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Countdown to Kickoff: 100 Days

We're looking back at the best of WVU history as a new season nears

The countdown to the 2019 WVU football season has begun, and in the days leading up to the Aug. 31 opener against James Madison, we’re going back in time to revisit some of the greatest players, moments and memories from Mountaineer history.


No. 100 - Chuck Kinder, WVU kicker (1963)


During West Virginia's celebration of its 100th year of statehood, Chuck Kinder of Charleston was allowed to don a No. 100 jersey as he helped kick WVU to victory that season.


“I was grateful that I had the opportunity to play for the Mountaineers in both football and baseball,” Kinder told Mickey Furfari, the late WVU sportswriter. “I still have that jersey with No. 100 on it.”


Kinder logged 103 points in his career, and he also punted 107 times, including a career-long 68-yard boot. 



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