9. LaDainian Tomlinson (HOF Class of 2017)
In his final two collegiate seasons at TCU, Tomlinson posted videogame statistics — rushing for over 4,200 yards and scoring 42 touchdowns. Critics suggested his success was a product of TCU’s option system, and claimed he wouldn’t transition well to the pro game. Boy, were they wrong! In his first 8 NFL seasons, Tomlinson posted over 1,500 yards of total offense. Similar to Faulk, Tomlinson’s excellent receiving skills made him a dual threat, which placed a heavy burden on defensive players and coordinators. As if that wasn’t enough, Tomlinson was also a threat to pass on occasion, throwing 7 touchdowns during his years with the Chargers.