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Vote on Michigan State Football's Mount Rushmore to be on the Big Ten Network!

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The Big Ten Network has announced its 10 candidates for MSU Football's Mount Rushmore. We want you to vote to see who makes it on!

NOTE: This is not necessarily a recommendation of Brad Van Pelt for Mount Rushmore, even though he was one bad mother.
NOTE: This is not necessarily a recommendation of Brad Van Pelt for Mount Rushmore, even though he was one bad mother.
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As I mentioned last week, all of the SB Nation Big Ten blogs are teaming up with the Big Ten Network for fans to vote on who should be on their schools' respective Mount Rushmores of football. We had a lot of good discussion, and we can finally release the 10-player list from the BTN. Here's a reminder of the rules:

  • Football only.
  • Former student-athletes only.
  • On-field accomplishments while in college only.
  • Particular student-athletes were removed from consideration due to off-field activity and/or criminal activity.
  • As a reminder, here's a list of accomplishments of the 10 candidates. The MSU episode will air Thursday, December 18th at 6 PM Eastern. We'll have our recommendations in the days to come, but for now, vote and discuss in the comments!

    Carl Banks (1980-83)

    -Named First-team All-American by coaches and media in 1983

    -Named first-team All-Big Ten three times

    -First MSU non-kicker to be named to the all-Big Ten team more than twice

    -279 career tackles, including a team-leading 86 in 1983

    -Third overall pick in 1984 NFL Draft

    Don Coleman (1949-51)

    -MSU’s first unanimous All-American in 1951

    - One of MSU’s first African-American football players

    -First Spartan football player to have his jersey number retired (No. 78)

    -Outland Trophy runner-up in 1951 (nation’s top interior lineman)

    -Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 1975

    Darqueze Dennard (2010-13)

    -2013 Jim Thorpe Award Winner (nation’s best defensive back)

    -2013 Unanimous first-team All-American

    -First Michigan State player to be a Nagurski finalist (nation’s best defensive player)

    -Member of two Big Ten Championship teams

    -Named first-team All-Big Ten twice

    Greg Jones (2007-10)

    -First MSU player to be named consensus first-team All-American since Bubba Smith

    -One of two Spartan players to be named first-team AP All-American twice

    -Named first-team All-Big Ten three times

    -Ranks third in school history with 465 tackles and second with 46.5 tackles for loss

    -Led Michigan State to first Big Ten championship in 20 years in 2010

    Brad Van Pelt (1970-72)

    -First defensive back to win the Maxwell Award (college football’s top player)

    -Two-time first team All-American (consensus All-American in 1972)

    -Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 2001

    -256 tackles and 14 interceptions in his career

    -Added to Spartan Stadium’s Ring of Fame in 2010

    Bubba Smith (1964-66)

    -Two-time first team All-American in 1965-66

    -1966 UPI Lineman of the Year

    -Won consecutive national championships in 1965-66

    -First overall pick in 1967 NFL Draft

    -Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 1988

    Percy Snow (1986-89)

    -First player to win the Butkus (nation’s best linebacker) and Lombardi (nation’s best lineman or linebacker) awards in the same season

    -Unanimous first-team All-American in 1989

    -Named first-team All-Big Ten three times

    -473 career tackles is the second-most in school history

    -Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 2013

    Gene Washington (1964-66)

    -Two-time first team All-American in 1965-66

    -Won consecutive national championships in 1965-66

    -Averaged 25 yards per catch in 1966

    -Eighth overall pick in 1967 NFL Draft

    -Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 2011

    George Webster (1964-66)

    -Only second MSU football player to have his jersey number retired (No. 90)

    -Team MVP in 1966 after a 93 tackles, 10 tackle for loss season

    -Won consecutive national championships in 1965-66

    -Fifth overall pick in 1967 NFL Draft

    -Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 1987

    Lorenzo White (1984-87)

    -MSU’s all-time leader in rushing yards (4,887) and rushing touchdowns (43)

    -Named first-team All-American in 1985 and 1987

    -Finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1985

    -First Big Ten running back to run for 2,000 yards in a season (2,066 in 1985)

    -Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winner in 1987