19. Ray Lewis, LB, Miami (1993-95)
As good as Tommy Nobis was for Texas, Ray Lewis was better. It’s different eras, but Lewis redefined how linebackers played the game during his time in Coral Gables. Lewis started the final five games of his freshman season and went on to become a two-time All-American as a sophomore and junior. He recorded more than 300 tackles over his final two seasons before leaving early for the NFL.
Lewis is arguably the best defensive player in the history of Miami football. The only other player who can challenge him for that title is also on this list, and was actually teammates with Lewis on the Baltimore Ravens. Can you guess who it is…?