College Football 2011: Players You Need to Know Before the World Finds Out

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College Football 2011: Players You Need to Know Before the World Finds Out
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Josh Huff of Oregon

Every year as the college football season begins analysts and fans across the country toss out the names of future superstars and prospects on the rise. They make sure that everybody knows who the top players are at all positions or who the likely award winners will be. When September rolls around, even the most casual of fans can tell you who the best receiver in the country is, or who will replace Mark Ingram as the first running back drafted. I'm sure that this year, 90 percent of the country can tell you that Andrew Luck is one of the best QB prospects to play the game in over a decade.

But those aren't the only names to know. Every year there are players that come out of nowhere, through a new dedication to work ethic or an opportunity brought on by injury, and show that they too are names that should be on everybody's lips. For every Trent Richardson, there is a LaMichael James who bursts onto the scene with no warning.

Now, I'm giving you one. These players are the under the radar names most likely to be on the tip of everybody's tongue come winter (in no particular order).

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