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RE: All Century Team
(08-30-2017 10:15 AM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote:  In an absolute shocker, Chuck Ealey, of all people, was named the best player in Rocket history. Almost unimaginable. What were the voters thinking?

35-0! Thirty-Five and 0! Almost nothing else I can say compares to that. But here goes.

1st team all-American. 8th in Heisman voting (1st MAC player to ever receive votes); 3 time 1st team All-MAC; 3 time MAC offensive POY; 2 time Tangerine bowl MVP; UT jersey retired;

At the time, set most every career QB record for Toledo. Many of those were broken by Swick, but some stood a lot longer, like career TD passes, which stood for 25 years; First UT player to pass for 2000 yards in a season; Still in the top 10 for most categories.

In addition to his undefeated college career, was also undefeated as a starting QB in HS.

Went on to play for Hamilton, Winnipeg and Toronto in the CFL. Led Hamilton to the Grey Cup in 1972 (his rookie year) and was MVP of the Grey Cup game; CFL rookie of the year; Threw for more than 13,000 yards and 82 TDs in his 7 year CFL career. Also rushed for nearly 4,000 yards and scored 19 rushing TDs.

All-time great, and an absolutely outstanding human being.
08-30-2017 06:06 PM
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RE: All Century Team
(08-30-2017 06:06 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  
(08-30-2017 10:15 AM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote:  In an absolute shocker, Chuck Ealey, of all people, was named the best player in Rocket history. Almost unimaginable. What were the voters thinking?

35-0! Thirty-Five and 0! Almost nothing else I can say compares to that. But here goes.

1st team all-American. 8th in Heisman voting (1st MAC player to ever receive votes); 3 time 1st team All-MAC; 3 time MAC offensive POY; 2 time Tangerine bowl MVP; UT jersey retired;

At the time, set most every career QB record for Toledo. Many of those were broken by Swick, but some stood a lot longer, like career TD passes, which stood for 25 years; First UT player to pass for 2000 yards in a season; Still in the top 10 for most categories.

In addition to his undefeated college career, was also undefeated as a starting QB in HS.

Went on to play for Hamilton, Winnipeg and Toronto in the CFL. Led Hamilton to the Grey Cup in 1972 (his rookie year) and was MVP of the Grey Cup game; CFL rookie of the year; Threw for more than 13,000 yards and 82 TDs in his 7 year CFL career. Also rushed for nearly 4,000 yards and scored 19 rushing TDs.

All-time great, and an absolutely outstanding human being.

Worth a reread.

Sports Illustrated: Holy Toledo
08-30-2017 06:53 PM
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RE: All Century Team
For those who have been wondering, here's the complete list:

50. Michael Roberts TE
49. Stephen Williams WR
48. Dan Molls LB
47. Mark Brandon DB
46. Adam Najarian OL/LB
45. Colin Westrich OL
44. Jeremiah Detmer PK
43. James Pierce DL
42. Mike Carman OL/LB
41. Ken Moyer OL
40. Jim Gray RB/DB
39. David Fluellen RB
38. DeJuan Goulde DL
37. Harold McGuire DB
36. Greg Mancz OL
35. Gary Hinkson DB
34. Andy McCollum OL
33. Ryan Huzjak QB
32. Brent Williams DL
31. Brett Kern P
30. Aaron Bivins LB
29. Richard Craig RB
28. Lee Pete QB
27. Roland Moss RB
26. Steve Schnitkey DL
25. Casey McBeth RB
24. John Schneider QB
23. Al Baker TE
22. Gib Stick RB
21. Don Fair WR
20. John Greco OL
19. Dan Bukovich OL/LB
18. Mike Kennedy DB
17. Emerson Cole RB
16. Nick Kaczur OL
15. John Niezgoda LB
14. Wasean Tait RB
13. Tom Beutler DL
12. Dan Williams DL
11. Eric Page WR
10. Gene Swick QB
9. Curtis Johnson DB
8. Mel Triplett RB
7. Kareem Hunt RB
6. Barry Church DB
5. Lance Moore WR
4. Mel Long, Sr. DL
3. Chester Taylor, RB
2. Bruce Gradkowski QB
1. Chuck Ealey QB
08-30-2017 08:00 PM
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RE: All Century Team
By my count I've seen 19 of these players live and 5 of the top 10
08-30-2017 08:23 PM
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RE: All Century Team
(08-30-2017 08:23 PM)Rocket_Fanatic Wrote:  By my count I've seen 19 of these players live and 5 of the top 10

27 for me.
08-30-2017 09:07 PM
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RE: All Century Team
43 and quite possibly a few more when I was a kid.
08-30-2017 10:58 PM
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