No other knee injury in football history has put our stomachs in knots more than McGahee's injury in the 2002 National Championship.
In the early part of the fourth quarter during the 2003 Fiesta Bowl National Championship Game, McGahee suffered an injury after catching a screen pass from Dorsey. He was immediately hit by Buckeye safety Will Allen, which bent his left knee backward and tore his ACL, PCL, and MCL.
McGahee, a sure-fire top-five selection, required several surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. Many believed McGahee's career was over; however, the Buffalo Bills selected the tailback with the 23rd-overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft.
After sitting out his entire rookie season, McGahee returned in 2004, going on to record three straight 1,000 yard rushing seasons upon his return to playing. He was named the 2004 Comeback Player, was selected for Pro Bowls in 2007 and 2011, and is currently in his ninth NFL season.
The 31-year-old running back appears to still have gas in the tank as the starting back for the Denver Broncos, ranking as eighth in the NFL in rushing yards last season. Despite the horrific injury, McGahee has built himself a successful NFL career with 7,920 rushing yards, 1,264 receiving yards, and 68 total touchdowns.