Penn State: 1967-69
You could argue that Onkotz was the first founder of Linebacker U. He was a two-time All-American in 1968 and 1969 on back-to-back 11-0 teams that won the Orange Bowl and finished second in the country. He led the team in tackles in each of those seasons and had 11 interceptions in his career.
Onkotz is also a part of a long line of unconventional and multi-talented linebackers. He was not just the heart of Penn State’s defense, but was also the team’s punt returner. On 47 career punt returns he averaged 13.2 yards.