top 5 tiger footballers of all time

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  1. MikebTiger

    MikebTiger Founding Member

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    Just read a similar thread on the auburn board and wondered who would make my all-time LSU list.

    1 Billy Cannon
    2 Jerry Stovall
    3 Tommy Casanova
    4 Josh Reed
    5 YA Tittle

    Other:
    Charles Alexander, Booger McFarland, Bert Jones

    sheesh, this is hard.... Especially considering I only actually saw one in my top 5 actually play.
     
  2. lsu99

    lsu99 whashappenin

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    Yeah, I saw a First team all century team for the SEC a couple of years ago and Casanova was the only LSU player that made it. My list would have to start with the mid-80's and leave a lot of great Tigers off since I didn't see them play.

    1. Josh Reed
    2. Dalton Hilliard
    3. Eric Andolsek
    4. Bradie James
    5. Kevin Faulk

    Honorable Mention:
    Herb Tyler, Rohan Davey, Michael Brooks, Eddie Kennison, Wendell Davis, Eric Martin, Domanick Davis, Alan Faneca, Booger, Greg Jackson, Cedric Donaldson (for the Florida game alone), and Thomas Dunson (just joking).
     
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Red's Fifteen

    The top five by college achievements:

    1. Billy Cannon
    2. Doc Fenton
    3. Jerry Stovall
    4. Tommy Casanova
    5. Gaynell Tinsley

    The top five by NFL achievements:

    1. Y. A. Tittle
    2. Moonie Winston
    3. Bert Jones
    4. Leonard Marshall
    5. Jimmy Taylor

    The top five that I've seen play:

    1. Charles Alexander
    2. Tommy Hodson
    3. Josh Reed
    4. A. J. Duhe
    5. Dalton Hilliard
     
  4. Fritzz

    Fritzz Founding Member

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    1. Y.A. Tittle
    2. Steve Van Buren (maybe the best RB ever at LSU)
    3. Billy Cannon
    4. Tommy Casanova
    5. Josh Reed
     
  5. 1. billy cannon
    2. tommy casonova
    3. rohan davey
    4. josh reed
    5. kevin faulk
     
  6. Hub

    Hub Founding Member

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    1. Thomas Dunston
    2. Cisco Perkins
    3. Brad Smalling
    4. Cecil Collins
    5. Melvin Hill
    5a. Jamie Howard;)
     
  7. SeN-SaTioN

    SeN-SaTioN Founding Member

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    Shining as of the 90s and 00s.

    1. Josh Reed
    2. Rohan Davey
    3. Eddie Kennison
    4. Cecil Collins
    5. Kevin Faulk

    But don't forget Alan Faneca and Booger
     
  8. ChuckE

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    Tommy Hodson
    Hokie G. (Spelling)
    Wendell Davis
    Tommy Casanova
    Mike Anderson
    Willie Teal
    David Woodly
    Carlos Carson
    Charles Alexander
    Bert Jones
    Benjie Thibideaux
    David Browndyke
    Josh Reed
    Eric Andolsek
    Herb Tyler
     
  9. diehardLSUfan

    diehardLSUfan Founding Member

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    1. Billy Cannon
    2. Josh Reed
    3. Nacho Albergamo
    4. Dalton Hilliard
    5. Todd Kinchen
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Quarterback

    1. Bert Jones
    2. Rohan Davey
    3. Y.A. Tittle (would have been higher but he didn't play in
    the wide open passing era.
    4. Tommy Hodson
    5. Mike Hillman
    6. David Woodley
    7. Lynn Amedee
    8. Wendell Harris
    9. Steve Ensminger
    10. Herb Tyler
    11. Mike Miley
    12. Carl Otis Trimble

    Running Back

    1. Dalton Hilliard
    2. Charlie Alexander
    3. Billy Cannon
    4. Jerry Stovall
    5. Kevin Faulk
    6. Jimmy Taylor
    7. Steve Van Buren
    8. LaBrandon Toefield (More guts than I ever saw the way he
    came back from all those injuries
    9. Terry Robiske
    10. Earl Gros


    Wide Receiver

    1. Josh Reed
    2. Wendell Davis
    3. Doug Moreau
    4. Eric Martin
    5. Andy Hamilton
    6. Carlos Carson
    7. Eddie Kennison
    8. Todd Kinchen

    Tight End

    1. David LaFleur
    2. Robert Royal
    3. Billy Truax
    4. Brian Kinchen


    O Line

    1. Eric Andolsek
    2. Alan Faneca
    3. Dave McCormick
    4. Nacho Albergamo
    5. Kevin Mawae

    Linebacker

    1. Mike Anderson
    2. George Bevan
    3. Bradie James
    4. Warren Capone
    5. Trev Faulk
    6. A.J. Duhe

    D Line

    1. Leonard Marshall
    2. Booger McFarland
    3. Gabe Northern
    4. Moonie Winston
    5. Benjie Thibodaux

    D Back

    1. Tommy Casanova
    2. Jerry Stovall
    3. Johnny Robinson
    4. Willie Teal
    5. Billy Cannon
    6. Greg Jackson

    Kicker

    1. Tommy Davis (made 286 consecutive extra points in NFL)
    2. David Browndyke
    3. Doug Moreau
    4. Andre LaFleur
    5. Juan Roca

    Kick Returner

    1. Dominick Davis (How many TD returns called back?)
    2. Billy Cannon
    3. Eddie Kennison
    4. Jerry Stovall
    5. Todd Kinchen
    6. Sammy Martin
    7. Eric Martin
    8. Sammy Grezzafi
    9. Joe LaBruzzo

    * Note How much better would the stats have been for old timers like Y.A. Tittle, Billy Cannon, Steve Van Buren or Jimmy Taylor if they had played in a modern game that featured their talents? Thats also true for defensive backs. How many more career interceptions would Tommy Casanova have had if he had played against teams that thew the ball 40 or 50 times a game instead of 15 or 20?

    * Special Note I don't even know what position Doc Fenton played but he has to be incuded in any list of all time great Tigers.
    He played in 1908 and for all I know football in those days might have been more like rugby than football as we know it today but from what I have read about him he scored an amazing number of points for one of only two LSU teams ever to go undefeated.
     

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