48. Ncaa Division Football Best Players of All time

John Rizzo

The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) is the highest level of college football in the United States and consists of some of the most renowned schools within National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As one of 10 conferences, today 131 collegiate institutions participate across all divisions.

FBS teams are characterized by their competitive spirit, outstanding student-athletes and top quality coaches who contribute to a dynamic atmosphere on game days. With bowl games taking place each year during post season play, this division provides an exceptional opportunity for universities to showcase their skills against opponents from around the country.

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1. Blake Corum

Michigan Wolverines football

Blake Corum Career

  • College: , Michigan (2020–present)
  • High school: Saint Frances Academy (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football (2022), Ameche–Dayne Running Back of the Year (2022), Unanimous All-American (2022), First-team All-Big Ten (2022), Third-team All-Big Ten (2021)

Blake Corum is a running back for the Michigan Wolverines. He was a 1st-team All-Big Ten selection in his sophomore year and finished 3rd on the team with 1,391 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

Blake is from Marshall, Virginia and attended James Madison High School where he played quarterback before switching to running back as a junior. 

In 2017, he ran for 989 yards on 149 carries (5.8 avg) with 10 touchdowns while also catching 17 passes for 167 yards (10 avg) and one touchdown in 12 games played as a receiver.

As of September 2020, Blake has 2,181 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns along with 43 receptions for 372 yards (11 Avg) and four scores in 24 career games at Michigan Blake Corum is a running back from Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. In his senior year, he was a unanimous All-American and First-team All-Big Ten player.

He also won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the most valuable player on his team. Blake Corum has had an impressive career so far, with many awards including being named Ameche–Dayne Running Back of the Year in 2022.

Also Played For: michigan wolverines football, college football

2. Donovan Edwards

Donovan Edwards Career

  • College: , Michigan (2021–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Fiesta Bowl (December)
  • High school: West Bloomfield (MI)
  • Mr. Football Michigan (2020)

Donovan Edwards is a sophomore running back for the Michigan Wolverines. He was ranked as the No. 7 running back in the nation by 247Sports heading into his senior season.

Edwards broke several records at West Bloomfield High School, including most career rushing yards (4,652) and touchdowns (52). As a freshman in 2017, he rushed for 614 yards and five touchdowns on just 59 carries while also catching 21 passes for 209 yards and another touchdown.

In 2018, Donovan became one of only two players in NCAA history to rush for more than 2,000 yards and gain 150 receiving yards in their first three seasons (the other being LaDainian Tomlinson). 

He has been compared to current NFL stars Melvin Gordon and David Johnson due to his combination of size, speed, agility and explosiveness on the ground combined with his ability as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

3. CJ Stroud

Ohio State Buckeyes football

CJ Stroud Career

  • College:  Ohio State (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games:  2021 Sugar Bowl, 2021 CFP National Championship, 2022 Rose Bowl, 2022 Peach Bowl
  • High school: Rancho Cucamonga
  • 2× Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year (2021, 2022), 2× Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year (2021, 2022), Thompson–Randle El Freshman of the Year (2021), Second-team All-American (2022), Third-team All-American (2021), 2× first-team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)

CJ Stroud is a sophomore quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was born on October 3, 2001 in Rancho Cucamonga, California and attended Riverside Polytechnic High School.

In his freshman year at Ohio State, he started all 13 games and led the team to an undefeated record while throwing for 3,725 yards and 34 touchdowns with just four interceptions.

As a sophomore in 2020, Stroud led OSU to their second national championship after leading them to an 11-1 record with 27 touchdown passes and only six interceptions over 21 games played (15 starts).

CJ is married to Katelyn Saldana and has one daughter named Harper Rose Stroud who was born on December 23rd, 2019.. CJ Stroud is a two-time All-Big Ten player and one of the top signal callers in college football.

He was also named to the Second Team All-American team in his final season with the Buckeyes, despite losing to Alabama in the National Championship game. 

After transferring from Oklahoma, where he had started every game as a freshman, Stroud led Rancho Cucamonga to back-to-back California State Championships before joining Ohio State for his final year of eligibility.

Also Played For: the ohio state university, ohio state buckeyes football

4. Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Career

  • College: , Ohio State (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Sugar Bowl, 2021 CFP National Championship, 2022 Rose Bowl (MVP)
  • High school: Rockwall
  • Third-team All-American (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten (2021), 2022 Rose Bowl Offensive MVP, Landry Award (2019)

Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a standout wide receiver for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was born on February 14, 2002, in Dallas, Texas, and played high school football at Bishop Dunne High School.

Jaxon signed with the Buckeyes as a junior in 2020 and has been an important part of their offense ever since then. He has caught 251 passes for 3,584 yards (19 touchdowns) and 28 receptions for 315 yards (three touchdowns) this season alone.

Jaxon is also known for his strong work ethic off the field - he frequently volunteers to help out with community events around Columbus, Ohio where he lives. His long-term goal is to become a doctor and help others suffering from health issues like cancer or diabetes.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba was an All-American at Rockwall High School and is a current standout for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Jaxon Smith-Njigba has been named to several All-Big Ten teams, including the first team in 2021 and the second team in 2022. 

He led the Huskers to their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1995 with a victory over Iowa in the CFP National Championship game last year.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba is also known for his impressive touchdown catches, ranking third all-time at Nebraska with 31 scoring grabs, 10 of which came during his senior season alone. 

In addition to football, he’s played baseball and basketball for Nebraska, earning honorable mention accolades both seasons as a pitcher and rebounder respectively; however.

It seems he will be best remembered by Nebraskans as one of college football’s most promising stars of tomorrow.

Also Played For: mock draft

5. TreVeyon Henderson

Ohio State Buckeyes football

TreVeyon Henderson Career

  • College: Ohio State (2021–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Rose Bowl
  • High school: Hopewell High School (Hopewell, VA)
  • Second Team All Big Ten (2021), USA Today All-American (2019)

TreVeyon Henderson is a sophomore running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an All-American selection in his high school career and has been one of the most prolific runners in college football over the past two seasons.

Henderson was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts as a developmental player after he finished his freshman season at Ohio State, but he failed to make an impact with them and was released in September of last year. 

He then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, who have him on their active roster for this season.

In seven games so far this season, Henderson has averaged 5 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns - including a 94-yarder against Michigan early in October which helped Cincinnati win their game that day. 

Henderson is known for his speed and burst through holes, as well as his versatility – he can run between the tackles or take off downfield on long runs due to his quick acceleration out of cutback lanes.

At just 20 years old, TreVeyon Henderson still has plenty of room to grow both physically and statistically - making him an exciting prospect heading into next year's NFL Draft.

6. Paris Johnson Jr.

Paris Johnson Jr. Career

  • College:  Ohio State (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games:  2021 CFP National Championship, 2021 Sugar Bowl, 2022 Rose Bowl
  • High school: Princeton (Sharonville, Ohio)
  • Consensus All-American (2022), First-team All-Big Ten (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten (2021)

Paris Johnson Jr. is a talented offensive tackle from Ohio State who will be a junior next season. He has already started 13 games for the Buckeyes and played in all 27 of their contests during his time there, including three starts against Michigan and Wisconsin in 2018.

The 21-year-old is known for his powerful blocks and exceptional agility on the field - making him an invaluable part of Ohio State's offense while he remains eligible. 

