Boise State offensive tackle Daryn Colledge has started every game for the last four years, and is a key reason for their great success. In the last four years, Boise State has won 45 games and lost just 6. Only two other players in the history of college football that have started every game have won as many games, Tennessee placekicker Jeff Hall (1995-1998) and Nebraska cornerback Ralph Brown (1996-1999). Hall's Tennessee team was 45-5, while Brown's record as a starter was 45-7.
With a win in the MPC Bowl Wednesday, Colledge can become the winningest player in major college football history among those who have started every game.
*Note--Oklahoma defensive back Derrick Strait won 47 games as a starter from 2000-2003 with the Sooners (47-6) but did not start every game--he did not start the UCLA game due to a pulled thigh muscle.
Oklahoma cornerback Derrick Strait (2000-2003) was 47-6 in four years for the Sooners. He did not start every game, missing the September 20th game against UCLA in 2003.
Tennessee placekicker Jeff Hall (1995-1998) put together a 45-5 record in four years as a starter.
Boise State offensive tackle Daryn Colledge (2002-2005) is 45-6 to this point, with 1 game to play Wednesday against Boston College in the 2005 MPC Bowl.
Nebraska cornerback Ralph Brown was 45-7 from 1996 to 1999.
Marshall lineman Nate McPeak was 43-9 from 1999-2002.
Georgia quarterback David Greene was 42-10 from 2001-2004.
Miami lineman Joaquin Gonzalez started from 1998 to 2001, and was 41-8.
Florida cornerback Larry Kennedy (1991-1994) won 40 games as a starter, with a record of 40-10-1.
LSU offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is 40-11 since 2002 with a bowl game to play.
Michigan offensive tackle Jon Jansen was 39-11 from 1995-1998 with the Wolverines.
Texas linebacker D.D. Lewis had a record of 38-13 as a starter with the Longhorns from 1998-2001).
Ohio State placekicker Dan Stultz was 38-14 from 1997-2000.
BYU punter Alan Boardman was 37-14 in his four-year career with the Cougars from 1993 to 1996.
Florida State defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (2000-2003) was 35-14 as a starter with the Seminoles.
Dan Nguyen, a linebacker for Texas A & M from 1995-1998, was 35-16 as a starter.
Georgia guard Kevin Breedlove was 34-13 in four years from 1999 to 2002.
North Carolina State quarterback Phillip Rivers was 34-17 in his career from 2000 to 2003.
Texas A & M guard Semisi Heimuli also was 34-17 in four years for the Aggies from 1996-1999.
Colorado State linebacker Willie Taylor (1995-1998) was 33-15 with the Rams.
Florida center Mike Degory is 31-18 with the Gators from 2002 to the present with the Outback Bowl still to play.
Virginia defensive end Brennan Schmidt is another active player with a 31-19 record heading into this year's Music City Bowl.
Texas Tech center Toby Cecil was 29-21 in four years as a starter with the Red Raiders.
USC quarterback Carson Palmer was 27-18 in four years with the Trojans.
Auburn offensive lineman Jeno James was 26-21 in his four years (1996-1999).
Clemson offensive tackle Jim Bundren was 25-22 in his four years with the Tigers (1995-1998).