Written by Shelly Poe
The late Russ Meredith was a four-year football letterman, playing for WVU during the 1917 and the 1920-22 seasons.
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Playing tackle on both offense and defense, he served as team captain in 1922, the same year he was named All-America by the New York World. In the East-West Bowl that year against Gonzaga (WVU’s first-ever bowl game), Meredith returned a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown.
A Fairmont, W.Va., native, Meredith later played with the NFL’s Louisville Brecks and Cleveland Bulldogs and coached at East Fairmont High, Marshall, WVU and Salem.
A member of the W.Va. state legislature during the 1930s, Meredith was the owner of an International Harvester dealership and Meredith Trucking Co. He died in 1989.