Johnson was named to the 2019 All-Big Ten First Team by both coaches and players after averaging 10 tackles per game over conference play this past season - leading OSU in that category despite missing two games due to injury.

The Columbus native also recorded six sacks, five pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one touchdown. Ying between tackle spots or at fullback on some occasions too proving himself as a versatile player with plenty of upside going forward.

7. Noah Sewell

Oregon Ducks football

Noah Sewell Career

  • College: , Oregon (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Orem (Orem, Utah)
  • Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2020), First-team All-Pac-12 (2021), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Noah Sewell is a sophomore linebacker for the Oregon Ducks. He was a three-star recruit out of American Samoa and was ranked as the No. 1 player at his position in the nation by 247Sports.

Sewell made an immediate impact for Oregon, starting all 14 games he played during his freshman season and recording 132 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and a touchdown.

In his sophomore season, Noah continued to be among the leaders on defense for the Ducks with 106 tackles (third on team), 2½ sacks (tied for second) and one interception returned for a touchdown. As a junior this year, Noah has been even more dominant.

Leading Oregon with 127 tackles (second in Pac-12) along with 8½ sacks (first in conference), two forced fumbles (tied for third nationally) and one interception returned 41 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State University to help seal.

Their victory in that game's closing minutes At 6' 3", 1st91m tall and weighing 262lb/119kg., Sewell is an imposing force at inside linebacker who can make plays all over the field both offensively and defensively.

Also Played For: oregon ducks

8. Sean Tucker

Running back


  • College: , Syracuse (2020–present)
  • High school: Calvert Hall (Towson, Maryland)
  • All-American (2021), First-team All-ACC (2021), Second-team All-ACC (2022)

Sean Tucker is a sophomore running back for Syracuse Orange. He was born in October 2001 in Owings Mills, Maryland and grew up in nearby Baltimore. At 5'10" and 205 pounds, he is an undersized running back but has shown flashes of brilliance with his speed and power during college football season.

Sean Tucker's career highlight so far came during the 2016 season when he ran for 111 yards on 15 carries against Pittsburgh Panthers to help lead Syracuse Orange to a victory. As a freshman at Syracuse Orange, Sean Tucker averaged 7 yards per carry on 36 attempts - showing that there may be some potential behind his small stature.

While he may not be the biggest or fastest player on the field, Sean Tucker is determined and hardworking which gives him a chance to succeed no matter what obstacles are put in front of him.

Also Played For: syracuse university football, syracuse orange football

9. Stetson Bennett


Stetson Bennett Career

  • College: , Georgia (2017, 2019–present), Jones County Junior College (2018)
  • Bowl games: , 2018 Rose Bowl, 2020 Sugar Bowl, 2021 Peach Bowl, 2021 Orange Bowl (Offensive MVP), 2022 CFP National Championship (MVP), 2022 Peach Bowl (Offensive MVP), 2023 CFP National Championship (MVP)
  • High school: Pierce County High School
  • 2× CFP National Champion (2021, 2022), 2× CFP National Championship Offensive MVP (2021, 2022), Burlsworth Trophy (2022), Second-Team All-SEC (2022), 2× SEC Champion (2017, 2022), SEC Championship Game MVP (2022)

Bennett is a senior quarterback at Georgia and a three-year starter. He was named first team All-SEC in 2019 after throwing for 3,527 yards with 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

Bennett also ran for 1,142 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground this season. In his college career he has completed 266 of 460 passes (60%) for 33,557 yards with 280 touchdown passes and 55 interceptions - an impressive stat line.

Bennett will be playing in his final game as a Bulldog when they take on Alabama in the Rose Bowl Game on January 2nd 2020 Bennett was the second-leading rusher in college football in both 2017 and 2022. Bennett is a two-time CFP National Champion, as well as a SEC Champion and an MVP of the SEC Championship Game.

He also won the Burlsworth Trophy in 2022, which is given to the best player in Division I FBS conferences not playing for a national championship team that year.

Also Played For: university of georgia, school football

10. Brock Bowers

Tight end

Brock Bowers Career

  • College: , Georgia (2021–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Orange Bowl, 2022 CFP National Championship, 2022 Peach Bowl, 2023 CFP National Championship
  • High school: Napa (Napa, California)
  • 2× CFP National Champion (2021, 2022), John Mackey Award (2022), First-team All-American (2022), Second-team All-American (2021), SEC Freshman of the Year (2021), First-team All-SEC (2021, 2022)

Brock Bowers is a sophomore at Georgia Bulldogs. He played tight end for the Bulldogs in 2020 and 2021. In his junior season in 2022, he led the team with 77 receptions for 1,055 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Brock was born on January 5th, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. His father is Brian Bowers and mother is Courtney Bowers-Hullsberger. His older brother Hunter also plays football at Bucknell University as a defensive lineman.

Brock has always been interested in sports since he was young because his family are big fans of both basketball and football. After playing high school football for Westlake High School (Atlanta), Brock chose to play college football at Georgia Bulldogs due to their strong program history and coaching staff.

While attending Georgia, Brock has majored in finance but will be able to continue this major while playing professional football. As a freshman tight end on the 2020 Bulldog team, Brock redshirted during the 2019 season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery that he had performed shortly before enrolling at UGA.

The surgery went well and he started all 11 games as a sophomore Tight End where he caught 27 passes for 367 yards (10 yds/catch) with 3 TD's earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors. 

In the 2021 & 2022 combined seasons, Brock totaled 77 catches for 1125 yards & 10 TDs earning 2nd Team All American recognition.

Also Played For: georgia bulldogs football

11. Jalen Carter

Defensive tackle


  • College: , Georgia (2020–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Peach Bowl, 2021 Orange Bowl, 2022 CFP National Championship, 2022 Peach Bowl
  • High school: Apopka
  • 2× CFP National Champion (2021, 2022), Unanimous All-American (2022), First-team All-SEC (2022), Second-team All-SEC (2021)

Jalen Carter was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school and he has lived up to the hype so far at Georgia. He is a versatile defensive tackle who can play in multiple positions on the line.

Carter played in all 13 games as a true freshman for the Bulldogs last season, recording 37 tackles, one sack and two pass breakups. He looks like he could be an important player for Georgia going forward.

Carter was injured during summer workouts this year and missed most of preseason camp but should be back playing soon. It will be interesting to see how his injury affects him moving forward as it may affect his ability to consistently produce at a high level offensively or defensively.

Carter is majoring in learning design & technology which might help explain why he loves studying video tape so much - something that appears to have helped him improve as a player tremendously already early on in his career. 

Carter's father, Jalen Sr., also played football at Florida State University before becoming a coach himself with Pop Warner Football and now coaches youth football with Coach JJ Johnson Elite Camps based out of Apopka, Florida where Jalen Jr.'s younger brother plays quarterback for their travel team.

12. Kelee Ringo

Kelee Ringo Career

  • College: , Georgia (2020–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Orange Bowl, 2022 CFP National Championship, 2022 Peach Bowl
  • High school: Saguaro (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • 2× CFP National Champion (2021, 2022), Second-team All-SEC (2022)

Kelee Ringo is a sophomore cornerback for the Bulldogs. Kelee was born in Tacoma, Washington on June 27, 2002 and attended Franklin High School where she played football and basketball.

In her freshman year at Georgia, Ringo started 10 games and finished with 50 tackles (40 solo), 2 interceptions, 5 pass breakups, and 1 fumble recovery. 

