It's well known that most college football players typically experience breakout seasons in either their sophomore or junior seasons.
After all, this is the time period when the game begins to slow down, thus allowing the player to take full advantage of their natural instincts and god-given abilities.
Yes, there are the rare occasions when true freshman running backs like Todd Gurley and T.J. Yeldon take the college football landscape by storm; however, for many, the road to becoming the "big man on campus" is one that initially experiences a little more turbulence.
Sometimes a player's acclimation is accelerated by him simply getting an opportunity; But most of the time, a period of transition is needed before a young player can fully adapt and accept the new rigors and challenges that come with being a high-profile student athlete.
So, who are the sophomore running backs most mentally and physically prepared to take on these new challenges and become their universities' next big household name?
Read ahead to get your special sneak peak.