Best College Football Players of All Time

Walker had over 2,000 rushing and receiving total yards, 14 passing touchdowns and over 1,600 total pass yards.

1. Grange had 2,071 rushing yards and over 900 yards from punt and kick off returns. He also had 49 rushing touchdowns. He won the Maxwell Award and he played lots of positions which is amazing. Bo knows best.

2. John Elway (Stanford): He was an All American in 1982, and finished second in the running for The Heisman Trophy voting that same year. Doak Walker (Southern Methodist University): In 1948, as a Junior he won the Heisman trophy and was a three time All America which is outstanding. In the 80s John Elway was a household name. He played wide receiver and quarterback on occasion. Also, tell me who you think the number 1 player in college football history is.

5. Jim Thorpe (Carlisle Indian): In 1911 and 1912 he was an All American and he led his team to a National Championship in 1912. He won the Holiday Bowl and had nice stats including: 3,556 rushing yards, 47 TD’s and over 1,400 yards from punt and kick returns. Walker was a legend in his own time, he was another great and entertaining player. He was a corner back and knocked downed lots of football passes and made lots of interceptions as well.


8. Bo Jackson was fortunate to be a part of the winning Auburn Tigers for the Sugar Bowl and the Liberty Bowl and was the MVP of both football contests. Bo Jackson (Auburn): Bo Jackson won the Heisman trophy in 1985 and he was the consensus All American in 1983 and again in 1985. Red passed for 575 yards and tossed three touch downs.. Charles Woodson (Michigan): In 1997 Woodson won the Heisman trophy playing Iron man for the Wolverines. Jackson had 43 rushing touchdowns and 4,303 total rushing yards in his four year college stint. Red Grange (Illinois): Grange won All American honors three years in a row. He has played all over the field including running back, punt returner and even quarterback. He helped Michigan go undefeated and win the National Championship He was a true defensive talent that helped him get 18 interceptions, 395 yards receiving and even two rushing scores. He rushed for 5, 259 yards in his three year NCAA playing days. Thorpe had over three thousand yards on the ground, 330 passing yards and over 700 yards in kick off and punt returns.

Please feel free to leave comments in the comments box at the bottom of this page because I love reading others’ opinions. In 1923, he won, The Helms Athletic Foundation Championship. You must have respect because Bo knows multiple sport success. Herschel Walker (Georgia): Walker had statistics that can not be denied when he was the half back for the Georgia Bulldogs. 88 passing touchdowns, 57 rushing touchdowns and 9, 285 passing yards to go along with 2,947 rushing yards. When he touched the ball you knew great things were going to happen.

10. He passed the football for a very high 77 touchdowns and his yards for his four year career were outstanding with 9,349 passing yards. He could run, jump, slide and score like no other quarterback could.

9. He led his team to National Championships in 2006 and 2008. Tim Tebow was one of my favorite college players to watch play. Look at these numbers. I really enjoyed watching Woodson go on to play for the Oakland Raiders. He is the only Two time Heisman trophy recipient and had some nice stats including 25 rushing scores and over five thousand career rushing yards.

6. He was a corner back, kick returner and a wide receiver. Barry Sanders went on to play for the Detroit Lions as a running back and although he never won a Superbowl, he is widely considered one of the top running backs in Detroit Lions history.

4. Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State): He easily won the Heisman trophy in 1986 while rushing for 2,628 yards. Archie Griffin (Ohio State): Griffin had a banner Junior year rushing for 1,695 yards and scored a total of 12 touch downs in 1974. He won the Heisman trophy in 1982 and he helped to defeat Notre Dame to win the Sugar Bowl. What a player he was nominated three times for the Heisman winning it once in 2007. That is to say he played offense and defense. Tim Tebow (Florida): The Florida Gators star quarterback has amazing statistics. He was a half back, defensive back, kicker and punter. He could do amazing thing when he touched a football.


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