With the summer on the way, and the college football season in sight, we take a look at the 25 biggest villains in college football history.
Throughout the history of college football, there has certainly been a fair share of villains. Whatever the reason, these guys have definitely rubbed people the wrong way, earning a spot on our list. Some players are hated because of winning, some for whining, but all will never be forgotten as long as college football is still around.
Here is a look at the 25 biggest villains in college football history.
Back in the 1980s, the University of Miami (FL) football program was not only the most publicized team in all of college football, but possibly in all of sports. Led by a quarterback who would go on to win the Heisman Trophy, the Hurricanes came at you hard from all angles of the game. With a coach that loved to run up the score, “The U” could hang a 50-spot on a team at any time, and that led to them being one of the most hated teams in the history of sports.
The man under center for the Hurricanes was Vinny Testaverde, who would go on to be a very good quarterback in the NFL after his days on campus were through. During his time with Miami, Testaverde was one of the more hated players in the country, mostly because all his team did was win big, and talk trash doing it. Testaverde and teammate Jerome Brown put their stamp on the team by showing up the 1986 National Championship Game in fatigues but followed it up with a horrifying performance.
Fresh off winning the Heisman Trophy, Testaverde and his Hurricanes teammates took on an undefeated Penn State team, led by Coach of the Year, Joe Paterno. Testaverde would have the worst game of his career, throwing five interceptions in the team’s 14-10 loss to the Nittany Lions. It was a terrible way to end the collegiate career of a man who would turn around the Miami program while collecting his fair share of haters along the way.