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Igrači fudbalskih zvijezda

Igrači fudbalskih zvijezda


Bivša fudbalska zvijezda Georgije Nick Chubb svrstao se među aktuelne zvijezde NFL -a

Gruzijski fudbal imao je smisla za pravljenje NFL velikana.

Pro Football Focus (PFF) nedavno je objavio listu koja sadrži 50 najboljih NFL igrača, a Bulldogs je ponovo predstavljen od strane bivšeg sjajnog UGA-a Nick Chubb-a.

Povratni igrač Cleveland Brownsa ocijenjen je kao 37. igrač u ligi. Chubb se takođe našao na listi prošle godine, našvši se na 27. mjestu.

Chubb je prošle sezone propustio četiri utakmice, ali je ipak uspio završiti s odličnom godinom. Cedartown, Ga., Starosjedio je 1,067 jardi na 190 nosila (5,6 prosj.) I 12 tačdauna, dok je za 150 jardi dodao 16 ulova.

Analitičarka ESPN NFL -a Mina Kimes smatra da je Chubb već najbolji igrač lige.

& quot; Mislim da je Nick Chubb najbolji trkač u NFL -u i nije me briga tko to zna! & quot

- @minakimes pic.twitter.com/7yrlcRZjVd

& mdash NFL na ESPN -u (@ESPNNFL) 22. juna 2021

Od kada je Browns u 2018. izabrao Chubba sa ukupnim izborom 35., Chubb je bio najefikasniji trkač lige#8217. PFF je ocijenio Chubba kao najboljeg trkača u NFL -u u posljednje tri sezone. Godine 2020. završio je drugi u ligi u žurbi, dok je na drugom mjestu u slomljenim potezima (66).

Sve to nakon sezone 2019. godine u kojoj je Chubb eksplodirao 1.494 metara na tlu, odmah iza zvijezde Titans Derick Henryja.

Uspjeh Chubba u NFL -u nije iznenađenje za DawgNation, koji je gledao kako se mlada zvijezda razvila u jednog od najboljih bekova u istoriji Georgije. A na ‘RBU ’ to ne shvaćamo olako.

Chubb je preuzeo ozlijeđenog Todda Gurleya kao brucoša i otišao na 1.547 jardi i 14 touchdowna.

Nakon ozbiljne povrede koljena u drugoj godini, Chubb se vratio sljedeće godine i odskočio za 1.130 jardi i osam touchdowna.

Zatim, u svojoj seniorskoj sezoni, Chubb je požurio na 1.345 jardi i 15 tačdauna, postao Georgijin drugi po redu najbolji igrač svih vremena i pomogao Bulldogima do nastupa na državnom prvenstvu.

1. januara 2018. Pasadena, Kalifornija, SAD Trkački igrači Georgia Bulldogs Nick Chubb (27) trči u tačdaunu protiv Oklahoma Sooners -a u četvrtoj četvrtini u polufinalnoj utakmici polufinala plej -ofa koledža Rose Bowl 2018. na stadionu Rose Bowl. Obvezni kredit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Rođen je profesionalni fudbal

Dana 20. avgusta 1920., sedam muškaraca, uključujući legendarnog svestranog sportistu i fudbalsku zvijezdu Jim Thorpea, sastaju se kako bi organizirali profesionalnu fudbalsku ligu u salonu automobila Jordan i Hupmobile u Kantonu, Ohio. Sastanak je doveo do stvaranja Konferencije američkog profesionalnog fudbala (APFC), preteče izuzetno uspješne Nacionalne fudbalske lige.

Profesionalni fudbal razvio se 1890 -ih u Pensilvaniji, jer su se lokalni atletski klubovi uključivali u sve intenzivnija takmičenja. Bivša nogometna zvijezda Yalea William “Pudge ” Heffelfinger postao je prvi profesionalni fudbaler ikada kada ga je Atletsko udruženje Allegheny angažiralo da igra u utakmici protiv njihovog rivala Atletskog kluba Pittsburgh u novembru 1892. Do 1896. Allegheny Athletic Udruženje je u potpunosti sastavljeno od plaćenih igrača, što ga čini sportskim prvim profesionalnim timom. Kako je nogomet postajao sve popularniji, diljem zemlje organizirani su lokalni polupro i pro timovi.

Profesionalni fudbal prvi put se pokazao kao održiv sport za gledaoce 1910 -ih osnivanjem The Ohio League. Canton, premijerni tim lige, predstavljao je legendarnog desetobojaca i fudbalsku zvijezdu Jim Thorpea. Od igre sa školom Carlisle do zlatne medalje u desetoboju u Stockholmu 1912. godine i boravka na terenu s New York Giantsom Johna McGrawa, Thorpe je bio međunarodna zvijezda koja je unijela legitimitet u profesionalni fudbal. Gužve koje su privukli Thorpe i tim iz Kantona stvorili su tržište za profesionalni fudbal u Ohaju i šire. Ipak, liga se borila zbog sve većih plaća igrača, oslanjanja na igrače koji su tada morali izgubiti pravo na fakultet i općeniti nedostatak organizacije.


Alabama Football: 30 velikana plime i oseke koji su premašili svoje srednje škole sa 3 zvjezdice

Alabama Football pod vodstvom Nicka Sabana postao je koledž koji je regrutirao Golijata. Čini se da paradi elitnih igrača koji marširaju u Tuscaloosu nikad kraja. Očekuje se da će elitni igrači s 5 zvjezdica zablistati, a igrači s 4 zvjezdice će se boriti na putu do Tide veličine.

U Sabanovom procesu sve te zvijezde moraju se odbaciti najkasnije prvog dana programa snage i kondicije Scotta Cochranea za četvrtu četvrtinu. Od tog dana nadalje talent nema privilegiju. Bitno je samo raditi, ponavljati za ponavljanjem.

Na ovoj fakultetskoj fudbalskoj meritokraciji neki 5 zvjezdica ne uspijevaju, a neki igrači s 3 zvjezdice rastu. Pogledajmo unatrag i procijenimo koji su regruti s 3 zvjezdice postigli najveći uspjeh.

Prije nego nastavimo, potrebno je malo pozadine. U analizi koja slijedi, standard za definiranje igrača s 3 zvjezdice je ocjena 247 Sports Composite. Svake regrutne sezone 247 Sports uzima svoje rangiranje igrača i miješa ga s rangiranjem rivala, izviđača i ESPN -a. Rezultat je 247 Sports Composite ljestvica regruta u zemlji.

Poredak regruta seže u 1970-te, ali 247 sportova nije rangiralo igrače ispod nivoa sa 4 zvjezdice do 2002. Sljedeća lista igrača sastavljena je od svih igrača s 3 zvjezdice koje je Alabama potpisala do 2002.

Pri odbrojavanju od broja 30 do broja 1 uzeta je u obzir fakultetska i profesionalna karijera svakog igrača. Dodatna zasluga dana je za sve Amerikance i za prvake Nacionalnog prvenstva.