As a sophomore in 2019, Ringo has started all 13 games for the Bulldogs and recorded 63 tackles (47 solo), 4 interceptions including an 80-yard pick 6 against South Carolina State University.

which was the longest interception return in school history; 15 pass breakups; 2 forced fumbles; 1 fumble recovery; as well as being named SEC Co-Defensive Player of The Week twice (Week 3 vs Kentucky & Week 12 at Tennessee).

She also earned All American third team honors from Sporting News along with unanimous first team consensus All America accolades from College Football News/Scoutings Inc.

Athlon Sports’ Magazine Division II First Team All-American distinction as well as DII First Team All American honours by Phil Steele magazine after leading NCAA Division II schools with 11 passes defended despite missing three contests due to injury.

13. Tyler Van Dyke


Tyler Van Dyke Career

  • College: , Miami (2020–present)
  • High school: Suffield Academy (Suffield, Connecticut)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2021), ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2021)

Tyler Van Dyke is a sophomore quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes. Van Dyke attended Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, Connecticut and was named first-team all-state as a junior and senior.

He played college football at the University of Michigan, where he won the starting job as a true freshman in 2018 and led the Wolverines to an 11–1 record and a berth in the Rose Bowl against Georgia Tech.

In January 2019, Van Dyke announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. Van Dyke is known for his strong arm and accurate passing ability;

he has completed more than 60% of his passes in each of his two seasons with Michigan, leading both teams to victories over top opponents (Alabama & Penn State). The Indianapolis Colts drafted him with their seventh selection overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Also Played For: miami hurricanes football, atlantic coast conference

14. Andre Carter II


  • College: , Army (2019–present)
  • High school: Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, Connecticut)
  • Third-team All-American (2021)

Andre Carter II is a senior linebacker for the Army Black Knights. He was named first-team All-American by Sporting News in his final season at West Point, and finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.

Andre Carter II has also been selected to four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams over his career. In 2017 he led the army with 13 sacks and earned second team NFLPA honors as an outside linebacker.

 Andre Carter II was born on October 21st, 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana Andre Carter II is a professional American football player who currently plays for the Army Black Knights.

Andre Carter was born on October 2, 1997 in Cheshire, Connecticut. Andre played high school football at Cheshire Academy and was recognized as a Third-team All-American in 2021.

After graduating from high school, he attended Boston College where he played college football and participated in the ACC Championship game against Clemson University as a freshman in 2018 . 

He then transferred to West Point after his sophomore season and became a member of the United States Military Academy's Corps of Cadets where he majored in Engineering Science & Management.

Also Played For: army black knights baseball

15. Bryan Bresee

Bryan Bresee Career

  • College: , Clemson (2020−2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Sugar Bowl, 2021 Cheez-It Bowl
  • High school: Damascus
  • ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year (2020), First-team All-ACC (2020), Second-team All-ACC (2022), Third-team All-ACC (2021)

Bryan Bresee is a sophomore defensive tackle for the Clemson Tigers. He was born on October 6, 2001 in Damascus, Maryland and attended Southwest DeKalb High School.

Bryan played football and track at Southwest DeKalb High School before committing to play football at Clemson University. At Clemson, he played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2018 and recorded six tackles including one for loss with two quarterback hurries added to his stat line.

As a sophomore in 2020, Bryan has started all 12 games for the Tigers defense and leads the team with 21 tackles (12 solo) along with five sacks and three forced fumbles through four contests this season. Bryan Bresee is a defensive back for Clemson. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2020 and 2021.

He had 43 tackles, six interceptions, and 11 pass breakups in his two seasons at Clemson. Bryan Bresee is expected to be an early pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Also Played For: clemson university, clemson tigers football

16. Caleb Williams

USC Trojans football


  • College: , Oklahoma (2021), USC (2022–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Alamo Bowl, 2023 Cotton Bowl Classic
  • High school: Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)
  • Heisman Trophy (2022), Maxwell Award (2022), Walter Camp Award (2022), AP College Football Player of the Year (2022), Sporting News College Football Player of the Year (2022), Unanimous All-American (2022), Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-Pac-12 (2022), Second-team All-Big 12 (2021), USA Today All-American (2019)

Caleb Williams is a sophomore quarterback for the USC Trojans. He was born in Washington, D.C., in 2001 and played high school football at DeMatha Catholic High School.

Caleb started his college career at Oklahoma but transferred to USC after two seasons there due to grades issues; he has since become one of the most successful quarterbacks in Trojan history, leading them to multiple bowl games and earning All-American honors in both 2020 and 2021.

In addition to playing football, Caleb also participates in track & field and basketball at USC; he is currently training for the decathlon event at the USATF Championships this summer which will be held in Los Angeles, California. 

Caleb is an ambitious young man who wants nothing more than success on the football field - with or without help from his friends or family.

Also Played For: heisman trophy nfl, usc trojans football

17. Will Anderson Jr.

Alabama Crimson Tide football


  • College: , Alabama (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Rose Bowl, 2021 CFP National Championship, 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic (MVP), 2022 Sugar Bowl
  • High school: Dutchtown (Hampton)
  • CFP national champion (2020), Lombardi Award (2022), 2× Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2021, 2022), Chuck Bednarik Award (2022), Lott Trophy (2022), 2× SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2021, 2022), 2x unanimous All-American (2021, 2022), 2× first-team All-SEC (2021, 2022), Second-team All-SEC (2020), Cotton Bowl Classic MVP (2021)

Will Anderson Jr. is a junior linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide and was a key contributor on their National Championship team in 2021. He had an impressive collegiate career, playing in 36 games with 26 starts and totaling 123 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 10 pass deflections.

His biggest achievement came at the 2021 CFP National Championship where he was MVP of the Cotton Bowl Classic after recording 11 tackles including 1 sack and 5 passes defended. 

After graduation from Alabama in 2022, Will Anderson Jr., is expected to be one of the top linebackers available in this year's NFL Draft Will Anderson Jr.

is one of the most dominant defensive players in college football and he’s a surefire NFL prospect. He was unanimously selected as an All-American in both 2021 and 2022, making him one of only two players to accomplish this feat. 

In 2020, he led the SEC with 13 sacks and won the CFP National Championship title as well as becoming a Lombardi Award finalist. His career stats are impressive: 91 tackles for loss, 51 quarterback hurries, 26 pass breakups and 10 forced fumbles over three seasons with Dutchtown (Hampton).

18. Bryce Young

Alabama Crimson Tide football

Bryce Young Career

  • College: , Alabama (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Rose Bowl, 2021 CFP National Championship, 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic, 2022 Sugar Bowl
  • High school: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
  • CFP national champion (2020), Heisman Trophy (2021), Maxwell Award (2021), Davey O’Brien Award (2021), Manning Award (2021), AP College Football Player of the Year (2021), Sporting News College Football Player of the Year (2021), Consensus All-American (2021), SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2021), SEC Championship Game MVP (2021), Sugar Bowl MVP (2022), First team All-SEC (2021), Second team All-SEC (2022)

Bryce Young is a 2020 junior quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bryce Young was born on July 25, 2001 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At age 21, Bryce Young will be a junior at Alabama this upcoming season and has played for the Crimson Tide since 2020.

As a sophomore in 2020, Bryce Young led Alabama to their first CFP National Championship appearance ever and had one of his best seasons statistically with 3,971 passing yards along with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions across 12 games played (10 starts). 

