As kids, we were all taught to respect our elders. In college football, that means making sure to honor the seniors.
Through drive and dedication, this class of players has stuck it out through three (or four) years to get to this point: to be the most experienced and battle-tested of them all. Some passed up a chance to start a professional career already, while others are finally reaching their stride in their final year of college ball.
Whatever the case, the senior class shouldn't be ignored. Plenty of great college football seniors are set to take the field in 2014, and we've ranked the 25 best in ascending order.
Click through to pay homage to these champions of perseverance.