Can you believe that these kids from West Virginia would eventually make it big in the world of sports?

1. Randy Moss


Randy was born on Feb. 13, 1977 in Rand, just up the Kanawha River from Charleston.

2. Jason Williams

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Williams was born in Belle in 1975 and played basketball with Moss in high school.

3. Sam Huff


This NFL all-star was born and raised in the No. 9 coal mining camp in Edna Gas in Marion County.

4. Nick Saban


The Alabama football coach was born in Fairmont in 1951.

5. Jimbo Fisher


The Florida State coach was born in 1960 in Clarksburg.

6. Hot Rod Hundley

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The basketball legend was born in Charleston in 1934.

7. Frank Gatski


The NFL Hall of Famer was born in 1921 in Farmington, Marion County.

8. David Carpenter

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The rising baseball star was born in Fairmont in 1985.

9. Mary Lou Retton


The Olympic gold medalist was also born in Fairmont in 1968.

10. O.J. Mayo

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This rising basketball star was born in Huntington in 1987.

11. Deron Williams

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This NBA star was born in Parkersburg in 1984.

12. Nick Swisher


The former Yankee was born in Columbus in 1980, but grew up in Parkersburg.

13. Lou Holtz

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The legendary college football coach was born in Follansbee in Brooke County.

14. Bill Mazeroski


Did you know that one of the greatest second basemen of all time was born in Wheeling in 1936?

15. Jerry West

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But you knew that already!

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