The Best University of Washington Football Players Ever

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The Washington Huskies are certainly a top-tier program. With the 19th best winning percentage in NCAA history, 15 Pac-10 championships, seven Rose Bowl titles, and four national championships, it's hard to argue with their success.

No team can achieve great success without great players. The following is a list of the best Washington Huskies ever. What do you think? Upvote your favorites now!
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  • Warren Moon
    499 votes
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Age: 66
    • Teams: Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings

    Warren Moon's time as the University of Washington's quarterback was nothing short of legendary, as his undeniable talent and strong leadership skills propelled the team to new heights. Known for his powerful arm, precision passing, and ability to read defenses, Moon's impact on the Huskies' offense was immeasurable. His outstanding performance at Washington laid the foundation for his remarkable professional career, cementing his place as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever grace the sport.

  • Steve Emtman
    Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end
    414 votes
    • Birthplace: Spokane, Washington
    • Age: 53
    • Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins

    A force to be reckoned with, Steve Emtman's dominance on the defensive line during his tenure with the Huskies was truly awe-inspiring. Blessed with incredible size, strength, and tenacity, Emtman consistently overwhelmed his opponents as he anchored a ferocious Washington defense. His unparalleled play not only solidified his status as an all-time great for the university but also set the stage for his successful NFL career.

  • Corey Dillon
    Running back
    306 votes
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
    • Age: 48
    • Teams: Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Huskies football, New England Patriots

    Arguably one of the most dynamic running backs in University of Washington history, Corey Dillon's impact on the field was felt from the moment he stepped foot on campus. Combining a unique blend of speed, agility, and power, Dillon left defenders grasping at air as he carved up opposing defenses during his time with the Huskies. The legacy he left behind at Washington serves as a testament to his remarkable skillset and his continued success in the NFL.

  • Lincoln Kennedy
    279 votes
    • Birthplace: York, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Age: 52
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Storm, Oakland Raiders, Washington Huskies football, Atlanta Falcons

    An impenetrable force on the offensive line, Lincoln Kennedy's time at the University of Washington saw him develop into one of the premier offensive tackles in college football. With a unique blend of size, strength, and agility, Kennedy displayed a tireless work ethic that ultimately helped the Huskies' offense flourish. His stellar collegiate career paved the way for an impressive professional career that further solidified his place among the all-time greats.

  • Lawyer Milloy
    Strong Safety, Defensive back
    294 votes
    • Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Age: 49
    • Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Washington Huskies football, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots

    One of the most feared safeties in college football during his time at the University of Washington, Lawyer Milloy's incredible instincts and physicality made him an invaluable asset for the Huskies. As a ball-hawking playmaker, Milloy consistently delivered bone-jarring hits that struck fear into the hearts of opposing receivers. His time spent manning the Huskies' secondary was a precursor to his long and successful professional career, confirming his place among the greatest to ever suit up for Washington.

  • Napoleon Kaufman
    Running back
    301 votes
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Age: 50
    • Teams: Oakland Raiders, Washington Huskies football

    Explosiveness personified, Napoleon Kaufman was a true game-changer for the University of Washington during his tenure as their lead running back. With an uncanny ability to change direction on a dime and leave defenders in his wake, Kaufman's big-play potential consistently altered the course of games in favor of the Huskies. His dynamic play-making abilities have earned him a special place in the hearts of Washington fans and a lasting legacy within the annals of college football.