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All-Time Best Penn State Nittany Lions Football Players

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Ranking the best football players to ever suit up for the Penn State Nittany Lions college football team

Rated 2 points - posted 12 years ago by rsnc in category Sports.
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Franco Harris Report Abuse
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Jack Ham Report Abuse
74 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 1 comment
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In my opinion, easily one of the 10 best linebackers in the history of the NFL.
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matt Millan Report Abuse
35 points - added 11 years ago by redbarron80 - 1 comment
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Everybody love Matt Millan!
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Ki-Jana Carter Report Abuse
32 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 3 comments
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Rashan Salaam Heisman winner w/ 298 carries. Carter only 198 carries. Would have easily won Heisman if he had same or even a little less carries.
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Franco was great, as were many other PSU RB's. But I think Ki-Jana was the best of all of them. Easily the fastest, and also had great strength. My favorite highlights of Penn State is watching his many breakaway runs. Never got caught from behind!
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Elite Big Ten running back whose pro career was shortened by injuries.
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John Cappelletti Report Abuse
30 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 1 comment
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The only Heisman winner in Penn State history. Superb running back of the 1970's
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LaVar Arrington Report Abuse
28 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 5 comments
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Lavar is number 1, Franco blocked for Lydel his whole college career, and I don't see Mitchell on the list which he should be. This guy made the difference in a game, and was a lot of fun to watch the domination. Lot of awesome memories
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Most dominant player in Penn State History. Should be No.1
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It is 2015 and I still have not seen a LB as dynamic and explosive as him. Would have been the next Lawrence Taylor if not for injuries.
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Penn State had some great ones. However, I think Lavar was the best defensive player in Penn State history.
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Top flight linebacker in the Big Ten who went on to star for the Washington Redskins.
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Bobby Engram Report Abuse
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Blair Thomas Report Abuse
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Larry Johnson Report Abuse
11 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 1 comment
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A stellar college running back who rushed for 2000+ yards in a single season. Went on to star for the Kansas City Chiefs and be voted to several Pro Bowls.
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Lenny Moore Report Abuse
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Kerry Collins Report Abuse
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Paul Posluszny Report Abuse
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Matt Millen Report Abuse
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Michael Robinson Report Abuse
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Tamba Hali Report Abuse
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NaVorro Bowman Report Abuse
Navarro was a beast! He was a typical Penn State linebacker in that his motor was always running. And like other greats from Linebacker U, he made the big play when the Lions needed it most. He was a joy to watch, both a Penn State and for the 49ers.
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Aaron Maybin Report Abuse
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Mike Reid Report Abuse
2 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 1 comment
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Regardless of eras should be much higher. Possibly best defensive player along with Arrington.
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Courtney Brown Report Abuse
If Aaron Maybin and Tamba Hali are listed, then Courtney Brown should definitely be on the list. Ranks satistically at the close to the top of the NCAA in sacks. I also beleive one of the best defensive ends ever at Penn State.
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Excuse me, should be higher then Maybin and Hali.
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How do you rank C. Brown below Maybin and Hali?! Just look at there College stats.
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Todd Blackledge Report Abuse
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Dan Connor Report Abuse
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Curtis Enis Report Abuse
0 points - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 2 comments
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Enis should be much higher.
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Very underated RB. Easily one of the best ever.
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A. Q. Shipley Report Abuse
-1 point - added 12 years ago by rsnc - 2 comments
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True but many other O-lineman more deserving. Jeff Hartings and Marco Rivera. Went on to be Pro Bowlers.
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Stud offensive lineman for the Nittany Lions in 2008.
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