Who is the number one college football pick all-time for your school?

Occasionally, I get a little breathing room at work, but not much. It’s during those moments when I get to explore what my colleagues at other publications are producing, how they’re interacting with their readership, achieving what I aspire to, etc.

One of those opportunities presented itself to me yesterday. I came across an ESPN Pac-12 blog in which Kevin Gemmell asked his readers to tell him who they would select first if they were assembling an all-time team for their favorite Pac-12 university.

Responses ranged from witty to sarcastic to insightful, but all were very entertaining. It made me wonder, if I were to assemble an all-time team from Utah, Utah State or BYU’s history, how would I do it?  Or a better question – how would the readers of the Deseret News do it?

So, despite the fact that this is being posted on the Aggie blog, I’m opening this up way beyond just the Aggies. Whether you’re a Ute, a Cougar, an Aggie, a fan of another university or just a general college football fan, I encourage you to send me who would be you’re all-time No. 1 pick for your college football team and why.

There are some rules – the selection and the explanation can only be a maximum of three sentences, and run-on sentences will basically be ignored. Insulting or demeaning remarks will also be ignored.

There are two ways to submit your picks. Email me directly or drop your pick in the comments.

Quarterback Chuckie Keeton throws the ball during the Blue-White spring game, Saturday in Logan.

Quarterback Chuckie Keeton throws the ball during the Blue-White spring game, Saturday in Logan.

To get the ball rolling, I’ll tell you who I would pick No. 1 for my all-USU football team. This is a tough pick. Many, many good players have come through Logan throughout the years, and settling on just one is difficult.

With the first pick in the all-USU draft, I select Chuckie Keeton. Who else can you pick than the leader of the best team in school history? He can run, he can pass, he can catch, he can lead — the kid can basically do it all.

Alright. Send them in. Who you got? I’ll share the responses again after the weekend is over.

Email me at lhemsley@deseretnews.com

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