I've had the privilege if seeing Charlie Ward, Warrick Dunn, Derrick Brooks and Reinard Wilson play football at FSU. I have had the chance to see great stars like Boomer Esiason over the years set records in college when I was a youngster.
But today's ACC is not what it used to be.
While it is considered a lesser known conference with inferior talent and teams that rival the Sun Belt and Big East, there really are some great players who make up this list of 14 schools and will play on Sundays.
That says something for the schools who are strong academically and are better at basketball than they are the pigskin, doesn't it?
The talent may not be known as well as players from the SEC and Big 10 and they may not get the accolades and attention of a Braxton Miller or Johnny Manziel, but everyone will know about them in due time.
Here are the 10 best players in the ACC this year.