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49ers have two of the best players of the decade!

And it's not even hyperbole...well not really.  Considering we're reaching the end of 2009, it's not shocking that folks are putting together all-decade lists.  I'm working on some of those lists for Niners Nation, although I'll be posting them once the season is over.  In the meantime, the Internet is loaded with a variety of all-decade teams.

Over at Yahoo! Sports, Dr. Saturday provides in-depth college football analysis.  He actually used to write for SB Nation at Sunday Morning QB, but has since moved on to Yahoo.  This week he posted his college all-decade teams and the 49ers have two names on the list, one on offense and one on defense: Michael Crabtree and Patrick Willis.


'06 Butkus winner led the SEC in total tackles two years in a row and was the league's defensive player of the year as a senior opposite the conference's worst offense.


Redshirted, incredibly, then broke out with an absurd 134-catch, 1,962-yard, 22-touchdown effort that smashed every freshman record in 2007, then followed that up with a mere 97-catch, 19-touchdown season in 2008 that included the biggest play in Texas Tech history to knock off No. 1 Texas at the last second.

I think it's safe to say Bamm Bamm will be making his way onto some of our all-time lists in the coming weeks.  Crabtree doesn't have enough time under his belt for many of the lists, but we might be able to sneak him on to a lists.