We are only three weeks into the college football season, but it will be over with before you know it. Then we will begin breaking down BCS bowl matchups and deciding who will be the new 2012 college football champions.
But before we get that far down the road, the games still have to be played. And with each passing week, certain players will have to step up to help their teams' dreams become a reality.
We know all about the marquee players such as USC quarterback Matt Barkley, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. But there are many players that are making impacts that we may not know so much about.
Here are 13 players that will have a say in who plays in the national championship, especially if they continue to play the way they are playing.