College football is as much a popularity contest as it is a playing field for deciding who's a player and who gets played. The big names are easy to find on a stat sheet because networks like ESPN, Fox Sports, and ABC have no trouble pointing you in their direction. However, there are plenty of guys making a name for themselves on the college gridiron, minus the helpful hype.
These guys play every bit as hard on Saturday, sometimes with just as spectacular a result, but it doesn't seem to be enough to get their names in print or their highlights on a reel. Some play for big boys, others don't, but they are all worthy of a special mention for what they've been able to do for their respective teams so far this year.
In advance, it must be said that this slide/video show is peppered with a few I-AA standouts because, well, don't they deserve some recognition too?
Feel free to add your own names in the comment section; clearly this presentation can't name every guy who deserves a nod.