Greatest college football player of all-time: Voting continues! Dorsett, O.J., Payton up this week

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Published 11:50 a.m. ET Sept. 2, 2019 | Updated 12:03 p.m. ET Sept. 2, 2019CLOSE
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USA TODAYAlthough it’s been 63 years since running back Jim Brown played college football at Syracuse, the romance with his hard-charging style continues.In the first week of voting in USA TODAY Sports’ quest to select the best college football player of all-time, Brown rolled to a landslide win over Sammy Baugh, Doc Blanchard and Sam Huff. Brown received 73% of the votes cast. Red Grange, once called the Babe Ruth of college football, was the only other player to record such an overwhelming triumph. He received 70% of the vote in his matchup against Jack Tatum, Billy Cannon and Bob Lilly. The full first week results are below.Week 2 of the 10-week tournament starts today, with four more four-player matchups from the Dorsett Region. You vote on the best in each foursome and the highest vote total advances to the Sweet 16. Voting opens today and ends Saturday at noon ET. Once the field is whittled to 16 players, we will switch to a March Madness-style head-to-head format to determine the greatest college football player of all-time. This week’s Dorsett Region matchups:►No. 1 Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh) vs. No. 16 Tommy Nobis (Texas) vs. No. 8 Gale Sayers (Kansas) vs. No. 9 Lee Roy Jordan (Alabama)►No. 2 Archie Griffin (Ohio State) vs. No. 15 Bubba Smith (Michigan State) vs. No. 7 Ray Guy (Southern Mississippi) vs. No. 10 Joe Greene (North Texas)►No. 3 O.J. Simpson (USC) vs. No. 14 Earl Campbell (Texas) vs. No. 6 Lawrence Taylor (North Carolina) vs. No. 11 Fred Biletnikoff (Florida State)►No. 4 Walter Payton (Jackson State) vs. No. 13 Alan Page (Notre Dame) vs. No. 5 Ronnie Lott (USC) vs. No. 12 John Hannah (Alabama)We’re on to our next region in our hunt for the greatest college football player of all-time. With help from the @WeAreAFCA we assembled the bracket, but we need you to do the voting. Vote in each of this week’s four first-round matchups: https://t.co/8mSEt2n8mG— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 2, 2019We’re on to our next region in our hunt for the greatest college football player of all-time. With help from the @WeAreAFCA we assembled the bracket, but we need you to do the voting. Vote in each of this week’s four first-round matchups: https://t.co/8mSEt2n8mG— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 2, 2019We’re on to our next region in our hunt for the greatest college football player of all-time. With help from the @WeAreAFCA we assembled the bracket, but we need you to do the voting. Vote in each of this week’s four first-round matchups: https://t.co/8mSEt2n8mG— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 2, 2019We’re on to our next region in our hunt for the greatest college football player of all-time. With help from the @WeAreAFCA we assembled the bracket, but we need you to do the voting. Vote in each of this week’s four first-round matchups: https://t.co/8mSEt2n8mG— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 2, 2019Last week’s results:►With 53% of the vote, Dick Butkus beats Doak Walker (21%), Bronko Nagurski (16%) and Chuck Bednarik (9%)►With 73% of the vote, Jim Brown beats Sammy Baugh (10%), Doc Blanchard (9%) and Sam Huff (8%)► With 70% of the vote, Red Grange beats Jack Tatum (14%), Billy Cannon (9%) and Bob Lilly (8%)►With 48% of the vote, Roger Staubach beats Ernie Davis (22%), Paul Hornung (22%) and John David Crow (7%)AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide

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