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According to the writers at NFL's CFB 24/7, the top 4 all-time NFL players from LSU are fullback Jim Taylor, offensive guard Alan Faneca, quarterback Y.A. Tittle, and running back Steve Van Buren.

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Why those four? Taylor was a part of four of the five Packers teams that won championships in the 1960s. A romping, stomping fullback for Vince Lombardi's power-sweeping Packers teams, Taylor won the rushing title in 1962, the only year in which Jim Brown didn't lead the league in rushing during his legendary nine-year career. ... Known by many as being the subject of one of the most memorable sports photographs in American history, Tittle was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection. ... Van Buren -- the first first-round draft selection out of LSU -- was a four-time NFL rushing leader and the first running back to achieve three consecutive rushing titles. Van Buren was a central figure in the Philadelphia Eagles' 1948 NFL Championship win in a blizzard. ... Faneca played for 13 seasons in the trenches, and earned nine Pro Bowl nods in the process. He was also selected to the NFL's 2000s all-decade team.


Also considered: Odell Beckham, Kevin Faulk, Kevin Mawae, Patrick Peterson

Who would be on your LSU Mount Rushmore?

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PRIMO3094 months
J.Hester, J.Hester, J.Hester,and the Winning run vs Fla. J.Hester.
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Corch Urban Myers94 months
If we are talking just football, then it's Miles, McClendon, Dietzel, and Cannon.
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Ignignot94 months
Cannon, Bertman, Saban, Pistol
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Screamer94 months
anyone old enough to remember the LSU-Tulane game when Taylor kicked the ball over Petibon's head, LSU drew a penalty moving the ball near or into the endzone(IDR), Petibon move back a ways, and then Taylor kicked the ball over his head again. That man was a hellava kicker.
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Tyson5394 months
All sports inc. 1 Pistol Pete a living legend before he even started. Freshman PRACTICE outsold the varsity. He sold out more arenas than the Beatles 2 Todd Walker Started at the top and kept rising. 3 Bert Jones Had he had a modern coach that passed He would have been Heisman ez 4 Tommy Cassanova was the original TM7
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Tyson5394 months
Tom Hodson Dalton Hilliard/Charles Alexander Cannon/ PP7 Bert Jones/Cassanova
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Datbayoubengal94 months
I liked the way CBSsports did Auburn's Mt Rushmore. Basing it off what they did in college.
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Rakim94 months
Cannon, Cassonva, Faneca, Faulk
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Doyle McPoyle94 months
TM7 was the most exciting player I've seen wear the purple and gold
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Placebeaux94 months
Skip Bertman Billy Cannon Mark Emmert Warren Morris
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vodkacop94 months
This is not an LSU mount Rushmore , this is a mount Rushmore of LSU players who excelled in the NFL.
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atltiger648794 months
Flawed rankings. Don't care about their NFL career. Only care about what they did wearing the P&G.
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timm697146394 months
Based on NFL career is hard to understand I reckon!!
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timm697146394 months
It is hard to argue with the mentioned Four !
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vuvuzela94 months
Gotta have Nick Saban up there, right?
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timm697146394 months
wrong
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billf709594 months
My thoughts: Paul Dietzel Billy Cannon Tommy Casanova Eric Andolsek Tipping my hat to the great recent ones: Chad Jones, Tyran Mathieu, Jacob Hester, Leonard Fournette
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MirrOlure94 months
Ease calls , Whoever designed Alex Box and the Additions to the South endzone and cheap looking redo of West side of Tiger Stadium.
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AustinKnight94 months
This consideration needs to be clarified to even make sense. Van Buren based off LSU football halfback statistics which is why he is a Hall of Famer wouldn't be in Top 10-20 in History of LSU backs. So I wouldn't ever consider him.
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AustinKnight94 months
To clarify what I meant abouve . He is is HOF based off being a Halfback in the League. Wasn't even used as a running back to Sr. Yr. At LSU.
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BabyTac94 months
4 year or LSU degree must be a requirement.
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BayouBengal688494 months
That's dumb...by these standards Pistol Pete wouldn't be on your Mt Rushmore for LSU basketball
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BayouBengals120994 months
how the frick do you leave cannon off? probably one of the most famous plays in lsu football history, and our only heisman winner....
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