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1958 West Virginia Mountaineers Roster

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Record: 4-5-1, .450 W-L% (61st of 112)
Conference: Southern  ▪ Conference Record: 4-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Art Lewis (4-5-1)

PS/G: 26.8 (7th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 20.0 (95th of 112)
SRS: 3.24 (50th of 112) ▪ SOS: 0.64 (60th of 112)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Dick Longfellow* QB 79 Cmp, 156 Att, 948 Yds, 6 TD
Bob Connolly QB
Carmen Pomponio QB 3 Cmp, 4 Att, 48 Yds, 1 TD
Chuck Simpson QB 5 Cmp, 16 Att, 102 Yds, 1 TD
Danny Williams QB 20 Cmp, 38 Att, 344 Yds, 1 TD
Ray Peterson* RB 81 Att, 333 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Mel Reight* RB 77 Att, 285 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Noel Whipkey* RB 39 Att, 140 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Bob Benke RB 48 Att, 190 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Harry Criss RB 5 Att, 4 Yds, 0.8 Avg
Sam Day RB
John Marra RB 20 Att, 70 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Bill McClure RB 24 Att, 55 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Dave Rider RB 35 Att, 123 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Glen Shamblin RB 24 Att, 69 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Terry Fairbanks* WR 16 Rec, 331 Yds, 20.7 Avg
Bruce McClung* WR 4 Rec, 68 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Ben McComb WR 6 Rec, 44 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Phil Messinger WR 3 Rec, 30 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Tony Tallarico WR 6 Rec, 83 Yds, 13.8 Avg
Carl Dannenberg* OL
Dick Guesman* OL
Ed Sommer* OL
Pete Tolley* OL
Joe Wirth* OL
Chuck Billak OL
James Hillen OL
Bob Lively OL
Bill Lopasky OL
J.D. Miller OL
Bill Trozzo OL