December 26, 2010

Pat Lazear looks back

ORLANDO--Senior middle linebacker Pat Lazear finishes off a Mountaineer career that stood the test of time and, at times, tears Tuesday when West Virginia faces North Carolina State in the Champs Sports Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium.

A highly recruited linebacker at two large high schools in suburban Maryland, the 6-foot-1, 234-pounder was offered and visited Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia and other schools in 2006 and '07. He chose WVU because of the faith that recruiter Bill Stewart showed in him after he ran afoul of the law while at Bethesda Walt Whitman. Pat was involved in a prank that backfired into legal trouble for the friends involved.

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