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#1 Best College Football Player Ever

Tim Tebow comes in as the best player in college football history. His competitiveness and drive to compete made him one of the most polarizing players in history. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying Tebow’s ability on a football field. He played 4 years at the University of Florida and started during 3 of them. His sophomore season is what really put him on the map. He threw for 3286 yards with 32 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. He ran for another 895 yards and 23 touchdowns in route to the Heisman trophy. His junior and senior seasons were not quite to the same level, but still extremely impressive. He combined for 77 touchdowns between the 2 seasons. He was a Heisman finalist in both seasons.

Tim Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft by the Denver Broncos. In his NFL career, he played for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. He led the Broncos to an 8-6 record in his starts, with 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The Broncos released him. He caught on with the Eagles, but never really got any playing time. He then caught on with the Patriots, but was cut before the season started. Tebow has recently tried his hand in baseball. He held an open showcase for himself that MLB scouts attended. The New York Mets signed him to a contract and he is currently in their minor league system. Tebow will forever be known as one of the most polarizing figures in sports.

#2 Best College Football Player Ever

Coming in at #2 on the list is Herschal Walker. If there’s anything you need to know about him, it’s that he’s over 50 years old now and is a professional mma fighter. He played collegiately at the University of Georgia. In his 3 years there, he was in contention for the Heisman. He finished in 3rd, 2nd, and 1st, respectively. He rushed for over 5200 yards in his career there. He had 52 total career touchdowns in college and is a member of the college football Hall of Fame. Herschal Walker is one of the most well known football players in the history of the game.

Following his collegiate career, Walker went to play in the USFL. He dominated that league until its eventual downfall. In 1985, three years after his collegiate career, Walker entered the NFL draft. He was drafted in the 5th round by the Dallas Cowboys. Herschal ended up playing for the Cowboys, Vikings, Eagles, and Giants throughout his career. He finished his career with over 8000 rushing yards, and was also a very good return man. If you ever get bored, pull up some youtube videos of Walker. He was an electrifying football player, and is fun to watch fight as well.

#3 Best College Football Player Ever

If you haven’t heard of Bo Jackson, you probably don’t have any interest in sports. Bo is undoubtedly the best pure athlete of all time. The guy played in both the NFL and MLB. To top that off, Bo was extremely good at both of them. He played for Auburn in the SEC. In his career, he ran for over 4300 yards and averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Following his strong senior season, he was voted as the Heisman trophy winner. In that same year, he won the Walter Camp Award, which is given to the nations top running back. He was also a consensus all-American during 2 of his seasons Auburn.

Bo was drafted #1 overall in the NFL by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He didn’t end up playing a snap for the Buccaneers due to him being unwilling to play for them. Bo ended up signing with the Los Angeles Raiders the following year. He only played 4 years in the NFL. He put up very solid numbers in his four years, and wound up in the NFL Hall of Fame. After his short NFL career, he ended up playing in the MLB. He also had a very successful career there and is widely known as the best athlete of all time.

#4 Best College Football Player Ever

The great Archie Griffin comes in strong at #4 on this list. I had a very hard time placing the top four when it comes to best ever. Nevertheless, Archie was a running back for Ohio State University. He may have been one of the most electrifying players ever to watch. He had a 4 year career at Ohio State, and he surpassed 1000 rushing yards in 3 of them. His most memorable college stat may be that he averaged 6 yards per carry throughout his career. He was also the first person in history to win the Heisman twice. He won the award, given to the nation’s best player, in 1974 and 1975. He is still one of the only people in history to accomplish that feat.

Following his collegiate career, he was drafted in the 1st round by the Cincinnati Bengals. He couldn’t find the same success in the NFL. In his best season, he only got around 600 rushing yards. This is not to discredit his college career though. Archie Griffin has gone down as one of the best collegiate athletes of all time.

#5 Best College Football Player Ever

Jim Brown comes in at #5 on this list. Brown is a very well known running back out of Syracuse University. When most people think of Syracuse, they think Carmelo Anthony and basketball. Not many people realize that one of the best running backs of all time went to what is mainly known as a basketball school. Brown played there from 1954-1956 when football was played a little differently. Still, Brown managed to be dominant.

In his 3 years at Syracuse, Brown managed to be in the top of the country in every statistical category for running backs. He was a consensus all-american, and would go down as one of the best ever. Brown was drafted 6th overall in the 1957 NFL draft. He averaged over 100 yards per game during his 8 year playing career with the Browns. He went on to be inducted in to the pro football hall of fame in 1971.

#6 Best College Football Player Ever

Deion “Primetime” Sanders is one of the most polarizing players in football history. He is one of the best cornerbacks in the history of football. He was also a very good return man. Deion had 14 interceptions in his time at Florida State. What’s particularly impressive is that Deion was a 4 year player at Florida State and also returned punts all 4 years.

He returned 2 interceptions for touchdowns and 1 punt for a touchdown his senior year. He had a healthy punt return average of 15.2 yards per return. This is absolutely vital for teams looking to flip the field. Deion has been inducted into the NFL hall of fame. He had a very long, successful career. Deion is still looked up to and mentors many athletes today. He is also an analyst that you can catch calling some football games.

#7 Best College Football Player Ever

Barry Sanders. If you even have a small interest in college football, you’ve probably heard this name. Barry is an absolute legend in all stages of football. His Junior year at Oklahoma State may be the best single season for a running back in college football history. In this season alone, Barry rushed for 2,628 yards and had 37 touchdowns. Before you ask, no, that is not a misprint. That is for one single season. That yardage total would dwarf the current NFL record for yards in a single season.

Barry also won the Heisman trophy following his junior year and declared for the draft. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and went on to have a 9 year playing career. He surpassed 1000 rushing yards in every season he played. In 1997, the year before retiring, he rushed for over 2000 rushing yards. That stat is still one of the top single season efforts in NFL history.

#8 Best College Football Player Ever

In this next series of blog posts, I’m going to be ranking my version of the best college football players of all time in order from 8-1. Kicking off this list is Vince Young. Say what you will about his time in the NFL, but there’s no doubting that he is one of the best collegiate athletes ever. He was the most highly touted prospect in the country coming out of high school. He definitely showed why in his time at Texas.

Vince Young’s junior season at Texas was one for the ages. He compiled over 3000 passing yards to go along with 26 touchdowns through the air. He also ran for another 1000+ yards and added 12 more touchdowns on the ground. This is the same season that he led Texas to the National Championship title and finished 2nd in the Heisman trophy voting. Vince Young will forever be known as a college legend that just couldn’t quite cut it in the NFL.

Texas A&M vs Alabama (10/22/16)

At this point in the season, this looks like the matchup to watch in the SEC west. Both teams are undefeated to this point. Texas A&M has looked much better this season now that new defensive coordinator John Chavis has had time to implement his schemes. Alabama, on the other hand, has looked about as dominant as usual. They have given up a lot of points which is unusual, but that can be contributed to losing long time coordinator Kirby Smart.

This game is going to be played in Bryant Denney stadium, which should give Alabama a huge advantage. Texas A&M new transfer quarterback, Trevor Knight, is used to high pressure situations. He has fit right in with Kevin Sumlin’s offense, and looks like he could be a darkhorse Heisman contender. A lot remains to be seen, but so far, these two teams have the best shot at winning the SEC west.