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Former West Virginia OL Dale Wolfley Has Died



Dale Wolfley

Dale Wolfley, a former West Virginia offensive lineman, died Saturday, MetroNew’s Hoppy Kercheval reported Sunday afternoon. Wolfley died in his sleep, according to Kercheval’s report. The Orchard Park, N.Y. native was 56 years old.

Wolfley starred at West Virginia in the late 1980s, playing on the interior of the WVU offensive line from 1986-90, and he transitioned to the coaching ranks following the conclusion of his playing career. He coached at WVU on former head coach Bill Stewart’s staff in the late 2000s, serving as the WVU director of player personnel.

He was a key member of WVU’s undefeated regular season squad in 1988 and worked his way into a prominent role throughout his half-decade in Morgantown.

Wolfley’s brother Ron also played at WVU, starring in Morgantown in the early 1980s before spending a decade in the NFL. His older brother Craig played at Syracuse before heading to the NFL himself.

His sons Stone and Maverick also played college football, following in the footsteps of their father and uncles. And Wolfley loved West Virginia all throughout his life.

“I love it here,” Wolfely told Times West Virginian’s Mickey Furfari in 2015. “It was wonderful playing football for Coach Nehlen and with my teammates. I got a great education at West Virginia University.

“I love to welcome all the guys I meet who come back for our reunions because, hey, we’re the Gold and Blue, and we loved this great university and this great state.”

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