Here's a list that should get your blood stirring and get some debates going as well.
And before we get too far let me state we went from the modern football era on, starting with Jim Brown and the 1950s.
So all of you 1930s Red Grange lovers, don't hate me, because I've got much love for the "Gallopin' Ghost" too.
Name alone makes him the man.
Now back to the list.
The criteria for being exciting is one of two things that lead to the same thing.
You either have incredible athletic ability or you are clutch in tight, game-winning situations. The truly breath-taking guys have both.
And either one leads to heart palpations.
Now without further ado, here is the top 50.