With players becoming athletic freaks over the years, we are seeing more and more young guys step onto the field much earlier. Back in the days, you wouldn't dare to put a kid straight out of high school on the football field, but nowadays, it is a normal thing to do and is something we are seeing a lot more often.
These rookie college football players are not only becoming starters for many clubs around the country, but are taking on roles as the key players that lead their respective teams to success. Many squads simply wouldn't be where they are at in the rankings if it weren't for players stepping up their first year on campus.
And with the college football schedule getting more and more difficult, it is more crucial than ever that some of these youngsters continue to perform at a high level.
With Week 8 of the college football season quickly approaching, here are 10 freshmen that must step up and have a big game in order for their team to win.