There are going to be many big plays in the 2013 BCS national championship between Alabama and Notre Dame. Some of these plays will come at the hands of superstar players, and others will be carried out by guys that received little-to-no love leading up to the big matchup.
Looking back on past national championships, there are always the guys that nobody even heard of that helped contribute to the victory. Sure, big-name players made their mark as well. But if it weren't for that first-year receiver picking up that crucial first down or that second-string linebacker making that big hit, the outcome may have been different.
Everybody knows the guys such as AJ McCarron and Manti Te'o; however, there are other people on both of these rosters that can make an impact. The players that received the majority of the attention throughout the year will not be the only ones to decide the game.
With that said, here are a few of the unsung heroes that could determine the outcome of the national championship.