26. Jay Barker, QB

U tri Barkerove sezone kao početni bek Alabame, Crimson Tide je doživio jedan od najboljih uspjeha u školi od kraja Bear Bryant ere.

Barker je vodio Alabamu do nacionalnog prvenstva 1992. godine, među 15 najboljih u 1993. (iako je osam pobjeda kasnije izgubljeno zbog kršenja NCAA -e), a zatim u prvih pet u 1994. U toj sezoni '94., Barker je bio peti na Heismanovom glasanju i osvojio nagradu Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.


Igrači fudbalskih zvijezda - historija

Šta kažete na zaleđe sa kvoterbekom Ottom Grahamom, poluzlogovima Red Grangea i Buddyja Younga i bekom Mikeom Alstottom?

Trčite iza ofenzivne linije koja uključuje Dennisa Licka, Mikea Kenna, Alexa Agasea, Jima Jurigu i Tima Grunharda?

Uz Grahamovo bacanje dodavanja Kellenu Winslowu, Jordanu Westerkampu i Bobu Trumpyju?

I odbranu u kojoj igraju linijski igrači Simeon Rice, Dave Butz, George Connor i Bryant Young, linijski igrači Clay Matthews, Dick Butkus i John Foley te odbrambeni bekovi Al Brosky, Abe Woodson, Johnny Lattner i George Donnelly?

Možda ćete s tom gomilom osvojiti nekoliko utakmica, zar ne?

Jesu li oni najbolji fudbaleri u istoriji srednje škole u Illinoisu? Ako ne, koga biste imenovali timu svih vremena? Jesu li igrači 1940 -ih i 1950 -ih bili uporedivi s igračima 1980 -ih i 1990 -ih?

Dugogodišnji istoričar sporta iz srednje države Illinois Robert Pruter podsjeća da mnogi fakulteti i NFL Hall of Fames nisu postigli velike uspjehe u srednjoj školi.

Neki, poput Tonyja Canadea iz Steinmetza, Vic Markova iz Lindbloma, Lea Nomellinija iz Cranea, Petea Pihosa iz Austina i Hugha Gallarneaua iz Morgan Parka, nikada nisu uvršteni na listu zvijezda Chicago Public League.

Drugi, Ray Nitschke iz Provisa, bio je selektor svih država kao kvoterbek 1953. Postao je linijski igrač u Illinoisu, a zatim je postao igrač linije Hall of Fame sa Green Bay Packersima.

Kellen Winslow nije bio All-Stater na državnom vicešampionu Istočnog St.

Chris Hinton iz Phillipsa nije imenovan u All-State tim 1979. Ali bio je All-American na Northwestern-u i igrao je u sedam Pro Bowls-a kao član Indianapolis Colts-a.

A šta je sa Clintom Frankom iz Evanstona? Rođen u St.

Jedan od bivših proizvoda iz područja Čikaga koji se proslavio je uski vlasnik Owen Daniels iz Houston Texans-a iz NFL-a. Ali Daniels je bio visoko cenjeni bek u Naperville Central -u pre nego što je pretvoren u tesnu ekipu u Wisconsinu.

Dakle, koji su najbolji igrači na svakoj poziciji?

Otto Graham, Waukegan, 1938. Sean Price, Maine South, 2003. Donovan McNabb, Mount Carmel, 1993. Dusty Burk, Tuscola, 1997. Chuck Hartlieb, Marian Central, 1983. Mike Tomczak, Thornton Fractional North, 1980. Jon Beutjer, Wheaton Warrenville South, 1998. Kent Graham, Wheaton North, 1986. Kurt Kittner, Schaumburg, 1997. Zeke Bratkowski, Danville Schlarman, 1948. Tommy O'Connell, South Shore, 1947. Hiles Stout, Peoria Central, 1952. Ken Anderson, Batavia, 1966. Mark Carlson, Deerfield, 1975. Jim Finks, Salem, 1944 Juice Williams, Vocational, 2006 Antwaan Randle El, Thornton, 1996 Tim Brasic, Riverside-Brookfield, 2001 Jeff Hecklinski, Palatine, 1992.

Najbolje od svega: Prije 1960.: Otto Graham. Post-1960: Jon Beutjer.

Red Grange, Wheaton, 1919 Buddy Young, Phillips, 1943 Mike Alstott, Joliet Catholic, 1991 Bill DeCorrevont, Austin, 1937 Walter Eckersall, Hyde Park, 1903 Jim Grabowski, Taft, 1961 Rashard Mendenhall, Niles West, 2004 Jimmy Smith, Kankakee Westview , 1978. Otis Armstrong, Farragut, 1968. Billy Marek, St. Rita, 1971. Lamarr Thomas, Thornton, 1965. Jim DiLullo, Fenwick, 1962. Bob McKeiver, Evanston, 1951. Leroy Jackson, Bloom, 1957. Ron Bess, Bloomington, 1963. Charley Hoag, hrast Park, 1948. Ryan Clifford, Naperville Central, 1999. Pierre Thomas, Thornton Fractional South, 2001. Johnny Karras, Argo, 1945. Scott Dierking, West Chicago, 1972. Fritz Pollard, Lane Tech, 1912. Hickey Thompson, Belleville Althoff, 1990. John Dergo, Morris, 2005 Ira Matthews, Rockford East, 1974 Wayne Strader, Geneseo, 1976 JR Zwierzynski, Joliet Catholic, 1999 Dan Dierking, Wheaton Warrenville South, 2006 Chris Moore, East St. Louis, 1991 Alvin Ross, West Aurora, 1980 Darryl Stingley, Marshall, 1968 Corey Rogers, Leo, 1990, Al MacFarlane, Taft, 1960.

Najbolje od svega: Prije 1960. godine: Red Grange, Buddy Young, Bill DeCorrevont.
Post-1960: Mike Alstott, John Dergo, Billy Marek.

Kellen Winslow, East St. Louis, 1974. Jordan Westerkamp, ​​Montini, 2011. Bob Trumpy, Springfield, 1962. Dempsey Norman, Tilden, 1983. Jon Schweighardt, Wheaton Warrenville South, 1998. Jason Avant, Carver, 2001. Nate Turner, Mount Carmel, 1986. Arthur Sargent , East St. Louis, 1985. Tai Streets, Thornton, 1994. Jimmy Smith, Blue Island Eisenhower, 1972. Cas Banaszak, Gordon Tech, 1962. Don Stonesifer, Schurz, 1945. Emery Moorehead, Evanston, 1972. John Wright, Wheaton Central, 1963. Chris Calloway, Mount Carmel, 1985 Ken Carrington, Richards, 1994 Dave Kocourek, Morton, 1954 Rich Kreitling, Fenger, 1954 Johnnie Mitchell, Simeon, 1988 Don Beebe, Kaneland, 1982.

Najbolje od svega: Prije 1960.: Don Stonesifer, Dave Kocourek. Post-1960: Jordan Westerkamp, ​​Jon Schweighardt.

