One classic highlight reel from every team you need to watch this offseason

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One classic highlight reel from every team you need to watch this offseason
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It's the college football offseason, and you know what that means:

For those of you who aren't aggressively online and don't get the joke, Offseason college football Twitter mostly centers around people posting the same seven videos:

  • Cam Newton's run against LSU in 2010
  • Reggie Bush against Fresno State in 2005
  • USC's team entrance against Alabama before getting destroyed in 2016
  • Some form of 2019 LSU/Joe Burrow highlights
  • Lamar Jackson/Deshaun Watson clips from 2016 Clemson-Louisville
  • Tavon Austin at West Virginia
  • The Texas-USC National Championship

Now look, I'm not here to discredit any of those videos. Those players/games are some of the greatest in college football history, and will always stand the test of time. All I'm asking for is some different material! There's too many highlights out there to only focus on the same ones each offseason, and that's where I've got you covered today.

I've curated one classic highlight reel from every team in the country that you need to watch to help get you through the next eight months. In full transparency, over 50 of these are my own videos. I won't lie to you - The main goal of this post is pumping my own tires –Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already!– but I feel like I make the best CFB content on the internet, and I'm not gonna pretend like I'm not here to promote my own work ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Anyway, here are some things to note before you watch:

  • This isn't showcasing every program's "best" highlight reel, so don't yell at me when you don't see Reggie Bush, Bo Jackson, Percy Harvin, or Ted Ginn.
  • A decent chunk of these were created by people in the early days of YouTube. That means the video quality either sucks, or there's music underneath them. If you're under 25, use these videos as an opportunity to appreciate how good you have it now. 80% of the football highlight videos your elders watched either had "Here Comes the Boom" or "Click Click Boom" playing in the background.
  • Some channels don't let their videos be embedded, so you'll have to click on the link to watch them.

Lastly, I'm making today's post public for everyone, but the majority of the content on this site is for subscribers only. College football fans like you are subscribing at a higher rate than I've ever had, and I've got a ton more great content like this coming your way this offseason.

One classic highlight reel from every team you need to watch this offseason

Air Force

Cowboys legend Chad Hennings:

Akron

Jason Taylor. Yes, THEE Jason Taylor:

Alabama

Current Houston Texans Head Coach Demeco Ryans:

Appalachian State

The video can't be embedded, but of course - Armanti Edwards.

Arizona

Ka'Deem Carey:

Arizona State

Terrell Suggs against Arizona in 2002:

Arkansas

The first choice here is Darren McFadden, but also take the time to appreciate Felix Jones.

Arkansas State

Corey Rucker's 310 yards receiving against Louisiana-Monroe in 2020:

Army

There aren't many individual Army player highlight reels out there, so here's the final minute of the 2017 game vs. Navy:

Auburn

PEOPLE FORGET THAT CAM NEWT- Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams.

Ball State

Willie Snead IV

Baylor

Freshman Robert Griffin III runs for 200+ yards on Washington State in 2008:

Boise State

Austin Pettis

Boston College

Luke Kuechly:

Bowling Green

Jerry "Boo Boo" Gates:

Buffalo

Khalil Mack vs Ohio State in 2013:

BYU

Kyle Van Noy against Texas in 2013:

Cal

Aaron Rodgers:

Central Michigan

Antonio Brown

Charlotte

Benny Lemay's 2019 highlights:

Cincinnati

Travis Kelce:

Clemson

CJ Spiller:

Coastal Carolina

Josh Norman:

Colorado

Chris Brown's six touchdowns vs Nebraska in 2001:

Colorado State

Gartrell Johnson runs for 375 yards in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl:

Duke

Jamison Crowder

East Carolina

Chris Johnson

Eastern Michigan

Charlie Batch

Florida

Jevon Kearse:

Florida Atlantic

Alfred Morris

Florida International

T.Y. Hilton

Florida State

Peter Warrick:

Fresno State

Davante Adams:

Georgia

Champ Bailey:

Georgia Southern

Adrian Peterson:

Georgia State

It's tough to find classic individual highlights on a program so new, so here's the time they beat Tennessee.

Georgia Tech

Tashard Choice:

Hawai'i

Ashley Lelie's incredible three game stretch in 2001:

Houston

Ed Oliver's freshman highlights.

