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The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated August 17, 2019 5.2k votes 841 voters 56.4k views 44 items

List Rules Vote up and add all of the greatest football players from UCLA.

The UCLA Bruins have enjoyed great periods of success and also great periods of strife.

Along that winding road, there have been some phenomenal players. Here's a list of the best Bruins of all time. What do you think, Rankers? Who goes where in your book? UpVote your picks now!
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Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Quarterback from West Covina, California, United States of America

Age: 49

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

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Jonathan Ogden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Tackle from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: UCLA Bruins football, Baltimore Ravens

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Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Running back and Safety from Cairo, Georgia, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

Teams: UCLA Bruins football, Kansas City Monarchs, Montreal Royals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Bulldogs

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Maurice Jones-Drew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Running back and Return specialist from Oakland, California

Age: 33

Teams: UCLA Bruins football, Jacksonville Jaguars

5
Kenny Easley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Safety and Defensive back from Chesapeake, Virginia

Age: 56

Teams: Seattle Seahawks, UCLA Bruins football

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Ken Norton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Linebacker from Jacksonville, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 49

7
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
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Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Freeman McNeil Running back from Jackson, Mississippi

Age: 56

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Eric Kendricks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
eli-lesser added

Age: 23

Teams: UCLA Bruins football

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DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Running back from Charlotte, North Carolina

Age: 35

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Cade McNown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Quarterback from Portland, Oregon

Age: 38

Teams: UCLA Bruins football, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins

12
J. J. Stokes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver from San Diego, California

Age: 43

13
Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Tight end from Los Alamitos, California

Age: 31

Teams: UCLA Bruins football, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Brett Hundley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time

Age: 22

Teams: UCLA Bruins football

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Jerry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Linebacker from California

Age: 59

16
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
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Age: 23

Teams: UCLA Bruins football

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Randy Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman from New York City, New York

Age: 64

18
Gaston Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Running back from Los Angeles, California

Age: 52

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Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Cornerback and Safety from Salt Lake City, Utah

Age: 48

20
Wendell Tyler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Bruzinbruin32 added Running back from Shreveport, Louisiana

Age: 63

Teams: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers

21
Mel Farr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Running back from Beaumont, Texas

Age: 71

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Bob Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Bruzinbruin32 added Punter and Quarterback from Elmira, New York

Age: Died at 63 (1920-1983)

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Kenny Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Running back from Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 53 (1918-1971)

24
Eric Turner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Cornerback and Safety from Ventura, California

Age: Dec. at 32 (1968-2000)

25
Akeem Ayers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time
Akeem Ayers Linebacker from Los Angeles, California

Age: 26

Teams: UCLA Bruins football, Tennessee Titans