The most intimidating football players ever
After spurning the NFL draft and returning for his senior season, Jones led Michigan State to its first of four Big Ten titles under Dantonio. But Saban offered him a shot on offense and he ran with it.
Jones may not have blown people away with his raw ability, but few showed the consistency that he did throughout his career. He provided the Citrus Bowl champion Spartans with 606 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns before Saban bolted for LSU and was replaced by Bobby Williams.
But, to be remembered by more than just the name given by one’s parents is perhaps an even greater honor, and one very few football players have ever attained.
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With that in mind, Land of 10 is unveiling our selections of the top 25 Michigan State football players since the Spartans began competing in the Big Ten.
Players were evaluated solely on their performance at Michigan State. Flozell “The Hotel” Adams was as intimidating a football player as you’ll come across.
Michigan State wasn’t part of the original conference we know as the Big Ten.
The Spartans replaced the departed University of Chicago in 1949 and became a full member in football in 1953.
One hundred years later, Land of 10 will spend the summer looking at the history of America’s legendary conference and its teams.He then became the featured back the next two seasons, rushing for a combined 2,773 yards.It was never going to be an easy task to live up to the reputation of his brother, Tico, who finished his career with more rushing yards (4,212 from 1989-92).But Duckett did his damage in just three seasons before heading to the NFL draft in 2002, where he was selected No. Leaving Michigan State with 3,379 rushing yards, 29 touchdowns and a second team All-Big Ten selection to his name, Duckett won’t be remembered as one of the Spartans’ most decorated stars.But in terms of his ability to run over would-be tacklers and make something out of nothing, he was second to none.
Adams got his opportunity to start at right tackle as a redshirt sophomore and ran with it for two seasons.