SWX-6 List: Top Six WSU Football Players From Former Cougs - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

SWX-6 List: Top Six WSU Football Players From Former Cougs

Former WSU star quarterback Mark Rypien gives SWX's Michelle Dapper his list of the top six all-time best Cougar football players. Former WSU star quarterback Mark Rypien gives SWX's Michelle Dapper his list of the top six all-time best Cougar football players.
With Washington State University's Crimson and Gray spring football game right around the corner, SWX's Michelle Dapper reached out to a handful of former Cougar stars to get a list of the top-six WSU football players of all time.

Tune in on Saturday, April 26, for highlights and post game coverage of the Crimson and Gray game on SWX/KHQ.

With inquires sent to Mark Rypien, Drew Bledsoe and a host of other Cougs we will build a bonafide list of the greatest Cougars to stride the field in Pullman!

Below is a list of the All-Time best Washington State University from Mark Rypien and Drew Bledsoe, with more coming soon...

Mark Rypien's All-Time Cougars

1. GodfatherJack Thompson

2. Keith Millard

3. Drew Bledsoe

4. Rueben Mayes

5. Marcus Trufant (For more on Marcus Trufant retiring with the Seahawks, click here: http://bit.ly/1jZ4sap)

6. Ryan Leaf

Drew Bledsoe's All-Time Cougars

1. Jack Thompson

2. All the rest...

Erik Coleman's All-Time Cougars

1. Jack Thompson

2. Marcus Trufant

3. Jason Hanson 

4. Lamont Thompson

5. Drew Bledsoe

6. Mark Rypien

Tony Thompson's (Jack Thompson's son) All-Time Cougars

1. Papa Throw (Jack Thompson)

2. Mel Hein 

3. Jason Gesser

4. Drew Bledsoe 

5. Marcus Trufant 

6. Ryan Leaf

  • College

    • Grizzly Sports Report, 1-22-18

      The University of Montana teams split the series with Montana State as the Lady Griz fall 81-64 but are still tied for first in the conference at 5-2. Meanwhile the men dominate in the second half holding the Cats to just 4 made shots on 17% shooting as they improve to 7-0 in Big Sky play. Player guests Bobby Moorehead and Sophia Stiles join host Shaun Rainey to talk about the weekend and what lies ahead for both teams. 
    • You've probably seen the Newlywed show right? Well our Shaun Rainey applies those same rules and turns the Schweyen household into the latest set on the Game Show Network to bring us "The Schweyen Game."
    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 1/22

      Check out the top playmakers from the last week in sports.

    • WSU announces Patrick Chun as new Athletic Director

      Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has selected Patrick Chun as the WSU Director of Athletics, it was announced Monday. Chun will be introduced at a press conference in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. He becomes the 14th individual to lead Cougar athletics in school history and begins his duties Feb. 5.

    • Kyle Roach leads Whitworth past Linfield, 63-55

      Kyle Roach scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to help the Bucs claim their 20th consecutive win over Linfield.

    • Zags bounce back with 75-60 win over Santa Clara

      Gonzaga had four players score in double figures ( Perkins - 17 pts, Norvell Jr. - 16 pts, Hachimura - 16 pts and Tillie - 12 pts) as they moved moved to 7-1 in West Coast Conference play this season.

    • Big 2nd half propels Idaho past Northern Arizona, 84-80

      Brayon Blake.  Blake followed up his tremendous performance from Thursday night with another outstanding game, finishing with 25 points and nine rebounds.

    • Gonzaga stays undefeated in WCC after 71-44 win over Santa Clara

      The Zags forced 23 Bronco turnovers, tying the season high, and making for 55 forced turnovers in the last two games.

    • Eagles pick up fourth straight victory, topping Southern Utah 58-41

      Eastern limited the Thunderbirds to just 25 percent (14-for-56) from the field while shooting 43.8 percent (21-for-48) themselves

    • Idaho rolls to 83-68 victory over Northern Arizona

      Ferenz scored a game-high 33 points, jumping her up two spots into eighth Idaho's all-time scoring list with 1,385 career points.