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College Football's Top 15 Safeties for the 2012 Season
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
LSU's Eric Reid is college football's best safety for the 2012 season

Safety may be one of the least glamorous positions in football, but it also happens to be one of the most important.

In today’s day and age where sophisticated passing attacks have taken over the sport, safeties are asked to play a crucial and vital role in a defense’s success.

Playing a position where you’ll rarely be given much attention unless you’re beaten for a big passing play is obviously an unenviable task, which is why truly great safeties are such a special breed that deserve more appreciation than they receive.

With the college football season just a little over a month away, it’s now time to shine a light on some of the top safeties for the upcoming 2012 season.

The SEC has produced some of college football’s best safeties in recent years such as Mark Barron, Eric Berry and LaRon Landry, and this year, the conference is once again home to the most talented player at the position—LSU’s Eric Reid.

Reid is the premier safety in the sport, but there are also plenty of other safeties around the country that deserve recognition as well.

Here’s a look at college football’s top 15 safeties for the 2012 season.

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