Thursday, February 12, 2009
Colorado's Mount Rushmore
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
I can visualize several notable Colorado icons on a Mount Rushmore dedicated specifically to Colorado football players. How about this list of choices, with Ralphie charging by for inspiration for Colorado fans?
- Bill McCartney -- There has to be a place for the coach who led the Buffaloes to a share of the 1990 national championship and still leads the school with 93 career victories.
- Byron "Whizzer" White -- The late U.S. Supreme Court justice first gained acclaim as Colorado's first All-American player. He's a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and led the nation in scoring, rushing and total offense in 1937.
- Rashaan Salaam -- The 1994 Heisman Trophy winner deserves a place on the mountain -- particularly after leading the nation with 2,055 rushing yards that season.
- Joe Romig -- Two-time All-American player who was a two-way legend and later a Rhodes Scholar.
Four good selections in my opinion. It was hard to leave off the Anderson brothers -- Dick and Bobby -- and Kordell Stewart. But there's room for only four.
Anybody I missed?