Big 12: Earle Bruce
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Iowa State's history isn't as rich as some Big 12 schools, but the Cyclones still have several worthy candidates if they ever constructed a Mount Rushmore for its football history.
Here are my selections:
- Earle Bruce -- Taking the Cyclones to a career record above .500 deserves something, doesn't it?
- Troy Davis -- Two-time rushing leader was second in the Heisman in 1996, narrowly losing to Danny Wuerffel.
- Jack Trice -- His heroic but fleeting career has served as an inspiration for every Cyclone who followed him.
- Seneca Wallace -- His knack for making big plays remains memorable seven years after his last game.
I thought long and hard about Dan McCarney, who holds the school record for victories and had a run of bowl appearances earlier in the decade.
Anybody I missed?