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TopSports.news' Best of the Best project hits the gridiron

By RICK PETERSON

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the coming weeks, TopSports.news will recognize hundreds of Shawnee County's all-time greats in 25 sports/categories as part of our Best of the Best project. Readers will have the opportunity to vote through July, with the Top 25 in all categories announced in August. To cast a vote for the Best of the Best, click on: https://linkto.run/p/DYZA53LEEmail votes/nominations will also be accepted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Who's your pick as the all-time greatest football player in Shawnee County history?

Do you favor players like Tom Dinkel, Troy Wilson or Michael Wilhoite, who all played in the Super Bowl, or perhaps other former college stars and NFL alums like Kyle McNorton, Trey Lewis, Lamar Mady or Warren Seitz.

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You could also lean towards current NFL players like Corey Ballentine, Wyatt Hubert or Teven Jenkins or other former Division I standouts like Will Cokeley, Will Geary, Justin Glasgow, Bennie Simecka, Nick Stringer, Luke Yarnell or Duane Zlatnik.

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Current Minnesota running back Ky Thomas finished his career at Topeka High as the No. 2 rusher in Kansas history while former Hayden state champ Dan Davis and Rossville multi-time state champ Tucker Horak also put together prolific prep careers.

There are 25 candidates in all listed to pick from at https://linkto.run/p/DYZA53LE while readers also have the option of writing in a name.

Vote as many times as you wish, with the only requirement that eligible candidates must have grown up in Shawnee County or attended one of the county's 10 high schools.

Final selections will be based on reader vote as well as input from TSN contributors and current and past local sports media professionals.   

Votes will be accepted through July 31 before TSN publishes our Best of the Best lists in August.

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