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.

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86 50
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

2
52 23
Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Antonio Gates Tight end

3
78 45
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

4
91 62
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Rob Gronkowski Tight end

5
56 32
Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Vernon Davis Tight end

6
72 50
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
40 24
Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Shannon Sharpe Tight end

8
43 30
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jeremy Shockey Tight end

9
48 39
Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

10
44 36
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Jay Novacek Tight end

11
34 28
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

12
32 27
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dallas Clark Tight end

13
27 22
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Ozzie Newsome Tight end

14
32 29
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Keith Jackson Tight end

15
14 11
Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Brent Celek Tight end

16
29 29
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Heath Miller Tight end

17
18 18
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Todd Christensen Fullback, Tight end

18
17 17
Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Todd Heap Tight end

19
27 29
Kellen Winslow II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Kellen Winslow II Tight end

20
18 19
Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dennis Pitta Tight end

21
20 23
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Kyle Rudolph Tight end

22
14 16
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Mark Bavaro Tight end

23
18 21
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jermaine Gresham Tight end

24
15 19
Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Marcedes Lewis Tight end

25
19 25
Chase Coffman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Chase Coffman Tight end

26
10 14
Brent Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
SethFord added Brent Jones

27
10 14
Fred Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Fred Davis Tight end

28
8 12
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

29
7 11
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Alge Crumpler Tight end

30
6 10
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Steve Jordan Tight end

31
30 41
Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Aaron Hernandez Tight end

32
6 11
John McKay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

33
8 14
Chad Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Chad Lewis Tight end

34
7 13
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

35
12 20
Coby Fleener is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Coby Fleener Tight end

36
8 15
Charlie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Charlie Sanders Tight end

37
8 15
Matt Spaeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Matt Spaeth Tight end

38
7 14
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ed Dickson Tight end

39
9 17
Bubba Franks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Bubba Franks Tight end

40
7 15
Ted Kwalick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ted Kwalick Tight end

41
6 14
Brandon Pettigrew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Brandon Pettigrew Tight end

42
7 16
Martin Rucker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Martin Rucker Tight end

43
4 12
Lance Kendricks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Lance Kendricks Tight end

44
4 12
Tim Stratton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tim Stratton Tight end

45
6 15
Daniel Graham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Daniel Graham Tight end

46
6 15
Jim Mandich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Jim Mandich Tight end

47
5 14
Dustin Keller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Dustin Keller Tight end, Wide receiver

48
4 13
Ben Troupe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Ben Troupe Tight end

49
4 13
Garrett Graham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Garrett Graham Tight end

50
4 15
James Casey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
James Casey Tight end