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Greatest Kansas Football Players of All-Time Bracket: Aqib Talib vs Anthony Collins

(7) Aqib Talib vs (26) Anthony Collins

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(7) Aqib Talib

Talib was one of the more exciting athletes to play at Kansas in recent history, suiting up for the Jayhawks at WR and CB from 2005-07.  Talib would only spend three years in Lawrence.  He led the country in passes defended as a sophomore in 2006.  He was named first team All-Big 12 in both 2006 and 2007, as well as first team All-American in 2007 and the 2008 Orange Bowl MVP.   Talib is second in KU history in career INTs with 13.

Talib was drafted 20th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2008 NFL Draft.  He has since suited up for the Bucs, Patriots, and now the Broncos.  Talib was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.  He helped lead the Denver Broncos to their Super Bowl title his past season.  He has 30 career INTs in 107 games played.

(26) Anthony Collins

Collins played at Kansas at the same time as Talib, from 2004-07.  After taking a redshirt in 2004, Collins began to shine on the offensive line.  He helped lead the way for 1,000-yard rushers Jon Cornish and Brandon McAnderson during his final two years, culminating in the 2007 season that saw Collins named first team All-Big 12 and first team All-American.

Collins was drafted 112th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.  He would spend five seasons in Cincinnati before signing as a free agent with Tampa Bay prior to the 2014 season.  The Bucs cut him after one season, and he has been a free agent since.


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