sports The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the Stanford Cardinal athletes below who were the best in the school's history. Vote based on each player's Stanford career only.

The Stanford Cardinal are the Pac-12 Conference's resident smarty-pants. Though the school is known for its academics (and is the top-ranked academic school in the entire FBS program), they've maintained high standards of excellence on the football field as well. Playing their first season in 1891, the Cardinal have won 14 conference titles since in its history, had one Heisman Trophy winner (Jim Plunkett in 1970), and taken home 2 national titles as well, in 1926 and 1940.

The following is a list of the best of the best players the Cardinal have ever offered up. What do you think? Who is the best player in Stanford football history? Cast your votes below to help determine the ranking.
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145 40
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
John Elway Quarterback

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2
137 37
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Andrew Luck Quarterback

3
120 34
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Christian McCaffrey

4
92 22
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Jim Plunkett Quarterback

5
66 28
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Toby Gerhart Running back

6
45 15
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

7
51 20
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

8
16 2
Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Garry Hallee added Darrin Nelson Running back

9
52 31
Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
EdWildeman added Richard Sherman Cornerback, Wide receiver

10
34 16
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Ernie Nevers Running back, Fullback

11
31 15
Gene Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Gene Washington Wide receiver

12
22 8
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Bob Whitfield Tackle

13
19 6
Jeff Siemon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Jeff Siemon Linebacker

14
57 40
Doug Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
bigulcards added Doug Baldwin Wide receiver

15
15 4
Zach Ertz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Zach Ertz Tight end

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16
28 17
Troy Walters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Troy Walters Return specialist, Wide receiver

17
29 18
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
John Brodie Quarterback

18
16 7
Glyn Milburn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Glyn Milburn Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

19
32 23
Kevin Hogan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Kevin Hogan

20
14 8
Frankie Albert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Frankie Albert Quarterback

21
25 19
Stepfan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

22
10 5
Chuck Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Chuck Taylor Guard

23
6 1
Ken Margerum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
MatthewWhite added Ken Margerum Wide receiver

24
22 18
Tommy Vardell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Tommy Vardell Fullback

25
19 18
Owen Marecic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Owen Marecic Fullback

26
8 7
Dick Norman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Dick Norman Quarterback

27
8 8
Bobby Grayson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Bobby Grayson Fullback

28
9 10
Bob Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Bob Reynolds Tackle

29
6 7
Darrien Gordon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Darrien Gordon Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

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30
14 17
Jonathan Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

31
4 6
Hugh Gallarneau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Hugh Gallarneau Running back, Halfback

32
11 14
Kwame Harris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Kwame Harris Tackle

33
4 7
Brian Holloway is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

34
5 10
Toi Cook is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Toi Cook Defensive back

35
5 11
Guy Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Guy Benjamin Quarterback

36
8 17
Trent Edwards is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Trent Edwards Quarterback

37
4 13
Greg Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Greg Camarillo Wide receiver

38
2 11
Greg Comella is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Greg Comella Running back, Fullback