Who Are the Best NFL Players Ever From UL and LSU?
Which former UL football player do you think went on to have the best career in the NFL?
Former Cajuns quarterback Brian Mitchell would certainly be a good pick. Mitchell, who played for the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants during his 14-year NFL career, is currently second on the NFL’s all-time list in all-purpose yards, with 23,330 yards, behind Jerry Rice.
Mitchell’s 13 special teams touchdowns are second in NFL history, and his nine punt return touchdowns ranked third.
Former UL quarterback Jake Delhomme would be the answer for a lot of Cajun fans.
Currently with the Houston Texans, Delhomme has thrown for over 20,000 yards and 125 touchdowns in his NFL career.
Delhomme also guided the Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII, back in 2003.
Delhomme’s favorite target at UL, receiver Brandon Stokley, would be a nice pick, with over 4,500 receiving yards to his credit.
Dan Vasta, of Bleacher Report, however, selects defensive back Charles “Peanut” Tillman, who played corner back for the Cajuns from 1999-2002, before being selected in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, where he has since become an All-Pro performer.
There have been so many great LSU players to go on an have great NFL careers, such as Tommy Casanova, Bert Jones, Dalton Hilliard, Billy Cannon, Kevin Faulk, and Alan Faneca, but can you really take anybody other than legendary NFL Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle?
Tittle, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, went to seven Pro Bowls, and won the MVP Award back in 1963.
Former Dan Varsta, of Bleacher Report, has a list of the best NFL players from every FBS school.