Alex Agase, Evanston, 1939. Jim Juriga, Wheaton North, 1981. Mike Kenn, Evanston, 1973. Tim Grunhard, St. Laurence, 1985. Dennis Lick, St. Rita, 1971. Flozell Adams, Proviso West, 1992. Bill Fischer, Lane Tech, 1944. Eric Steinbach, Providence, 1997 Larry McCarren, Rich East, 1969 Chris Hinton, Phillips, 1979 Dick Barwegan, Fenger, 1938 Alf Bauman, Austin, 1937 Dave Diehl, Brother Rice, 1998 Ryan Diem, Glenbard North, 1996 Doug Dieken, Streator, 1966 George Musso, Collinsville, 1929 Mike Rabold, Fenwick, 1954 Lou Rymkus, Tilden, 1940 Tom Thayer, Joliet Catholic, 1978 George Trafton, Oak Park, 1916 Jeff Riney, Sterling Newman, 1990 Brian Bulaga, Marian Central, 2006 Chris Watt, Glenbard West, 2008 John Horn, Joliet Catholic, 1990 Tony Pape, Hinsdale South, 1998 Jeff Alm, Sandburg, 1985 Paul Glonek, St. Laurence, 1985 Art Riley, Thornridge, 1970 Ziggy Czarobski, Mount Carmel, 1941 Brad James, Lockport, 1985 David Molk, Lemont, 2007. Mike Jones, Richards, 2001. Tony Pashos, Lockport, 1998. Will Mat te, Wheaton Warrenville South, 2007 John Sawin, Vocational, 1955.

Najbolje od svega: Prije 1960.: Alex Agase, Bill Fischer, Dick Barwegan, Mike Rabold, Ziggy Czarobski. Post-1960: Dennis Lick, Tim Grunhard, Mike Kenn, Jim Juriga, Eric Steinbach.

George Connor, De La Salle, 1941 Simeon Rice, Mount Carmel, 1992 Dave Butz, Maine South, 1968 Bryant Young, Bloom, 1989 Russell Maryland, Whitney Young, 1986 Keena Turner, Vocational, 1975 Matt Roth, Willowbrook, 2000 Alex Magee, Oswego, 2004 Chris Boskey, St. Francis de Sales, 1977 Kurt Bankson, East Leyden, 1977 Scott Zettek, St. Viator, 1975 Cleveland Crosby, East St. Louis, 1974 Tim Marshall, Weber, 1979 Chris Zorich, Vocational, 1986 Nolan Harrison, Homewood-Flossmoor, 1987 Don Thorp, Buffalo Grove, 1979 Rob Ninkovich, Lincoln-Way Central, 2001 Joe Krupa, Weber, 1951 Oliver Gibson, Romeoville, 1989 Frank Kmet, Buffalo Grove, 1987 Al Wistert, Foreman, 1938 Ed Beinor , Thornton, 1934 Earl Banks, Phillips, 19041 Leo Nomellini, Crane, 1941 Bill Pasko, Weber, 1959 Larry Kristoff, Carbondale, 1959 Jerry Rosengren, Leyden, 1957 Mike Wolfe, Mendel, 1957 Charles Ulrich, Fenger, 1947 Wayne Bock, Argo , 1952 Ralph Jecha, Argo, 1951 Pat Lennon, Joliet Catholic, 1952 Bob Lenzini, Waukegan, 1949.

Najbolje od svega: Prije 1960. godine: George Connor, Joe Krupa, Al Wistert, Leo Nomellini. Post-1960: Dave Butz, Tim Marshall, Bryant Young, Chris Boskey.

Dick Butkus, Vocational, 1960 Clay Matthews, New Trier, 1973 John Foley, St. Rita, 1975 Tony Furjanic, Mount Carmel, 1981 Ed Brady, Morris, 1979 Tyjuan Hagler, Bishop McNamara, 1999 Eric Kumerow, Oak Park, 1982 Dana Howard , East St. Louis, 1989. Bill Burrell, Clifton Central, 1955. Carl Brettschneider, Dundee, 1949. Erick Anderson, Glenbrook South, 1986. John Holecek, marijanski katolik, 1989. Pete Bercich, Providence, 1989. Mark Zavagnin, St. Rita, 1978. Napoleon Harris , Thornton, 1996. Brock Spak, Rockford East, 1979. Don Dufek, St. George, 1946.

Najbolje od svega: prije 1960. godine: Dick Butkus, Carl Brettschneider, Don Dufek.
Post-1960: Clay Matthews, John Foley, Tony Furjanic.

Al Brosky, Harrison, 1945. Abe Woodson, Austin, 1952. Johnny Lattner, Fenwick, 1949. George Donnelly, De Kalb, 1959. Dwayne Goodrich, Richards, 1995. Mike Mallory, De Kalb, 1980. Gary Fencik, Barrington, 1972. Ken Gorgal, Peru St. Bede, 1945 Tom Zbikowski, Buffalo Grove, 2002 Preston Pearson, Freeport, 1963 Mike Prior, Marian Catholic, 1980 Jack Bastable, Wheeling, 1968 Greg Turner, Driscoll, 2003 Kelvin Hayden, Hubbard, 2000 Quinn Buckner, Thornridge, 1971.

Najbolje od svega: Prije 1960. godine: Al Brosky, Abe Woodson, Johnny Lattner, George Donnelly. Post-1960: Jack Bastable, Mike Prior, Dwayne Goodrich, Kelvin Hayden.


6. Garrincha

Pobjednik dva Svjetska kupa i smatran jednim od najtalentovanijih igrača ikada, Garrincha je bio kultni broj 7 i za Brazil i za njegov klupski Botafogo. Od 1953-1965, Garrincha je zabavljao brazilsku javnost svojim vještinama, trikovima i pokretima, često donoseći čistu radost ljudima jedinstvenim načinom na koji je igrao fudbal.

Garrincha je prvi put za Brazil debitirao na Svjetskom prvenstvu 1958. godine, a odmah se nastavio afirmirati kao jedan od najboljih igrača svijeta, postigavši ​​i pomažući mnogo golova svojim suigračima poput Vave i Pelea. Legendarni genij čak je u finalu uhvatio dvije asistencije i proglašen je čovjekom na utakmici zbog svog zapanjujućeg prikaza.

Defanzivac Walesa Mel Hopkins, koji se u četvrtfinalu Svjetskog prvenstva 1958. godine suočio s Garrinchom, tvrdio je da je igrač Botafoga na svom vrhuncu bio bolji od Pelea:

Na Svjetskom prvenstvu 1962., Garrincha je, u nedostatku Pelea, doveo Brazil do slave i proglašen je za najboljeg igrača turnira.

Najbolji trenutak legendarnog Brazilca vjerovatno je bio u polufinalu 1962. protiv Čilea, kada je postigao dva zapanjujuća gola. Čileanske novine pod imenom El Mercurio kasnije je savršeno sažeo brazilski sjaj, pošto su pohvalili njegovu izvedbu.

Nažalost, Garrinchin alkoholizam i ozljede tragično su mu prekinule karijeru. Ipak, ljudi u Brazilu će se uvijek sjećati genijalnih nogu i njegove sposobnosti da im uljepša dan načinom na koji je odigrao prekrasnu igru.

