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Just a little slow season exercise....

I'm sure some Aztec fans will have a difference of opinion on a few of these, but these are all straight from my semi-cluttered mind - I didn't research the interwebs. Not all schools field baseball teams, so choose another sport if you wish, or just do football/basketball.

Basketball: Kawhi Leonard, Michael Cage, Jaedon LeDee, Xavier Thames (honorable mention: Malachi Flynn, Brandon Heath, Skyler Spencer, Matt Mitchell) 

Football: Marshall Faulk, Donnell Pumphrey, Brian Sipe, Isaac Curtis (honorable mention: Rashaad Penney, Willie Buchanon, LaRoi Glover, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Kirk Morrison, Fred Dryer, Dennis Shaw) 

Baseball: Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg, Graig Nettles, Mark Grace (honorable mention: Bud Black, Travis Lee, Ty France, Dave Smith)

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Ours is gonna be light

Basketball: Brian Shaw, Orlando Johnson, Gabe Vincent, Don Ford 

Baseball: Michael Young, Shane Bieber, Skip Schumaker, Dillon Tate (honorable mention Barry Zito, Ryan Spilborghs, Kyle Nelson) 

Coaches: Jerry Pimm, Tim Vom Steeg, Andrew Checketts, Kathy Gregory

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On 4/14/2024 at 10:12 PM, MissionTrails said:

Just a little slow season exercise....

I'm sure some Aztec fans will have a difference of opinion on a few of these, but these are all straight from my semi-cluttered mind - I didn't research the interwebs. Not all schools field baseball teams, so choose another sport if you wish, or just do football/basketball.

Basketball: Kawhi Leonard, Michael Cage, Jaedon LeDee, Xavier Thames (honorable mention: Malachi Flynn, Brandon Heath, Skyler Spencer, Matt Mitchell) 

Football: Marshall Faulk, Donnell Pumphrey, Brian Sipe, Isaac Curtis (honorable mention: Rashaad Penney, Willie Buchanon, LaRoi Glover, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Kirk Morrison, Fred Dryer, Dennis Shaw) 

Baseball: Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg, Graig Nettles, Mark Grace (honorable mention: Bud Black, Travis Lee, Ty France, Dave Smith)

DJ Gay scared me a lot more than Thames.

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On 4/14/2024 at 10:24 PM, TopLobo said:

DJ Gay scared me a lot more than Thames.

DJ was a really solid PG, but he had Kawhi, Billy White, Malcom Thomas, etc. for a supporting cast. X pretty much carried the team his best year, and willed them to a Sweet 16 appearance, which is as far as DJ/Kawhi got too. X had some great teammates as well, but he was the unquestioned star, and also was conf POY in 2013-14.

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Boise:

Football: Kellen Moore, Ian Johnson, Ryan Clady, Leighton Vander Esch. (Had to leave out a bunch)

Basketball: Koby Karl, Chandler Hutchison, Derrick Marks, Tanoka Beard

Other: Allie Ostrander (XC/T&F), Michelle Bell (basketball), Lidiya Varbanova (basketball), Emma Bates (XC/T&F)

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It depends, is this based more on their pro career or college career? Because it would be different answers for Nevada.

Based on pro career:

Football: Joel Bitonio/Marion Motley/Charles Mann/Brock Marion (honorable mention: Nate Burleson/Doug Betters/Colin Kaepernick)

Basketball: JaVale McGee/Ramon Sessions/Edgar Jones/Caleb Martin (honorable mention: Cody Martin/Luke Babbitt/Kirk Snyder/Johnny High/Armon Johnson/Pete Padgett)

Baseball: Lyle Overbay/Chad Qualls/Chris Singleton/Kevin Kouzmanoff (honorable mention: Ryan Church

 

Based on college career:

Football: Colin Kaepernick/Stan Heath/Marion Motley/Frank Hawkins (honorable mention: Carson Strong/Vai Taua/Cody Fajardo/DeShone Myles/Nate Burleson/Trevor Insley/Romeo Doubs)

Basketball: Nick Fazekas/Edgar Jones/Caleb Martin/Kirk Snyder (honorable mention: Cody Martin/Jordan Caroline/Deonte Burton/Marcelus Kemp/Alex Boyd)

Baseball: Lyle Overbay/Joe Inglett/Don Price/Rob Richie (honorable mention: Chad Qualls, Ryan Church, Mark Lewis, Andy Dominique)

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On 4/14/2024 at 10:12 PM, MissionTrails said:

Just a little slow season exercise....

