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Who do you think was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by MattThompson, Aug 7, 2009.

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Who do you think was the best defesive lineman ever for CU?

  1. Herb Orvis

    12.1%
  2. Bill Brundige

    3.0%
  3. Laval Short

    6.1%
  4. Troy Archer

    3.0%
  5. Joel Steed

    75.8%
  1. MattThompson

    MattThompson Banned BANNED

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    My list goes like this:
    1. Herb Orvis
    2. Bill Brundige
    3. Laval Short
    4. Troy Archer
    5. Joel Steed

    There would be several players who just barely not make the list such as Bud Magrum, Justin Bannan, and Tyler Brayton, really some tough choices. What would your lists look like? If anyone knows how to locate a picture of Laval Short please post the link, I tried for the longest time to find one and coudn't.
     
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  2. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Tyler Brayton was the thinest :lol:
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    :congrats: for actually posting it here:lol:
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    I remember Woolfork had a pretty big presence on the D-line.
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Brayton was a monster. Of the ones listed, I'd have to choose Steed based on the fact that he ended up playing in the NFL for about 8 years. That's a pretty long career for a defensive lineman. Of course, I think Brayton is still in the league more than 10 years after he left CU.
     
  6. MattThompson

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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    You need to remember that the point of the poll is to figure out who had the best college career; it has nothing to do with NFL careers, that would change who was in the poll to begin with. That's why players such as Brayton, Renfro, etc. didn't make the top 5.
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Gary howe? clavelle? Matt Mchesney?
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Clavelle and Renfro in my opinion were two of our best linemen, regardless of NFL careers. If you're taking that into account, Steed takes it by far. He was an all-pro stalwart for a few years for the Steelers.
     
  9. Darth Snow

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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Clark Evans... if he wants to be..
     
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    10 years?


    Dude was drafted 2003, that is quite a feat.
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Really?

    OK. I thought he was one of skippy's guys.
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Mayfield HS's very own Darius Holland was pretty good. Top ten in my book.
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Joel Steed. We graduated in the same HS class, so I got to see him play back when he was beating up on Creek and Mullen. Shout out to the Hinkley Thunderbirds!
     
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    Joel Steed hands down. He may even be among the best nose tackles in NFL history. The guy was a force.

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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    He was part of Neuheisel's last class, played as a freshman and redshirted later. Quite the monster though. I think he almost got kicked off the team for kicking a$$ in practice.
     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    Really? I thought Clavelle and Holland were overrated when they were here..

    They were good, but not elite..


    CU really hasn't had a lot of great DL from 80's until now.. Some good players but not elite..

    I'd probably go with Steed since he played during the best era of CU football/Big 8 champs.

    Brayton had a great career here too even with the 4-2-4 Okruch led defense.. :lol:

    Woolfork was more of a pass rushing LB/DE.. I'm not sure we can count him as a DL..
     
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    Joel Steed is one of the most underrated players ever. His number should be on the press boxes in Folsom. It's crazy how much people overlook him.
     
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    Nice to see that he's winning the poll, Steed I mean.
     
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    Hard to pick against Steed. The guy was a beast.
     
  20. Hank

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    Based on college, I would also say Clavelle.
     
  21. Hank

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    Or Renfro.
     
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    Steed was a beast,but I think he's running away with this poll because he's the guy most of us remember. I did find a couple write ups on Orvis and Brundige from a poll Scout did like this back in 2006....

     
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    Re: Who do you thin was the best defensive lineman ever for CU?

    He was getting his ass handed to him by a true frosh (Jesse Wallace) as a soph. He lost it and tore Jesse's helmut off and cold cocked him with it. Not only did he get suspended for a game but all the players (especially the black OL) in practice for the next few weeks kicked his ass, rightfully so. In the end Tyler was a good guy, took my fav buff under his wing and they played side by side for a few years. He just had what eveyone thinks was a little riod rage that day with Jesse. Lots of really good people on that team but as usual a few bad apples.
     

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