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Penn State football: The all-time Top 10 at each position

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All good things must come to an end, and our summer series looking at the Nittany Lions’ 130-plus years of storied history is no different.

In case you’re joining us late, we spent the last two weeks ranking Penn State’s top-10 all-time players at each position — based on the opinion of a 12-expert panel that consisted of six former players and six current media members.

In this final piece, we asked you — the fans — to rank the top-10 all-time players at each position. You can find that below and, below that, you’ll also find the media/player rankings for comparison. In other words, you can find all our information from the past two weeks condensed right here.

FAN POLL

Quarterbacks

1. Kerry Collins

2. Todd Blackledge

3. Trace McSorley

4. Chuck Fusina

5. Michael Robinson

6. Daryll Clark

7. John Shaffer

8. Matt McGloin

9. John Hufnagel

10. Richie Lucas

Running Backs

1. Saquon Barkley

2. Ki-Jana Carter

3. John Cappelletti

4. Curt Warner

5. Larry Johnson

6. Lydell Mitchell

7. Franco Harris

8. Lenny Moore

9. Curtis Enis

10. D.J. Dozier

Wide Receivers

1. Bobby Engram

2. Allen Robinson

3. O.J. McDuffie

4. Kenny Jackson

5. Chris Godwin

6. DaeSean Hamilton

7. Jimmy Cefalo

8. Deon Butler

9. Joe Jurevicius

10. Derrick Williams

Tight Ends

1. Mike Gesicki

2. Kyle Brady

3. Ted Kwalick

4. Jesse James

5. Mickey Shuler Sr.

T-6. Andrew Quarless

T-6. Jesse Arnelle

8. Troy Drayton

9. Mike McCloskey

10. Kirk Bowman

Offensive Line

1. Mike Munchak

2. Jeff Hartings

3. Steve Wisniewski

4. Levi Brown

5. A.Q. Shipley

6. Stefen Wisniewski

7. Sean Farrell

8. Chris Conlin

9. Keith Dorney

10. Marco Rivera

Defensive Ends

1. Courtney Brown

2. Tamba Hali

3. Dave Robinson

4. Walker Lee Ashley

T-5. Aaron Maybin

T-5. Carl Nassib

7. Michael Haynes

8. Derek (Cameron) Wake

9. Mike Hartenstine

10. Bob White

Defensive Tackles

1. Mike Reid

2. Matt Millen

3. Bruce Clark

4. Roosevelt Grier

5. Jimmy Kennedy

6. Jared Odrick

7. Anthony Adams

8. Devon Still

9. Anthony Zettel

T-10. Jay Alford

T- 10. Steve Smear

Linebackers

1. LaVar Arrington

2. Jack Ham

3. Shane Conlan

4. Paul Posluszny

5. Sean Lee

6. NaVorro Bowman

7. Dan Connor

T-8. Dennis Onkotz

T-8. Greg Buttle

10. Michael Mauti

Defensive Backs

1. Marcus Allen

2. Michael Zordich

3. Ray Isom

4. Darren Perry

5. Adrian Amos

6. Mark Robinson

7. Justin King

8. Kim Herring

9. Harry Hamilton

10. Alan Zemaitis

Kickers/Punters

1. Matt Bahr

2. Chris Bahr

3. Robbie Gould

4. Brett Conway

5. Sam Ficken

6. John Bruno

7. Blake Gillikin

8. Massimo Manca

9. Craig Fayak

10. Jeremy Kapinos

MEDIA/PLAYER POLL

Quarterbacks

1. Kerry Collins

2. Todd Blackledge

3. Chuck Fusina

4. Trace McSorley

5. Michael Robinson

6. Richie Lucas

7. Daryll Clark

8. Glenn Killinger

T-9. Matt McGloin

T-9. John Hufnagel

Running backs

1. Saquon Barkley

2. Ki-Jana Carter

3. John Cappelletti

4. Curt Warner

5. Larry Johnson

6. Curtis Enis

7. Lydell Mitchell

8. Lenny Moore

9. Franco Harris

10. Blair Thomas

Wide Receivers

1. Bobby Engram

2. Allen Robinson

3. O.J. McDuffie

4. Kenny Jackson

5. Deon Butler

6. Chris Godwin

7. Joe Jurevicius

8. Bryant Johnson

9. DaeSean Hamilton

10. Derrick Williams

Tight Ends

1. Kyle Brady

2. Mke Gesicki

3. Ted Kwalick

4. Troy Drayton

5. Jesse James

6. Andrew Quarless

7. Mickey Shuler Sr.

8. Bob Higgins

9. Tony Stewart

10. Jesse Arnelle

Offensive Line

T-1. Jeff Hartings

T-1. Mike Munchak

3. Steve Wisniewski

4. Levi Brown

5. Keith Dorney

6. Glenn Ressler

7. Marco Rivera

8. A.Q. Shipley

9. Steve Suhey

10. Chris Conlin

Defensive Ends

1. Courtney Brown

2. Tamba Hali

3. Dave Robinson

4. Michael Haynes

5. Aaron Maybin

6. Walker Lee Ashley

7. Derek (Cameron) Wake

8. Carl Nassib

9. Mike Hartenstine

10. Bob White

Defensive Tackles

1. Mike Reid

2. Bruce Clark

3. Matt Millen

4. Jimmy Kennedy

T-5. Jared Odrick

T-5. Roosevelt Grier

7. Anthony Adams

8. Devon Still

9. Jordan Hill

10. Brandon Noble

Linebackers

1. LaVar Arrington

2. Paul Posluszny

3. Shane Conlan

4. Jack Ham

5. Sean Lee

T-6. Brandon Short

T-6. Dan Connor

8. Dennis Onkotz

9. NaVorro Bowman

10. Greg Buttle

Defensive Backs

1. Darren Perry

2. Kim Herring

3. Mark Robinson

4. Lenny Moore

5. Neal Smith

6. Wally Triplett

7. Michael Zordich

8. Pete Harris

9. Marcus Allen

T-10. Justin King

T-10. Bryan Scott

Kickers/Punters

1. Matt Bahr

2. Chris Bahr

3. Brett Conway

4. Craig Fayak

5. Kevin Kelly

T-6. Massimo Manca

T-6. Robbie Gould

T-6. Jeremy Boone

T-6. Sam Ficken

10. John Bruno

Top-3 Overall Offensive Players

1. Saquon Barkley

2. Kerry Collins

3. Curt Warner

Top-3 Overall Defensive Players

1. LaVar Arrington

2. Jack Ham

3. Shane Conlan

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