Which US college football players are you going to cheer for?
You have to admit, there are a lot of guys on this list, especially after watching the most recent Super Bowl.
Here’s the top 10: * Clemson’s Jalen Hurts: The former NFL wide receiver is the only player on the list that hasn’t had an NFL career.
He’s played in four NFL seasons, and he was a member of the New York Giants for the first two years.
His resume also includes stints with the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.
* Oregon’s Tre Mason: The Ducks’ defensive end has made some memorable plays over the years, but he’s a true sophomore in the country at this point, having already earned a spot on the team’s All-Pac-12 first team.
* Northwestern’s Connor Cook: The Wildcats’ offensive lineman had a stellar freshman season, but his sophomore campaign was a bit of a bust.
He finished his career with 3,976 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground, but the offense also finished dead last in the Big Ten in passing yards per game.
* Utah’s Jordan Lynch: The Utah tight end had one of the most impressive rookie seasons in recent memory, but there’s no denying his ability to make plays on the football field.
He led the Utah offensive line with a career-high 1,918 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
* Kansas State’s Tyreek Hill: The star pass rusher had a tremendous sophomore campaign, rushing for 1,099 yards and nine touchdowns, but was limited to just 18 games due to injury.
* Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon: The Sooners quarterback had a breakout season, completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 1.7 yards per attempt.
That’s a number that will likely rise with the addition of Oklahoma’s former All-American safety, Justin Durant.
* Ohio State’s Sam Darnold: The Buckeyes’ quarterback had an impressive rookie season, throwing for 2,541 yards and 16 touchdowns on a team that was 23rd in passing efficiency.
The Buckeye secondary is a solid unit that should be able to keep opposing offenses from having success, especially with the emergence of J.T. Barrett.
* Washington’s Joe Williams: Williams finished his college career with 5,971 yards and 19 touchdowns on 7,823 passing yards, but will likely have to settle for third on the Huskies’ career rushing list.
The Huskies finished the season with only 1,717 rushing yards.
* UCLA’s Samaje Perine: The Bruins’ wide receiver was one of UCLA’s breakout stars in 2015, finishing with 1,961 receiving yards on 647 receptions.
He was a unanimous All-ACC selection, as well.
* Georgia Tech’s Jordan Phillips: The Yellow Jackets safety had an outstanding freshman campaign, as he finished with 13 interceptions.
But he’ll have to be more selective in his career, as his collegiate career is over.
* LSU’s Will Grier: The Tigers safety led the conference with 11 interceptions in 2015.
His rookie season was also a bit rough, as the Tigers finished with just 10 interceptions.
* Auburn’s Teez Tabor: The Auburn defensive end is one of Auburn’s breakout players this year.
The Tigers’ defensive line is solid and will need to be added to this list in the future.
* Michigan’s Malik Hooker: Hooker had an excellent sophomore season, leading the Wolverines with 14 sacks.
He also added four forced fumbles and six pass breakups, as Michigan finished with a 7-3 record.
* Florida State’s Denzel Ward: The Seminoles defensive tackle had an extremely productive sophomore campaign.
He recorded 17 sacks, which tied for the team lead.
He missed the first seven games of the season due to an injury, but did end up returning to play in 10 games during the second half of the year.
* USC’s Kony Ealy: Ealy had an unbelievable freshman season.
He posted 1,564 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns on 49 receptions.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder finished his collegiate college career at No. 6 on the NCAA’s all-time receptions list.
* Louisville’s D’Onta Foreman: Foreman led the Cardinals with 996 receiving yards in 2016.
He had a career high with 1.64 yards per reception and 10 total touchdowns.
He’ll have his work cut out for him in the NFL, but Foreman should be ready to go in the pros.
* Texas A&M’s Tre’Davious White: White had a fantastic junior season, finishing third in the Heisman voting with 1:32.5 to go along with 1 touchdown and 10 rushing touchdowns.
White also had a strong performance against Baylor, totaling 29 tackles, four for loss, one sack, and a fumble recovery.
* West Virginia’s DeShone Kizer: The Mountaineers quarterback finished the year with an impressive season, ranking fourth in the nation in passing attempts and yards per