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Former WVU QB Marc Bulger to Attend Backyard Brawl



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As if the list of alumni from both schools heading to the Backyard Brawl wasn’t already impressive enough, former WVU and St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger confirmed to Mark Madden on his radio show that he will be in attendance for the game.

Bulger was born and raised in Pittsburgh and played quarterback for Central Catholic High School in the mid 1990s before attending West Virginia from 1996-99. He performed well there completing 61.6% of his career passes for 8,153 yards and 59 touchdowns with 34 interceptions. Well enough to get drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

More relevant to Thursday is he played well against Pitt, going 2-1 in three starts against them while leading an offense that put up 52 points against Pitt in both of their victories. This includes the 1998 Backyard Brawl when he set a school record with six touchdown passes in a single game.

As Bulger discussed with Madden, he has a strong hatred of Pitt due to the fact that they didn’t recruit him coming out of high school. Bulger, who currently lives in Nashville, said that he doesn’t attend many sporting events outside of the occasional Penguins game, but is making the trip up north for this Thursday’s Backyard Brawl.


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