BSU Football Legends Analysis

Comparing the greats and predicting the next legend

Cameron Crow
Feb 5 · 5 min read

Table of Contents

  • BSU Football Legends Survey
  • How knowledgable are we? Years following?
  • Ranking the Legends
  • Segmenting the Rankings
  • Most over-rated player
  • Most under-rated player
  • Future Legend?
  • Research Requests
  • Want more?

BSU Football Legends Survey

For our first survey, we decided to focus on the greats. Ever find yourself talking nostalgically about our Bronco legends? Maybe you’ve gotten in a debate with a friend about which were better. We were doing exactly this, and we wanted to see what others think.

How knowledgable are we? Years following?

Let’s start with some context. I wanted to know how big of BSU fans we’re dealing with here.

Ranking the Legends

Now, let’s get to the good stuff. Ranking the legends against each other.

  1. Runner-ups. Leighton, Demarcus, Doug, Jay, and Ryan are all pretty close to each other.
  2. Bronze. Shea, Austin, and Ian are all pretty close to each other in this third cohort.
  3. Honorable mention. Titus, Matt Paradis, Matt Miller, Kyle Wilson, and Thomas.
  4. Brock Forsey. Maybe shouldn’t have been on this list…

Segmenting the Rankings

I mashed up the rankings with the knowledge level question and also the years experience to see how different groups of fans are answering differently.


Most over-rated player

Ian Johnson caught some shade with this question, and so did McNichols and Wilson. The reason they show up in the word cloud is because they were mentioned 3 or more times. There were lots of other players named too — you can check it out here.

Most mentions of over-rated

Most under-rated player

And Thomas Sperbeck was super popular for most under-rated. I totally get it — he was always just doing his thing, Mr. Reliable. Loved his game.

Most mentions of under-rated

Future Legend?

And now, for the other fun question in the survey — of the current players, who’s most likely to be considered a legend someday, with the greats listed above?


Research Requests

When we asked everybody what we should research next, we got a lot of requests for more rankings, team comparisons, and an evaluation of the coaching staff. We’re on the same page!

Top words used in response to “What should we research next?”

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