Illinois

Mikel Leshoure runs for 330 yards on Northwestern in 2010:

Indiana

Tevin Coleman's back-to-back huge games against Rutgers and Ohio State in 2014:

Iowa

Brad Banks:

Iowa State

Todd Blythe:

Jacksonville State

James Madison

It's from this past season, but Jalen Green:

Kansas

Aqib Talib

Kansas State

Michael Bishop:

Kent State

Dri Archer clinches the MAC East for Kent State in 2012:

Kentucky

Randall Cobb

Liberty

Rashad Jennings

Louisiana

Elijah Mitchell

Louisiana-Monroe

Kolton Browning:

Louisiana Tech

Troy Edwards' 405 yards receiving vs Nebraska in 1998:

Louisville

Yes, of course Lamar Jackson exists, but so does Elvis Dumervil's six-sack game against Kentucky in 2005:

LSU

The guy I thought was gonna be the greatest corner of all-time - Morris Claiborne.

Marshall

Obviously Randy Moss, but I'm nominating Vinny Curry:

Maryland

Darrius Heyward-Bey

Memphis

DeAngelo Williams:

Miami (FL)

I've got a full Miami playlist, so I'm switching it up from who it originally was (Andre Johnson) to Santana Moss:

Miami (OH)

Ben Roethlisberger's Hail Mary vs. Akron in 2001:

Michigan

Braylon Edwards:

Michigan State

Le'Veon Bell:

Middle Tennessee

Richie James

Minnesota

Marion Barber III (RIP) and Laurence Maroney.

Mississippi State

RESPECT CHRIS RELF

Missouri

Brad Smith goes 200/200 on Nebraska in 2005:

Keenan Reynolds:

NC State

Mario Williams:

Nebraska

Ndamukong Suh vs Texas in the 2009 Big 12 Title.

Nevada

Romeo Doubs' 2020 highlights:

New Mexico

Jhurrell Pressley

New Mexico State

Larry Rose III

North Carolina

Lawrence Taylor:

North Texas

Video of Lance Dunbar is unfortunately limited, but Zach Orr also works.

Northern Illinois

Maybe my favorite reel I've ever made - Garrett Wolfe:

Northwestern

Damien Anderson runs for 200+ yards against Indiana and Michigan in back-to-back weeks in 2000:

Notre Dame

Jeff Samardzija:

Ohio

Papi White in 2018:

Ohio State

I have over 70 Ohio State reels to choose from, but Terry Glenn's is a standout:

Oklahoma

Roy Williams:

Oklahoma State

Justin Blackmon:

Old Dominion

Taylor Heinicke:

Ole Miss

Dexter McCluster vs Tennessee in 2009:

Oregon

Jonathan Stewart

Oregon State

Chad Johnson:

Penn State

LaVar Arrington:

Pitt

Dan Marino:

Purdue

Rod Woodson:

Rice

THE LEGENDARY JARETT DILLARD

Rutgers

Mohammed Sanu:

Sam Houston State

Jeremiah Briscoe

San Diego State

Marshall Faulk:

San Jose State

David Fales

SMU

Eric Dickerson

South Alabama

Gerald Everett

South Carolina

Alshon Jeffery:

South Florida

Jason Pierre-Paul:

Southern Miss

Brett Favre:

Stanford

Toby Gerhart

Syracuse

Donovan McNabb vs. Michigan in 1998:

TCU

LaDanian Tomlinson

Temple

PJ Walker's 2014 highlights.

Tennessee

Eric Berry:

Texas

Jamaal Charles:

Texas A&M

Dante Hall:

Texas State

Finding Texas State stuff is a tall task, so how about their upset of Baylor this past season:

Texas Tech

Wes Welker:

Toledo

Kareem Hunt

Troy

Making a full Demarcus Ware Troy video is on my bucket list, but here's him against Utah State in 2004:

Tulane

Matt Forte:

Tulsa

Zaven Collins in 2020:

UAB

Darrell Hackney

UCF

Daunte Culpepper

UCLA

Maurice Jones-Drew vs Cal in 2005.

UConn

Donald Brown

UMass

Victor Cruz:

UNLV

Randall Cunningham.

USC

The true meaning of dominance on a football field - Mike Williams:

UTEP

Aaron Jones

UTSA

Tariq Woolen

Utah

Star Lotulelei:

Utah State

Chuckie Keaton

Vanderbilt

Jordan Matthews

Virginia

Tiki Barber:

Virginia Tech

Tyrod Taylor:

Wake Forest

Greg Dortch in 2018:

Washington

Corey Dillion gains 305 yards in the first quarter vs. San Jose State in 1994:

Washington State

Jerome Harrison

West Virginia

Pat White:

Western Kentucky

Leon Allen runs for 345 yards on Army in 2014:

Western Michigan

If I could find any Greg Jennings videos I'd share them here, but I'll continue to pump my own work with D'Wayne Eskridge:

Wisconsin

JJ Watt:

Wyoming

Regretfully, Josh Allen