Reggie Bosh headlines the Football Hall of Fame class of 2023

“It will be a very long time before any of us see a player as hot and sexy as Reggie Bush.”

This is FOX Sports college football analyst RJ Young, the former USC quarterback, who was among the 18 players in the Class of 2023 inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Young took a look at the list on the latest episode of his podcast, “The Number One College Football Show,” with a countdown of the top five.

2023 HOF Class Standings

RJ Young shares his list of the best players in the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2023.

Here’s a look at Young’s roster and a breakdown of each player:

5. Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

College stats: 532 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, seven interceptions

Awards: Three-time ACC All-ACC First Team, Two-time Consensus All-American, ACC Rookie of the Year (2009), ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011), Butkus Award (2011), Lott Trophy winner (2011), Award Winner Lombardi (2011), Bronko Nagurski Award Winner (2011), broke the ACC record for tackles (532)

Take Young: “The guy ate a movie. All the stuff you love about your favorite college football analyst, Joel Klatts of the world, who could watch play before play and tell them exactly what’s going to happen and explain what’s going to happen. … He’d do it in the middle of the game and make the tackle. He was This is Luke Koechly. It was so much fun watching this guy play football.”

4. Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

College stats: 245 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, 14 interceptions, three touchdowns

Awards: Two-time first team All-SEC, two-time consensus All-American, SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2008), Jim Thorpe Award winner (2009), two-time Jack Tatum Trophy (2008, 2009)

Take Young: “Eric Berry was a no-fly zone as a safety, and that was a really hard thing to do. You’re responsible for running before you’re responsible for passing, and this guy can still do both.”

3. Derek Johnson, LB, Texas

College stats: 458 tackles, 10.5 sacks, nine interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries

Awards: Big-12 co-defensive freshman of the year, three-time first team All-Big 12, two-time consensus All-American, winner of the Jack Lambert Award (2004), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2004), Dick Butkus Award (2004)

Take Young: “This dude was my favorite linebacker in high school. He played inside linebacker the way most people played outside linebacker. He could field the ball, get into the backfield, and take the ball away from you.”

2. Tim Tebow, QB, fl

College stats: 9,285 passing yards, 88 passing touchdowns, 16 interceptions, 2,947 rushing yards, 57 rushing touchdowns

Awards: Three-time first team All-SEC, two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year, two-time first-team All-American (2007, 2008), second-team All-American (2009), AP College Football Player of the Year (2007), Davey O’ Award winner Brien (2007), two-time Maxwell Award (2007, 2008), Heisman Trophy (2007), BCS National Championship Game MVP (2008), two-time BCS National Champion (2006), 2008)

Take Young: “He was a QB on one of college football’s greatest teams: the 2008 Florida Gators. He was a dude… a Heisman Trophy winner. It’s one thing to be a Heisman Trophy winner. It’s another to be a QB on a Florida Gators team that didn’t Nobody feels good about playing.”

1. Reggie Bush, RB, USC

College stats: 3,169 rushing yards, 7.3 yards per carry, 25 rushing touchdowns, 95 receiving, 1,301 receiving yards, 13 touchdowns, 1,522 punt return yards, one TD kick return, 559 punt return yards, three kick returns

Awards: Twice consensus All-American, two-time Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year (2005), Heisman Trophy (2005 – vacated), Walter Camp Award (2005 – vacated), Doak Walker Award (2005 – vacant), two-time national champion in AP (2003, 2004), BCS National Championship (2004)

Take Young: He lost two football games his entire career at USC. Reggie [Bush] It was closest to Dion [Sanders] In my life, which is another way of saying “I’m going to control this game because once I touch the ball, you won’t touch me.”

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