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Top five biggest college football stars?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rainman, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Rainman

    Rainman Active Member

    I just finished watching the Brian Bosworth 30 for 30 and made me wonder who were the five biggest college football stars of all-time?
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member


    Archie Griffin
    Doak Walker
    Doc Blanchard
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Since the first game was in 1869, it's gonna be a difficult task limiting it to five. Off the top of my head, say Thorpe, Grange and let the argument begin. My choice for the best college player of my lifetime is O.J. Simpson.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    1. Bear Bryant
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Jim Thorpe would have to headline that list.

    Herschel Walker -- greatest college football player I saw -- should be somewhere near the top, too.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Other names popping into my head. Obviously Archie Griffin. And Jim Brown. Earl Campbell. Archie Manning. I hate to say it, but Tebow. And Vince Young.
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Herschel and Bo are the two from my youth that immediately come to mind.

    And, although his "greatness" is debatable, I'm pretty sure no college player ever got more attention and media-coverage than Tim Tebow.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Red Grange was huger than huge in his day. He made the NFL legit just by joining it.
  9. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    There's nothing debatable about Tim Tebow's greatness as a college football player.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I decided to approach it by decades. Don't have strong feeling on the 1950's and 1990's
    Pre 1920's Jim Thorpe
    1920's Red Grange
    1930's Sammy Baugh
    1940's Doc Blanchard/ Glenn Davis
    1950's Paul Hornung
    1960's OJ
    1970's Archie Griffin
    1980's Hershel Walker
    1990's Ricky Williams
    2000's Tebow
    2010's Cam Newton
  11. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I would throw Charles Woodson in there.
    The only true defensive player ever to win the Heisman.
  12. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Although he won it because HE PLAYED OFFENSE, TOO!

    That was Manning's award. Sham vote.
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