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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Nick Isham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Nick Isham

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71 44
Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
EpicMan added Melvin Gordon

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141 151
Stedman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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36 21
Danny Woodhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Tim Wilcox added Danny Woodhead Running back

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106 112
Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
nicholasarrison added Rex Burkhead Running back

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98 107
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
hexum88 added Nick Foles Quarterback

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42 39
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

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20 13
Justin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
DavidPugh added Justin Hardy

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32 33
David Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added David Wilson Running back, Kickoff returner

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103 143
Jordan Kovacs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jordan Kovacs Defensive back

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83 116
Bacarri Rambo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Bacarri Rambo

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11 6
Jordan Lynch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
CarsonpurpleLoStgaming added Jordan Lynch

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98 141
Mike Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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Paul Richardson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jamison12 added Paul Richardson

The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

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26 34
Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
jessebuckeye99 added Joey Bosa

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19 29
Jacob Coker is listed (or ranked) 16 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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75 127
Keith Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Keith Price Quarterback

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18 33
Eric Page is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Eric Page Wide receiver

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13 24
Henry Josey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Billy2 added Henry Josey

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55 103
Ronnie Hillman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Ronnie Hillman Running back

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1 4
Zoltan Mesko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
EthanCox added Zoltan Mesko Punter

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53 100
Tim Fugger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Tim Fugger Linebacker

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5 12
James Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
BD3KD added James Street Quarterback

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17 35
Isaiah Pead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Isaiah Pead Running back

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52 105
Joseph Randle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Joseph Randle Running back

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44 91
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Danny Trevathan Linebacker

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39 82
Jermaine Kearse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jermaine Kearse Wide receiver

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13 32
Jordan White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
murphy18_10 added Jordan White Wide receiver

The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 2010s

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Austin Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Austin Davis Quarterback

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28 66
Brandon Bolden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Brandon Bolden Running back

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40 94
Chandler Harnish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Chandler Harnish Quarterback

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40 97
Brandon Wilds is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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39 95
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Dennis Johnson Defensive end

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35 91
Antonio Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Antonio Allen Strong Safety

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32 88
Juron Criner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Juron Criner Wide receiver

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32 93
Tauren Poole is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Tauren Poole Running back

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25 83
Jake Heaps is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jake Heaps Quarterback

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25 84
Jake Knott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Jake Knott

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20 80
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player

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20 81
Kyle Padron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Kyle Padron

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15 70
Cameron Chism is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Cameron Chism Cornerback

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16 80
Kamar Jorden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Underrated College Football Player
Kamar Jorden Wide receiver