Division I-AA (or the Football Championship Series since 2008) may not have the flash and bright lights of their big brothers in the FBS, but don't mistake their status as inferior.
As its loyal fans will attest, FCS action is just as intense and entertaining on a weekly basis and—most of all—plays its championship game on the field instead of letting a nerdy computer system determine who gets to play for the national title.
The 2010 season will be no different when it comes to jaw-dropping moments and generating playmakers who may be relegated to syndication and peering through YouTube highlights.
To that end, let us introduce you to ten players who are already known to the small, yet growing fan base of FCS followers.
Versatility is the best way to describe Szczur, who was drafted as an outfielder by the Chicago Cubs (160th overall) in this week's MLB Draft.
Listed as a wide-out, Szczur lined up in a variety of positions for the Wildcats during their FCS championship run last season, accounting for 227 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in the 23-21 title game over Montana.
Szczur scored via touchdowns passing, receiving, running and kick returns in 2009 making him perhaps the most potent threat in the FCS.
All you need to know about the 6-4, 275-pound Anthony is this: he led the Tigers in both sacks (eight) and interceptions (five), the only player in the nation to perform the feat.
Anthony's wave of terror upon Southwestern Athletic Conference backfields also included 15 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and two touchdowns.
The reigning conference defensive player of the year is already on the radar of NFL scouts and will likely be the next in a long line of Grambling standouts to take his skills to Sunday afternoons.
The elusive Reynolds ran for 1,502 yards and 22 touchdowns as the Grizzlies came within three points of capturing the FCS championship.
With the bulk of the offense returning this fall, the 6-0, 190-pound senior is primed to lead Montana to another deep postseason run.
Reynolds is just one reason why Montana will enter the 2010 season as the top teams in the FCS, opening as the number two team according to The Sporting News.
With apologies to Houston's Case Keenum, Moses has staked his claim as the resident "Mad Bomber" in the state of Texas, having accounted for 8,150 yards and 81 touchdowns in the last two seasons.
Moses drew national attention by attempting a staggering 85 passes in a loss to Sam Houston State in 2008, but the 6-0, 200-pound senior has been the guiding force behind the rise of the Lumberjacks, who won the Southland Conference title in 2009, two seasons removed from an 0-11 campaign.
Poots missed the first three games of the 2009 season with a foot injury, but pulled down 85 passes for 1,081 yards and 15 touchdowns for a Thunderbirds team that struggled to a 5-6 record.
No one will confuse the Great West Conference with the Pac-10, but the 6-3, 205-pound Poots enters his senior season as one of the premier wide-outs in an FBS filled with highlight-reel caliber players at the position.
Fully healthy, Poots should earn his second straight all-FBS nod while making plays scant few outside the Mountain Time Zone will ever see.
Sherritt's 5-11, 220-pound build won't wow NFL scouts, but the Buck Buchanan Award runner-up is a hitting machine, recording a school-record 170 tackles in 2009, averaging 14.1 stops a contest.
Sherritt also had 14 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and an interception for a touchdown. Heading into his senior campaign, he and Grambling's Christian Anthony will be among the top contenders for the Buchanan Award, given to the top defensive player in the FCS.
Armani Edwards has departed, but the Mountaineers aren't expected to miss a beat as the onus of the offense will fall into the able hands of Moore, who tallied 1,374 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.
As impressive as Moore's junior season was, he could be primed for a bigger senior campaign as Appalachian State returns four of five starters on the offensive line.
The school that produced future Pro Football Hall of Fame DB Aneas Williams has another great ballhawk in the form of House, who made Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterbacks paranoid last fall.
House intercepted 10 passes, but also showed a knack for making the most of his picks, finishing with 230 return yards and a touchdown.
The 6-0, 200-pound senior will be one of the anchors of a Jaguars team that is now coached by former St. Louis Cardinals star Stump Mitchell.
Unwilling to be a clipboard carrier as the Matt Barkley-era took flight, Corp left Southern California and landed with the Spiders, where he is expected to guide an 11-2 team back to the FCS playoffs.
Corp will be playing in the Colonial Athletic Conference, perhaps the most rugged league in the FCS.
Richmond will have its hands full with the likes of Villanova, James Madison and New Hampshire, but new coach Latrell Scott is counting on Corp's Pac-10 experience to carry the Spiders.
Heath has established himself as one of the top lock down corners in the FCS, having intercepted six passes and returning two for scores in 2009.
With the Gamecocks freed from probation this fall, Heath and one of the top defenses in the FCS will lead the way for JSU to overtake Eastern Illinois from the Ohio Valley Conference's penthouse.