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LSU Football: 5 Most Important Redshirt Freshmen and Transfers

LSU redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Rivers is one of the most talked about quarterbacks in the SEC, although he has yet to take a single live snap in a college football game.

Rivers, the brother of NFL star Philip Rivers, arrived in Baton Rouge last season and learned behind seniors Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee.

This season, Rivers is expected to the primary backup to Zach Mettenberger, who has thrown a total of just 11 passes in an LSU uniform.

But Rivers isn't alone in this equation as there are several other important redshirt freshmen who could see significant playing time for the Tigers in 2012.

Let's go ahead and break down five of those players who might hear their name called next season.

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