The world of college sports is what many identify as a symbol of the American dream. Between two goal posts, above the rim, on field and inside the sacred space of the locker room, dreams are fueled and hopes are realized. It's a melting pot of backgrounds and hometowns, a national stage for untapped talent, a beginning and an end. Any athlete will attest to both the pain and the ecstasy that comes as a result of competing for the coveted title of being number one. These athletes embodied that spirit, one full of drive and motivation to be the best of the best and they still carry the titles to prove it. With the force and compulsion to be the best comes the responsibility and expectation to always be remembered as so, and to deliver the magnitude of that capability. Whatever obstacles may appear or the doubters might say, these athletes took it to the house and delivered throughout their college careers. Remembered as college stars and dutifully so, their professional appearances fell short of the hype and predictions of continued greatness. Shrouded in controversy, plagued by injuries, or just unable to get into the groove or find the pace of the professional stage, the following is my list of the top 15 athletes who peaked in college.
15 Andre Ware - Houston
14 JaMarcus Russell - LSU
13 Alonzo Highsmith - University of Miami
12 Jason White - University of Oklahoma
11 Matt Leinart - USC
10 Mateen Cleaves - Michigan State University
9 Greg Oden - Ohio State University
8 Christian Ponder - Florida State University
7 Seth Curry - Duke University
6 Keith Lee - Memphis State
5 Danny Wuerffel - University of Florida
4 Vince Young - University of Texas
3 Tommie Frazier - Nebraska
2 Peter Warrick - Florida State University
1 Tim Tebow - University of Florida
Sadly, Tim Tebow’s professional career just doesn’t hold a candle to his college reign. After a two year break from the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles almost gave him a chance this season, but Tebow was dropped in pre-season, “We felt Tim has progressed, but we didn’t feel he was good enough to be the (No.) 3 right now,” Eagles head coach, Chip Kelly, said. What a long way to fall from two national championships and a Heisman in three seasons as starting quarterback for the University of Florida.
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