Eduardo Galeano, poznati urugvajski pisac, najbolje je uhvatio šta je Garrincha značio za mase:

Garrincha je vjerovatno najtalentovaniji igrač koji je ikada igrao ovu igru!


Iz godine u godinu pogledajte fakultetske fudbalske novake s pet zvjezdica

Nacionalni dan potpisivanja je u srijedu, a treneri i navijači će se raspravljati o časovima u kojima se njihove škole usavršavaju. Posebno će biti zadovoljni regrutima sa pet zvjezdica koji su potpisali.

Ali biti regrut s pet zvjezdica nije sigurna stvar na putu do NFL-a. Vratili smo se i pogledali regrute sa pet zvjezdica Rivals.com od 2002. (kada je njihovo rangiranje počelo) do razreda 2010. (računajući da većina regruta sa pet zvjezdica ne bi izdržala više od četiri godine na fakultetu).

(Inače, u klasi potpisivanja 2011. bilo je 26 regruta sa pet zvjezdica, a 11 ih je dostupno u ovom nacrtu: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Jadeveon Clowney, Isaiah Crowell, Anthony Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Jarvis Landry, Colt Lyerla, DeAnthony Thomas, Stephon Tuitt, Sammy Watkins i James Wilder Jr.)

»Bilo je 262 regruta sa statusom pet zvjezdica. Bilo je čak 38 pet zvjezdica u jednoj klasi 2002. godine, a samo 25 u 2003. i 2004. Prosječan broj regruta sa pet zvjezdica u klasi bio je 29.

»Od tih 262, 116 je izabrano (44,3 posto), a 42 su otišla u prvi krug (16 posto) 38 posto od pet zvjezdica koje su izabrane bile su prve runde.

»Dva bivša regruta sa pet zvjezdica u tom rasponu, Matthew Stafford i Cam Newton, bili su sveukupni izbor za drafta broj 1.

»Ima 18 bivših regruta sa pet zvjezdica iz razreda od 2002. do 2010. koji će biti na draftu 2014. godine, a ima ih još sedam koji će na jesen biti seniori. (Računajući 11 regruta sa pet zvjezdica u klasi 2011., na draftu 2014. bit će 29 bivših regruta sa pet zvjezdica.)

»Treba razmisliti o još nekim brojkama: škole FBS-a svake godine potpisuju oko 2.500 igrača, a možda je 30 novaka s pet zvjezdica. To znači da je nešto više od 1 posto igrača koji potpisuju svakog februara momci s pet zvjezdica.

»Nisu svi regruti sa pet zvjezdica imali pokušaj da budu regrutovani. Dvojica su bili u zatvoru, a drugom se sudi za napad u martu. Nekolicina je morala odustati od fudbala zbog povreda. Nekoliko njih nikada nije igralo fudbal na fakultetima zbog akademskih problema. Jedan se odlučio za profesionalnu bejzbol karijeru, a drugi je odabrao profesionalnu stazu. A tu su i dvojica bivših momaka sa pet zvjezdica čije se boravište ne zna. Identifikovali smo te igrače.

Evo godišnjeg pregleda regruta sa pet zvjezdica i mjesta (i kada) su regrutirani.

RASPRAVNI RAZRED 2010

1. Florida DE Ronald Powell: Nacrt 2014.
2. Miami OT Seantrel Henderson: Nacrt 2014.
3. USC WR Kyle Prater: Na jesen će biti senior na Northwestern -u.
4. Florida DT Sharrif Floyd: Odabir prve runde Minnesote na draftu 2013. godine.
5. Kalifornijski DB Keenan Allen: Izbor trećeg kola San Diega na draftu 2013. godine.
6. USC ATH Robert Woods: Odabir drugog kruga Buffala na draftu 2013. godine.
7. Florida DT Dominique Easley: Nacrt 2014.
8. UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa: Na jesen će biti senior na UCLA -i.
9. Tennessee WR Da'Rick Rogers: Necrtano. (Preneseno u Tennessee Tech.)
10. Južna Karolina RB Marcus Lattimore: Četvrti krug izbora San Francisca na draftu 2013. godine.
11. Auburn RB Michael Dyer: Na jesen će biti senior u Louisvilleu.
12. Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat: Nacrt 2014.
13. Sjeverna Karolina State OT Robert Crisp: Nacrt 2014.
14. CB Florida State Lamarcus Joyner: Nacrt 2014.
15. Miami ATH Latwan Anderson: Nikada nisam igrao fudbal na fakultetu. Gdje je nepoznato.
16. Texas LB Jordan Hicks: Na jesen će biti senior u Teksasu.
17. USC RB Dillon Baxter: Nacrt 2014. (Prebačeno na Univerzitet Baker u Kanzasu.)
18. California DE Chris Martin: Nije igrao veliki fudbal na fakultetu i suočava se sa martovskim suđenjem za tešku pljačku u Lawrenceu, Kan.
19. LSU ATH Spencer Ware: Šesti krug izbora Sijetla na draftu 2013. godine.
20. Christian Jones iz Florida State LB: Nacrt 2014.
21. Država Michigan DE William Gholston: Odabir četvrte runde Tampa Bay-a na draftu 2013. godine.
22. Auburn OT Shon Coleman: Bit će mlađi u Auburnu na jesen nakon što je dvije godine propustio s akutnom limfoblastnom leukemijom.
23. Alabama CB Dee Milliner: Odabir prvog kruga New York Jetsa na draftu 2013. godine.
24. USC WR Markeith Ambles: Na jesen će biti senior u Houstonu.
25. Florida S Matt Elam: Izbor u prvom krugu Baltimora na draftu 2013. godine.
26. Oregon RB Lache Seastrunk: Nacrt 2014. (Prebačeno u Baylor).

