So we have our four best FCS teams remaining — all scheduled to do battle in this weekend's national semifinals. So these teams are obviously talented, but how many players have they put in the NFL over the years?
1. North Dakota State – 33
2t. Eastern Washington – 24
2t. Youngstown State – 24
4. James Madison – 18
So out of the 99 players above from our semifinalists, which five individuals were the best ever in the NFL? Well, HERO Sports has you covered, with our 'shot' at ranking them. We took those 99 all-time NFL players and ranked them overall, taking into consideration length of career, statistical accomplishments — you name it. It's entirely subjective — but that's what makes it fun, right? And on the ensuing pages, we ranked each school's top five of all time (in our judgment). Do you agree? Do you disagree?
Talk to us on Twitter (@HEROSportsFCS) Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET about where we went right … and of course, where we went wrong.
|RK||POS||PLAYER||SCHOOL||SPAN||NFL TEAMS||SUPER BOWL?||CAREER STATS|
|1||DE-LB||Charles Haley||JMU||1986-99||San Francisco, Dallas||5 rings||100.5 career sacks|
|2||WR||Gary Clark||JMU||1985-95||Wash., Phoenix, Miami||2 rings||10,856 rec. yds|
|3||QB||Ron Jaworski||YSU||1974-89||LARams, Philly, 2 more||XV run. up||28,190 pass yds|
|4||LB||Steve Nelson||NDSU||1974-87||New England||XX run. up||17 INTs, 16 fumb. rec.|
|5||OT||Michael Roos||EWU||2005-14||Tennessee||None||148 starts|