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The Best LSU Football Players of All Time

Updated July 8, 2020 39.2k votes 4.0k voters 50.6k views146 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 Mathieu1
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    Tyrann Mathieu

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age23

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

  • Joe Burrow2
    864
    73

    Joe Burrow

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa, USA

    TeamsLSU Tigers

  • Patrick Peterson3
    1,563
    473

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Age30

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

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    #149 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#66 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • Leonard Fournette4
    1,481
    458

    Leonard Fournette

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age25

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  • Jamal Adams5
    750
    122

    Jamal Adams

    Strong safety

    TeamsNew York Jets

  • Jarvis Landry6
    1,216
    365

    Jarvis Landry

    Wide receiver

    Age23

    TeamsCleveland Browns

  • Odell Beckham Jr.7
    1,695
    578

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Wide receiver

    Age23

    TeamsCleveland Browns

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  • Devin White8
    395
    40

    Devin White

    Middle linebacker

    BirthplaceSpringhill, Louisiana

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Kevin Faulk9
    792
    233

    Kevin Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana

    Age39

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, New England Patriots

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    #17 of 246 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time#18 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Louisiana

  • Billy Cannon10
    807
    242

    Billy Cannon

    Running back, Tight end

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Mississippi

    Age83

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    #39 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#53 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

  • Andrew Whitworth11
    610
    189

    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Age34

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

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    #9 of 46 The Tallest NFL Players Right Now, Ranked#4 of 28 The Oldest Active Players In The NFL Right Now

  • Glenn Dorsey12
    592
    192

    Glenn Dorsey

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age30

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

  • Y.A. Tittle13
    799
    240

    Y.A. Tittle

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas, United States of America

    Age89

    TeamsBaltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

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    #30 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#10 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • Kevin Mawae14
    473
    116

    Kevin Mawae

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    Age49

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

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    #19 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Georgia#53 of 213 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time

  • Eric Reid15
    793
    299

    Eric Reid

    Safety

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age24

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers

  • Alan Faneca16
    449
    157

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age39

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

  • LaRon Landry17
    448
    169

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

  • Bert Jones18
    387
    124

    Bert Jones

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceRuston, Louisiana

    Age69

  • Marcus Spears19
    320
    93

    Marcus Spears

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age37

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys

  • Tommy Casanova20
    306
    102

    Tommy Casanova

    Defensive back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age70

    TeamsLSU Tigers football

  • Morris Claiborne21
    452
    190

    Morris Claiborne

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age30

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, Dallas Cowboys

  • Dalton Hilliard22
    340
    119

    Dalton Hilliard

    Running back

    BirthplacePatterson, Louisiana

    Age56

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    #20 of 44 The Best LSU Tigers Wide Receivers Of All Time#8 of 26 The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time

  • Jacob Hester23
    373
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    Jacob Hester

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsDenver Broncos, San Diego Chargers

  • Jim Taylor24
    286
    93

    Jim Taylor

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age80

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers football, Green Bay Packers

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    #44 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#60 of 135 The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time

  • La'el Collins25
    308
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    La'el Collins

    Offensive tackle

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsLSU Tigers football