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Greatest Kansas Football Players of All-Time: Dana Stubblefield vs Ron Warner

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(15) Stubblefield vs (18) Warner

Dana Stubblefield

(15) Dana Stubblefield

Stubblefield came to Kansas from Ohio, playing on the defensive line from 1989-92. He would finish his college career with 168 tackles and 19 sacks, good for sixth on the career list at KU for sacks. He was named first team All-Big 8 in both 1991 and 1992, helping lead KU to the Aloha Bowl in his senior season. He was taken 26th overall in the 1993 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Stubblefield made an immediate impact for the 49ers, winning NFL Rookie of the Year after leading the team with 10.5 sacks. He spent five years with the 49ers, three with the Redskins, two more with the 49ers, and one with the Raiders. Prior to the 2004 season he signed with the Patriots, but was injured before the season began and cut.

While in the NFL, Stubblefield won NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1997 and was a Super Bowl Champion with the 49ers.

(18) Ron Warner

Kansas native Ron Warner came to KU via Independence CC but made an impact right away at linebacker. He played for KU from 1996-97, and was named first team All-Big 12 in 1997. He still sits at third in career sacks in the Jayhawk record books.

Warner was drafted 239th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by Mike Ditka and the New Orleans Saints. He bounced around in the NFL for a few years with the Saints, Bucs, and Redskins, and then spent two years in Canada before retiring following the 2007 season.

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