Upsets mark voting for best all-time college football player: Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Barry Sanders highlight this week's candidates

Kevin Allen, USA TODAY
Published 12:01 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2019 | Updated 12:48 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2019CLOSEVoters eliminated O.J. Simpson in their first chance to judge him in USA TODAY Sports’ quest to determine best college football player of all-time.Upsets are happening every week.Simpson was the top seed in his bracket, but popular running back Earl Campbell pulled off an upset by registering 39% of the vote. Simpson had 30%.In another bracket, Hesiman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett (52%) survived a scare from dynamic running back Gale Sayers (36%).This week’s matchups in the Herschel Walker Region could also have upset potential, particularly with No. 4-seeded Marcus Allen going up against both John Elway and Deion Sanders.This week’s Herschel Walker region matchups:►No. 1 Herschel Walker (Georgia) vs. No. 16 Kenny Easley (UCLA) vs. No. 8 Reggie White (Tennessee) vs. No.  9 Tim Brown (Notre Dame)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/9hc4Bxgcly— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 9, 2019►No. 2 Bo Jackson (Auburn) vs. No. 15 Randy Gradishar (Ohio State) vs. No. 7 Jerry Rice (Miss. Valley State) vs. No. 10 Randy White (Maryland)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/9hc4Bxgcly— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 9, 2019►No. 3 Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) vs. No. 14 Mike Singletary (Baylor) vs. No. 6 Dave Rimington (Nebraska) vs. No. 11 Keith Jackson (Oklahoma)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/9hc4Bxgcly— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 9, 2019►No. 4 Marcus Allen (Southern Cal) vs. No. 13 John Elway (Stanford) vs. No. 5 Deion Sanders (Florida State) vs. No. 12 Lee Roy Selmon (Oklahoma)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/9hc4Bxgcly— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 9, 2019Last weeks results:►With 52% of the vote, Tony Dorsett defeated Gale Sayers (36%), Tommy Nobis (6%) and Lee Roy Jordan (6%)►With 50% of the vote, Archie Griffin defeated Joe Green (28%), Bubba Smith (12%) and Ray Guy (10%)►With 39% of the vote, Earl Campbell defeated O.J. Simpson (30%), Lawrence Taylor (22%) and Fred Biletnikoff (10%)►With 56% of the vote, Walter Payton defeated Ronnie Lott (22%), Alan Page (11%) and John Hannah (10%)

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