2009 RECRUITING CLASS

1. Tennessee RB Bryce Brown: Necrtano. (Preneseno u državu Kansas.)
2. LSU WR Rueben Randle: Odabir drugog kruga New York Giantsa na draftu 2012. godine.
3. Alabama OT D.J. Fluker: Odabir prvog kruga San Diega na draftu 2013. godine.
4. Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson: Odabir prvog kruga New York Jetsa na draftu 2013. godine.
5. USC QB Matt Barkley: Odabir trećeg kola Philadelphije na draftu 2013. godine.
6. Alabama RB Trent Richardson: Odabir Clevelanda u prvoj rundi na draftu 2012. godine.
7. LSU QB Russell Shepard: Necrtano.
8. USC DE Devon Kennard: Nacrt 2014.
9. Državni savez Arizone, LB Vontaze Burfict: Necrtano.
10. Florida LB Jelani Jenkins: Četvrti krug izbora Majamija na draftu 2013. godine.
11. Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick: Izbor u prvom krugu New York Jetsa na draftu 2013. godine.
12. Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o: Odabir drugog kruga San Diega na draftu 2013. godine.
13. Miami S Ray-Ray Armstrong: Necrtano.
14. Texas DE Alex Okafor: Odabir četvrte runde Arizone na draftu 2013. godine.
15. DT države Florida, Jacobbi McDaniel: Nacrt 2014.
16. Sjeverna Karolina DT Donte Paige-Moss: Necrtano.
17. Tennessee CB Janzen Jackson: Necrtano.
18. Texas QB Garrett Gilbert: Nacrt 2014. (Preneseno u SMU.)
19. USC S Patrick Hall: Lijevo iz USC -a, gdje se ne zna.
20. LSU S Craig Loston: Nacrt 2014.
21. Florida WR Andre Debose: Na jesen će biti šestogodišnjak na Floridi.
22. Texas A & ampM RB Christine Michael: Drugi krug izbora Seattlea na draftu 2013. godine.
23. Florida DT Gary Brown: Necrtano. (Nikada nisam igrao pad fudbala na fakultetima.)
24. Arkansas CB Darius Winston: Necrtano.
25. LSU DT Chris Davenport: Nacrt 2014. (Preneseno u Tulane.)
26. Michigan DT William Campbell: Odabir šestog kruga New York Jetsa na draftu 2013. godine.
27. Florida State CB Greg Reid: Necrtano. (Prebačeno u državu Valdosta.)
28. Georgia CB Branden Smith: Necrtano.
29. Texas OL Mason Walters: Nacrt 2014.
30. USK DB T.J. McDonald: Izbor trećeg kola St. Louis-a na draftu 2013. godine.
31. CB Ohio State Corey Brown: Nacrt 2014.
32. Alabama LB Nico Johnson: Odabir četvrtog kola Kansas Cityja na draftu 2013. godine.
33. Lori države Ohio, LB Dorian Bell: Nacrt 2014. (Preneseno u Duquesne.)

2008 RECRUITING CLASS

1. QB Terrelle Pryor, država Ohio: Izbor Oaklanda u trećoj rundi na dopunskom draftu 2011. godine.
2. DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson: Odabir drugog kruga Tampa Baya na draftu 2011. godine.
3. OT Mike Adams, Ohio State: Izbor drugog kruga Pittsburgha na draftu 2012. godine.
4. WR Julio Jones, Alabama: Izbor prve runde Atlanta na draftu 2011. godine.
5. CB Patrick Peterson, LSU: Izbor prve runde Arizone na draftu 2011. godine. (U srednjoj školi poznat kao Patrick Johnson.)
6. RB Darrell Scott, Colorado: Necrtano. (Preneseno na USF.)
7. DT Marcus Forston, Miami: Necrtano.
8. OL Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska: Necrtano.
9. WR A.J. Green, Georgia: Izbor prve runde Cincinnatija na draftu 2011. godine.
10. ATH Will Hill, Florida: Necrtano.
11. OL Matt Kalil, USC: Izbor prve runde Minnesote na draftu 2012. godine.
12. C Michael Brewster, Ohio, država: Necrtano.
13. DE R.J. Washington, Oklahoma: Necrtano.
14. QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri: Izbor u prvom krugu Jacksonvillea na draftu 2011. godine.
15. OL Tyron Smith, USC: Odabir prvog kruga Dallasa na draftu 2011. godine.
16. LB Nigel Bradham, Florida, država: Odabir četvrte runde Buffala na draftu 2012. godine.
17. DT Omar Hunter, Florida: Necrtano.
18. OL Matt Patchan, Florida: Nacrt 2014. (Dobio je šestu godinu podobnosti od NCAA iz razloga povrede.)
19. RB Jermie Calhoun, Oklahoma: Necrtano.
20. TE Kyle Rudolph, Notr Dam: Odabir drugog kruga Minnesote na draftu 2011. godine.
21. WR DeVier Posey, Ohio State: Izbor trećeg kola Houstona na draftu 2012. godine.
22. WR DeAndre Brown, Miss Southern: Necrtano.
23. LB Arthur Brown, Miami: Drugi krug izbora Baltimora na draftu 2013. godine. (Prebačeno u državu Kansas.)
24. ATH Richard Samuel, Georgia: Necrtano.
25. QB Dayne Crist, Notre Dame: Necrtano. (prebačeno u Kanzas.)
26. WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh Odabir prvog kruga Kansas Cityja na draftu 2011. godine.
27. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame: Izbor prve runde Arizone na draftu 2012. godine.
28. ATH Burton Scott, Alabama: Necrtano. (Prebačeno u Južnu Alabamu.)
29. G Stephen Good, Oklahoma: Necrtano.
30. OT Tyler Love, Alabama: Necrtano.

RASPRAVNA KLASA 2007

1. QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame: Drugi krug izbora Caroline na draftu 2010. godine.
2. RB Joe McKnight, USC: Četvrti krug izbora New York Jetsa na draftu 2010. godine.
3. SS Eric Berry, Tennessee: Odabir prvog kruga Kansas Cityja na draftu 2010. godine.
4. QB Ryan Mallett, Michigan: Odabir treće runde Nove Engleske na draftu 2011. godine. (Preneseno u Arkansas.)
5. DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida: Odabir drugog kruga Cincinnatija na draftu 2010. godine.
6. DE Everson Griffen, USC: Odabir četvrte runde Minnesote na draftu 2010. godine.
7. DT Marvin Austin, Sjeverna Karolina: Odabir drugog kruga New York Giantsa na draftu 2011. godine.
8. WR Ronald Johnson, USC: Biranje šestog kola San Francisca na draftu 2011. godine.
9. DT Torrey Davis, Florida: Necrtano. (Premješteno u državu Jacksonville.)
10. OT Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin: Necrtano.
11. LB Chris Galippo, USC: Necrtano.
12. G James Wilson, Florida: Necrtano.
13. WR Terrance Toliver, LSU: Necrtano.
14. FS Chad Jones, LSU: Izbor trećeg kola New York Giantsa na draftu 2010. godine.
15. RB Noel Devine, Zapadna Virdžinija: Necrtano.
16. OL Tray Allen, Texas: Necrtano.
17. RB Marc Tyler, USC: Necrtano.
18. LB Chris Donald, Tennessee: Odustao je od fudbala prije sezone 2011. zbog povreda zgloba. Do tada je već prešao u Chattanoogu.
19. FS Chris Culliver, Južna Karolina: Izbor trećeg kola San Franciska na draftu 2011. godine.
20. DE Ben Martin, Tennessee: Necrtano.
21. CB Curtis Brown, Texas: Izbor trećeg kola Pittsburgh-a na draftu 2011. godine.
22. WR Dwight Jones, Sjeverna Karolina: Necrtano.
23. OL Ryan Miller, Colorado: Izbor pete runde Clevelanda na draftu 2012. godine.
24. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois: Drugi krug izbora Tampa Baya na draftu 2010. godine.
25. CB Donovan Warren, Michigan: Necrtano.
26. DE Martez Wilson, Illinois: Izbor trećeg kola New Orleansa na draftu 2011. godine.
27. QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech: Šesti krug izbora Baltimorea na draftu 2011. godine.
28. QB Cam Newton, Florida: Odabir Caroline u prvom krugu na draftu 2011. godine. (Prebačeno na niži fakultet, zatim Auburn.)
29. C Kristofer O'Dowd, USC: Necrtano.

