Slaton's impact has transitioned from scary to scarce

Originally Published: December 31, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Steve Slaton sat at a podium Sunday answering questions about the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. At his left elbow was a copy of West Virginia's bowl media guide.

His picture wasn't on the cover.

Slaton was on the school's preseason guide, alongside quarterback Pat White. But the postseason? Five Mountaineers grace that cover, and none is wearing No. 10.

For the third straight season, Steve Slaton was worth 1,000 yards to West Virginia. But that cover ...

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