9. Vince Young, QB, Texas (2003-05)
His NFL career didn’t exactly go according to plan, but there’s no denying that Vince Young is easily one of the greatest college football players of all time. Young had one of the single greatest seasons in college football history when he led Texas to an upset of USC in the BCS championship in the 2005 season. He led the Longhorns to an 11-0 regular season and the Big 12 championship and entered the championship game as the No. 2-ranked team with a 12-0 mark. While Reggie Bush won the Heisman, Young put on a performance in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the ages. He amassed 467 total yards and three rushing touchdowns, including a nine-yard scramble on fourth down with 19 seconds to play that lifted Texas to a 41-38 victory. At the time, Young promised to return to Texas for his senior season, but he later decided to head to the NFL.