Have you ever found yourself rooting for players on opposing teams?
It’s almost sacrilegious to admit, but we’ve all paid attention to standouts with infectious personalities and have naturally gravitated toward the best stories, human interest bits that awaken our desire to see the good guys finish first.
College football’s number of high-profile performers isn’t lacking as we approach the start of the 2019 season, but there’s only an elite few who are universally well-received nationwide — even by rival fanbases.
The old adage “it’s not what you say, but how you say it” echoes true with this group of most likable players. There’s no arrogance here and every player included on this list is driven by being humble, making an impact on teammates and leaving a lasting legacy within their respective program and community.
Get our your pom-poms. Here are college football’s nine most likable players entering the new campaign: