After months of voting, the Western Kentucky University football program recently released its all-century team in honor of the Hilltoppers’ 100th football season which begins this fall.
At the helm of the team is two co-head coaches — Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, who led the 2002 National Championship team and was the 2002 AFCA National Coach of the Year.
The offensive captain is offensive lineman Forrest Lamp, a former All-American and the highest NFL Draft selection in school history — he was drafted by the Chargers at No. 38 overall in 2017.
The defensive captain is All-American defensive back Virgil Livers, and quarterback Willie Taggart earned the third and final captain’s spot as the program’s all-purpose player.
The all-century team will be recognized on Sept. 8, during WKU’s 2018 home opener against Maine.
The following players are on WKU’s all-century football team.
Offense: quarterback — Brandon Doughty (2013-15); running backs — Bobby Rainey (2008-11) and Dickie Moore (1965-68); tight end — Jack Doyle (2009-12); wide receivers — Taywan Taylor (2013-16), Porter Williams (1970-73) and Nicholas Norris (2013-16); offensive line — Forrest Lamp (2013-16), Buster Ashley (2001-04), Chris Price (1999-02), David Carter (1973-76) and Jim “Yogi” Hardin (1955-58).
Defense: defensive line — Lawrence Brame (1967-70), John Bushong (1971-74) Tim Ford (1979-81) and Quanterus Smith (2009-12); linebackers — Sherrod Coates (1999-02), Paul Gray (1980-83), Rick Green (1972-75) and Dale Lindsey (1963-64); defensive backs — Jim Burt (1961-64), Joseph Jefferson (1998-01), Virgil Livers (1971-74) and Mel Mitchell (1999-01).
Special teams/all-purpose: kicker — Garrett Schwettman (2012-15); punter — Brian Claybourn (2001-04); returners — Antonio Andrews (2010-13) and Joey Stockton (1994-97); all-purpose player — Willie Taggert (1995-98).