One of the great things about college football is that every year we are introduced to a whole new crop of players that we have never heard of before.
The NFL, on the other hand, has an extremely over-hyped draft, and most of the players that enter the league as rookies we are already hugely familiar with from their college days.
In college, it is just too tough to keep track of over 10,000 kids at any given point in time. Hence guys like Pat White and Steve Slaton took the college football world by storm in their freshman seasons at West Virginia back in 2005.
Thus, as with the start of any college football season, we fully expect to see some surprises and fully expect to see some breakthrough performances by players that are relatively unknown at this point in time.
The following are twelve running backs that have the potential to make a splash on the 2011 college football season.