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NCAA Legends

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Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Jim Brown was arguably the best college athlete at no one, but two college sports. He was a first team All-American and the only college Hall of Famer for football and lacrosse. He rushed for 986 yards in his senior year, and his team only played 8 games! He also lead the nation with 43 goals, leading his team to an undefeated 1956-57 season.

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie was the Pac-10's leading scorer in basketball in 1940 and 1941, the national long jump champion in 1940 and an All-American running back at UCLA. The multi-sport athlete happened to be the most revolutionary baseball player to live. He was the first African American baseball player ever.

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Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson

At Auburn, Jackson won the Heisman Award in 1985, hit .400 and was the first overall pick in the 1986 NFL draft.

Olympic Gold Medal Match (Sanderson vs Moon)

Cael Sanderson is known as one of the best college wrestlers to ever step foot on the mat. He went 159-0 in college, a 4x national champion. He was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at every NCAA Championship. He was an Olympic wrestling champion in 2004, and now is the Penn State head wrestling coach.

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Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

"Prime Time" was as fast as anyone. He proved this by playing three sports at Florida State. He was a sprinter on a Conference Champion track team. He hit .331 for a College World Series-Qualifying baseball team. Most famously, he won the Jim Thorpe Award as a Cornerback for Bobby Bowden's football team.

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Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield

How great was Winfield in college? He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in a sport in he didn't even play in college. He lead the Golden Gophers to their first Big Ten basketball title in four decades, but he was even better on the diamond. He received the Most Outstanding Player in the 1973 College World Series.

USC vs UCLA 1967 - OJ Simpson 64 Yard TD

This run was outstanding, watch as he cuts one way, then another, dives up the middle, and much more. He found a way to score the game winning touchdown. OJ lead the nation in rushing both seasons he played and won the Heisman trophy.

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Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig

Many people know Lou as a historic baseball player, and that he is. He was outstanding in college, he hit .444 and struck out 17 batters per game. Also, Lou played full back for the football team.

Bill Russell jumps OVER a guy from near the FT Line - INSANE speed and hang time!

Bill Russell was legendary. A famous UCLA coach John Wooden called Bill the best defensive player he's ever seen. He averaged more than 20 points and 20 rebounds a game in his last two years of college. He was named national player of the year in both years. He also lead his team on a 55 game winning streak.

Michael Vick's College Highlights (Virginia Tech)

Michael Vick was an outstanding quarter back at Virginia Tech. In 1999 he won Big East Offensive Player of the Year award. In 1999 he lead the Big East in Passing Yards, Total Yards, and total touchdowns. He revolutionized the idea of a mobile quarter back. Vick was drafter as the number one pick in the 2001 draft by the Atlanta Falcons