Ranking the 50 greatest SEC football players this century, including Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden, Joe Burrow, Cam Newton and several more stars.
SEC football has been dominating the college game for the better part of two decades. Since LSU won a share of the 2003 National Championship, SEC teams have won 12 more titles in 18 seasons. This is a sport with five major leagues all trying for the same recruits to be at the top of their game. Yet, the SEC stands alone.
With great play comes great players. The All-American team is constantly dominated by SEC players. Alabama alone seems to get half of the five-star recruits that are out there every season. It doesn’t matter the position, there’s a good chance the most talented player at that position plays in the SEC. The league has the best coaches which leads to the best recruiting staff.
Finding the 50 greatest SEC football players this century.
Over the past 20-plus years, we could make a list with just the best quarterbacks to go through the SEC. They’ve had an influx of great offensive play. That’s not to ignore the defensive side of the ball. This conference has been phenomenal on both sides of the ball. It leads to electric matchups on a weekly basis. Despite Alabama’s perceived dominance over college football, that team has faced some of the most talented players in the sport.
Last season, the SEC also dominated the NFL. They had more players at the next level than anyone. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Alabama led the way with 53 NFL players, while LSU had 46 and Georgia had 35. It’s because the SEC gets some of the best players in history. So, which players were the best this century?