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

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  1. wamfam

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

    NBA - I would say Jeff Hornacek over Fred Hoiberg.
     
  2. DreamyFred21

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    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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  3. LindenCy

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

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    Great choice!
     
  6. pourcyne

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    Yep, Hornacek. And he's still at it.
     
  7. 2020cy

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

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    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
     
  9. RayShimley

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    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.
     
  10. erikbj

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

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    Matt Blair, Kieth Simms, and then Marcus Robertson for the NFL.
     
  12. flander1649

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    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
     
  13. CyCy

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    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.
     
  14. cybsball20

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    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.
     
  15. Doc

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    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.
     
  16. LutherBlue

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    Bobby Randall takes the award in baseball.
     
  17. HFCS

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    Some interesting all time NBA career rankings Hornacek:

    #31 all time in steals
    #44 all time in assists (incredible for a shooting guard)
    #13 all time free throw %
    #25 all time 3 point %
     
  18. ruxCYtable

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    Matt Blair would be my nominee as well.
     
  19. Rural

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    Karl Nelson, Marcus Robertson, Keith Sims
     

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