UCLA is a school that takes its football very seriously, and the 5 best UCLA football players ever are all serious athletes with a lot of talent. So steel yourself, assume the position, and prepare to take the snap and then run with all your might as you read our list of the five best UCLA football players…ever.
- Maurice Drew. Without question, it had to be Maurice Drew who played running back for two years from 2003 to 2005. While at UCLA, he set an impressive 4688 all-purpose yards record. Still have doubts that he was not the best? Well…while playing for UCLA football, his team went ten wins and only two losses in his junior year. Drew was selected in 2006 by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Deshaun Foster. Deshaun Foster was a running back at UCLA from 1998 to 2001. While there, he was the only UCLA Bruin to supercede 1000 yards in rushing and ten touchdowns in consecutive years. In the 2002 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers chose him in the second round.
- Dave Ball. Dave Ball is a familiar name to all UCLA fans who followed the 2000 to 2003 seasons. A defensive end, Ball was an all-American and got named the Pac-10's top defensive football player. The San Diego Chargers snapped him up in the 2004 NFL draft.
Bruce Davis. Another defensive end for UCLA from 2004 to 2007, this twice-named all-American ended his career at the school with 29 sacks, a tie for second best at the school. In the 2008 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided they could not pass him up.
- Spencer Havner. This current Green Bay Packers linebacker/tight end was once a ULCA Bruin from 2002 to 2005. Playing linebacker for the school, Havner was an all-American as a junior and ranks number three on the UCLA all-time list for most tackles and defensive touchdowns.