Ohio State Football: Listing Possible X-Factors for the Buckeyes in 2012

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Ohio State Football: Listing Possible X-Factors for the Buckeyes in 2012
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Star players can't do it all. As good as John Simon and Braxton Miller will be this year, they will need production from their fellow teammates in order to really see success in 2012. 

Now, of course, there are several players we all expect to produce and won't be surprised in the least bit when they make a major contribution this season. Guys like Jake Stoneburner, Jordan Hall, Jonathan Hankins and Ryan Shazier will have solid years and produce, no doubt.

However, the most successful teams receive contributions from unexpected players. These type of players are not included in the pregame predictions or preseason polls, but they are so vital to the great success of a program.

These type of players are called X-factors, and luckily for Buckeye Nation, there are a few unsung heroes on this roster that could make a solid impact in 2012.

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