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The Best LSU Football Players of All Time

Updated July 8, 2020 39.2k votes 3.8k voters 48.0k 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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  • 1
    Joe Burrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Joe Burrow

    Quarterback

    TeamsLSU Tigers

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    Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Tyrann Mathieu

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age28

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

  • 3
    Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Age30

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

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    #65 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#150 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

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    Jamal Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Jamal Adams

    Strong safety

    BirthplaceLewisville, Texas, USA

    TeamsNew York Jets

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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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    Jarvis Landry

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceConvent, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsCleveland Browns

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    #57 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#33 of 34 The Most Overpaid Professional Athletes Right Now

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    Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Leonard Fournette

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age25

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    Devin White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Devin White

    Middle linebacker

    BirthplaceSpringhill, Louisiana

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 8
    Billy Cannon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Billy Cannon

    Running back, Tight end

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Mississippi

    Age83

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    #39 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#58 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

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    Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsCleveland Browns

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    Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Kevin Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana

    Age44

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, New England Patriots

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    #18 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Louisiana#15 of 246 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time

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    Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Kevin Mawae

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    Age49

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

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    #50 of 213 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time#16 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Georgia

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    Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Age38

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

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    #7 of 46 The Tallest NFL Players Right Now, Ranked#5 of 30 The Oldest Active Players In The NFL Right Now

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    Glenn Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Glenn Dorsey

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

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    Y.A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Y.A. Tittle

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas, United States of America

    Age93

    TeamsBaltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

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    #31 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#11 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

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    Eric Reid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Eric Reid

    Safety

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age28

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers

  • 16
    Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age43

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

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    LaRon Landry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana

    Age35

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

  • 18
    Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Bert Jones

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceRuston, Louisiana

    Age69

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    Marcus Spears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Marcus Spears

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age37

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys

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    Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Dalton Hilliard

    Running back

    BirthplacePatterson, Louisiana

    Age56

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    #28 of 135 The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time#17 of 44 The Best LSU Tigers Wide Receivers Of All Time

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    Tommy Casanova is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Tommy Casanova

    Defensive back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age70

    TeamsLSU Tigers football

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    Jacob Hester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Jacob Hester

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsDenver Broncos, San Diego Chargers

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    Morris Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Morris Claiborne

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age30

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, Dallas Cowboys

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    Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    Jim Taylor

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age85

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers football, Green Bay Packers

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    La'el Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LSU Football Players of All Time
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    La'el Collins

    Offensive tackle

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsLSU Tigers football

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