Former Weirton High School and West Virginia University football standout Quincy Wilson will be returning to Morgantown, according to a Tweet sent by WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen. Holgorsen tweeted that Wilson will be the Mountaineers’ new director of player development.
“Excited to welcome home former WVU great Quincy Wilson … Great for WVU (football),” Holgorsen’s Tweet stated.
Wilson is forever in the minds of many of Mountaineer fans for two things – his standout playing career and arguably one of the top plays in WVU football history. During his career he played in 44 contests and carried the ball 474 times for 2,608 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. His senior year Wilson was an Associated Press 3rd team All-American and 1st team All-Big East.
As for the play in question, it is simply dubbed as “the run,” which ironically came as the result of a pass play. The play took place at Miami, when the Hurricanes were ranked No. 3 in the country. Down late in the fourth period, Wilson took a short screen pass from quarterback Rasheed Marshall and immediately broke a tackle in the backfield and proceeded to maneuver his way down the sideline. The only thing left between Wilson and the end zone was Miami’s Brandon Meriweather. The two met head on and Meriweather not only lost the encounter, but was bowled over and then jumped over by Wilson who managed to stay in bounds and score a touchdown that put WVU on top. Unfortunately, a late field goal by the Hurricanes ruined the chance of a WVU upset.
Wilson’s numbers at Weir High School were mind boggling. While at Weir, he became the first football player in the state’s history to rush for more than 3,000 yards in a single season. Wilson finished that year with 3,262 yards on 351 carries for an incredible 9.4 average. He also averaged 233 yards per game in leading his team to a 14-0 record and the Class AA state championship. Wilson is the son of NFL great Otis Wilson.