I'm sure some Aztec fans will have a difference of opinion on a few of these, but these are all straight from my semi-cluttered mind - I didn't research the interwebs. Not all schools field baseball teams, so choose another sport if you wish, or just do football/basketball.

Basketball: Kawhi Leonard, Michael Cage, Jaedon LeDee, Xavier Thames (honorable mention: Malachi Flynn, Brandon Heath, Skyler Spencer, Matt Mitchell) 

Football: Marshall Faulk, Donnell Pumphrey, Brian Sipe, Isaac Curtis (honorable mention: Rashaad Penney, Willie Buchanon, LaRoi Glover, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Kirk Morrison, Fred Dryer, Dennis Shaw) 

Baseball: Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg, Graig Nettles, Mark Grace (honorable mention: Bud Black, Travis Lee, Ty France, Dave Smith)

Tony Gwynn for basketball as well. He is still the all-time assist leader in School history 

"We don't have evidence but, we have lot's of theories."

Americans Mayor

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On 4/14/2024 at 10:13 PM, MissionTrails said:

OK, I'll make a coaches one too....

Don Coryell, Steve Fisher, Brian Dutcher, Rocky Long (honorable mention: Jim Dietz, Tony Gwynn - not for W-L record as coach, but just for being an awesome dude)

Claude Gilbert is in the Aztec and Sparty HoF as a Coach.

"We don't have evidence but, we have lot's of theories."

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San Jose State.....

Football......Jeff Garcia   Steve DeBerg   Kim Bokamper    Louie Wright

Basketball.....Darnell Hillman  Coby Dietrick  Ricky Berry   Olivier St. Jean

Baseball....Mark Langston  Anthony Telford   Ken Caminiti   Kevin Frandsen

Coaches.....Bill Walsh   Dick Vermeil   Darryl Rogers   Claude Gilbert

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Weber State Basketball 

Be prepared:

 

Larry Farmer

Phil Johnson

Jeff Linder

Neil McCarthy

Dick Motta

 

"We don't have evidence but, we have lot's of theories."

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Basketball: Kenny Sailors, Fennis Dembo, Theo Ratliff, Eric Leckner

Football: Jim Kiick, Conrad Dobler, Marcus Harris, Jay Novacek

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On 4/15/2024 at 11:27 AM, WYO1016 said:

Basketball: Kenny Sailors, Fennis Dembo, Theo Ratliff, Eric Leckner

Football: Jim Kiick, Conrad Dobler, Marcus Harris, Jay Novacek

I'd forgotten that Mr Nasty played in Laramie. 

Your FB Coaching list is impressive as well 

"We don't have evidence but, we have lot's of theories."

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On 4/15/2024 at 1:38 AM, bsu_alum9 said:

Boise:

Football: Kellen Moore, Ian Johnson, Ryan Clady, Leighton Vander Esch. (Had to leave out a bunch)

Basketball: Koby Karl, Chandler Hutchison, Derrick Marks, Tanoka Beard

Other: Allie Ostrander (XC/T&F), Michelle Bell (basketball), Lidiya Varbanova (basketball), Emma Bates (XC/T&F)

boise state nfl players all time

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/schools/boisest/index.htm

Chris Petersen coach

Chris Child’s to basketball

Jake Jacoby to track

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On 4/15/2024 at 11:27 AM, WYO1016 said:

Basketball: Kenny Sailors, Fennis Dembo, Theo Ratliff, Eric Leckner

Football: Jim Kiick, Conrad Dobler, Marcus Harris, Jay Novacek

While there’s plenty to choose from, I’d have Josh Allen, Larry Nance Jr and Bryce Meredith (wrestling) on any lists.   
 

 

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On 4/15/2024 at 12:36 PM, OrediggerPoke said:

While there’s plenty to choose from, I’d have Josh Allen, Larry Nance Jr and Bryce Meredith (wrestling) on any lists.   
 

 

I debated a lot on putting Nance in over Leckner. Definitely agree on Meredith. While Allen is a hell of a player, I don't think he was a better player in college than those I listed.

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On 4/15/2024 at 9:52 AM, Spaztecs said:

Tony Gwynn for basketball as well. He is still the all-time assist leader in School history 

Yeah, I know, I considered it, and should have at least put him in Hon Mention for basketball.

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