Frosh Phenoms: Freshmen Making Immediate Impact

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Frosh Phenoms: Freshmen Making Immediate Impact
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Before the mid-'90s, freshmen were written off as pieces for the future and young teams were considered less-promising because of a lack of experience.

But, as players have gotten bigger, faster and stronger much earlier, freshmen are now setting the tone for many college powerhouses.

With such exciting performers as AJ Green, Terelle Pryor, and Darrell Scott setting the standard last season, Matt Barkley, Rueben Randle, and Trent Richardson are just a few of the potential game-changers taking the field in 2009.

To get you ready for the college football season, here is a look back at some of the top freshman seasons in college football history (in alphabetical order):

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