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June 27, 2014

‘Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer’

MORGANTOWN — “Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer.”

That ideal was present in abundance Friday at the 24th annual Brian Jozwiak Pepsi Celebrity Golf Classic at Lakeview.

“Oh heck yes,” said Jozwiak, a consensus All-America offensive tackle at West Virginia University in 1985 and the seventh player taken in the NFL draft, by the Kansas City Chiefs, the following year. “You know that.”

Jozwiak built strong ties to the area, including WVU Children’s Hospital, playing for coach Don Nehlen from 1982-85. Raising funds for the hospital has always been an objective for the tournament, held at Lakeview for the first time after previous stops at Green Hills in Marion County and Bel Meadow in Harrison County.

“This is kind of neat, to be able to be here at Lakeview,” Jozwiak said. “It’s kind of a unique experience. We’ve never played it up here in Morgantown. That’s where Children’s Hospital is.

“As Mountaineers, we stayed out here before games. It’s kind of cool to bring it to Morgantown after 24 years. It’s kind of neat. It’s really exciting.”

Find the full story in Saturday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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