All-Time College Football Team: Defensive End

Tim CroleySenior Analyst IMay 20, 2008

So it comes down to the defensive end position, the final spot on the defensive side of the ball in this series of debate over the All-Time College Football Team.


We’ve weighed the players from safety to defensive tackle, and everywhere in between. Now we look at one of the most feared spots in all of football for quarterbacks: defensive end.


These are the ones who blind-side the QB when he patiently waits in the pocket for an open receiver. These are the ones who seal the corner when backs are trying to run wide. These are the ones who can cause so much havoc and create so much terror for offenses.


There are such greats as Terrell Suggs who dominated as a defensive end for the Sun Devils of ASU, as did Julius Peppers at UNC.


Walt Patulski was a monster for Notre Dame in the late 60’s and early 70’s, as was his successor Ross Browner.


Bruce Clark, a defensive monster for Penn State in the late 70’s, led his team all the way to the national championship game.


Grant Wistrom led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to an illustrious 49-2 record during his college tenure, as well as a share of a national title.


The list could go on and on, but it’s time for the debating to begin.


So who do you think are the two defensive ends worthy of a spot on the All-Time College Football Team?