Keeping in mind that we're only allowed to nominate one player per position (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB, ST, Coach), here are the nominees we're submitting:
Donovan McNabb (QB) - Started every game of his college career for four years, compiling a 35-14 record. Named Big East Rookie of the Year. Led Syracuse to Gator Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl. Set school record with 2,892 yards of total offense as a junior. Threw the longest TD pass in Syracuse history (96 yards). No. 2 all-time at Syracuse in Pass Att., Completions and Passing Yards. Highest passing efficiency in school history. Led Syracuse to two outright Big East titles and one shared crown. Named Big East Offensive Player of the Year three times, an unprecedented honor. Named 1st-Team All-Big East all four seasons. Named Big East Offensive Player of the Decade (90's). Member of the Syracuse All-Century Team. Finished No. 3 in Heisman Trophy voting in 1998.
Floyd Little (RB) - Three-time All-American. Still holds the Syracuse record for most career touchdowns (46) and punt return TDs (5). Still holds school record for longest punt return (95 yards). 1966 ECAC Player of the Year. Finished fifth in 1966 Heisman voting. Rushed for 216 yards and and a TD in 1966 Gator Bowl. Elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Accomplished all of this while splitting time in backfield with Larry Csonka. The last of the great No. 44 wearers.
Marvin Harrison (WR) - Set school record with 1,131 single-season receiving yards and 2,718 career receiving yards. Second in school history with 20 receiving TDs. Fifth on school all-time all-purpose yards. Three-year starter. 1995 Big East Special Teams Player of the Year. 1995 All-American. Named to All-Big East Team three times. Named to the Big East All-Decade Team (90's).
Dwight Freeney (DL) - Set school record with 17.5 sacks in senior season. 34 career sacks is No. 1 in school history. Attained a sack in seventeen-consecutive games, including one game in which he sacked Michael Vick 4.5 times. 104 career tackles, 34 career sacks, 51 career tackles for loss. Holds NCAA record for fumbles forced and recovered in a season (11). All-Big East selection twice. 1st-team All-American has a senior.
Dick MacPherson (Coach) - Compiled a 66-46-4 record, third-most in school history. In 1984, led Syracuse to upset victory against No. 1 Nebraska. Led Syracuse to four bowl games, including Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl and Hall of Fame Bowl. Led Orangemen to undefeated 11-0-1 1987 season and No. 4 final ranking. Winner of six Coach of the Year Awards in 1987, including Bear Bryant Award and Eddie Robinson Award. 2010 College Football Hall of Fame member. Credited with reviving Syracuse football program and setting it up for successful decade yet to come.
Congrats to the nominees, I'll keep you guys posted on the next steps. Feel free to voice your appreciation, displeasure and snubs in the comments below.