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
97 53
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

2
92 51
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

3
60 29
Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

4
65 34
Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

5
103 70
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

6
81 56
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

7
47 28
Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

8
49 35
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

9
55 43
Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

10
40 31
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

11
39 31
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver

12
37 30
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

13
49 43
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

14
33 26
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

15
30 25
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

16
37 34
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

17
34 33
Kellen Winslow II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

18
16 14
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

19
17 16
Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

20
20 20
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

21
22 24
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Fullback, Tight end

22
22 25
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

23
19 22
Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

24
21 25
Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

25
12 14
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end