WVU Sports Hall of Fame

Brian Jozwiak
Inducted: 2000
Written by Shelly Poe

Brian Jozwiak
Brian Jozwiak will forever be known as one of the most dominating offensive linemen in school history. In 1985 alone, Jozwiak was tabbed as an All-American by five different sources.

He was only the fourth consensus All-American in school history and one of only six Mountaineers to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. He was also named a second team All-American by the Associated Press in 1983.

During his tenure on the offensive line, No. 77 guided the Mountaineers to a 33-13-1 record and three Bowl appearances. The Catonsville, Md., native was originally recruited as a defensive lineman, but made the switch in 1983. A member of WVU's 1980-89 all-time team, Jozwiak was drafted with the seventh pick in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and played for three seasons before injury forced him to retire. Off the field, Jozwiak was heavily involved with charity work in Morgantown during his days as a Mountaineer. Among the charities he was involved with were Special Olympics, March of Dimes, Easter Seals and the WVU Children's Hospital.

From 1991-98, Jozwiak was the offensive line and strength coach at West Virginia Wesleyan and also taught physical education. Currently, Jozwiak is the assistant head football coach at Winter Haven High School in Winter Haven, Fla. He is also the school's strength coach and teaches an alternative education program for students who have a high risk of dropping out of school.

Today he is part owner of a chain of restaurants in Florida. He also continues to hold his celebrity golf tournament in Clarksburg to benefit the WVU Children's Hospital, a cause he first took up as a WVU player.

Updated 3/29/2011

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