Defensive tackle has been the favored position to this point in our player countdown as we slowly inch closer to West Virginia’s biggest season opener in recent memory against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta. Henry Slay, our No. 92 selection, certainly left his mark on opponents and the West Virginia record book.
Slay picked up 209 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, 16 sacks and four forced fumbles in four seasons as a starter for West Virginia. The sacks and tackles for a loss totals were good enough to be tied for No. 8 and No. 12 in those respective categories in the history of the football program.
During his best game in 1997, Slay totaled nine tackles in West Virginia’s 30-17 win over Virginia Tech in the first year of the Black Diamond trophy in Morgantown.
Atlanta selected Slay with the 14th pick of the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft, but only competed in three games for the Falcons during that season.