College Sports The Most Underrated College Football Player  

Blake Edwards
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List Rules Please rank the players based on who is the most unappreciated

The most underrated college football players are the unsung heroes that help their NCAA Football teams achieve great things but do so without the mainstream attention paid to other players. (click here for the hottest college female athletes.) You won't see these guys on the short lists for the Heisman Trophy or among the names on the lists of the best college football players but it's certainly not because they are not deserving.

These college football players are some of the brightest and most talented in the sport but for one reason or another don't get the same glitz and glamor of others. Some play for lesser known teams, such as Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Chandler Harnish, who threw for 8,670 yards for 66 touchdowns in his first three years, or Stedman Bailey, a senior wide receiver for the West Virginia Mountaineers who leads the team with an average of 17.9 yards per catch.

Others are simply a great among greats and are overshadowed by stronger players on their team or division. Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price falls into that category. As of October, Price ranked second in the country with 21 touchdown passes but with other amazing players such as 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, Kellen Moore and Andrew Luck, Price's name is rarely mentioned.

Each of these players are talented and help their respective college football team even without the media praise that other players receive. They don't play their hearts out for the attention, they play it because they love the game and want to succeed. That makes them not only the most underrated college football players in the game today but it also makes them local heroes that give the fans of their teams something to cheer about. That self sacrifice with little reward is pretty darn respectable.
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Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
EpicMan added

2
163 153
Nick Isham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Nick Isham

3
121 130
Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
nicholasarrison added Running back

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151 170
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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45 35
Danny Woodhead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Tim Wilcox added Running back

6
112 122
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
hexum88 added Quarterback

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52 47
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Wide receiver

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42 46
Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
jessebuckeye99 added Joey Bosa

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13 4
Walter Smojver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
QuestSF added Walter Smojver

Defensive & Offensive Lineman

University of Florida Gators

Bowl Championship. Canadian Football League mega star

Led CFL in sacks, QB rushes and tackles for losses. 

Never passed a mirror he didn't look into.

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26 24
Justin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
DavidPugh added

11
108 155
Jordan Kovacs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Defensive back

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26 29
Paul Richardson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jamison12 added Paul Richardson

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16 15
Jordan Lynch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
CarsonpurpleLoStgaming added Jordan Lynch

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35 45
David Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Running back, Kickoff returner

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86 127
Bacarri Rambo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Bacarri Rambo

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101 151
Mike Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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7 2
Shonn Greene is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
KnoopB added Running back -

He is the best Iowa player since Jake Christensen!

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27 36
Jacob Coker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
PamelaShows added Jacob Coker Transferring to University of Alabama to play his final year of eligibility, it may be Jacob Coker's time to emerge from the shadow of FSU stud Jaimis Winston. 

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60 107
Ronnie Hillman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Running back

20
75 134
Keith Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Quarterback

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8 16
James Street is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
BD3KD added James Street Quarterback

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15 29
Henry Josey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Billy2 added Henry Josey

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51 95
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Linebacker

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1 5
Jake Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
KnoopB added Jake Christensen Quarterback -

He is the best Iowa player since Shonn Greene!

25
4 11
Zoltan Mesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
EthanCox added Punter

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54 105
Tim Fugger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Tim Fugger Linebacker

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19 40
Isaiah Pead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Running back

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43 86
Jermaine Kearse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Wide receiver

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18 39
Eric Page is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Wide receiver

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54 108
Joseph Randle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Running back

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30 68
Brandon Bolden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Running back

32
46 102
Austin Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Quarterback

33
13 36
Jordan White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Wide receiver

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43 98
Brandon Wilds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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41 96
Chandler Harnish is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Quarterback

36
39 97
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Dennis Johnson Defensive end

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35 93
Antonio Allen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Strong Safety

38
33 89
Juron Criner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Wide receiver

39
32 95
Tauren Poole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Tauren Poole Running back

40
26 84
Jake Heaps is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Quarterback

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25 86
Jake Knott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jake Knott

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20 82
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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20 83
Kyle Padron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Kyle Padron

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15 72
Cameron Chism is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Cornerback

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16 82
Kamar Jorden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Wide receiver