The best in the NFL from the BCS era

Ed Reed was a member of one of the best teams of the BCS era, the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.

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Ed Reed was a member of one of the best teams of the BCS era, the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.

The Bowl Championship Series era in college football ends on Monday night and there will be plenty of NFL prospects on display when Florida State and Auburn play for the national title. The winning team, though, will have a hard time challenging the NFL legacy of the 2001 Miami Hurricanes — the most decorated BCS champion when it comes to producing Pro Bowl players. (It’s also too soon to grade out Alabama’s three-time run.) The best among the BCS champions:


RB Frank Gore Fr.


WR Andre Johnson So.

RB Willis McGahee Fr.

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OT Bryant McKinnie Sr.

OL Chris Myers Fr.

RB Clinton Portis Jr.


S Ed Reed Sr.

DB Antrel Rolle Fr.

TE Jeremy Shockey Jr.

S Sean Taylor Fr.

LB Jonathan Vilma So.

NT Vince Wilfork Fr.

TE Kellen Winslow Jr. Fr.


WR Anquan Boldin Fr.

WR Laveranues Coles Sr.

DL Darnell Dockett Fr.

S Chris Hope So.

K Sebastian Janikowski Jr.

NT Corey Simon Sr.


OT Chad Clifton Jr.

DE Shaun Ellis Jr.

RB Travis Henry So.

RB Jamal Lewis So.

LB Al Wilson Sr.


RB Joseph Addai So.

WR Dwayne Bowe Fr.

S LaRon Landry Fr.

OT Andrew Whitworth So.

DL Kyle Williams So.


RB Jamaal Charles Fr.

S Michael Griffin Jr.

FB Henry Melton Fr.

LB Brian Orakpo Fr.

QB Vince Young Jr.

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