Top 5 Wake Forest Football Players of All Time

Chris PhelpsContributor IIIOctober 26, 2010

Top 5 Wake Forest Football Players of All Time

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    The last couple of years has been really fun for the fans of Wake Forest. But did any of those players make the top 5 Wake Forest players of all time? Or would some of the earlier players make this list. Who knows. Well you would know if you read this article. Wake Forest has had many players that people would know including great Brian Piccolo. Does he make this list? Find out now.

Number 5- Chris Barclay (Running Back)

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    Player Bio

    Born- 10/15/1983

    Height- 5'10

    Weight- 180 lbs

    He is the all time leading rusher in Wake Forest history. In 2005, he earned ACC MVP honors with the stats of 1,127 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. During this season he had six 100 yard games and 2 200 yard games. Now his is a recruiting assistant for the Wake Forest football team.

Number 4- Norm Snead (Quarterback)

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    Player Bio

    Born- 7/31/1939

    Height- 6'4

    Weight- 215 pounds

    Drafted in the 1st round and 2nd overall pick in the 1961 NFL Draft.

    One of the best quarterbacks in ACC history and one of the best in Wake Forest history. Norm Snead was a great quarterback and could really throw. He had a great arm and was pretty mobile to. He was one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL playing for the Redskins, Eagles, 49ers, Vikings, and Giants and he started for all of them. 

Number 3- Aaron Curry (Linebacker)

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    Player Bio

    Born- 4/6/1986

    Height- 6'3

    Weight- 247 lbs

    Drafted 4th overall to the Seahawks in 2009.

    The hardest hitting linebacker Wake Forest has ever had, Aaron Curry is one of the most, if not the most, athletic players in Wake Forest history. He had great instincts, he had a high I.Q. Right now he is starting for the Seahawks at inside linebacker and is still an elite linebacker just like he was in college at Wake.

Number 2- Riley Skinner (Quarterback)

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    Player Bio

    Born- 10/21/1986

    Height- 6'1

    Weight- 210 lbs

    Riley Skinner is by far the best quarterback in Wake Forest history. He holds practically every Wake Forest passing record and was name ACC rookie of the year in 2006 when he lead the Deacs to an ACC Championship victory and to the Orange Bowl. Everyone will remember this Deacon for a long long time. 

Number 1- Alphonso Smith (Cornerback)

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    Player Bio

    Born- 10/20/1985

    Height- 5'9

    Weight- 190 lbs

    Drafted in 2009 to the Denver Broncos in the second round pick, 37th overall.

    Alphonso Smith is definitely the best Wake Forest football player to live. He holds many cornerback records for Wake Forest and probably the best record for defense in the ACC which is most career interceptions. His biggest moment was probably when he gave a spark to his team in 2007 against Maryland taking back a interception 100 yards for a touchdown. He is now currently the number 1 cornerback for the Detroit Lions and has 3 interceptions on the year.

Players To Just Miss The Top 5

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    Brian Piccilo

    Bill Barnes

    Jay Venuto 

    Ricky Proehl