Spring football is a proving ground. The 15 practices that are packed into two months are built to be a gauntlet that push the physical and mental limits of a team.
Along the way there are always surprise players who step out for their teams and become the storylines of spring. Some are previously underperforming stars, while others show up from out of nowhere to become the headliners for their teams heading into summer.
This is a look at 10 players who will exit spring with a new confidence and swagger heading into the summer. Look for these rising stars to become household names for their respective programs heading into 2013.