Who is the best football player ever to attend LSU?

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  1. john randolph

    john randolph Freshman

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    In the Pro's or in college. :geaux: :lsup:
     
  2. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Freshman

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    He never really got a true chance to prove it here, but I think Michael Clayton is the best player to ever wear purple and gold.
     
  3. Dirt Dog

    Dirt Dog Freshman

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    Jimmy Taylor

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  4. TexasTigers

    TexasTigers Are You With Me ?

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    Josh Reed for me

    Billy Cannon - Compared to other players of his time

    I would throw in
    Kevin Faulk

    Are you judging this based on what they did in college or their careers as a whole. IE how they did in the NFL is a factor...
     
  5. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

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    Some based on later accomplishments.....

    Cannon
    Taylor
    Bert Jones
    Casanova
    Winston
    Hilliard
    Hodson
    Alexander

    Of these.....Cannon or Taylor.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    The Heisman is awarded to the best player in college football. There is only one LSU Heisman trophy winner--Billy Cannon. Jerry Stoval and Charles Alexander were Heisman runners-up. Tommy Casanova, Doc Fenton, ken Kavanaugh, Abe Mikal, and Gus Tinsley are all in the College football Hall of Fame.

    Now, the best LSU player in the NFL was Hall-of-famer Y.A. Tittle. Jimmy Taylor and Steve van Buren are also in the NFL Hall of Fame.
     
  7. lctiger

    lctiger Freshman

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    No ifs ands or buts about it... the late Eric Andolsek. When God made him, he cut the man from rock and said I'm making the toughest SOB you'll ever see.
     
  8. TSdude

    TSdude Founding Member

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    Beat me to it...


    NFL Hall of Fame...enough said
     
  9. cottonijoe

    cottonijoe Freshman

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    Josh Reed or Y.A. Tittle.
     
  10. Tygrr

    Tygrr Win the West

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    When it's all said and done I truly believe there will be no question that Michael Clayton will be the best player ever to come out of LSU.

    C. Collins could have been right up there, but we'll never know. :cool:
     

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