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Rankings the top Big 10 players all-time
This post is aimed at serious Big 10 football historians(or old farts generally). I've prepared a ranking of the 100 best Big Ten football players from the traditional Big 10 schools (pre-PSU) for some argument/discussion. In preparing the list I looked at honors (AA llsts, All-Big 10s, MVPs, all-time list, national honors/awards, draft position) and #s (when I could find them). I've considered all positions and eras equally, looking for dominance within an era. College performance is 90%.....I only looked at pro performance to elevate or reduce a ranking already made. I've also considered my personal observations. Here is my list:

1. Red Grange, Illinois
2. Tom Harmon, UM
3. Orlando Pace, OSU
4. Dick Butkis, Illinos
5. Archie Griffin, OSU
6. Walter Eckersall, Chicago
7. Chic Harley, OSU
8. Willie Heston, UM
9. Paul Giel, Minnesota
10. Leroy Keyes, Purdue
11. Jim Parker, OSU
12. Hopalong Cassady, OSU
13. Bob Chappuis, UM
14. Bennie Oosterbaan, UM
15. Bob Ferguson, OSU
16. Alan Ameche, Wisconsin
17. Wes Fesler, OSU
18. Desmond Howard, UM
19. Charles Woodson, UM
20. Leo Nomellini, Minnesota
21. Bobbie Bell, Minnesota
22. Drew Brees, Purdue
23. Chuck Long, Iowa
24. Nile Kinnick, Iowa
25. Anthony Carter, UM
26. Herb Joestling, Minnesota
27. Bob Griese, Purdue
28. George Webster, MSU
29. Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
30. Jay Berwanger, Chicago
31. Eddie George, OSU
32. Anthony Thompson, IU
33. Randy Gradishar, OSU
34. Ron Kramer, UM
35. Bennie Friedman, UM
36. John Hicks, OSU
37. Alex Karras, Iowa
38. Vic Janowicz, OSU
39. Jack Tatum, OSU
40. Chris Spielman, OSU
41. Ed Widseth, Minnseota
42. Calvin Jones, Iowa
43. Tom Cousineau, OSU
44. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
45. Braylon Edwards, UM
46. Dick Wildung, Minneota
47. Rod Woodson, Purdue
48. Otto Graham, NW
49. Alex Agase, ILL/PUR
50. Pat Fitzgerald, NW
51. Tom Brown, Minnesota
52. Bruce Smith, Minnesota
53. Troy Smith, OSU
54. Mike Phipps, Purdue
55. Clayton Tonnemaker, Minnesota
56. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
57. David Williams, Illinois
58. Pug Land, Minnesota
59. Alvin Wistert, UM
60. AJ Hawk, OSU
61. Andy Katzenmoyer, OSU
62. Lorenzo White, MSU
63. Les Harvath, OSU
64. Germany Schultz, UM
65. Jim Stillwagon, OSU
66. Tripp Wellborne, UM
67. Aubrey Devine, Iowa
68. Percy Snow, MSU
69. Gordon Locke, Iowa
70. Bubba Smith, MSU
71. Mark Hermann, Purdue
72. Mike Doss, OSU
73. Charles Rogers, MSU
74. Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota
75. Jake Long, UM
76. Ron Johnson, UM
77. Mark Messner, UM
78. Warren Amling, OSU
79. Moe Garner, Illinois
80. Keith Byers, OSU
81. Brad Banks, Iowa
82. Jim Grabowski, Illinois
83. Rex Kern, OSU
84. Chris Carter, OSU
85. Harry Newman, UM
B6. Brad Van Pelt, MSU
87. James Laurinatis, OSU
88. Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin
89. LaMarr Woodley, UM
90. Albert Benbrook, UM
91. Dave Brown, UM
92. Antoine Winfield, OSU
93. Tony Mandarich, MSU
94. Dave Schreiner, Wisconsin
95. Bill Daley, MN/UM
96. Sonny Franck, Minnesota
97. Carl Eller, Minnesota
98, Walter Steffen, Chicago
99. Otis Armstrong, Purdue
100.Larry Station, Iowa

Let me know what you think.
(This post was last modified: 09-05-2017 12:53 PM by mushroomgod.)
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