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Who Is On Penn State's Mount Rushmore? The Big Ten Network Needs Your Help Deciding.

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We're partnering with the Big Ten Network to help decide who should go on Penn State's Mount Rushmore for football players. We need your help.

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If you've read Land-Grant Holy Land, you already know today's big news. If you haven't, we have, uh, good news!

All of SB Nation's Big Ten blogs are partnering with the Big Ten Network on a special project to figure out which four people deserve to be on a figurative Mount Rushmore for every school in the B1Ggest conference in America. Of course, trying to limit that to four Penn Staters would be an incredibly difficult task for our staff, so we need your help.

The list of the best players in PSU history has been painstakingly narrowed down to 10 names. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to rank those 10 players from "best" to "tenth best." To help you out, all of the potential candidates are listed below, and there are brief bios for everyone. Read up on them, cast your vote, and the Big Ten Network will compile its list based on what you have to say. To find out which players made Penn State's Mount Rushmore, make sure you watch the Big Ten Network on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 pm.

Here are the Terrific/Tantalizing/Titilating/Tremendous 10. The ballot is below. As Puff Daddy said, "Vote or Die."

We'll have our endorsements for the top four, by four of our editors, later on this week. The top ten all-time, as named by the Big Ten Network, are:

LaVar Arrington (1997-99)
  • Butkus (Nation's top LB) and Nagurski (Nation's top defensive player) Awards winner, 1999
  • Finished 9th in Heisman Trophy voting, 1999
  • Two-time All-American Linebacker & First-team All-Big Ten selection, 1998-99
  • First sophomore to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, 1998
  • Three Pro Bowl selections during 7-year NFL career
Courtney Brown (1996-99)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, 1999
  • Finalist for Nagurski, Lombardi and Bednarik Awards, 1999 - All-American Defensive End, 1999
  • Finished his career with school records for QB Sacks (33) and Tackles for Loss (70)
  • First overall pick of 2000 NFL Draft; Played six NFL seasons
John Cappelletti (1971-73)

  • College Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 1993
  • Became first Penn State athlete to have their number (#22) retired, 2013
  • Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Trophy and Walter Camp (Nation's top player) winner, 1973
  • Rushed for 1,522 yards and 17 TD's during 1973 season
  • Nittany Lions were 33-3 during his three seasons

Kerry Collins (1991-94)
  • Finished 4th in Heisman Trophy voting, 1994
  • Maxwell Award (Nation's Top Player) and Davey O'Brien (Nation's Top QB), 1994
  • All-American & All-Big Ten Quarterback, 1994
  • Led 1994 team to Joe Paterno's 5th undefeated season (12-0)
  • Broke PSU single-season records in 1994 for total offense (2,660 yds), passing yds (2,679) and passing efficiency
Shane Conlan (1983-86)

  • College Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014
  • Two-time All-American selection, 1985-86
  • Co-Captian and Team MVP of 1986 National Champions
  • Recorded 8 tackles and two INT's in 1987 Fiesta Bowl win over #1 Miami
  • 8th pick in 1987 NFL Draft; Three-time Pro Bowl Selection and 1987 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

Jack Ham (1968-70)

  • College (1990) and Pro (1988) Football Halls of Fame Inductee
  • Team Co-Captain & All-American Linebacker, 1970
  • Starting LB on two unbeaten teams, 1968-69 (PSU was 29-3 during his career)
  • Finished career with 251 tackles and school-record four blocked punts
  • Four-time Super Bowl Champion (Steelers) & NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

Ted Kwalick (1967-69)

  • College Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 1989
  • Finished 4th in Heisman Trophy voting, 1969 - PSU's second two-time All-American, 1968-69
  • Finished career with 1,343 receiving yds and 10 TD's (both PSU records for a TE)
  • Super Bowl XI Champion (Raiders) and Three-time Pro Bowl selection

Paul Posluszny (2003-06)

  • Second two-time Chuck Bednarik Award winner (nation's top defensive player), 2005-2006
  • Butkus Award (nation's top LB) winner, 2005
  • Two-time All-American Linebacker, 2005-2006
  • Nittany Lions first two-time defensive captain since 1968-69
  • Finished career as PSU's all-time leading tackler with 372 (Only Nittany Lion with three 100+ tackle seasons)

Steve Wisniewski (1985-88)

  • Two-time All-American Guard, 1987-88
  • Starting Guard on 1986 National Championship team
  • Three-year starter, 1986-88
  • Selected to play in Hula and Japan Bowls following senior season
  • NFL 1990's All-Decade Team

Curt Warner (1979-82)

  • College Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009
  • Two-time All-American Running Back, 1981-82
  • Led PSU to first National Championship, 1982; Nittany Lions were 31-5 in his final three seasons including two Fiesta Bowl and a Sugar Bowl win
  • Finished career with 42 school records including career rushing yds (3.398)
  • Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor Inductee, 1994

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