Bar room discussions are fun.
A recent one we had in Fort Worth was, “Who is the all-time greatest player at….”.
At TCU, for example, do you pick Sammy Baugh, Bob Lilly, or LaDainian Tomlinson?
Similar arguments were heard for schools like Texas (e.g. Layne, Leaks, Nobis, or Campbell?), while for other schools the possibilities seemed to be rather Spartan.
As such, I’ve decided to research who were the greatest players to ever play college football for each Division 1-A program and conference.
To start, I’ve included the Ivy’s, since they were so instrumental in growing the sport and are such are a repository of many of the hallowed great names that built the game.
This list would include John W. Heisman, pictured above. While Heisman rose to fame as a coach at Georgia Tech, he also played for both Brown (1887-89) and Penn (1890-91).
So here are my selections for each school's all-time best in the Ivy's: