Pat White was 35-8 and 4-0 in bowl games as the starting quarterback for the West Virginia Mountaineers. In addition, he was the all-time rushing leader as a quarterback in NCAA history with 4,480 yards and now ranks 2nd all-time.
White set the Big East records in total touchdowns (103), total offense (10,529) and became the first player in Big East history to pass for more than 10,000 yards. There simply aren’t many athletes more accomplished that Pat White and his #5 should already be retired by the university that he did so much for.
Jevon Carter is West Virginia’s career steal leader with 330, West Virginia’s single-season steal leader with 112 and the Mountaineers’ single-season assist leader with 246. He’s also the only player in Big 12 Conference history to be included on the Big 12 All-Defensive team. Carter averaged 17.3 points, 6.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game as the senior for the Mountaineers.
Geno Smith holds virtually every passing record at West Virginia, including total career passing yards (11,662), career touchdown passes (98), single-season yards (4,385), single-season touchdowns (42), single-game yards (656) and single-game touchdowns (8).
Smith was also the 2012 Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player and the two-time National Offensive Player of the Week.
A fan favorite during his time in Morgantown, Kevin Pittsnogle has the 6th most points in a career with 1,708, the 2nd best three-point field goal percentage in a career (41.1%), the 25th most rebounds in a career (563), the most games played in a career (128) and the ninth most games started in a career (105) in school history.
Next #WVU athlete to have his number retired?
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) November 5, 2021