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The Best UCLA Football Players of All Time

Updated August 17, 2019 5.4k votes 872 voters 57.2k views44 items

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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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  • 1
    Troy Aikman
    359
    91

    Troy Aikman

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

    Age53

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

  • 2
    Jonathan Ogden
    247
    58

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Age46

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football, Baltimore Ravens

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    #192 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#3 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

  • 3
    Kenny Easley
    185
    64

    Kenny Easley

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    Age61

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, UCLA Bruins football

  • 4
    Jackie Robinson
    248
    108

    Jackie Robinson

    Running back, Safety

    BirthplaceCairo, Georgia, United States of America

    AgeDec. at 53 (1919-1972)

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football, Kansas City Monarchs, Montreal Royals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Bulldogs

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  • 5
    Maurice Jones-Drew
    206
    87

    Maurice Jones-Drew

    Running back, Return specialist

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Age35

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 6
    Ken Norton, Jr.
    136
    62

    Ken Norton, Jr.

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Illinois, United States of America

    Age54

  • 7
    Anthony Barr

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    #380 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#103 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

  • 8
    Gary Beban
    125
    56

    Gary Beban

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Age74

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    #75 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#17 of 28 The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

  • 9
    Eric Kendricks
  • 10
    Freeman McNeil
    104
    43

    Freeman McNeil

    Running back

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    Age61

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  • 11
    DeShaun Foster
    104
    45

    DeShaun Foster

    Running back

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Age40

  • 12
    Cade McNown
    108
    50

    Cade McNown

    Quarterback

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Age43

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins

  • 13
    Jerry Robinson
    87
    33

    Jerry Robinson

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Age63

  • 14
    J. J. Stokes
    103
    49

    J. J. Stokes

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Age47

  • 15
    Gaston Green
    79
    32

    Gaston Green

    Running back

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Age54

  • 16
    Randy Cross
    82
    36

    Randy Cross

    Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Age66

  • 17
    Carnell Lake
    74
    29

    Carnell Lake

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Age53

  • 18
    Marcedes Lewis
    106
    58

    BirthplaceLos Alamitos, California

    Age36

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 19
    Bob Waterfield
    61
    21

    Bob Waterfield

    Punter, Quarterback

    BirthplaceElmira, New York

    AgeDied at 63 (1920-1983)

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    #75 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#34 of 110 The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

  • 20
    Wendell Tyler
    67
    26

    Wendell Tyler

    Running back

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age65

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers

  • 21
    Mel Farr
    65
    26

    Mel Farr

    Running back

    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

    Age75

  • 22
    Brett Hundley

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    #225 of 286 The Best Green Bay Packers Of All Time#154 of 225 The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

  • 23
    Kenny Washington
    59
    25

    Kenny Washington

    Running back

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    AgeDec. at 53 (1918-1971)

  • 24
    Eric Turner
    51
    21

    Eric Turner

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceVentura, California

    AgeDec. at 32 (1968-2000)

  • 25
    Max Montoya
    41
    21

    Max Montoya

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplaceMontebello, California

    Age64

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