When I was 10 or 11 or so, I saw Chuck Howley on TV wearing a helmet with a star on it.
I had seen him play for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and after the game walking out of the lockerroom at old Mountaineer Field when I was like 5 or 6.
Dad said, " do you remember him?"
Back then you didn't see people on TV that you had seen in person. Not in WV.
So that was a big deal to me.
I've been wearing the Star ever since, and that's why I go by WV Cowboy ... Chuck Howley, the original WV Cowboy.