In 2021 as a junior, Bryce Young helped lead Alabama to another Cotton Bowl Classic victory over Texas Tech before being named MVP of the Rose Bowl against Nebraska where he passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns.

While also rushing for 33 more yards on six carries including an incredible 85-yard touchdown run that made headlines all around college football.

With yet another stellar performance as a senior in 2022 - leading Alabama to their fourth straight SEC Championship - BryceYoung once again set career highs in both Passing Yards (4,643) and Touchdowns (37), earning.

Second Team All-SEC honors from league coaches along with First Team All-American recognition by Phil Steele magazine.

19. Bijan Robinson

Texas Longhorns football

Bijan Robinson Career

  • College:  Texas (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games:  2020 Alamo Bowl (MVP)
  • High school: Salpointe (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Doak Walker Award (2022), Unanimous All-American (2022), 2× first-team All-Big 12 (2021, 2022)

Bijan Robinson is a running back for the Texas Longhorns. He was a standout player at Tucson High School and attended Texas as a freshman in 2020. As a junior in 2022, Robinson led the team with 1,028 yards on 179 carries and 10 touchdowns.

He also caught 25 passes for 214 yards and another touchdown. In four seasons at Texas, Bijan Robinson has run for 2,711 yards on 576 carries with 29 touchdowns (and five receiving scores). 

A versatile offensive weapon, Bijan Robinson has proved himself capable of playing both running back and receiver in college football games.

With his combination of speed and power, Bijan Robinson is an exciting prospect who could have a bright future in the NFL if he continues to develop his skillset Bijan Robinson is a high school.

Senior from Salpointe (Tucson, Arizona) and was one of the best running backs in the country last season. He led his team to two straight conference championships and was named a unanimous All-American.

Bijan Robinson has been a key part of Oklahoma’s offense for several seasons now, and he will be looking to help lead the Sooners to another victory this year in the Alamo Bowl against Colorado State.

 As a junior, he rushed for 1,609 yards on 305 carries with 20 touchdowns while also catching 54 passes for 555 yards and four more scores. 

In 2017, as a sophomore, he added 914 rushing yards on 167 attempts with 15 touchdowns while adding 33 catches for 358 yards and five more scores through the air.

With plenty of experience at both running back positions as well as receiver out wide, Robinson should have no trouble leading his team once again this season despite being just 18 years old heading into bowl game week.

Also Played For: texas longhorns football

20. Jordan Addison

Pittsburgh Panthers football


  • College: , Pittsburgh (2020–2021), USC (2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Peach Bowl, 2021 ACC Championship Game
  • High school: Tuscarora (Frederick)
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award (2021), Consensus All-American (2021), First-team All-Pac-12 (2022), First-team All-ACC (2021)

Jordan Addison is a highly touted wide receiver prospect out of the University of Southern California. He was one of only two true freshmen to play in all 13 games for USC during the 2018 season, catching 36 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns.

Jordan Addison has been compared to Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown due to his size and speed as a wide receiver. Jordan Addison declared for the NFL Draft after his junior year at USC, but may change his mind if he continues to make big plays both on the field and in practice with the Trojans throughout 2019 preseason games.

Jordan Addison was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round (No. 94 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft Jordan Addison was an All-American and a First Team All-Pac-12 player in his final season at Tuscarora High School. 

Jordan is the son of former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter, who played with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1993 to 2000.

He averaged 134 yards receiving per game as a senior and helped lead Tuscarora to their first state championship since 1981. 

Jordan joins teammate Da’Ron Payne as one of just two players in FBS history to total 1,000 rushing yards, 1,500 receiving yards and 10 career touchdowns receptions (the other being Oklahoma State's James Washington).

 He will play football at Alabama next season after spending last year on campus working out for the Tide coaching staff while also playing for the Crimson Tide’s junior varsity team both during.

Spring drills and during their fall games against smaller schools such as Talladega College and Prattville Junior College where he totaled 281 all purpose yards including 154 rush yds & 87 rec yds with 2 TDs.

Also Played For: pittsburgh panthers football

21. Jahmyr Gibbs

Alabama Crimson Tide football


  • College: , Georgia Tech (2020–2021), Alabama (2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Sugar Bowl
  • High school: Dalton (Dalton)
  • Second-team All-American (2021), First-team All-ACC (2021), Second-team All-SEC (2022)

Jahmyr Gibbs is a running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was ranked number one in the nation by ESPN and garnered second-team All-American honors from Sporting News.

Jahmyr Gibbs played college football at Georgia Tech, where he led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns as a junior in 2020. After his successful collegiate career, Gibbs was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft.

He has yet to make an appearance with that team, but is currently on their practice squad. Jahmyr Gibbs is known for his speed and athleticism on the field; he has been compared to superstars like DeMarco Murray and David Johnson due to this trait alone. 

As a literature, media and communications major at Alabama, it's no surprise that Jahmyr Gibbs loves learning about different topics – even if they're not related to sports.

22. Earl Campbell

Houston Oilers

Earl Campbell Career

  • High school: John Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
  • College: Texas (1974–1977)
  • NFL Draft: 1978 / Round
  • Houston Oilers (1978–1984), New Orleans Saints (1984–1985)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1979), 3× NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1978–1980), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1978), 3× First-team All-Pro (1978–1980), PFWA All-Rookie Team (1978), 5× Pro Bowl (1978–1981, 1983), Bert Bell Award (1979), 3× NFL rushing yards leader (1978–1980), 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1979, 1980), NFL 1970s All-Decade Team, NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, Titans/Oilers Ring of Honor, Tennessee Titans No. 34 retired, Heisman Trophy (1977), Davey O'Brien Memorial Trophy (1977), 2× First-team All-American (1975, 1977), Texas Longhorns No. 20 retired, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Houston Sports Hall of Fame
  • Rushing yards: 9,407, Yards per carry
  • Rushing yards: 9,407
  • Yards per carry: 4.3
  • Rushing touchdowns: 74
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • College Football Hall of Fame

Earl Campbell was an American running back who played in the NFL for 17 seasons. He is best known for his time with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints.

Campbell ran for over 10,000 yards and scored more than 50 touchdowns during his career. He also won three Super Bowl titles while with the Oilers and Saints. Earl Campbell retired from professional football in 1985 after a disappointing season with the New York Giants.

He later returned to coaching and spent several years working as an analyst on NFL telecasts before retiring again in 2005. 

Earl Campbell was one of the most dominant running backs in NFL history. He won three consecutive Offensive Player of the Year awards, and was also a 3x First-team All-Pro.

Campbell made an immediate impact with the Titans as a rookie, rushing for over 1,000 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns. 

His career went on to be even more successful than that initial season, as he led the league in rushing four times and scored 34 total touchdowns during his tenure with Tennessee.

In addition to his individual accomplishments on the field, Earl Campbell is also remembered for his humanitarian work off it - notably through his foundation which helps disadvantaged children around the world have access to education and health care. 

His legacy will forever be cemented within NFL history as one of its all-time greats - thanks in large part to his unparalleled dominance on the ground.

23. Sam Hartman

Wake Forest Demon Deacons football

Sam Hartman Career

  • College: Wake Forest (2018–2022), Notre Dame (2023–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Gator Bowl (co-MVP), 2022 Gasparilla Bowl (MVP)
  • High school: Oceanside Collegiate Academy (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2021), Third-team All-ACC (2022), Brian Piccolo Award Recipient (2022)

Sam Hartman is a senior quarterback at Notre Dame and was one of the most highly touted recruits in his class. He has had an impressive career at Notre Dame, starting every game since he stepped on campus and leading the Fighting Irish to back-to-back playoff appearances.

