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Tostitos Fiesta Bowl West Virginia vs Oklahoma
West Virginia running back Noel Devine breaks away for a 17 yard touchdown during the third quarter of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona January 2,2008. West Virginia defeated Oklahoma 48-28. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
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Noel Devine (born February 16, 1988) is an American college football running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers. He was a former blue chip prospect and holds many high school rushing records.

Devine completed his freshman season at West Virginia University, finishing with 73 carries for 627 yards and 6 touchdowns. Devine ended the season with 1,316 all-purpose yards, the 24th most in a single-season in school history. His performance in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl included a 65 yard TD run, the longest run by a West Virginia player in the school's NCAA bowl history.

North Fort Myers High School, the same high school that NFL stars Deion Sanders, and Jevon Kearse attended. Devine rushed for 627 yards and averaged 8.6 yards per carry as a freshman. In his sophomore year, Noel had 1289 yards and 23 TDs on 206 carries, for an average of 6.3. One of his most impressive games of his 10th grade year was in the 63-7 victory over Estero High. Devine rushed for 365 yards and six touchdowns on only nine carries. Devine also returned the kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown. As a Senior, Devine rushed for 1,986 yards and 24 touchdowns on 173 carries, averaging 11.5 yards per carry. In his senior year, Devine totaled 2,148 yards and 31 touchdowns.

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