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I reserved this slide for the guys who had outstanding performances, but don't measure up to the other six on the list for one reason or another.
Tyler Bray, QB (2010)
If you look at Bray's stats in his inaugural season, you can't help but be amazed.
In five starts in nine games, Bray was 125/224 with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for 1,849 yards. He also ended the season with a QB rating of 142.73 and was SEC Freshman of the Week three times.
In one half against Memphis (his first start), he threw 308 yards and 5 TDs. Wowed yet? Well, to put it in perspective, his regular season starts were against Memphis, Mississippi, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky. Those teams combined for 13 wins (six of those from Kentucky). Bray still looked good against North Carolina's top notch defense, but the weakness of the schedule he played keeps him from the top six.
Dustin Colquitt, P (2001)
Colquitt was probably one of the best punters ever to play in college. That said, he was a punter.
Still, he kicked 51 punts his freshman year, averaging 39.6 yards for punt, with 13 of those punts downed within the 20. He was also a Freshman All-SEC player and managed to get drafted in 2005 in the third round.
All of this is great for a punter, but that doesn't change the fact that he's a punter, so he doesn't join the top six.
Justin Hunter, WR (2010)
While Hunter's season wasn't that great if you glance at his stats (16 receptions, seven TDs, 415 yards), something sticks out: TD percentage.
If you wanna know why Vols fans are excited for 2011, reread Bray's section and remember this number: 43.8 percent. Of the 16 times Hunter caught the ball, seven of those catches resulted in touchdowns. To put in perspective how insanely high that is, A.J. Green's percentage was 15.8 percent, and Alshon Jefferey's was 10.2 percent.
Hunter doesn't make the top six because, outside of that number, he had an OK freshman year. Still, such an accomplishment deserves mentioning. He will certainly have more than 16 receptions in 2011.