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Ricky Williams comes in at #2. Adrian Peterson is #1.
Thoughts on that?
Cedric Benson comes in at #11. Jamaal Charles #62.
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Peterson may be the most talented but he certainly didn't have the best college career. Not really close in that regard.
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Don't know how they can list Peterson above Ricky in College. Peterson stayed banged up way to much and while he was dominant while healthy Ricky was dominant his whole time and amassed almost double the total yardage(rushing and recieving) as well as almost double the TD's. If you are going total career including NFL then yes hands down Peterson but college only Ricky is top dog.
What Ricky Williams did to aggy alone should put him on the top of this list
If Jamal had come back and been a part of that 2008 team, IMO he may have won the Heisman as well as he'd be at least top 25 on this list if not top 15. And Texas would've won it all.
But alas, it didn't happen that way
NFL production has a way of creeping into CFB retroactive evaluation.
The GDGD "find your own hole lol" offense definitely hurt Jamaal Charles both in production and national recognition, but if you're picking teams to make the best CFB team you can, I can't imagine anyone would pick a guy like Toby Gerhart first.
Yeah, Peterson was better than this...right, gotcha
1998 Heisman Trophy winner ... 1998 Maxwell Award winner ... 1998 Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year ... 1998 Associated Press Player of the Year ... 1998 The Sporting News Player of the Year ... 1998 Football News Offensive Player of the Year ...
two-time unanimous consensus first-team All-American and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year ... three-time first-team All-Big 12 ... first-ever two-time Doak Walker Award winner
among the marks were NCAA records for career rushing yards (6,279), all-purpose yards (7,206), rushing TDs (72), total TDs (75), scoring (452 points), games with a TD (33), games with two or more TDs (21), yards per rush (6.2/min. 781 carries) and 200-yard games (11) ... is one of two members of the NCAA all-time top 12 all-purpose yardage performers who never returned a kick ... tied an NCAA mark by posting back-to-back 2,000-yard all-purpose seasons ... broke Earl Campbell's UT all-time rushing record in 1998
100-yard rushing games: 27 (25-190 at Kansas, So.; 33-183 at Texas A&M, Jr.; 24-163 at Texas A&M, Fr.; 29-160 at UCLA, Sr.; 13-156 vs. OSU, So.; 19-155 vs. Rutgers, Jr.; 37-150 at Nebraska, Sr.; 22-145 vs. Texas A&M, So.; 21-143 at Texas Tech, So.; 30-141 at Texas Tech, Sr.; 14-139 vs. Virginia, Fr.; 31-139 vs. Oklahoma, Sr.; 12-132 vs. NMSU, So.; 15-113 vs. Tech, Fr.; 14-112 vs. Missouri, So.; 17-107 vs. Notre Dame, So.)
200-yard rushing games: 9* (44-259 vs. Texas A&M, Sr.; 39-259 vs. Baylor, Sr.; 28-249 at Rice, Jr.; 31-241 at Baylor, Jr.; 23-235 at Missouri, Jr.; 40-223 vs. OU, Jr.; 36-215 vs. NMSU, Sr.; 26-211 vs. KU, Jr.; 29-201 vs. Colorado, Jr.)
300-yard rushing games: 2 (37-350* vs. ISU, Sr.; 30-318 vs. Rice, Sr.)
Ranking Peterson over Ricky as far as college goes really is the same as ranking Earl over Ricky....NFL time creeps in.
Ricky Williams and Barry Sanders are the only two RBs in NCAA Hostory to have back to back 300 yard rushing games.
Really think about that...
There is no way Peterson is above ricky. He is putting huge numbers in the nfl, but his college career does not touch ricky's. It is what it is. Another article that is wrong and not well thought out.
So sad. VY for another year and Charles for another year. We would have been really good.
Its close, but peterson is better. Just as powerful, faster than williams and is more talented. Petrtson should have won the heisman as a freshman.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
Their production as college running backs says otherwise. And its not even close to being close.
Top 50 and Charles comes in at 62?
Yeah, we could have been as possibly as dominant as Bama is now. That is a lot of IF's and BUT's though.
Here is the list of the top 50 QB's of the BCS Era. Vince claims the #1 spot and McCoy is at #12. Don't see how Russell Wilson beat out McCoy in terms of a college career.
This post was edited by Jetson212 11 months ago
Wilson over mccoy? An good college qb over the winningest qb of all time. (before keller)They should call these articles "greatest college/nfl" with a much higher emphasis on their pro careers. Well, I guess vince at #1 certainly has all "college" in it, but peterson over williams as a college player is major BS!
Their college careers certainly say otherwise... if we are talking about college careers..
This post was edited by LonghornMando25 11 months ago
He's in "The Next 50" section. Not sure why you don't call it a "Top 100" list.
This post was edited by Danno2 11 months ago
Yeah I didn't click the link but you make a good point.
Having seen both play in college, peterson was better. I dont know the stats, but i think most coaches would take peterson over williams. Again, just as powerful, faster and i think a much harder worker. But oh well, its the offseason. If you like williams better, run with it.
The stats are on the thread. The #s don't lie. Collegiate ricky all day...
Obviously not, but its made for debate. You take williams and i will take AD.
Not that close and Peterson wasn't as powerful as Williams, and certainly not as durable. Williams had more yardage, more points, and a higher ypc. Williams' worst ypc year was better than Peterson's best. Would Peterson have surpassed him if he had stayed healthy? Quite possibly. He didn't, however, so all we can do is speculate about what might have been. Basing it on what actually was rather than on what might have been, Williams was a better, more productive collegiate running back.
+1. I'm a big AD fan, but billu is spot on.
Ill take Barry Sanders.
His one season as the feature back was otherworldly...and that may be an understatement.
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