college football 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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171 46
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
John Elway Quarterback

2
162 43
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Christian McCaffrey

3
170 47
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Andrew Luck Quarterback

4
114 25
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Jim Plunkett Quarterback

5
60 20
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

6
68 27
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

7
83 39
Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
EdWildeman added Richard Sherman Cornerback, Wide receiver

8
80 38
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Toby Gerhart Running back

9
29 6
Zach Ertz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Zach Ertz Tight end

10
74 42
Doug Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
bigulcards added Doug Baldwin Wide receiver

11
39 19
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Ernie Nevers Running back, Fullback

12
21 5
Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Garry Hallee added Darrin Nelson Running back

13
37 19
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
John Brodie Quarterback

14
35 18
Gene Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Gene Washington Wide receiver

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15
26 11
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Bob Whitfield Tackle

16
22 8
Glyn Milburn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Glyn Milburn Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

17
32 18
Troy Walters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Troy Walters Return specialist, Wide receiver

18
21 9
Jeff Siemon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Jeff Siemon Linebacker

19
38 28
Kevin Hogan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Kevin Hogan

20
18 10
Frankie Albert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Frankie Albert Quarterback

21
26 20
Tommy Vardell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Tommy Vardell Fullback

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22
28 22
Stepfan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

23
11 8
Chuck Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Chuck Taylor Guard

24
7 5
Ken Margerum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
MatthewWhite added Ken Margerum Wide receiver

25
20 20
Owen Marecic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Owen Marecic Fullback

26
9 9
Dick Norman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Dick Norman Quarterback

27
11 12
Bob Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Bob Reynolds Tackle

28
9 10
Bobby Grayson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Bobby Grayson Fullback

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29
13 15
Kwame Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Kwame Harris Tackle

30
7 9
Darrien Gordon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Darrien Gordon Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

31
6 8
Brian Holloway is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

32
5 8
Hugh Gallarneau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Hugh Gallarneau Running back, Halfback

33
7 14
Guy Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Guy Benjamin Quarterback

34
15 24
Jonathan Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time

35
5 12
Toi Cook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Toi Cook Defensive back

36
5 15
Greg Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Greg Camarillo Wide receiver

37
8 22
Trent Edwards is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Trent Edwards Quarterback

38
2 17
Greg Comella is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stanford Football Players of All Time
Greg Comella Running back, Fullback