The awards portion of the 2012 college football season is under way, and many deserving players will be left without trophies despite their contributions to the success of their teams throughout the year.
That's why we're here today: to recognize players who have contributed greatly to teams that may not even be in the postseason. Stats will be taken into account, of course, but the major qualifier will be the player's effect on the team. What would the team have done without that particular player's presence on the field?
The most valuable player isn't necessarily the one with the most recognizable name, but most of these names should sound familiar. Here are the MVPs for every BCS team in the nation.
*The MVPs are presented in reverse alphabetical order by team, and the conferences included are the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC and the four independent FBS schools.