Sam is a two-time All-American who ranked second in Division I history with 10,361 passing yards as a senior. He will be playing for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles this season after being selected in the first round (No. 10 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. 

Hartman was a two-time second-team All-ACC selection and an award recipient at Wake Forest, where he helped lead the Deacons to back-to-back bowl games.

Hartman has experience playing in both the Gator Bowl and Gasparilla Bowl, with his 21st birthday just days away from each game. Hartman is coming off of a season in which he recorded 78 receptions for 1,145 yards and six touchdowns.

Also Played For: wake forest university football

24. Peter Skoronski


  • College: , Northwestern (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Citrus Bowl
  • High school: Maine South (Park Ridge)
  • Rimington–Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year (2022), Unanimous All-American (2022), 2× first-team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022), Second-team All-Big Ten (2020)

Peter Skoronski is a junior offensive tackle at Northwestern. He was named first-team All Big Ten as a sophomore in 2018. He started all 11 games at left tackle for the Wildcats this season, helping them to an 8-5 record and their third consecutive bowl game appearance.

In high school, Peter played football and basketball for Park Ridge High School where he was teammates with current Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack and future Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook. 

After graduating from high school, Peter decided to attend Northwestern on athletic scholarship instead of going to college out of state like many players his age do nowadays because he felt that the coaching staff there would be able to help him reach.

His full potential on the field as a player Outside of football, Peter enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends and family, cooking Italian food, listening to music (especially rock bands like Led Zeppelin ), reading books about history or philosophy, and watching movies.

That explore different cultures or genres (particularly action/adventure films), and learning new languages.

25. Michael Mayer


  • College: , Notre Dame (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Gator Bowl
  • High school: Covington Catholic (Park Hills, Kentucky)
  • Consensus All-American (2022), Third-team All-American (2021), Third-team All-ACC (2020)

Michael Mayer is a junior tight end for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was born in Independence, Kentucky on July 6th, 2001 and attended high school there before enrolling at Notre Dame.

At Notre Dame he played both offensive and defensive lineman during his freshman year before settling into the tight end position as a sophomore. As a junior he led all Tight Ends with 83 receptions for 1128 yards and 10 touchdowns (all career highs).

Michael Mayer has also been an important blocker for the Fighting Irish offense this season, earning Second Team All-American Athletic Conference honors from ESPN College Football Insider Phil Steele as well as First Team All-America status by 247 Sports Composite rankings.

Michael Mayer was a consensus All-American in 2022. He also received third-team accolades from both the Associated Press and the College Football News in 2021. A three-time all-conference selection, he helped lead Covington Catholic to back-to-back state championships (2020, 2021).

Also Played For: notre dame fighting irish football, university of notre dame

26. Deuce Vaughn

Kansas State Wildcats football

Deuce Vaughn Career

  • College: , Kansas State (2020–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Sugar Bowl
  • High school: Cedar Ridge, (Round Rock, Texas)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (2021, 2022), Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2020), 3× Second-team All-Big 12 (2020–2022)

Deuce Vaughn is a junior running back for the Kansas State Wildcats. He has played in all 38 games during his two seasons with the team. Deuce was born on November 2, 2001 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and attended high school at North Little Rock High School before signing with Kansas State in 2020.

In his freshman season (2020), Deuce had 1,050 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 267 carries while adding 36 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown through the air. 

As a sophomore in 2021, Deuce led K-State with 1,416 rushing yards on 281 carries along with 16 receptions for 205 yards and five touchdowns through the air en route to being named First Team All-Big 12 Conference performer.

Vaughn signed an entry level contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars following his collegiate career but was waived prior to their rookie mini camp earlier this year.

Also Played For: kansas state university

27. Hendon Hooker

Tennessee Volunteers football

Hendon Hooker Career

  • College: , Virginia Tech (2017–2020), Tennessee (2021–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Orange Bowl
  • High school: Dudley (Greensboro)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-SEC (2022)

Hendon Hooker is a senior quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers and was named to the All-SEC first team in 2019. Hendon graduated from North Carolina State with a degree in agricultural leadership, education and communication.

He started his career at NCSU as an backup before becoming starter midway through his sophomore season. In 2018, he led the Wolfpack to their first ACC championship since 1990 and finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy behind Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State.

As a junior, Hendon completed 279 of 463 passes (59%) for 3,387 yards with 27 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions while leading NC State to its second consecutive ACC title game appearance and fourth overall conference championship under head coach Dave Doeren. 

At 25 years old, Hendon is one of youngest players ever to win both the SEC's Player of the Year award as well as been named an all-conference player twice during his collegiate career.

28. A.T. Perry

A.T. Perry Career

  • College: , Wake Forest (2018–present)
  • High school: Park Vista Community (Lake Worth)
  • 2× First-team All-ACC (2021, 2022)

A.T. Perry is a junior wide receiver for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and he has already made an impact on the team this season. He was named to The Sports Journal's Preseason All-ACC Team, and he is poised to have another great year in 2017.

A.T. Perry also holds several other Academic Honor Roll accolades, which speaks volumes about his dedication to academics as well as football. A native of Lake Worth, Florida, A.T.'s parents are both athletic trainers. 

He began playing football at age 6 and quickly developed into one of the top receivers in his state. I love getting hit," Perry said after making a catch against Norfolk State last week." – ESPN.

A.T. Perry is a 6'5" tall and 205lb guard from Wake Forest who was named to the First-team All-ACC in 2021 and 2022. He has led the Demon Deacons to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament, most recently reaching the Sweet 16 last year.

In his two seasons at Wake Forest, Perry averaged 14 points per game while shooting 45% from three point range and 83% from the free-throw line. 

His explosive athleticism makes him one of the toughest defenders in college basketball, as well as a formidable scorer off of pick & rolls or isolation plays on offense With his height, long arms and elite shotblocking ability, Perry could become an important contributor for any team he joins next season.

29. Devin Leary

Devin Leary Career

  • College: , NC State (2018–2022), Kentucky (2023–present)
  • High school: , Timber Creek, (Gloucester Township, New Jersey)

Devin Leary is a talented quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats. He has good passing and running ability, as well as leadership skills. In 2018, Devin led the Wildcats to an 8-5 record and a berth in the SEC Championship game against Alabama.

Devin was named first team All-SEC in his junior season, and he is widely considered one of the best quarterbacks in college football. After graduation from Kentucky, Devin will be available in the 2019 NFL Draft Devin Leary is a 6'1" tall freshman guard from NC State.

He has posted impressive stats in his two seasons with the Wolfpack, averaging over 15 points and 5 assists per game. Devin was widely considered one of the top players in his class heading into college, and he has lived up to that billing so far for NC State. 

In March 2019, Devin announced that he would be leaving NC State after two years to pursue an NBA career with the Kentucky Wildcats.

Devin is a tough defender who can shut down opposing guards or forwards on either side of the court. He also averaged over 2 steals per game during his time at NC State. We are excited to see what Devin will accomplish next as he moves towards becoming a member of the NBA elite.

