Prime 25 gamers we missed taking part in with in EA Sports activities Faculty Soccer online game

by Christina S. Brown
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The wait is almost over!

It has been 11 years since EA Sports activities launched the final NCAA Faculty Soccer online game, which featured former Michigan standout Denard Robinson on the quilt. Since that point, faculty soccer dynasties have been born and handed, guidelines have modified, and information have been damaged. However what all of us missed throughout that span was the chance to play the online game with a few of the all-time nice gamers through the years. 

Take into consideration the dual-threat capacity of Lamar Jackson, the downhill energy operating of Derrick Henry, and the elite-level pace of Jaylen Waddle.

Properly, there isn’t any time like the current to have a look at the highest gamers the sport has missed through the years. 

Beneath is an inventory of the highest 25 gamers we might have liked to have seen in EA Sports activities’ Faculty Soccer online game. 

Solely gamers who performed between 2014-2023 are eligible to be on the listing.

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25. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Prime Season: 2019
Stats: 320 carries, 2,003 rush yards, 21 rush TDs, 252 rec yards, 5 rec TDs

The true definition of a workhorse again, Taylor was an Iron Man for the Badgers in 2019, gathering over 2,000 dashing yards. He additionally confirmed elite-level pass-catching capacity throughout his time at Wisconsin, standing as the one participant to run for two,000 yards and document 250 receiving yards through the 2019 season. He additionally ran for an FBS-high 97 first downs and 26 totaled touchdowns. If you’re a fan of operating the ball and controlling the clock within the recreation, Taylor is your man to play with.

24. Adoree Jackson, USC

Prime Season: 2016
Stats: 55 tackles, 2 TFL, 5 INT, 2 FR, 1 FF; 2 return TDs; 76 rec yards, 1 rec TD

Jackson did all of it for the Trojans, taking part in everywhere in the area and delivering big-time performances in large video games. He was one among simply 5 gamers to have no less than 5 interceptions with two or extra fumble recoveries through the 2016 marketing campaign. Jackson additionally displayed his elusiveness along with his pass-catching and return skills, hauling in a receiving landing and returning two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns.

23. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

Prime season: 2015
Stats: 289 carries, 1,821 rush yards, 23 TDs

Elliott was the definition of a game-breaker for the Buckeyes. In 2015, he had six rushes go for 50 yards or extra, tied for the lead amongst all FBS gamers. On high of that, his 23 dashing touchdowns have been third-most amongst all gamers in 2015. In the event you want additional proof of his capacity to be a game-braker, look again at his recreation towards Indiana in 2015, when he had three separate runs of fifty or extra yards. Enjoying the online game with a Elliott, rocking the crop-top and breaking large runs, can be a blast.

22. Trevone Boykin, TCU

Prime season: 2014
Stats: 3,901 go yards, 33 TDs, 707 rush yards, 8 rush TDs

One of many forgotten names when discussing elite-level gamers through the 2010s is Boykin. The previous TCU dual-threat QB was a nightmare for defenses to recreation plan towards. Boykin was one among solely two QBs to go for greater than 30 touchdowns and rush for 700 or extra yards in 2014, becoming a member of Ohio State QB JT Barrett. That dynamic capacity to maintain performs alive led TCU to a 12-1 document. Operating the choice or designed QB runs with Boykin within the online game would have been a dream.

21. Deshaun Watson, Clemson

Prime season: 2016
Stats: 4,593 go yards, 41 TDs, 629 rush yards, 9 rush TDs

Watson was a dominant dual-threat QB throughout his time at Clemson. He was the one participant to have 40 passing touchdowns with 500 dashing yards through the 2016 faculty soccer season. He led the Tigers to a spot within the nationwide championship recreation, the place they might beat the Crimson Tide and seize the title. Watson additionally accomplished 119 passes of 15 yards or extra, driving a high-powered Clemson offense.

20. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

Prime season: 2019
Stats: 3,851 go yards, 32 TDs, 1,298 rush yards, 20 rush TDs

After transferring from Alabama, Hurts took off as a passer, however he additionally delivered on the bottom. Hurts led the nation with 17 dashing touchdowns within the crimson zone, whereas proving his talent as a passer with 32 passing touchdowns and a close to 70% completion share. Enjoying with Hurts and CeeDee Lamb within the online game would have been merely put … superb!

Watch Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts’ TDs vs. West Virginia & his postgame feedback

Watch Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts' TDs vs. West Virginia & his postgame comments

19. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

Prime season: 2019
Stats: 3,665 go yards, 36 TDs, 563 rush yards, 9 rush TDs

Lawrence showcased his unbelievable dual-threat capacity in 2019, turning into the one QB that season to build up 35 passing touchdowns and 500 dashing yards, besting names like Joe Burrow, Justin Fields and Sam Howell within the course of. Lawrence added eight crimson zone dashing touchdowns as nicely that season, offering a glimpse of his uncooked expertise.

18. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

Prime season: 2016
Stats: 66 tackles, 13 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 INT; 167 rush yards, 3 rush TD

A real jack-of-all-trades, Peppers would have been a blast to have within the online game. The star defender notched three sacks to associate with his three dashing touchdowns in 2016, making him the one FBS participant with three of every that season. He added to his prolonged résumé with 66 tackles and 167 dashing yards in 2016.

17. Chase Younger, Ohio State

Prime season: 2019
Stats: 46 tackles, 21 FL, 16.5 sacks, 3 PD, 7 FF

Maybe essentially the most feared edge rusher in latest reminiscence, Younger led the FBS with 16.5 sacks in 2019, and delivered six compelled fumbles. These six compelled fumbles have been good for second amongst all gamers in Division I. His finest efficiency got here towards high competitors when he tortured Wisconsin to the tune of 4 sacks and two compelled fumbles.

16. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

Prime season: 2015
Stats: 59 tackles, 19.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PD, 5 FF

Garrett was a power in 2015. He was one among simply two gamers in faculty soccer to have 12 or extra sacks, 5 compelled fumbles AND no less than one interception. The person couldn’t be stopped, as evidenced by main the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss and compelled fumbles.

15. Justin Fields, Ohio State

Prime season: 2019
Stats: 3,273 go yards, 41 TDs, 484 rush yards, 10 rush TDs

Burrow acquired all of the accolades in 2019, however Fields displayed an elite capacity to place up factors and keep away from turnovers. In 2019, Fields was the one participant with 40 passing touchdowns and fewer than 5 interceptions in faculty soccer. Fields paired that with 10 dashing touchdowns, which might make him near-unstoppable within the online game.

14. Marvin Harrison Jr, Ohio State

Prime season: 2023:
Stats: 67 rec, 1,211 rec yards, 14 TDs

A very electrical large receiver, Harrison delivered on his identify after which some, ending as the one participant with no less than 14 receiving touchdowns and a dashing landing in 2013. Each time Harrison caught the ball, it felt like he may take it to the home, as evidenced by his 18.07 yards per reception common, which was essentially the most by a participant with greater than 10 touchdowns.

Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. registers 163 yards and a TD in win vs. Maryland

Ohio State's Marvin Harrison Jr. registers 163 yards and a TD in win vs. Maryland

13. Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

Prime season: 2021
Stats: 263 carries, 1,636 rush yards, 18 TD

One of many largest surprises of the 2021 season, Walker displayed a knack for making large performs throughout his one season at Michigan State. He led the nation in each 15-yard rushes and 25-yard rushes, whereas ending second in total dashing yards with 1,636. One space that stood out was his breakaway capacity, piling up 4 rushes of fifty or extra yards, tied for the second-most within the nation. It is not arduous to check beginning a dynasty within the online game with Michigan State, and operating the desk with Walker as your star operating again.

12. Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech

Prime season: 2016
Stats: 5,052 go yards, 41 TDs, 285 rush yards, 12 rush TDs

Earlier than Mahomes was the participant we all know in the present day, he dominated on the faculty degree. Mahomes was the one Division I participant to go for five,000 yards in 2016, throwing for almost 500 yards greater than Watson did. Nevertheless, his affect wasn’t simply by way of the air, as he scampered for an additional 12 dashing touchdowns, totaling 53 touchdowns on the season.

11. Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Prime season: 2018
Stats: 45 rec, 848 yards, 7 TD

Waddle did not put collectively essentially the most eye-popping stats in faculty, however his pace was jaw-dropping. The dynamic receiver ran a lightning-quick 4.37 40-yard sprint and produced chunk performs when on the sector, even returning a punt for a landing in 2018. When absolutely wholesome, Waddle was a game-breaking star who would have been enjoyable to play with within the online game.

10. Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

Prime season: 2019
Stats: 1,780 rec yards, 20 TDs

The highest playmaker in faculty soccer through the 2019 season was LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase. He led the nation with 20 receiving touchdowns, however, extra spectacular, additionally led the FBS with 18 receptions of 30 yards or extra, which means he averaged a couple of 30-plus-yard reception per recreation. Chase additionally had 9 receptions of fifty or extra yards, a bonkers stat for a man taking part in within the SEC.

9. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Prime season: 2014
Stats: 4,454 go yards, 42 TDs, 770 rush yards, 15 rush TDs, 1 rec TD

A real dual-threat choice, Mariota was liable for an FBS-leading 58 touchdowns in 2014. His decision-making really stood out although, with simply 4 interceptions towards 42 landing passes. Pair that along with his 770 dashing yards, and he was the one QB within the FBS to achieve 4,000 passing yards and 700 dashing yards in 2014. Mariota was merely unstoppable. 

