See if you can find a problem with this list below:
Rank these dudes:
— Reign of Troy (@ReignofTroy) June 24, 2019
Now where is Charles Phillips? He was an All-American in 1974. He had 13 career interceptions. He was a second round pick of the Oakland Raiders.
Where is Artimus Parker? He has 20 career interceptions, the most in USC history. He was a consensus All-American in 1973. Note the word “consensus.”
Kevin Ellison, who was a great Trojan, was not an All-American. T.J. McDonald was an SI.com second-team All-American.
You know how many All-American teams there are today compared to the 1970’s?
Taylor Mays, a three-time All-American, had five interceptions in his career.
Whenever people put lists together these days, there is a danger to always look at the present or recent past.