Also Played For: nc state wolfpack football

30. Grayson McCall

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football

Grayson McCall Career

  • College: , Coastal Carolina (2019–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2020 Cure Bowl, 2021 Cure Bowl (MVP), 2022 Birmingham Bowl
  • High school: Porter Ridge (Indian Trail, North Carolina)
  • 3× Sun Belt Player of the Year (2020–2022), Sun Belt Freshman of the Year (2020), 3× First team All-Sun Belt (2020–2022), Cure Bowl MVP (2021)

Grayson McCall is a quarterback for Coastal Carolina. Grayson started at quarterback as a freshman, and led the Chanticleers to an 8-4 record and their first bowl game appearance in program history.

He was named second-team All-Conference USA by both the league's coaches and media in his sophomore season, after throwing for 2,722 yards with 20 touchdowns against just five interceptions. 

In his junior year, Grayson helped lead Coastal Carolina to an 11-3 record and another conference championship - making him one of only two players in CCU history (the other being running back Marcus Lattimore) to win consecutive conference MVPs (along with Darian Durant).

As a senior this year, Grayson has thrown for 3,926 yards with 31 touchdown passes against six interceptions on his way to earning first team All-American honors from multiple publications - including ESPN who have called him "one of the most complete quarterbacks in college football.

Also Played For: coastal carolina university

31. Mohamed Ibrahim

Minnesota Golden Gophers football

Mohamed Ibrahim Career

  • College: , Minnesota (2017–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2018 Quick Lane Bowl, 2020 Outback Bowl, 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bowl, 2022 Pinstripe Bowl
  • High school: Our Lady of Good Counsel, (Olney, Maryland)
  • Third-team All-American (2020), Ameche–Dayne Running Back of the Year (2020), 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2020, 2022), 2018 Quick Lane Bowl MVP

Mohamed Ibrahim is a graduate student at Minnesota and a running back for the Golden Gophers. He was born in 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland and played high school football there before enrolling at Minnesota.

In his freshman season, he had 756 rushing yards on 122 carries (5.6 average) with 5 touchdowns while adding 10 receptions for 134 yards (11.9 avg). 

His sophomore season saw him break out as a key player for the Golden Gophers, rushing for 1,549 yards on 251 carries (5.8 average) with 17 touchdowns while also catching 43 passes for 468 yards (10 avg).

As a junior in 2018, Mohamed totaled 1,793 rushing yards on 276 carries (6 average) with 21 touchdowns to go along with 43 catches for 409 yards and another 2 scores through the air.

(13 games played - starting 12 of them). Heading into his senior year he has already racked up an impressive total of 3,593 all-purpose yards from scrimmage including 2,538 rushing Yards on 278 Carries averaging 6 YPC & 20 Touchdowns.

32. Braelon Allen

Wisconsin Badgers football

Braelon Allen Career

  • College: Wisconsin (2021–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Las Vegas Bowl (MVP), 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Off. MVP)
  • High school: Fond du Lac High School, (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
  • 2× Second-team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)

Braelon Allen is a sophomore running back for the Wisconsin Badgers. He was born in 2004 and played high school football at Fond du Lac High School. In his freshman year, he started 10 of 12 games and rushed for 1,183 yards on 207 carries with 14 touchdowns.

As a sophomore in 2019, Allen started all 11 games and ran for 1,322 yards on 245 carries with 10 touchdowns. 

His biggest game came against Nebraska where he had 204 rushing yards on 29 attempts and two touchdowns as well as one catch for 14 yards in Wisconsin's 41-31 victory over their rivals from Lincolnshire, Nebraska.

Allen has been described as "a bruising runner" who can "torch defenders upfield". Braelon Allen is a Wisconsin native who played college football at Fond du Lac. 

After redshirting his first year, Allen started all 13 games of his sophomore season and led the team in yards per carry (7.9) and touchdowns (14). 

He was named First-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media after rushing for 1,631 yards on 291 carries with 18 touchdowns in 2018.

The Badgers will face off against Nevada in their 2021 Las Vegas Bowl matchup and Allen is looking to continue his success this postseason as he leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (16). 

A four-year starter for the Badgers, Allen has totaled 4,464 yards from scrimmage with 47 total scores over his career - including 27 during conference play alone.

Also Played For: wisconsin badgers football

33. Isaiah Foskey


  • College: , Notre Dame (2019–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2019 Camping World Bowl, 2022 Gator Bowl
  • High school: De La Salle (Concord, California)
  • Consensus All-American (2022)

Isaiah Foskey is a senior defensive end for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was a two-time All-American and an Academic All-American while at Notre Dame.

Isaiah Fosky helped lead the Fighting Irish to their first College Football Playoff appearance in over a decade in 2018. In his final season with the team, he registered 14 tackles (10 solo) and 3 sacks in 11 games played.

Isaiah is from Antioch, California and attended Centennial High School before enrolling at Notre Dame where he majored in business administration with a concentration in finance and accounting.

 Isaiah Foskey was a consensus All-American in his final season at De La Salle, and he helped the team make it to the national championship game. He is known for being one of the best defenders in college football history, and he will be an important part of whoever wins the Camping World Bowl this year. 

Isaiah has also been nominated for several awards during his career, including but not limited to College Football News' Lombardi Award and The Sporting News' Bednarik Award ... both of which he won once.

He is a highly respected member of his community, and many people are looking forward to seeing him play in this year's Camping World Bowl.

34. KJ Jefferson

Arkansas Razorbacks football

KJ Jefferson Career

  • College: , Arkansas (2019–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Outback Bowl (MVP)[1], 2022 Liberty Bowl (MVP)[2]
  • High school: North Panola (Sardis)

KJ Jefferson is a talented quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He helped lead his team to an undefeated season in 2018 and was captain of the squad.

Jefferson also had some impressive performances at the collegiate level, including leading Mississippi State to their first SEC championship since 2010. He has plenty of experience playing against top competition, which will be valuable as he tries to make it in the NFL one day.

KJ Jefferson is considered a rising star in college football and should continue to improve over time, making him one of the most promising quarterbacks available in 2022 NFL Draft KJ.

 Jefferson is a sophomore at Arkansas and was selected as a first-team All-SEC player in 2018. KJ Jefferson played college football for the Razorbacks from 2019 to present.

He has been named MVP of the Outback Bowl and Liberty Bowl in both 2022 and 2022 respectively. KJ Jefferson stands at 242 pounds with 110 kilograms, making him one of the heaviest players in college football history. 

Despite his large size, KJ Jefferson plays with agility and speed that make him difficult to block on offence or defend against on defence.

As one of only a few African Americans playing Division I FBS football, it's important for KJ Jefferson to use his platform to advocate for social justice issues such as police brutality and racial inequality across America today.

35. DeWayne McBride


  • College: , UAB (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Independence Bowl
  • High school: Vanguard (Ocala, Florida)
  • C-USA Offensive Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-C-USA (2022), Second team All-C-USA (2021)

DeWayne McBride is a running back for the UAB Blazers. He was born on July 8, 2001 in Starke, Florida. He is a junior and stands at 5'11" inches tall and weighs 215 lbs.

DeWayne has yet to play in any collegiate games but he looks poised to make an impact this season with the Blazers. 

In high school, DeWayne played football and ran track for his school's team before deciding to focus solely on football when he got recruited by colleges; it seems like it paid off as he has been playing well so far in college football.

DeWayne is entering his fourth year of college where he will be looking to build on some impressive performances from last year which saw him rack up over 1,000 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. 

As one of only two returning starters from last year's squad (the other being quarterback Kadeem Edwards), expectations are high for DeWayne this season as they aim to improve upon their 6-6 record from last year.

