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
88 50
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

2
80 46
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

3
53 25
Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

4
93 64
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

5
57 33
Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

6
73 53
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

7
41 25
Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

8
43 33
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

9
49 41
Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

10
45 38
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

11
34 29
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver

12
33 28
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

13
28 23
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

14
32 30
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

15
30 29
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

16
14 11
Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

17
18 19
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Fullback, Tight end

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

19
21 23
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

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

21
27 31
Kellen Winslow II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

22
14 17
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

23
18 22
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

24
15 20
Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

25
11 15
Brent Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
SethFord added Brent Jones

26
9 13
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

27
19 26
Chase Coffman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

28
31 42
Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

29
10 15
Fred Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

30
7 12
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

31
6 11
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

32
6 12
John McKay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

33
8 15
Chad Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

34
7 14
Mark Chmura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

35
12 21
Coby Fleener is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

36
8 16
Charlie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
bigolooch added Tight end

37
8 16
Matt Spaeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

38
7 15
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

39
9 18
Bubba Franks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

40
8 17
Martin Rucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Martin Rucker Tight end

41
7 16
Ted Kwalick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

42
6 15
Brandon Pettigrew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

43
4 13
Lance Kendricks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

44
4 13
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 16
Daniel Graham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

46
6 16
Jim Mandich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

47
5 15
Dustin Keller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver

48
4 14
Ben Troupe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

49
4 14
Garrett Graham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end

50
4 16
James Casey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time
Tight end