sports The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time  

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List Rules Football players at the tight end position who had epic college careers

American college football, like all football originated as rugby in England and Canada. Eventually rugby came stateside, and then became the game we know and love today. Years later the NCAA was formed to regulate college teams. The tight ends on this list were the best of the best during their college careers.

The NCAA allows students from American universities, colleges, Canadian universities, or military academies to play. American college football has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, but it was actually through college football that the American football rules gained popularity in the first place.

The tight end is an offensive position somewhere between an offensive lineman and a wide receiver. They are responsible for receiving, blocking and sometimes rushing.

Below we commemorate the greatest college tight ends of ALL TIME! If you see a name missing feel free to add it and vote up your favorite tight ends, based on their incredible college careers.

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Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

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Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Jay Novacek Tight end

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

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Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

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Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Rob Gronkowski Tight end

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Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Keith Jackson Tight end

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Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Antonio Gates Tight end

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Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

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Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Kyle Rudolph Tight end

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Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Vernon Davis Tight end

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Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dave Casper Tight end, Wide receiver

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Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Todd Christensen Fullback, Tight end

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Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Heath Miller Tight end

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Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dallas Clark Tight end

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Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Mark Bavaro Tight end

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Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jermaine Gresham Tight end

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Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Marcedes Lewis Tight end

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John McKay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

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Chad Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Chad Lewis Tight end

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Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

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Chase Coffman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Chase Coffman Tight end

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Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Shannon Sharpe Tight end

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Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Ozzie Newsome Tight end

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Kellen Winslow II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Kellen Winslow II Tight end

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Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jeremy Shockey Tight end

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Brent Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
SethFord added Brent Jones

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Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Steve Jordan Tight end

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Jim Mandich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jim Mandich Tight end

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Coby Fleener is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Coby Fleener Tight end

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Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Todd Heap Tight end

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Charlie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Charlie Sanders Tight end

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Ted Kwalick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ted Kwalick Tight end

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Fred Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Fred Davis Tight end

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Mark Chmura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Mark Chmura Tight end

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Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dennis Pitta Tight end

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Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Brent Celek Tight end

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Martin Rucker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Martin Rucker Tight end

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Bubba Franks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Bubba Franks Tight end

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Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Aaron Hernandez Tight end

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Daniel Graham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Daniel Graham Tight end

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Matt Spaeth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Matt Spaeth Tight end

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Brandon Pettigrew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Brandon Pettigrew Tight end

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Lance Kendricks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Lance Kendricks Tight end

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Ben Troupe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ben Troupe Tight end

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Tim Stratton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tim Stratton Tight end

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Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Alge Crumpler Tight end

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Travis Beckum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Travis Beckum Tight end

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Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ed Dickson Tight end

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Dustin Keller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dustin Keller Tight end, Wide receiver

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Garrett Graham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Garrett Graham Tight end