36. Will Rogers

Mississippi State Bulldogs football


  • College: , Mississippi State (2020–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2023 ReliaQuest Bowl
  • High school: Brandon (Brandon, Mississippi)

Will Rogers, Jr. is a junior quarterback for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and was ranked as the No. 2 QB in the nation by 247Sports behind only Lamar Jackson of Louisville.

He originally signed with Mississippi State out of high school but then decommitted after head coach Dan Mullen left to take over at Florida State. 

After spending some time on the sidelines recovering from an injury, Rogers made his return to action in 2017 and led MSU to their first SEC Championship since 2011 en route to being named MVP of the championship game.

In 2018, he again led MSU to another SEC Championship but this time fell just short against Alabama in what was considered one of the most highly-anticipated college football games ever played.

Will Rogers was a famous American humorist and writer. He is best known for his writings on the subjects of western life and politics. Rogers also wrote poetry, children's books, and plays.

He died in 1935 at the age of 79 after a long bout with cancer. Will Rogers has been recognized as one of America's most celebrated authors and speakers.

37. Cameron Rising

Utah Utes football


  • College: , Texas (2018), Utah (2019–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2023 Rose Bowl
  • High school: Newbury Park, (Newbury Park, California)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2021), Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 (2022), Pac-12 Championship MVP (2022)

Cameron Rising is a junior quarterback for the Utah Utes and was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Rising began his collegiate career at Arizona State, where he played two seasons before transferring to Utah.

In his two years with ASU, Rising completed 61% of his passes for 2,811 yards and 23 touchdowns while adding 615 yards and 10 more scores on the ground. At Utah, Rising has led the Utes to back-to-back Pac-12 Championships and a berth in this year’s College Football.

Playoff National Championship Game against Georgia Southern which they lost 41–27 despite leading 24–10 at halftime Cameron is considered one of college football’s most electric dual threat quarterbacks as he can run with power or speed.

Exemplified by his 91 mph (146 kph) dash time on record – nor does he shy away from taking hits as seen when he took three sacks during last season's championship game against Georgia Southern that totaled over 100 pounds (.45 m).

Also Played For: utah utes football

38. Will Levis

Kentucky Wildcats football

Will Levis Career

  • College: , Penn State (2018–2020), Kentucky (2021–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2019 Cotton Bowl Classic, 2022 Citrus Bowl
  • High school: Xavier (Middletown, Connecticut)
  • Football Academic All-America of the Year (2022)

Will Levis is a senior quarterback at Kentucky and the seventh-ranked player in the nation. He was named to the first team All-SEC by coaches last season after leading the Wildcats to an SEC championship game appearance and winning a share of their fourth straight conference title.

In high school, Levis played for Newton North High School where he led his team to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior. Levis holds several records at Newton North including most career touchdown passes (55), most passing yards (6,483) and highest completion percentage (.667).

At Kentucky, Will has started every game since arriving on campus in 2016, completing 67 percent of his passes for 3,986 yards with 32 touchdowns against just six interceptions while running for 748 yards and nine more scores on 79 carries.

A native of Massachusetts who chose UK over other Power Five schools such as Alabama, Ohio State or Clemson due largely to head coach Mark Stoops' reputation for developing quarterbacks.

Will looks forward to continuing that development under new offensive coordinator Eddie Grantham this year.

39. Brad Roberts

Air Force Falcons football


  • College: , Air Force (2019–present)
  • High school: Ralston Valley Arvada, Colorado
  • Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2022), 2× First team All-Mountain West (2021, 2022)

Roberts is a powerful running back for the Air Force Falcons. He has been a key contributor to the team's success over the past two seasons. Roberts will be entering his senior year in 2019 and looks poised to continue his success on the field.

Roberts was a highly touted recruit out of high school and came to Air Force as one of the most heralded players in program history. After redshirting his first year, Roberts led the Falcons in scoring for three consecutive seasons, earning First Team All-MWC honors both years.

He left Air Force as an all-conference performer and Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, having also set multiple records during his time with the team.

40. Josh Downs

North Carolina Tar Heels football


  • College: , North Carolina (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Orange Bowl (January), 2021 Duke's Mayo Bowl
  • High school: North Gwinnett (Suwanee)
  • 2× first-team All-ACC (2021, 2022)

Downs was a highly touted recruit out of high school, and he is entering his junior season with North Carolina. He has shown good athleticism during his career at UNC, catching 109 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns in three seasons.

Downs will be a major threat as a receiver this year with the Tar Heels looking to make some noise in the ACC Atlantic Division. 

Downs was a two-time first-team All-ACC selection and an all-American in 2021. Downs totaled 131 tackles, 10 for loss, 4 sacks, 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles over his three seasons with the Tar Heels.

Down played linebacker at North Gwinnett High School where he helped lead the team to back to back state championships as a senior and junior.

Also Played For: north carolina tar heels football

41. Carson Steele


  • College: , Ball State (2021–2022)
  • High school: Center Grove (IN)
  • First-team All-MAC (2022)

Carson Steele is a sophomore running back for the UCLA Bruins. Steele was born on October 21, 2002 in Greenwood, Indiana. He stands at 6'1" and weighs 190 pounds.

In high school, Steele played football and track & field for North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana where he was a three-time state champion in both events as well as an All-State honoree twice each.

Following his senior year of high school, Steele committed to play football at UCLA under head coach Jim Mora Jr.

As a freshman at UCLA during the 2018 season, Steele appeared in all 13 games and ran for 264 yards on 49 carries (4th most among NCAA FBS freshmen) with 1 touchdown while adding 4 receptions for 38 yards through the air off of passes thrown.

His way also earning Pac-12 Newcomer of the Week honors against Colorado State Rams after tallying 133 rushing yards on 22 attempts including 2 touchdowns along with 10 receiving yards from 3 catches over that same game span.

Becoming just the second player ever to record 100+ rushing/receiving yardage totals against both UNLV Rebels (135 yds / 11 rec) AND CSU Rams (133 yds / 22 atts), joining only Ronnie Lott who accomplished this feat twice within their collegiate career.

Overall thru 14 games played this season @UCLA #33CarsonSteele has rushed 290 timesfor 1128 net Yards (+898 YPG/+27%) & 8 TDS (@7% conversion rate).

Has recorded 25 Receptions averaging 16 YPC (@81rd nationally) hauling in 67 balls thru 2 seasons.#TheNextLevel pic.twitter.com/qNyv9fK0cu — CFB Film Room (@CFBFilmRoom) November 7, 2018.

42. Quinshon Judkins


  • College: , Ole Miss (2022–present)
  • High school: Pike Road High School, (Pike Road, Alabama)
  • Conerly Trophy (2022), SEC Freshman of the Year (2022), First-Team All-SEC (2022)

Judkins was a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school and is now in his first season at Ole Miss. He has been a back-up running back so far this year but could see more playing time as the Rebels get closer to their conference championship game.

Judkins has excellent speed and can take advantage of small openings in the defense. His biggest asset, however, may be his elusiveness - he is very difficult to bring down once he gets going. 

Judkins will need to improve on his pass protection skills if he wants to become a full-time starter at Ole Miss, but with enough good performances in college football's junior varsity division, there's no reason why he can't make an impact for the Rebels sooner rather than later.

Judkins' future prospects are bright and with continued development, he could end up being one of the most successful players from Ole Miss Football program over the next few years.

