It’s finally here.
The four teams for College Football’s first ever playoff have been announced and we at Thuzio are excited to have a true National Champion.
The era of debating who is #1 is over.
Thuzio is also excited to be your talent solution for the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff championship game. Whether your company wants to activate at AT&T Stadium, engage top clients, dominate social media, or host a Texas-sized tailgate, we’ve got you covered like a shutdown corner.
As for who corporate clients will look towards? We have a few ideas for all of those Buckeye, Duck, Seminole and Crimson Tide fans out there.
Dan Fouts (Oregon)
The Hall of Fame quarterback led the NFL in passing yards from 1979-1982 and became the first player in history to throw 4,000 yards in three consecutive years. He also has done a TON of TV work, including Monday Night Football.
Joey Harrington (Oregon)
Harrington was an All American Quarterback at Oregon for three seasons before becoming the third overall pick of the Detroit Lions. He currently works for FOX as a College Football broadcaster.
Shaun Alexander (Alabama)
Alexander finished his career as Alabama’s all-time leading rusher with 3,565 rushing yards and also added 41 touchdowns. In 1998 he was selected All-SEC, All-American, SEC Player of the Year and finished seventh in the Heisman vote. Alexander enjoyed a great NFL career, making the Pro Bowl three times and helping the Seahawks reach Super Bowl XL in 2006.
Dee Milner (Alabama)
The former All American cornerback at Alabama helped the Crimson Tide win two National Championships during his career. In 2013, Milliner was drafted ninth overall by the New York Jets, where he currently is a starter.
Cornelius Bennett (Alabama)
Bennett was a five-time Pro Bowler and four-time NFC champion during his 13 seasons in NFL. An Alabama native, Cornelius attended the University of Alabama where he was a three-time first-team All-American in 1984, 1985 and 1986. To this day, he is still one of only two Alabama players to be named to three All-America teams. In 2004, Cornelius was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and in 2005, the College Football Hall of Fame.
Charlie Ward (Florida State)
Recognized as the best Florida State football player of all-time, Ward was the first Heisman Trophy winner in school history and the first quarterback to lead FSU to a National Title. He had his number retired immediately after leaving college in 1993 and was elected to College Football’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
Derrick Brooks (Florida State)
The linebacker was twice recognized as a consensus All-American while a member of the Seminoles. As a professional, he was an 11-time All-Pro and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was just inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past year.
Danny Kanell (Florida State)
The former All American quarterback played in 45 games and completed 62.2% of his 851 pass attempts from 1992-1995. Kanell threw for 6,372 yards, 57 touchdowns (at the time a school record) and 26 interceptions during his four years in Tallahassee. Currently a college football analyst for ESPN, he was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Archie Griffin (Ohio State)
Griffin is college football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, winning four Big Ten titles and becoming the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowl games. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest players to ever play at Ohio State and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Troy Smith (Ohio State)
While playing for Ohio State, Smith was recognized as an All-American and also won the Heisman Trophy in 2006. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and his #10 jersey was retired by the school in 2014.
Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh)
Dorsett was a Heisman Trophy winner while at the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. He is also regarded as one of the greatest players in Dallas Cowboys history and is local to Dallas Fort-Worth.
Ricky Williams (Texas)
Williams is one of the greatest running backs in the history of Texas football, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1998. As an NFL Pro, he is a member of the 10,000+ Yard rushing club and was named an All-Pro in 2002.
Eric Dickerson (SMU)
Dickerson, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, played college football at SMU where he and teammate Craig James lead the team’s running attack, called the “Pony Express”. Eric broke Earl Campbell’s Southwest Conference record for yards and attempts and his 48 college career touchdowns tied Doak Walker’s SMU total. During his senior season, he finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Herschel Walker and John Elway. He is also featured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 about SMU football.
Vince Young (Texas)
Young led Texas to a National Championship in 2006, leading the Longhorns over USC in one of the most memorable games in college football history. The mobile, athletically gifted QB finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that season and was named to the NFL Pro Bowl just a few months later.
Matt Leinart (USC)
In 2003, Leinart led the #1 ranked USC Trojans to the AP National Championship by defeating the University of Michigan in the Rose Bowl. In 2004, he won the Heisman Trophy while leading the Trojans to a second consecutive AP National Championship as well as the BCS National Championship. He was selected 10th overall in the NFL Draft and was part of the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl team in 2009.
Vinny Testaverde (Miami)
As a senior in 1986, he was a consensus first-team All-American and won the Heisman Trophy on his way to becoming the Hurricanes’ all-time leader in career touchdown passes with 48. Along with Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Steve Walsh, Gino Torretta and Ken Dorsey, he is considered to be part of ‘The U’s’ quarterback dynasty. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
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