That makes eight. The Toronto Argonauts announced the signing of Steve Slaton on Thursday making him the eighth Mountaineer currently on a CFL roster. He joins Kent Richardson on the roster.
Slaton was most recently a member of the Miami Dolphins before his release in 2012. He had one known tryout for the Cleveland Browns prior to last season.
He started his NFL career in 2008 as a member of the Houston Texans, where he broke several records as a rookie, including leading the NFL in rushing yards by a rookie that season over Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears.
Slaton burst on the scene at WVU in 2005 alongside Pat White. He was named Sugar Bowl MVP that season and Big East Rookie of the Year. His 6 touchdowns against Louisville that season is the most of any WVU player in a single game.
He was a consensus All-American in 2006 and finished his college career with 4,728 combined yards.
His signing is the latest in recent weeks of Mountaineer players. Brandon Hogan, Kent Richardson, Selvish Capers and Pat White have all signed contracts this offseason. They join Jock Sanders, Scooter Berry and Mortty Ivy.
WVU is now the second most represented US college in the CFL behind South Carolina with 10 players.