Monday, October 24, 2016

Where are they at Wednesday: Eugene Napoleon

photo via West Virginia University

photo via West Virginia University

This week on “Where are they at Wednesday”, we catch up with Mountaineer running back, Eugene Napoleon.  Napoleon played with the Mountaineers from 1987 to 1989 and finished his career at WVU  with 1,001 rushing yards on 210 carries, six rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.

Napoleon was a part of the WVU team that played for a national championship in 1988, led by QB Major Harris and legendary coach Don Nehlen. Napoleon tells us that Nehlen was a leader of men, and put together a coaching staff with great morals, values, and character. Napoleon also says Nehlen taught them about being more mature and about being a good person in general.

After Napoleon finished his career at WVU he went on to the AFL to play for the Tampa Bay Storm and then the Orlando Predators calling it an amazing experience for himself. He then went on to Wall Street to the CEO of Nap Vision Entertainment.

Napoleon also gave us his opinions on this recent season which finished off January 2nd, 2016 with a captivating win versus Arizona State. Napoleon called the season a success saying “whenever you win more games than you lose, it’s a good year.”

In 2006 Napoleon had his book “Dream Real” published, which became a best seller at the time. The book is in his perspective of his experiences in football music and life. Napoleon says that he learned so much from his mother and wanted to share those teachings and values. You can buy Napoleon’s book from Barnes and Noble or his website

If you would like to interact with Napoleon you can follow him on Twitter @WVU33.



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