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Georgia legend Herschel Walker No. 2 on ESPN's Top 150 all-time college player list

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edited January 2020 in Article commenting

imageGeorgia legend Herschel Walker No. 2 on ESPN's Top 150 all-time college player list

Georgia legend Herschel Walker will always be No. 1 in the hearts of Bulldogs' fans, even if he did finish second in the ESPN 150 vote of all-time great college players

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    UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,163 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Jim was a wrecking ball for sure but I like Herschel Walker as my pick (football).

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    David1David1 Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Herschel could run circles and over brown. He’s running all over em!!

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    Silver_BritchesSilver_Britches Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Walker should have been #1. No contest!

    GO DAWGS!

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    SquillDawgSquillDawg Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm sorry, but the greatest player in college football history never had a thousand yard season? This is just people taking into account pro success and using it to imply college greatness. Honestly, that's the reason Bo was #3. Revisionist history.

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    rjallenrjallen Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Jim Brown was not the first black major college football player but he did become quite the celebrity during his football career. Yep, he had a long and storied pro career. But I think he was chosen because the race barrier issue. Take it or leave it. Jackson was a great back but he does not belong in the top ten.

    Its hard to compare stats of players of different eras. But Bo and Hershel played around the same time. If we were talking about greatest athlete, I vote Jim Thorpe #1.

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    ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Herschel easily #1! Also, in college football history, no player has been more important to his university than HW! Without Herschel, there would be absolutely nothing for UGA fans to hang their hats! It's shameful that Burrow will have a statue at LSU before Walker at UGA!

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    bogarttadbogarttad Posts: 283 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    As much as we may detest him as a fallen star, how can OJ Simpson on the basis of college performance not be well into the top 10? I hate the unpleasant reminder myself.

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    BoulderDawgBoulderDawg Posts: 721 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Several things....I love JIm Brown but I feel he was ranked more on the fact that he played more than one sports and was really dominant in the pros...also I agree with the comment below...You have to put Simpson in this list

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,676 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Herschel was the one that looked like he could still tote the rock. He was second in size only to Jim Brown who actually dwarfed him. Never realized Brown was that big a guy. I realize he is old and has put on a lot of weight as we all do as we age, but even stooped over he was taller than Herschel.

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    tommieleetommielee Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    A football team usually has 22 players, 11 on offense, 11 on defense. So why didn't they name the greatest 22 players as the all time greatest of the game? All eleven were either there in person, or had a replacement there in their place, except Bo Jackson, strange!

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    bigdawg88bigdawg88 Posts: 64 ✭✭ Sophomore

    He only played two years at USC and his pro career was what he is really remembered for (well, other than that other thing....).

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    bogarttadbogarttad Posts: 283 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Bigdawg 88

    I am old enough to have been there for those two years of OJ Simpson at USC. In my estimation, at the collegiate level Simpson had (and still has not had) no comparable for size, speed, and fluidity of motion that he possessed. His pro career only further validated his athletic prowess. Without the "other stuff", he may have been ranked as the GOAT.

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    navydawgnavydawg Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    With all due respect to Jim Brown and he certainly deserves it. At the college level Herschel WAS the Dawgs Offense at the time. I mean pretty much all his teammates, especially on the O would tell you it was Give The Ball To Herschel. And opposing D’s would just think OK here comes Herschel, Again !! 😀

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