2006 RAKOVNA RAZRED

1. WR Percy Harvin, Florida: Izbor prve runde Minnesote na draftu 2009. godine.
2. OT Andre Smith, Alabama: Izbor prve runde Cincinnatija na draftu 2009. godine.
3. RB Chris "Beanie" Wells, Ohio State: Odabir Arizone u prvom krugu 2009.
4. DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma: Izbor u prvom krugu od Tampa Baya 2010.
5. LB Sergio Kindle, Texas: Drugi krug izbora Baltimorea 2010.
6. QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia: Odabir u prvom krugu Detroita na draftu 2009. (ukupni izbor broj 1).
7. WR Vidal Hazelton, USC: Necrtano. (Prebačeno u Cincinnati.)
8. RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson: Odabir Buffala u prvoj rundi na draftu 2010. godine.
9. LB Allen Bradford, USC: Odabir šestog kola Tampa Baya na draftu 2011. godine.
10. QB Mitch Mustain, Arkansas: Necrtano. (Preneseno na USC.)
11. OT Sam Young, Notre Dame: Izbor Dallasa u šestoj rundi na draftu 2010. godine.
12. SS Myron Rolle, država Florida: Šesti krug izbora Tennesseeja 2010. (Nije igrao u sezoni 2009. Umjesto toga studirao je na Oxfordu nakon što mu je dodijeljena stipendija Rhodes.)
13. LB Brandon Spikes, Florida: Odabir drugog kruga Nove Engleske na draftu 2010. godine.
14. FS Reshad Jones, Georgia: Izbor pete runde Majamija na draftu 2010. godine.
15. LB Brandon Graham, Michigan: Odabir prve runde Philadelphije na draftu 2010. godine.
16. FS Taylor Mays, USC: Odabir drugog kruga San Francisca na draftu 2010. godine.
17. DE Robert Rose, Ohio State: Necrtano.
18. RB Stafon Johnson, USC: Necrtano.
19. CB A.J. Wallace, Penn State: Necrtano.
20. DT Al Woods, LSU: Četvrti krug izbora Tampa Baya na draftu 2010. godine.
21. DE Ricky Sapp, Clemson: Izbor pete runde Philadelphije na draftu 2010. godine.
22. QB Tim Tebow, Florida: Izbor prvog kruga Denvera na draftu 2010. godine.
23. RB C.J. Gable, USC: Necrtano.
24. TE Brandon Warren, Država Florida: Necrtano. (Premješteno u Tennessee, zatim Sjevernu Alabamu.)
25. DE Eddie Jones, Texas: Necrtano.
26. OL Stephen Schilling, Michigan: Izbor šestog kola San Diega na draftu 2011. godine.
27. RB James Aldridge, Notre Dame: Necrtano.
28. T Carl Johnson, Florida: Necrtano.

2005 RAKOVNA RAZRED

1. ATH Derrick Williams, Penn State: Odabir trećeg kola Detroita na draftu 2009. godine.
2. WR Patrick Turner, USC: Treći krug izbora Majamija na draftu 2009. godine.
3. SZ Eugene Monroe, Virginia: Izbor u prvom krugu Jacksonvillea na draftu 2009. godine.
4. DE Melvin Alaeze, Maryland: Necrtano. (Nikada se nije upisao u Maryland i odigrao samo jednu utakmicu koledž fudbala, u Illinoisu. 2007. Alaeze je osuđen na osam godina zatvora nakon što se izjasnio krivim za napad prvog stepena.)
5. LB Rey Maualuga, USC: Odabir drugog kruga Cincinnatija na draftu 2009. godine.
6. WR Fred Rouse, država Florida: Necrtano. (Karijeru je započeo na FSU -u, zatim je otišao u UTEP, Texas Southern i NAIA program Concordia, u Alabami. Tokom tog perioda, također je proveo vrijeme u zatvoru nakon što je prekršio uvjetnu kaznu nakon hapšenja zbog provale u stan saigrača.)
7. QB Mark Sanchez, USC: Odabir prvog kruga New York Jetsa na draftu 2009. godine.
8. TE Martellus Bennett, Texas A & ampM: Odabir drugog kruga Dallasa na draftu 2008.
9. OL Reginald Youngblood, Miami: Necrtano.
10. RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon: Odabir Caroline u prvom krugu na draftu 2008. godine.
11. DT DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma: Necrtano.
12. S Kenneth Phillips, Miami: Izbor u prvom krugu New York Giantsa 2008.
13. RB Marlon Lucky, Nebraska: Necrtano.
14. DT Callahan Bright, država Florida: Necrtano. (Nikada se zbog akademaca nisam upisao na FSU, a na kraju je sletio u Diviziju II Shaw u Sjevernoj Karolini.)
15. RB Jason Gwaltney, Zapadna Virdžinija: Necrtano. (Prebačeno u Diviziju III Kean, u New Jerseyju.)
16. QB Ryan Perrilloux, LSU: Necrtano. (Premješteno u državu Jacksonville.)
17. LB ladica Blackmon, Auburn: Necrtano.
18. WR DeSean Jackson, California: Odabir drugog kruga Philadelphije na draftu 2008.
19. CB Justin King, Penn State: Odabir četvrte runde St. Louis-a na draftu 2008. godine.
20. OT Alex Boone, Ohio State: Necrtano.
21. CB Demetrice Morley, Tennessee: Necrtano.
22. RB Kevin Grady, Michigan: Necrtano.
23. ATH Darren McFadden, Arkansas: Izbor prve runde Oaklanda na draftu 2008. godine.
24. DT Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss: Izbor šeste runde Kansas Cityja na draftu 2011. godine.
25. RB Antone Smith, država Florida: Necrtano.
26. LB Ryan Reynolds, Oklahoma: Necrtano.
27. OL Dan Doering, Iowa: Necrtano.
28. ATH Victor Harris, Virginia Tech: Izbor pete runde Philadelphije na draftu 2009. godine.

