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The 150 greatest players in college football’s 150-year history

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10:29 PM ET ESPN staff That the best player in the history of college football didn’t win the Heisman Trophy says less about the player than it does about college football. Jim Brown of Syracuse finished fifth in the vote to select the most outstanding player of 1956. A significant......
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LSU and Joe Burrow’s national championship season places Tigers among greatest ever

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NEW ORLEANS — There was Joe Burrow, getting rid of the ball in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night as quickly as Saints quarterback Drew Brees has done here on so many Sundays. There was the LSU quarterback, scrambling for three first downs and a touchdown in a critical second-quarter......
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The greatest players in college football’s 150-year history, from 26 to 150

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Jan 9, 2020 ESPN staff The National Football Foundation estimates that 5.33 million players have suited up for college football in 150 years, which places the odds of any one athlete appearing on this list of the 150 greatest players in the history of the game at 35,533-1. Unless you’re......
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The All-Time All-America team for college football’s 150th anniversary

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7:18 AM ET ESPN staff The unifying theme of the 25 players on the All-Time All-America team is that their presence on the field changed the game: how it is played, the expectation of a position, even how we watch. This was true in the late 1920s, when Bronko Nagurski......
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For Navy Midshipmen, small football uniform patches carry important stories

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Justin Self had always leaned on his father, Mike, to pursue his dream of playing college football. Drills on the middle school field, Friday night lights in Texas, Saturday morning garage workouts, summer camps and official visits — Mike guided him through all of it. The two......
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The strange but true tales of O.J. Simpson’s two Heisman trophies

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On June 17, 1994, as O.J. Simpson’s infamous low-speed Ford Bronco chase captivated the country, crowds began to gather along the highways of Los Angeles and seemingly every locale around the city associated with the Simpson. At USC’s Heritage Hall, Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived and requested that Simpson’s......
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The 150 greatest coaches in college football’s 150-year history

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The lifespan of a game is measured in hours. A team comes and goes in a season. A player lasts no more than four years; these days, if he’s good and stays healthy, three. But a coach? A coach is different. Coaches define eras. In a sport in which we......
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The story of Notre Dame icon Rudy Ruettiger? It’s almost too good to be true

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On the night of Sept. 30, 1974, Daniel Eugene Ruettiger made eye contact with Elvis Presley. It happened just outside Gate 8 of Notre Dame’s Athletic and Convocation Center, not as the King was leaving the building but as he arrived. Presley’s limousine rolled up, parked outside and just sat......

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