In the beginning, the big players stood a mere 5'10" and weighed in at only 180 pounds.
Now, looming as large as skyscrapers, these giants stand well over 6 feet tall and weigh in at 300-plus pounds.
Yes, I'm talking about the defensive tackles.
The ones that make quarterbacks cringe, and running backs dip, dodge, duck, and do everything else possible to avoid falling under them.
You've got Lee Roy Selmon, a beast from Oklahoma. There's "Mean” Joe Green from North Texas, an eventual icon of the game on the professional level. And who can forge the "Minister of Defense," Reggie White, from Tennessee?
The list could go on and on naming the best defensive tackles to ever play at the collegiate level, with so many defensive tackles deserving of the top two spots on the All-Time College Football Team.
But only you can determine who will be lucky enough to fill those spots.
Cast your votes now for the two defensive tackles you think are most deserving of being deemed the best ever to plug a hole or sack the quarterback.