2004 RAKOVNA RAZRED

1. RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma: Odabir prve runde Minnesote na draftu 2007. godine.
2. CB Ted Ginn Jr., Država Ohio: Izbor prve runde Majamija na draftu 2007. godine.
3. WR Early Doucet, LSU: Third-round pick by Arizona in 2008 draft.
4. QB Rhett Bomar, Oklahoma: Fifth-round pick by the New York Giants in 2009 draft. (Transferred to Sam Houston State.)
5. LB Keith Rivers, USC: First-round pick by Cincinnati in 2008 draft.
6. LB Willie Williams, Miami: Undrafted. (Transferred to Louisville, then NAIA member Union College in Kentucky.)
7. DE Brandon Miller, Georgia: Undrafted.
8. DE Derrick Harvey, Florida: First-round pick by Jacksonville in 2008 draft.
9. DE Jeff Schweiger Jr., USC: Undrafted. (Transferred to San Jose State.)
10. QB Xavier Lee, Florida State: Undrafted.
11. DT DeMario Pressley, North Carolina State: Fifth-round pick by New Orleans in 2008 draft.
12. QB Anthony Morelli, Penn State: Undrafted.
13. QB Chad Henne, Michigan: Second-round pick by Miami in 2008 draft.
14. LB Kyle Williams, Iowa: Academically ineligible at Iowa but landed at Purdue, where he played one season. Williams was sentenced in 2007 to 37 years in prison after being convicted of attempted rape, battery and confinement of two women in West Lafayette, Ind. The sentence later was reduced to 25 years.
15. LB Chris Patterson, Oklahoma: Undrafted. (Never played a down at Oklahoma. Instead, he went to a junior college and later transferred to Kansas State.)
16. QB Matthew Tuiasosopo, Washington: Decided on a pro baseball career rather than playing college football.
17. WR Cameron Colvin, Oregon: Undrafted.
18. DT Frank Okam, Texas: Fifth-round pick by Houston in 2008 draft.
19. WR Fred Davis, USC: Second-round pick by Washington in 2008 draft.
20. C Jeff Byers, USC: Undrafted.
21. WR Lance Leggett, Miami: Undrafted.
22. WR Xavier Carter, LSU: Left LSU after two seasons to pursue pro track career.
23. OL Thomas Herring, USC: Undrafted.
24. LB Dan Connor, Penn State: Third-round pick by Carolina in 2008 draft.
25. LB Brian Toal, Boston College: Undrafted.

Take a look at the top 10 active NFL players who were originally walk-ons in college.

2003 RECRUITING CLASS

1. LB Ernie Sims, Florida State: First-round pick by Detroit in 2006 draft.
2. RB Reggie Bush, USC: First-round pick by New Orleans in 2006 draft.
3. ATH Whitney Lewis, USC: Undrafted. (Transferred to Northern Iowa.)
4. WR Andre Caldwell, Florida: Third-round pick by Cincinnati in 2008 draft.
5. QB Kyle Wright, Miami: Undrafted.
6. DB Prescott Burgess, Michigan: Sixth-round pick by Baltimore in 2007 draft.
7. TE Tony Hills Jr., Texas: Fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2008 draft.
8. OL Jorrie Adams, Texas A&M: Undrafted.
9. CB Paul Oliver, Georgia: Fourth-round pick by San Diego in 2007 supplemental draft.
10. TE Greg Olsen, Miami: First-round pick by Chicago in 2007 draft.
11. G Martin O'Donnell, Illinois: Undrafted. (First-team All-American as a senior in 2007 but chose to enter the workplace rather than continue football career.)
12. CB Dee Webb, Florida: Seventh-round pick by Jacksonville in 2006 draft.
13. LB Wesley Jefferson, Maryland: Undrafted. (Gave up football before senior season to enroll at the Maryland State Police Training Academy.)
14. LB LaMarr Woodley, Michigan: Second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2007 draft.
15. DT Nathaniel Robinson, Rutgers: Undrafted.
16. DE Joe Cohen, Florida: Fourth-round pick by Denver in 2006 draft.
17. WR Chad Jackson, Florida: Second-round pick by New England in 2006 draft.
18. OL Ofa Mohetau, BYU: Undrafted.
19. RB Kregg Lumpkin, Georgia: Undrafted.
20. WR Robert Meachem, Tennessee: First-round pick by New Orleans in 2007 draft.
21. RB Demetris Summers, South Carolina: Undrafted.
22. DE Justin Ostrowski, Wisconsin: Knee injury forced him to give up football in 2007.
23. DE Victor Abiamiri, Notre Dame: Second-round pick by Philadelphia in 2007 draft.
24. DB Quinton Culberson, Mississippi State: Undrafted.
25. DE Jarvis Moss, Florida: First-round pick by Denver in 2007 draft.


Doug Flutie's Boston College era begins

1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie details his first game at quarterback for Boston College.

28. Doug Flutie (QB, Boston College, 1981-84)
Passing yards: 10,579 | Pass efficiency rating: 132.2 | TD passes: 67
The numbers fail to capture the magic that Flutie unleashed in Chestnut Hill. He was small (5-9, 177) but he relished the chance to prove how well he could play every Saturday. His smile and general joie de vivre electrified a sport that, in the mid-1980s, was mired in scandal. His game-ending Hail Mary pass to upset Miami on Thanksgiving Friday will be replayed for as long as fans watch highlights. Flutie put the Eagles in a major bowl (Cotton) for the first time in 42 years and returned Boston College to the college football map, a map that within the decade would include the Big East Conference. The program thrived enough to survive two rounds of realignment, staying on the path to which Flutie guided them.

29. Sammy Baugh (QB, TCU, 1934-36)
Passing yards:3,384 | TD passes: 39 | Punting average: 40.9 | Interceptions by: 10
Of very few players can we say, "He changed the game." When Baugh came out of West Texas, Horned Frogs coach Dutch Meyer made the forward pass a main course on the offensive menu rather than a side dish. Slingin' Sammy not only could throw the ball, he could throw the ball downfield, something unheard of at the time. The 1936 consensus All-American became the standard by whom passers would be judged for a generation. And he was a terrific punter in an era when that was a primary weapon. Baugh might have won the inaugural Heisman as a junior in 1935, when TCU went 12-1, but that season only players east of the Mississippi River were eligible.

30. Chuck Bednarik (C, Penn, 1945-48)
After finishing high school, Bednarik enlisted in the Army Air Forces and flew 30 bombing missions over Germany as an aerial gunner during World War II. He was named an All-American in 1947 and '48, when he finished third in Heisman Trophy voting and won the Maxwell Award. "Concrete Charlie" was one of the most ferocious players in the pros and was named All-Pro eight times. Since 1995, the Chuck Bednarik Award has been given to college football's best defensive player.

Bubba Smith was a consensus All-American in 1965 and 1966. Michigan State/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

31. Bubba Smith (DE, Michigan State, 1964-66)
We take size for granted now, but when Smith lined up at defensive end for the Spartans in his junior and senior seasons, the first two years of fully legal two-platoon football, his 6-7, 283-pound frame represented a quantum leap. In his senior year, the other three All-American defensive linemen averaged 6-3, 221. Smith, an east Texas native and an African American, came along too soon to play in the Southwest Conference. He went to Michigan State and, with 11 other black starters, helped lead the Spartans to share the 1965 and 1966 national titles. In his last two seasons there, Michigan State went 19-1-1 and gave up a total of 175 points, or 8.1 points per game. Smith was an All-American in 1965 and 1966.

