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    Question ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Has anybody else been paying attention to this? Even though it is mostly subjective, I do get a kick out of these kinds of lists. I am pretty sure that ESPN will (and should) pick Barry Sanders as #1, but any opinions on who #2 will be? I think ESPN will probably make the error of picking a relatively recent player: Tommie Frazier, Ricky Williams, etc. Does Troy have a chance? He really didn't get much national publicity, but put together one heck of a two year effort.



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    No he has no chance, he played on a team that didn't make a bowl, he didn't win the Heisman, and he played for Iowa State, he has nothing going for him other than he was a great player.



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    No he has no chance, he played on a team that didn't make a bowl, he didn't win the Heisman, and he played for Iowa State, he has nothing going for him other than he was a great player.
    I have to agree with you on this, as much as I wish it weren't the case. Troy Davis will always be remembered as a legend among Cyclone fans. I remember when he was basically the only thing worth cheering about over D-Mac's first two years as coach. With as bad as the team was as a whole, it always felt like a "win" when Davis had a big game, regardless of how the team did. Unfortunately, though, Davis was a "flash in the pan" on the national level. I doubt many casual football fans outside of Iowa would even remember his name anymore. That's too bad, too, because if he put up those stats for a more visible program, he'd be considered one of the greatest players of all time.


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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    No he has no chance, he played on a team that didn't make a bowl, he didn't win the Heisman, and he played for Iowa State, he has nothing going for him other than he was a great player.
    Exactly what I was thinking, too. Any guesses who they will pick?



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    How about John Lujack, he lives in Iowa, give us some love. Or maybe Glenn Davis. Then Barry Sanders should be top, otherwise 2nd.


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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Red Grange? Archie Griffin?



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Quote Originally Posted by bkurt58 View Post
    Red Grange? Archie Griffin?
    Griffin at 21.


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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Barry Sanders, Billy Sims, Red Grange, O J Simpson(that would be painful, but seriously, he has to be one of the top 25 all time college football players); how about Paul Horning? Archie Griffen is a good choice also. Looks like Adrian Peterson should be on that list, if Stoops would have used him enough.



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Who knows? The list is a complete joke anyway. If the list make any sense then I would say he has no shot, but since it doesn't, he has as good of shot as anyone.



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    herschel walker?



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Marcus Allen?


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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Walker was three - looks like Frazier. One of the most disliked players in kNU history



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    It will be Barry Sanders. If I had my pick, Blaise Bryant would be #2 though. Who's with me!



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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    Danny Waurffel, we all know he was the best player in college history...At least according to voters.


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    Re: ESPN's top 25 of all time...

    should be Frazier and Sanders, but who knows with this list.



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