Athlon Sports Names Barry Sanders 2nd Best CFB Player in Last Half Century

As a part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, Athlon Sports compiled a panel of college football experts to rank the 50 greatest college football players during that span. Predictably, Oklahoma State’s lone Heisman winner was near the top.

The dazzlingly elusive Sanders had arguably the greatest individual season in college football history, rushing for 2,850 yards on 7.6 yards per carry and 42 touchdowns (including the bowl