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The Best LSU Football Players of All Time 

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Updated February 7, 2020 32.4k votes 3.6k voters 45.1k views 161 items

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The Louisiana State University Tigers, the Fighting Tigers, are a college football mainstay. With four national championships (the first team to win multiple National titles since the advent of the BCS) and the 11th highest winning percentage amongst teams that have played at least 1,000 games, it is clear that the boys in purple are not to be messed with.

Many of these players went on to successful pro careers in the NFL. So, whether we're talking defensive ends or DBs, wide receivers or quarterbacks, who are the best LSU Tigers of all time?

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Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback from New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 23

Teams: Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

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Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Cornerback from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Age: 28

Teams: Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

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Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Age: 26

Teams: Cleveland Browns

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Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Jarvis Landry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Billy Cannon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
mkeith.peel added Running back and Tight end from Philadelphia, Mississippi

Age: 78

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Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Running back from Lafayette, Louisiana

Age: 39

Teams: LSU Tigers football, New England Patriots

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Eric Reid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
mkeith.peel added Safety from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 27

Teams: LSU Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers

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Glenn Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 33

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

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Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Quarterback from Marshall, Texas, United States of America

Age: 89

Teams: Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

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Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Joe Burrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Teams: LSU Tigers

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Jamal Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
680424 added Strong safety from Lewisville, Texas, USA

Teams: New York Jets

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LaRon Landry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Safety from Metairie, Louisiana

Age: 31

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

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Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Guard from New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 42

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

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Morris Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Morris Claiborne Cornerback from Shreveport, Louisiana

Age: 25

Teams: LSU Tigers football, Dallas Cowboys

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Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman and Center from Savannah, Georgia

Age: 44

Teams: Seattle Seahawks, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

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Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Jacob Hester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
mkeith.peel added Running back and Fullback from Shreveport, Louisiana

Age: 30

Teams: Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers

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Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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Dwayne Bowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver from Miami, Florida, United States of America

Age: 34

Teams: LSU Tigers football, Kansas City Chiefs

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Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Joseph Addai Running back from Houston, Texas

Age: 32

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football

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Devin White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
campcothern added Middle linebacker from Springhill, Louisiana

Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Marcus Spears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 35

Teams: LSU Tigers football, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys

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Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time