The following is a team comprised of the NCAA top college football players of all-time. Spanning nearly a century, the team is made up of a combination of modern players and players that were either ahead of their time, or considered “small” for their position by today’s standards:
QB: Tim Tebow (Florida, 2006-2009).
Tebow is the hart and sole of the SEC and could arguably be the top college football player of all-time. Heisman Trophy, SEC and national championships and a number of prominent records has vaulted this Gator to the top. You can read more about Tim Tebow, check out Tim Tebow Biography
RB: Jim Thorpe (Carlisle, 1911-1912). In 1912, Thorpe led Carlisle to the national collegiate championship, scoring 25 touchdowns and 198 points including an upset victory over national powerhouse Army. He won All-American honors in both 1911 and 1912.
RB: Herschel Walker (Georgia, 1980-1982). Walk only played three years at the University of Georgia, but he dominated from day one. During his first year, Walker set freshman rushing records and finished third in the Heisman Trophy race, eventually winning in 1982. For more about the amazing Herschel, check out Herschel Walker Biography.
WR: Randy Moss (Marshall, 1996-1997). Due to several legal issues, Moss only played two collegiate seasons, but his two years of college football was the most dominate two year stretch by any player in NCAA history. In his first season, Moss caught had an amazing 78 receptions for 1,709 yards and 28 touchdowns. Not to be outdone, in his second season, Moss recorded 96 catches for 1820 yards and 26 touchdowns – amazing.
WR: Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State, 1980-1984). Rice had a record-setting 1983 campaign, including NCAA marks for receptions (102) and receiving yards (1,450) and being named first-team Division I-AA All-America. He also set a single-game NCAA record by catching 24 passes against Southern University. As a senior in 1984, he broke his own Division I-AA records for receptions (112) and receiving yards (1,845). His 27 touchdown receptions in that 1984 season set the NCAA mark for all divisions. Of course Jerry Rice had a great pro career as well leading many to name him the best all time professional football wide receiver.
TE: Ozzie Newsome (Alabama, 1974-1977). A four year starter, Newsome amassed a record of 42-6 as a starter and holds the record of average yards per catch at 20.3.
John Hannah (Alabama, 1970-1972).
Jim Parker (Ohio State, 1954-1956)
Dick Butkus (Illinois 1962-1964)
Dean Steinkuhler (Nebraska, 1980-1983)
Orlando Pace (Ohio State, 1993-1996)
CB: Deion Sanders (Florida State, 1986-1988). Sanders was a two-time All-American corner back in 1986 and 1987 and won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988. Sanders intercepted 14 passes in his career, which includes three in bowl games.
CB: Charles Woodson (Michigan, 1995-1997). Woodson’s career is littered with awards, beginning In 1995, when he was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In his junior season in 1997, Woodson became the third Michigan player to win the Heisman Trophy, beating out Payton Manning. Some say Charles Woodson was the best all time college football cornerback.
FS: Kenny Easley (UCLA. 1977-1980). Easley was a three time ll-AmerAican selection and set school records with 19 interceptions and 324 tackles.
SS: Ronnie Lott (USC, 1977-1980). During his years at USC (1977–1980), he helped the team to a share of the 1978 national championship and played in the 1979 and 1980 Rose Bowls and was a unanimous All-American selection in 1980.
LB: Lawrence Taylor (North Carolina, 1978-1981).
Taylor was a dominate force at North Carolina, playing both linebacker and defensive end. Truly a man among boys at the college level, Taylor’s career is littered with multiple All-American selections and prominent awards.
ILB: Rolando McClain (Alabama, 2007-2009). A truly all around backer, McClain registered 274 tackles during his three-year career with 29.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and five interceptions.
LB: Derrick Thomas (Alabama, 1985-1988).
One of the finest players in Alabama history, Thomas smashed many Crimson Tide defensive records, including sacks in a single season. He was awarded the Butkus Award in 1988 after a season which saw him record 27 sacks along with finishing 10th in Heisman Trophy balloting.
Reggie White (Tennessee, 1980-1983).
Kenneth Sims (University of Texas, at Austin, 1979-1982)
Lee Roy Selmon (Okalahoma, 1972-1975)
Huge Green (Pittsburg, 1977-1980)
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