Troy Smith/Anthony Gonzalez
Troy Smith was the last player in his class at Ohio State to be offered a scholarship. He was a backup to highly touted Justin Zwick, and he was able to sneak on the field after an injury.
Smith started out as a scrambling quarterback and had his troubles with NCAA regulations. But Smith grew as a person as a player, emerging as a true leader of the team. And his is senior year the former three start athlete hoisted the Heisman Trophy as the best QB in the country.
Gonzalez was a slot WR, playing the shadows and the space created by Teddy Ginn Jr and Santonio Holmes. While Ginn's punt returns and Holmes long TD catches made the highlight reels, Gonzalez developed a reputation as 'Mr Big Catch'.
Gonzalez became Troy Smith's favorite target on 3rd down and it created one of the most memorable moments with his amazing 3rd down conversion catch against Michigan in the big house. By his Jr year it was clear he had surpassed his teammates and was the most polished WR on the team.