Every year, fans are blessed by new faces; players hungry to carve out their place in history among the greats of college football. Though difficult, preparation and opportunity combine to present us with rising stars and a reminder of all that is good about the sport that we love.
Adrian Peterson rushed for almost 2,000 yards as a freshman at Oklahoma.
Michael Crabtree had 134 receptions and 22 touchdowns in his freshman campaign at Texas Tech.
Last year at this time, Heisman trophy winner "Johnny Football" of Texas A&M was still just Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman quarterback.
Though the season is young, we have a fresh new crop of youngsters vying for national attention by lighting up scoreboards and filling up stat sheets across the country.
Could one of these electrifying freshmen be the next household name?