The Manliest Manly Performances In Football History

Byron Leftwich
One of the most indelible college football images of the past decade is that of Marshall offensive linemen carrying their QB down the field in the final minutes of a furious rally. The signal-caller in question was Leftwich, who suffered a broken left tibia in the first quarter of a 2002 game against Akron and was taken to the hospital for X-rays. By the time he returned, his team was in a deep hole, and Leftwich insisted on returning to the game on one leg. He proceeded to throw for more than 200 yards in an eventual Marshall loss, but few fans cared after witnessing Leftwich man up.