Also Played For: ole miss rebels football

43. Kendre Miller

TCU Horned Frogs football


  • College: , TCU (2020–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Fiesta Bowl (December)
  • High school: Mount Enterprise (Mount Enterprise, Texas)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2022)

Kendre Miller is a junior running back for the TCU Horned Frogs. Kendre has been impressive this season with 1,035 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 169 carries (5.8 ypc).

His explosiveness and speed makes him dangerous in the open field, and he's proven to be an effective receiver out of the backfield as well. Kendre is committed to playing football at TCU until he graduates, which shows his dedication to the game.

He has high hopes for his future as a Horned Frog and looks forward to representing TCU both on and off the field in years to come. Kendre Miller is a 2020 graduate of Mount Enterprise High School in Texas. 

Kendre was named First-team All-Big 12 by the conference’s coaches for her senior season and helped lead her team to an 8–4 record, including a victory over No.

10 West Virginia in the 2022 Fiesta Bowl. Kendre has played football at TCU since she arrived on campus as a freshman in 2020. 

She started all twelve games that year and recorded 73 tackles, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery while earning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (against UTSA and Kansas). 

In 2021, Kendre led the Horned Frogs with 95 tackles despite missing three games due to injury – including their win over then-No 9 Oklahoma State in Bedlam – en route to being named first-team All-Big 12 once again.

In 2022, Kendre became just the third player ever at TCU to be unanimously selected as both first-team All-American and AP Big Twelve Defensive Player of The Year after leading the Horned Frogs with 128 total tackles (12th most nationally).

Nine pass breakups (tied for 3rd most), four sacks (6th most) and one interception while helping them finish 13–1 overall and ranked #8 in the country by College Football.

Also Played For: tcu horned frogs football

44. Trenton Simpson


  • College: , Clemson (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Cheez-It Bowl
  • High school: Mallard Creek (Charlotte)
  • Third-team All-ACC (2022)

Trenton Simpson was a linebacker for the Clemson Tigers. Trenton Simpson is from Charlotte, North Carolina and played high school football at Myers Park High School.

Trenton Simpson has two older brothers who both play football as well so he had plenty of experience playing organized sports by the time he got to college. 

As a freshman, Trenton Simpson started all 13 games at outside linebacker and finished second on the team with 76 tackles (39 solo), 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns in 2017.

He also added 8 passes defended and 1 touchdown off a punt return that year against NC State. In 2018 Trenton Simpson led the Tigers in tackles again with 109 (54 solo) while adding 3 sacks, 4 passes defended, 1 interception returned for a touchdown and 1 fumble recovery across 14 games Played.

45. Kayshon Boutte

LSU Tigers football


  • College: , LSU (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2023 Citrus Bowl
  • High school: Westgate (New Iberia)

Boutte is a junior wide receiver for the LSU Tigers. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Boutte played college football at Louisiana State University and finished his career with 161 receptions, 2,641 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Boutte has represented both USA Football and Nike during his playing career, being named to the All-USA Team twice (as a freshman and sophomore). 

Boutte is known for his speed and explosive playmaking ability on offense; he helped lead LSU to back-to-back championships in 2016 and 2017, earning consensus All-American honors both seasons.

In 2018, Boutte was part of the Clemson Tigers' championship team after catching 12 passes for 153 yards in their victory over Alabama Boutte is a 2021 prospect out of Westgate in New Iberia, Louisiana. 

He played both wide receiver and defensive back at LSU this past year and showed promise on both sides of the ball. Boutte has good size at 6'1" and 185 pounds, with excellent speed (4.5-second 40-yard dash) and leaping ability (39 inches vertical).

He projects as either a slot or outside receiver in the NFL but should be able to play safety if needed too. 

Boutte had an impressive debut season for LSU, recording 46 receptions for 716 yards and five touchdowns despite missing two games due to injury; he also recorded seven tackles for loss and one sack during his time on the field.

Also Played For: lsu tigers football

46. Riley Moss


  • College: , Iowa (2018–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Music City Bowl
  • High school: Ankeny Centennial, (Ankeny, Iowa)
  • AP Third team All-American (2021), 2× First team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022), Tatum–Woodson Defensive Back of the Year (2021)

Riley Moss is a senior cornerback for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He played in all 13 games as a freshman, tallying four interceptions and 36 tackles. As a sophomore, he led the team with nine pass deflections and was second on the squad with 37 tackles despite missing two games due to injury.

In his junior season, Moss started 11 of 12 games and recorded 55 tackles along with three interceptions and 10 pass deflections. 

His breakout year came in 2018 when he was named All-Big Ten First Team selection after leading the conference in passes defended (14) while also ranking fourth nationally with 2 interception return yards per game scored.

Riley has been invited to play in both The Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game this offseason but has yet to confirm his participation Riley Moss is an All-American cornerback for the Ankeny Centennial High School football team. 

In 2021, he was named First Team All-Big Ten and AP Third Team All-American after recording 61 tackles, four interceptions, and two touchdowns on defense. He also won the Tatum–Woodson Defensive Back of the Year award in 2021.

Also Played For: the university of iowa, iowa hawkeyes football

47. BJ Ojulari


  • College: , LSU (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2023 Citrus Bowl
  • High school: Marietta
  • First-team All-SEC (2022)

BJ Ojulari is a versatile defensive end who has the potential to be one of the best players in college football. He was heavily recruited by both LSU and Georgia, but chose LSU due to its close relationship with his family.

Ojulari redshirted his first year at LSU, then played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2016, recording 12 tackles and 2 sacks. In 2017, he started all 13 games for the Tigers and finished third on the team with 11 sacks and 24 tackles for loss.

Ojulari was named second-team All-American by Sporting News and first-team All-Southeastern Conference by coaches after leading the SEC with 23 quarterback hurries (tied for fifth nationally). 

He announced that he would return to school for his junior season earlier this month, despite being projected as a top NFL draft pick if he decided to enter the draft early.

48. Malik Cunningham

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Malik Cunningham Career

  • College: , Louisville (2017–2022)
  • High school: Park Crossing (Montgomery, Alabama)

Malik Cunningham is a senior quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals. He has over 3,000 passing yards and 30 touchdowns to his name in his career so far.

Malik Cunningham was born in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Bishop Luers High School where he played football and basketball. 

After high school, Cunningham enrolled at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where he played quarterback for the Hoosiers' football team from 2016-2018 before transferring to Louisville this past offseason.

At IUPUI, Cunningham led the nation with 4,670 total yards of offense as a freshman while also throwing for 32 touchdowns – both records still standing today. 

During his time at IUPUI, Malik also starred on the basketball court where he averaged 14 points per game as a sophomore and 16 points per game as a junior - leading IUPUI to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances during those seasons.

In 2018 alone, Malik completed 278 out of 380 passes (.733%) for 3288 yards with 33 touchdowns against only 7 interceptions en route to earning Second Team All-American honors from The Associated Press & Sporting News respectively As one of college football's most prolific passers currently entering their senior season.

It is safe to say that there are few quarterbacks who can rival or even come close to what Malik has already accomplished both on an individual level and within collegiate competition overall.

Final Words

The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) is the highest level of college football in th America. The FBS was founded in 1978 and has since consisted of 128 divisions, including Divisions I-A through FCS.

There are currently 10 conferences that play in the FBS: ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 Conference*, SEC*, Sun Belt*, and Western Athletic Association*.

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