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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
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Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
2
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
3
Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
4
Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
5
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end
6
Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
7
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
8
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
9
Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
10
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
11
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end
12
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end
13
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver
14
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
15
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
16
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
17
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
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
Kellen Winslow II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
20
Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end
21
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end
22
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
23
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Fullback, Tight end
24
Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end
25
Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end