Clemson Football: 3 CFB legends who were bested by the Tigers

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A general view of Howard's Rock prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)
CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A general view of Howard's Rock prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images) /
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Herschel Walker
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1. Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is historically remembered as one of the best running backs and players to ever play College Football.

Walker, a 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and a 3-time Consensus All-American (1980-82), was prolific in his running style and was a major reason that the Georgia Bulldogs went on to win the National Championship in 1980.

Walker finished his career with 5,259 rushing yards 49 rushing touchdowns on an average of 5.3 yards per carry. He was inducted into the CFB Hall of Fame and was named the No. 2 Greatest CFB Player of All-Time in the CFB150 All-Time Player Ranking list.

Yes, he accomplished a lot, but there was one thing Walker was never able to do: Score a touchdown against Clemson. He finished with 52 total touchdowns against other opponents.

Walker came away with two victories in three tries against Clemson, so he certainly had the last laugh, but he as a rusher had just 252 yards combined in all three years against the Tigers.

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Walker consistently overpowered and outran opposing defenses during his career, but the Tigers held him at bay. That’s a feat that almost no other unit can boast.