He’s number one in the hearts of all Dawgs, but Athlon Sports just named Herschel the best college football player in the last 50 years – but we already knew that.
1. Herschel Walker RB, Georgia, 1980-82
Walker stampeded onto the college football scene in his first game by barreling over Tennessee’s Bill Bates, and from there, his legend only grew. The 1982 Heisman winner led the Bulldogs to a 33–3 record and the 1980 national championship during his three seasons in Athens, rushing for 5,259 yards — still an SEC record — and 49 touchdowns.