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SEC Football: Players Facing the Most Pressure in 2014
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LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette is one of the most discussed freshmen in years.

There is no greater microscope in college football than the SEC's. So, when a player agrees to become part of a team in the conference, he accepts the scrutiny that accompanies the celebrity.

It's part of the deal, age be darned.

Players and coaches are lauded or loathed. Key plays are painted, hung in living rooms and etched into fans' minds for lifetimes. Controversial calls are dissected on call-in shows and posted frame-by-frame on internet message boards. Smack is constantly talked.

In 2014, with so many heroes and team stars off to the NFL, there will be an even greater amount of pressure on some new faces.

Whether they're replacing a legend, returning from injury, competing for a championship or simply trying to prove a point, numerous players will have the spotlight centered on them.

Let's take a look at 12 names about to jump head-first into the pressure-cooker world of SEC criticism this year.

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