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The 50 Greatest College Football Players of the Last 50 Years

Bryan KellySenior Analyst IJanuary 14, 2017

The 50 Greatest College Football Players of the Last 50 Years

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Nos. 50 & 49: Jerry Robinson and Richard Wood

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No. 48: Randy White, DT, Maryland

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No. 47: Marshall Faulk, RB, San Diego State

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No. 46: Mike Singletary, LB, Baylor

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No. 45: John Elway, QB, Stanford

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No. 44: Lawrence Taylor, DE/LB, North Carolina

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Nos. 43 & 42: Craig James & Eric Dickerson, a.k.a the Pony Express

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No. 41: Anthony Carter, WR, Michigan

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No. 40: Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, KR/PR/RB, Notre Dame

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No. 39: Joe Montana, QB, Notre Dame

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No. 38: Deion Sanders, DB, Florida State

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No. 37: Mike Reid, DT, Penn State

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No. 36: Roger Staubach, QB, Navy

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Nos. 35 & 34: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, QB & RB, USC

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No. 33: "Mean" Joe Greene, DT, North Texas State

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No. 32: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pitt

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No. 31: Mike Rozier, RB, Nebraska

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No. 30: Marcus Allen, RB, USC

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No. 29: Bubba Smith, DT, Michigan State

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No. 28: Randy Moss, WR, Marshall

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No. 27: Steve "Air" McNair, QB, Alcorn State

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No. 26: Bo Jackson, RB, Auburn

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No. 25: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

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No. 24: Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State

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No. 23: Tom Brown, G/LB, Minnesota

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No. 22: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech

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No. 21: Ricky Williams, RB, Texas

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No. 20: Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida

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No. 19: OJ Simpson, RB, USC

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No. 18: Doug Flutie, QB, Boston College

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No. 17: Earl Campbell, RB, Texas

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No. 16: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

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No. 15: Charles Woodson, WR/CB/PR, Michigan

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No. 14: Colt McCoy, QB, Texas

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No. 13: Lee Roy Selmon, DT, Oklahoma

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No. 12: Hugh Green, DE, Pitt

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No. 11: Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State

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No. 10: John Hannah, G/T, Alabama

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No. 9: Tony Dorsett, RB, Pittsburgh

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No. 8: Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State

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No. 7 Dick Butkus, LB, Illinois

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No. 6: Tommie Frazier, QB, Nebraska

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No. 5: Rich Glover, DT, Nebraska

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No. 4: Tommy Nobis, LB, Texas

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No. 3: Dave Rimington, C, Nebraska

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No. 2: Herschel Walker, RB, Georgia

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No. 1: Vince Young, QB, Texas

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