8. DeVonta Smith, Alabama

Prime season: 2020
Stats: 117 rec, 1,856 rec yards, 23 TDs, 1 rush TD

Dominant is an understatement when speaking about Smith. The previous Heisman Trophy winner posted over 1,800 receiving yards in 2020, greater than 400 yards than the following participant on that listing! He additionally delivered 23 receiving touchdowns, by far essentially the most of any participant that season. Enjoying the online game with an offense that additionally featured Mac Jones, Najee Harris and Waddle can be a dream come true.

7. Joe Burrow, LSU

Prime season: 2019
Stats: 5,671 go yards, 60 TDs, 369 rush yards, 5 rush TDs

LSU and Burrow obliterated their opponents in 2019, ending an ideal 15-0 en path to a nationwide championship. Burrow threw for five,671 yards and a whopping 60 touchdowns in 2019, each main the nation. Furthermore, the offense lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 726 factors, almost 70 factors greater than Clemson, who had the second-most.

Joe Burrow’s Heisman-esque efficiency leads No. 5 LSU previous No. 7 Florida in Loss of life Valley

Joe Burrow's Heisman-esque performance leads No. 5 LSU past No. 7 Florida in Death Valley

6. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Prime season: 2017
Stats: 4,627 go yards, 43 TDs, 311 rush yards, 5 rush TDs

One of the crucial spectacular faculty QBs in latest reminiscence, Mayfield put collectively over 4,500 passing yards and greater than 300 dashing yards to tempo the Sooner offense in 2017. He was the one participant within the nation to realize each of these benchmarks. Mayfield made some head-turning performs but additionally took care of the ball as he was the one signal-caller to throw 40 touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions that season.

5. Derrick Henry, Alabama

Prime season: 2015
Stats: 395 carries, 2,219 rush yards, 28 TDs

Henry put collectively a season for the ages in 2015, main the nation with 2,219 dashing yards in addition to 28 dashing touchdowns. If that wasn’t sufficient, he additionally delivered 109 first downs on the bottom when no different participant had greater than 88. His uncooked energy was a sight, main the nation with 19 crimson zone touchdowns that yr. Enjoying with Alabama within the 2015 online game would have been a delight with Henry within the backfield.

4. Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Prime season: 2017
Stats: 217 carries, 1,271 rush yards, 18 rush TDs, 632 rec yards, 3 rec TDs

There weren’t many backs like Barkley throughout his time at Penn State. The do-it-all runner was the one participant within the FBS that season to have 1,200 dashing yards and no less than 50 receptions. He was the focus for that Penn State crew, placing up an eye-popping 21 whole touchdowns for the yr. 

3. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

Prime season: 2015
Stats: 337 carries, 2,019 rush yards, 17 TDs, 645 rec yards, 5 rec TDs

McCaffrey did not win the Heisman Trophy in 2015, however his game-breaking capacity was well-known. The lightning-quick halfback led all FBS gamers with 2,664 scrimmage yards, over 350 yards greater than anybody else. He tied for the lead with 29 performs of 20 yards or extra, making him some of the harmful gamers with the ball in his fingers. The considered taking part in with McCaffery within the online game, and using his pace and juke strikes within the recreation, is one thing that in all probability retains avid gamers up at evening, considering “what if.”

2. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Prime season: 2018
Stats: 4,361 go yards, 42 TDs, 1,001 rush yards, 12 rush TDs

Murray is the runner-up on this listing, claiming the Heisman Trophy in 2018 throughout an unforgettable season at Oklahoma. The do-it-all sign caller had three video games that season the place he totaled 300 passing yards and 100 dashing yards, main the FBS in that division. Furthermore, he was below heart for an offense that averaged 570.3 yards per recreation, almost 32 yards per recreation greater than the next-best crew. Enjoying the sport with Murray and that 2018 Oklahoma offense can be unfair.

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Prime season: 2016
Stats: 3,543 go yards, 30 TDs, 1,571 rush yards, 21 rush TDs

The clear No. 1 on the listing is QB Lamar Jackson. Jackson displayed a stunning talent set at Louisville, in the end incomes the 2016 Heisman Trophy after he was liable for over 5,000 yards of offense that season. His unmatched capacity to run and throw was mesmerizing and would have led to continuous arguments amongst avid gamers for the suitable to play with Jackson and Louisville. There was nothing he could not do.

Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals soar over the Purdue Boilermakers 35-28

Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals soar over the Purdue Boilermakers 35-28

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