Football 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.
list ordered by

1
90 48
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

2
94 53
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

3
57 29
Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

4
102 68
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

5
62 34
Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

6
80 54
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

7
44 28
Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

8
48 33
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

9
52 43
Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

10
38 30
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

11
48 41
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

12
37 30
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver

13
31 25
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

14
34 30
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

15
27 24
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

16
34 33
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

17
16 14
Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

18
19 18
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

19
31 33
Kellen Winslow II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

20
21 22
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Fullback, Tight end

21
13 14
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

22
20 23
Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

23
20 24
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

24
18 22
Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

25
17 21
Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end