32. Jerry Rice (WR, Mississippi Valley State, 1981-84)
Receptions: 301 | Receiving yards: 4,693 | Receiving TDs: 50
Mississippi Valley State coach Archie "Gunslinger" Cooley once said that Rice had the kind of hands that could "catch a BB in the dark." With hands developed by catching bricks from his father as a boy, Rice caught more passes (102) than any other NCAA player in 1983 and more touchdowns (27) than anyone else in 1984. He finished ninth in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior despite playing at the Division I-AA (FCS) level. Rice still holds FCS records for catches in a game (24), touchdown catches in a season (27) and yards per game in a season (168.2), among others.

33. John Elway (QB, Stanford, 1979-82)
Passing yards: 9,349 | TD passes: 77 | Pass efficiency rating: 139.3
It remains one of the great what-ifs in Cardinal football: What if Elway had played for Bill Walsh, the head coach who lured him to the Farm? Walsh bolted to the 49ers, and Elway played on a succession of mediocre teams. But he had a penchant for the great moment. As a freshman, he split time with Turk Schonert in a 21-21 tie at No. 1 USC. As a sophomore, he threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns to lead Stanford to a 31-14 upset win at No. 4 Oklahoma. As a senior, Elway threw for 265 yards and two scores in the Cardinal's 43-31 upset of No. 2 Washington. And, in his final game, he took Stanford nearly the length of the field for a field goal to go ahead of California 20-19 with :04 to play. If not for Elway, the Stanford Band never would have been on the field.

34. Lee Roy Selmon (DL, Oklahoma, 1972-75)
Tackles: 335 | Fumble recoveries: 8
Selmon, along with his older brothers Dewey and Lucious, were among nine children raised on a farm at Eufaula, Oklahoma. With the trio of Selmon brothers anchoring a dominant defensive line, OU went 32-1-1 between 1973-75 and won two national championships. Lee Roy was a two-time All-American in 1974 and 1975, won the Lombardi and Outland awards as a senior and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1976 NFL draft. Former OU coach Barry Switzer has repeatedly called Selmon the best player he ever coached. "No Sooner player cast a longer shadow over its rich tradition than Lee Roy," Switzer said after Selmon died of a stroke in 2012.

35. Randy White (DT, Maryland, 1972-74)
White was named the 1974 ACC Player of the Year. That wasn't Defensive Player of the Year, mind you -- it was hardly a stretch to consider the 6-4, 238-pound White the best. He arrived at Maryland as a fullback, but at the end of his freshman year, new head coach Jerry Claiborne shifted him to the other side of the line. Claiborne had a hunch that White's strength and athleticism would blossom in the middle of the defensive line. Claiborne was a smart coach. White made 24 tackles behind the line of scrimmage as a senior when he won the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award. He was thought of so highly that Dallas drafted him second, ahead of Jackson State tailback Walter Payton.

36. Marshall Faulk (RB, San Diego State, 1991-93)
Rushing yards: 4,589 | Touchdowns: 62 | Total offense: 5,595 yards
He came from New Orleans to San Diego State with little fanfare. Faulk made a name soon enough, rushing for 386 yards against Pacific in his second collegiate game (imagine if he had started). Faulk finished with 1,429 rushing yards that season, and came in ninth in the Heisman vote. Faulk went a long way toward making freshmen more plausible candidates for the Heisman. As he averaged more than 1,500 rushing yards in his three-year collegiate career, Faulk had to deal with doubts about the level of the Aztecs' competition. The two-time consensus All-American finished second and fourth in his last two Heisman races. Presumably, rushing for 1,000 yards in seven of his first eight NFL seasons answered any remaining questions.

37. John Lujack (QB, Notre Dame, 1943, 1946-47)
Passing yards: 2,094 | TD passes: 18 | Total offense: 2,532 yards
For all the wondrous feats that Lujack, the 1947 Heisman Trophy winner, achieved running the Irish offense in the greatest era of Notre Dame football -- his teams went 26-1-1 and won the national championship in each of his three seasons -- his most important single play came on the defensive side of the ball. In the Game of the Century that matched Notre Dame against Army at Yankee Stadium, Black Knights fullback Doc Blanchard broke into the open field and rumbled 22 yards down the left side. Lujack, the only player between Blanchard and the end zone, made a diving tackle at the Army 36 to save the touchdown. Final score: 0-0.


17. S George Atkinson (1968-77)

George Atkinson is one of several Raiders defensive backs that were long known for their physical play.

While he may be best known for some of the controversial hits he made, such as that on Lynn Swann of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atkinson was an extremely productive player as well.

In his nine seasons as a Raider, Atkinson intercepting 30 passes, tying him for fifth on the Raiders’ all-time list.

Today, he is still very much involved with the organization, working as one of the team’s broadcasters.


The world's best footballers: the top 100 list

The Guardian's choice of the world's top 100 footballers has been unveiled today with Lionel Messi topping the list at No1.

An 11-strong international panel of experts were asked by Guardian Sport to name their top 30 players in action today and rank them in order of preference. Players were then scored on their ranking by each panellist: a No1 choice allocated 30pts, No2 29pts and so on down to selection No30, given one point.

Compiling such a list requires a certain confidence, some may say arrogance of judgment. Guilty, if so. Not all may agree, but it is a personal belief that these pages are currently home to perhaps the finest collective of football writers and analysts in the English language. From Daniel Taylor to Sid Lowe, Jonathan Wilson to Michael Cox, Richard Williams to Raphael Honigstein, we are blessed with writers whose knowledge covers not only the English game but who offer a genuinely global perspective.

The ranking, which has slowly been revealed in a countdown from the 20 December, is now published in full and the world's top 100 footballers are listed below for you to view.

The choice of Messi at No1, beating Cristiano Ronaldo into second place, is explained below by Sid Lowe:

There was only one name and one position on which all 11 members of the panel were in unanimous agreement the world No1, Lionel Messi. How could we not choose him?

The debate has moved to another plane: it is not so much a question of whether Messi is the best player in the world right now, as whether Messi might just be the best player there has ever been.

Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Andrea Pirlo, Yaya Touré and Edinson Cavani make up the rest of the top 10.

Four English players make it onto the list Ashley Cole (30th), Wayne Rooney (31st), Joe Hart (65th) and John Terry (86). Despite only a few English players making it onto the top 100, the Premier League is the best represented with 27 players, followed by La Liga with 23. The chart above shows the top five leagues by the number of footballers appearing in the list.

Barcelona is the best represented club with 12 players on the list followed by Bayern Munich and Real Madrid with 10 each. Chelsea and Manchester City each have eight players on the list.

The average age for the footballers appearing on the list is 26 years old. Stephan El Shaarawy, aged 20, is the youngest player in the top 100 whilst Javier Zanetti is the oldest at 39 years old.

So how does the list break down by nationality? 16 of the players are Spanish, 12 Brazilian and 10 German. There are 8 Argentinian players on the list and both Italy and France have seven footballers on the top 100.

If you're wondering which position is the most common amongst the top 100 players then we've also broken that down too: 36 are midfielders, 29 forward, 19 defenders. The full breakdown by nationality, club and position can be found in the downloadable spreadsheet.

The full list of the world's top 100 footballers can be found below along with information on each players club, position, nationality and age. Can you do something interesting with this data?


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