By Bob Gay
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — According to his football teammates and coaches, WVU lineman Pat Eger was a player with a lot of heart. On Sunday, he showed that sentiment also extends to cancer patients.
With the help of Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble and stylist Seth Gartin, of Man’s Image, Eger donated his long locks of hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides wigs for cancer patients.
Eger said it took him about three years to grow the ponytail that Kimble cut off in about three seconds. Gartin then spent about 30 minutes completing the new short hair style for Eger.
“I just wanted to give back one final time,” Eger said. “As a team, we spent a lot of time with the kids at WVU Children’s Hospital. When you see what they are going through, it just seems like a great way to give back. It would really be cool if whoever gets the wig is a football fan…”