Re: ***The Greatest College Football Player That I've Seen In My Lifetime Is...***
posted at 4/25/2013 3:24 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
Great question. My answer matches yours, but some runners up as a top 10 in no order:
Doug Flutie - This may be sort of a homer comment, but what a career at BC. BC had no business being that good in that era, but he was the biggest reason why.
Mike Vick - I think he's dumber than a bag of rocks, but what an athlete.
Bo Jackson - He had an incredible run at Auburn. He was not only big, but fast. A tackler's nightmare.
Tim Tebow - Say what you want, but like Vick, the guy peaked in college and had a great run at Florida.
Tim Brown - Those late 80s ND teams were really great and he was incredible at WR and as a punt returner.
Desmond Howard - Not a fan of his self promotion, but what an overall career at Michigan.
Brian Bosworth - The guy obviously was a bust, but he was as legit a LB of any to come through the NCAA.
Herschel Walker - Another bust kind of player in the NFL, but was a premier RB in the NCAA in the 1980s.
George Rogers - Before Jackson and Walker, the SEC had this guy. GREAT career. I remember this guy barely as a kid along with Marcus Allen.
Marcus Allen - Again, very young for me, but like ROgers, I remember seeing college highlights and then obviously what he did in the pros.
Another player that I loved, but didn't have the same level of production as many others (he was more of an all-purpose type player in a more option oriented offense) was Raghib "Rocket" Ismail... can't tell you how many times I pretended to be him playing back yard football as a kid.