Every year in the NFL and College football there are records that get broken. The offseason is the time where the playmakers sharpen their playmaking skills. Every great Football player knows hard work beats talent any day of the week. These are my top 10 football players of all time; the list includes NFL players and college players.
The most elusive back to come out of USC in my opinion, Bush proved to be an impact player as a first-year freshman reserve tailback in 2003. By 2004, Bush was a difference maker as a sophomore tailback. He finished his career at USC with over 4,000 all-purpose yards. He wrapped up his USC career by adding the Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Award.
The ten years veteran Marshawn Lynch still plays the game like he is 21 years old. After ten years of playing running back, most player would slow down from the bumps and bruises. In the case of Marshawn Lynch, he’s the one doing the bruising. Marshawn has rushed for over 11,000 yards in his career, and he still plays like he is just getting started.
8. Janoris Jenkins (College & NFL)
This kid is a tackling machine and he puts fear in the heart of ever quarterback who is stupid enough to throw the ball on his side of the field.
The University of Florida cornerback is hands down the best football player in college football right now. The junior cornerback, Vernon Hargreaves III picked up his fifth consensus first-team All-American honor, making him the first unanimous first-team All-American at Florida since Joe Haden in 2009. During the 2015 season, Hargreaves has recorded 31 tackles, including one for a loss. He has picked off four passes, broken up four more and forced one fumble.
One of the most physical safeties in the game right now, Reggie Nelson has always been known dishing out punishing hits. From college to the NFL Reggie Nelson continues to make big plays. The former University of Florida All-American Safety is at it again, after picking a Pro Bowl selection in the NFL
5. Chris Rainey (College)
4. Jeff Demps (College)
One of the most exciting football players to come out of University of Florida, and that’s saying a lot. Some may even argue that Jeff is the fastest football player ever to play in a Gator’s jersey. Jeff Demps is currently playing in the NFL and also running track for the USA Olympics team.
3. Emmit Smith (College & NFL)
This guy was so good that his records still stand today. Emmit Smith played running back at the University of Florida, after having a brilliant college career he went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys and where he had an even better career. Emmit Smith is the NFL’s all-time rushing leader with over 19,000 rushing yards.
Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion with the Florida Gators, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman Trophy winner. Tim Tebow is the first player in NCAAF history to win the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore. Tim won two National Championship for the Gators, and he still holds the school’s record for most rushing yards. Impressed yet? He was the quarterback!
This guy is a magician with the ball in his hands. Trying to catch him is like trying to catch the wind. The Former University of Florida receiver is something special to watch play the game. The guy can make someone miss him in a phone booth. Percey Harvin can single handily change the outcome of a game. He is a nightmare for defenses!