Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu was recently asked to rank his top five LSU athletes of all time and revealed his picks were Patrick Peterson, Shaquille O'Neal, Dylan Crews, Joe Burrow, and Chad Jones.

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What are your Top 5 LSU athletes of all time? Comment below.
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plowline11 months
Good list but you have to have Marivich and Cannon in there. Greatest basketball ball handler with so many national records and the Heisman trophy winner. Would be hard for the last 3 bc of the number of greats in LSU history
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Morpheus11 months
Hard to argue with that list when you explain it the way he did. Guy has turned himself into a hell of a leader.
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LSU82Cajun11 months
It’s basically ‘in my lifetime list’. He is not astute in LSU sports history only recent.
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eddieray11 months
Shaq and Maravich should be on any list, probably Burrow too. After that there’s probably a logjam. Mathieu probably deserves consideration. Ben McDonald, Casanova, Devon White, Kevin Faulk. Might all be considered
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jp4lsu11 months
I commend his respect for PP7. Peterson was a huge influence in his life and career coming into the NFL. Peterson was a very good athlete and did awesome things at LSU, but his respect and thankfulness to PP7 is awesome.
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CDawson11 months
Many great players on that list. Great players don’t mean great athletes. Athletes would be beast at multiple sports and movements not just one sport or jumping and running. . Baseball is hard, baseball guys are almost always good at hand eye coordination and multiple movements.
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Drizzt11 months
Pretty strong
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DRTiger6711 months
Good list
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The GOAT has spoken. Can’t argue with that list
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Tigerwm2311 months
Spot on
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Mike da Tigah11 months
Hard not to say Honey Badger. I know he’s got to be humble and all, but the truth is the truth. Matthieu was out of this world athletic at LSU. I’ve never seen anyone do the kind of stuff he did here on the defensive side of the ball.
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Jay Quest11 months
Mike Miley and Johnny Robinson were two of the best athletes to ever don an LSU uniform.
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GruntbyAssociation11 months
It’s really a hard question to answer because so many can make an argument for too 5. Maravich, Charles Alexander, Chris Jackson, etc.
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Stovall2111 months
Robinson and Stovall overlooked constantly
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lsusa11 months
Crews is nothing more than recency bias, and is nowhere near the same class as the other guys listed.

I can accept that the list is from his (or at least close to his) era and so he didn’t include Cannon or Maravich.
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The Mick11 months
LOLL
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy11 months
Solid troll
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BabyTac11 months
My top 5 (only football):
Matthieu
Faulk
Burrow
Peterson
Jamarcus
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PureBlood11 months
Nobody cares
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BabyTac11 months
I like the Chad Jones pick. Almost forgot about him.
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DG4411 months
My top 5 in no particular order:
CANNON ..Al American, Heisman, sec 100 champ and shot champ
Burrow
Shaq
Maravich
Honey Badger
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Froman11 months
I respect the shoutout to Jones. Dude has epic moments for both football and baseball.
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tigerbutt11 months
Yes you have to put Pete on there.
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TigerDeacon11 months
Pretty good list off the top of his head.
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LSUcajun7711 months
Can’t argue with probably the greatest athlete of all time’s list. Except that I would have him on it.
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