Sports Illustrated put out a list of the 15 greatest college athletes of all-time, and I had no idea that some of the people on the list were as versatile as they were. We know about Bo Jackson and Charlie Ward, of course. But I had no idea that sprinter Marion Jones was on a UNC basketball team that went 92-10 when she was there. I didn't know that Dave Winfield was a stud basketball player for Minnesota. And apparently, Bob Golic was a hell of a wrestler.

Here's the list, 1-15. Feel free to make your own additions and criticisms. Myself, I'd like to see Mike Cooper somewhere on the list, for his scrolling/stroking/looking-over-the-shoulder technique. I've yet to see it matched. Thankfully.

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1. Jim Brown
2. Jackie Robinson
3. Bo Jackson
4. Charlie Ward
5. Deion Sanders
6. Dave Winfield
7. Marion Jones
8. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
9. Raghib Ismail
10. Brian Jordan
11. Wilt Chamberlain
12. Bob Golic
13. John Elway
14. Jeff Samardzija
15. Julius Peppers

Top 15 Greatest College Athletes [SI.com]