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    Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    NBA - I would say Jeff Hornacek over Fred Hoiberg.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    NFL has to be Matt Blair. He was a beast and 6 time Pro Bowler, and I believe he is in the Vikings Ring of Honor. Great football player



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Hornacek is first, but I think some of the old time NFLers would be closer than Hoiberg to second. Carl Brettschneider is a name that comes to mind: Carl Brettschneider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Even Tinsley had a better NBA career than Hoiberg really.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Sorry, you may have meant in each category. Still I agree, Hornacek first for NBA.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamyFred21 View Post
    NFL has to be Matt Blair. He was a beast and 6 time Pro Bowler, and I believe he is in the Vikings Ring of Honor. Great football player
    Great choice!



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Yep, Hornacek. And he's still at it.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Matt Blair was the first player that came to mind, hard to beat that career. No Super Bowl win though, sorry Vike fans.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    NBA: Hornacek, Tinsley, Hoiberg, , Zaid Abdul-Aziz, Grayer, Big Vic

    Probably in that order for me.

    NFL: Blair (unanimous), James Reed, Reggie Hayward, Ahtyba Rubin, Sage, Hobbs



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    NBA: Hornacek, Tinsley, Hoiberg, , Zaid Abdul-Aziz, Grayer, Big Vic

    Probably in that order for me.

    NFL: Blair (unanimous), James Reed, Reggie Hayward, Ahtyba Rubin, Sage, Hobbs
    Hobbs ahead of both Sage and Seneca. He started pretty much his whole career, including in a Super Bowl. I think Sage and Seneca are about equal. Both were career back-ups with short stints starting due to injury. I'd actually put Seneca a little higher because he saw the field in some specially designed WR plays the year the Seahawks made the super bowl.




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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Didn't Keith Simms make a bunch of pro bowls?



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Matt Blair, Kieth Simms, and then Marcus Robertson for the NFL.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    I know it only 2 years but KO already has a super bowl ring and was really good as a rookie. Also who was the Safety for the Oilers/titians that was #31 the started for a long time and I think made a pro-bowl or two?

    Edit:*xobox got it Robertson he was a good pro


    Kyle S. Flander

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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Not much to pick from in MLB. I read somewhere that Bob Locker is the only ISU grad to play on a World Series Champ - 1972 Oakland A's. He did play 14 years in the majors and had good success as a relief pitcher.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Bob Locker or Mike Myers for baseball. Locker had the better stats, bu Myers helped to revolutionize bullpens and was one of the most coveted "situational lefties" around towards the end of his career.



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    Re: Which ex-ISU player had best pro career in MLB, NFL, NBA?

    Of recent NBA players, I think it would go:

    1. Hornacek
    2. Cato
    3. Hoiberg
    4. Tinsley

    Cato ended up making the most $$ of any of them, I think.



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