Philip Rivers, N.C. State: As a high school player in Alabama in the late 1990s, only two schools recruited Rivers as a quarterback _ State and Ole Miss, then coached by David Cutcliffe. Other schools, including Auburn, offered Rivers a chance only to play tight end. With the Wolfpack, Rivers broke all passing records and now is an NFL star with the San Diego Chargers.
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