As the College Football season approaches kickoff, we are going to take a look at my favorite players of all time. It could be easy to name five players right now because of the way offensive game plans have evolved, but we are going to stick to past players. Historically, these players are some of the greatest competitors of all time. The list is exclusive and small. We are also interested in your favorite players. Feel free to comment on who you would like to see make it.
First up to bat are my top five quarterbacks.
5. Kellen Moore- (2008-2011) Kellen Moore wasn’t the Boise State quarterback that led the Broncos to a win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. Kellen Moore was the quarterback that led Boise State to a new stratosphere. With Moore at the helm, the Broncos won 50 games and lost three. His pinpoint accuracy was downright sensational week in and week out.
4. Cam Newton- (2010)- When Cam Newton was at Florida, I really thought he should be playing more snaps as a freshman. It worked with Tebow as a situational quarterback, but apparently Cam Newton wasn’t good enough. After legal trouble and a stint at the Juco level, Cam Newton emerged at Auburn. In one season, he took Auburn from an also ran to a national champion. Newton never lost a college game as a starter.
3. Michael Vick- (1999-2000) The most electrifying quarterback in the history of the college game. Michael Vick helped bring Virginia Tech to the national title game against Florida State. That 1999 season was special. FSU had a habit of hurting quarterbacks and they had trouble touching Michael Vick throughout the game.
2. Donovan McNabb- (1995-1998) McNabb hid a lot of deficiencies within the Syracuse program. He holds the Big East record with 77 touchdown passes. Donovan McNabb’s reads on the option pass were uncanny. In four seasons he had 19 rushing touchdowns. That number can’t even equate to his elusiveness on the field.
1. Tommie Frazier- (1992-1995) Frazier helped lead Nebraska to three National title games. He won two championships and was a field goal away from winning a third. Even in a loss to FSU in the 1994 Orange Bowl, Frazier was named MVP. Tommie Frazier also had one of the most memorable runs in college football history. The 75 yard run against the Gators is the signature play in a 62-24 beat down in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl.