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Catching Up With: Chad Johnston had memorable career at WVU

Chad Johnston came from small Peterstown High to star as a WVU Mountaineer quarterback.

From a small town on the Virginia border, just a stone's throw from the land of the Virginia Tech Hokies, Chad Johnston opted for WVU.

After a redshirt season and sitting idle, Johnston became a key figure of Mountaineer Football in the seasons of 1994-96.

During his career, he became one of the school's all-time greatest passers while leading WVU to two bowl games.

After his WVU career ended, Johnston was granted the opportunity to spend time with the Carolina Panthers and later the AFL's Orlando Predators.

These days, Johnston is Dr. Chad Johnston.

He practices medicine in Blacksburg, where he once thought about attending school.

In addition, he is an assistant football coach at Blacksburg High School and was a part of the school's football state championship last fall.

It's the second of his life.

Johnstown quarterbacked Peterstown to the West Virginia Class A crown in 1991.

Last weekend, Johnston was inducted into the West Virginia Coaches Association North-South Football Classic Hall of Fame.

He was a South quarterback in 1992.

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