Injuries are a sad but all-too-familiar reality for many college football stars. Guys like Texas quarterback David Ash and 2012 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year Devonte Fields had their 2013 campaigns cut short by the injury bug.
But like the season itself, spring practice brings new life to many guys who were unable to see the field in 2013. And it's these guys that we can't wait to see get back to action.
Check out five players who will make their return to the gridiron this spring.