October 22, 2009
Offense Defense
Jimmy Clausen
QB: Jimmy Clausen
He's thrown for 1,804 yards, 14 TDs and just two interceptions.
Jerry Hughes
DL: Jerry Hughes
Sr., TCU
He's lived up to considerable preseason billing with eight sacks.
Mark Ingram
RB: Mark Ingram
So., Alabama
Over the past three games, he's notched 558 yards, eight TDs.
Gerald McCoy
DL: Gerald McCoy
Jr., Oklahoma
The future top 10 pick spends most of the game in foes' backfields.
Dion Lewis
RB: Dion Lewis
The Panthers' workhorse is averaging 23 carries, 131.1 yards.
Ndamukong Suh
DL: Ndamukong Suh
Sr., Nebraska
This rare talent ranks No. 12 nationally with eight passes defended.
Dezmon Briscoe
WR: Dezmon Briscoe
Jr., Kansas
He's notched 117 yards or more in four of his five games.
O'Brien Schofield
DL: O'Brien Schofield
Sr., Wisconsin
He leads all players nationally with a staggering 16.5 tackles for loss.
A.J. Green
WR: A.J. Green
So. Georgia
The human highlight reel averages 16.6 yards per catch.
Greg Jones
LB: Greg Jones
Sr., Michigan State
The nation's leading tackler (85) also has five sacks, a fumble return.
Dennis Pitta
TE: Dennis Pitta
Sr., BYU
Max Hall's favorite target leads all tight ends with 471 yards.
Rolando McClain
LB: Rolando McClain
Jr., Alabama
He's the unquestioned cog of the Crimson Tide's top-ranked defense.
Maurkice Pouncey
OL: Maurkice Pouncey
Jr., Florida
The powerful blocker keys Florida's sixth-ranked rushing attack.
Eric Norwood
LB: Eric Norwood
The playmaker has six sacks, two blocked kicks and forced a fumble.
Jeff Byers
OL: Jeff Byers
Sr., USC
The sixth-year senior leads one of the nation's steadiest O-lines.
Perrish Cox
CB: Perrish Cox
He leads the nation in passes defended per game (10 in five games).
Mike Iupati
OL: Mike Iupati
Sr., Idaho
The nation's top guard has helped the Vandals to a 6-1 start.
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S: Eric Berry
Jr., Tennessee
Monte Kiffin's all-everything rover leads the Vols in tackles (50).
Jeff Linkenbach
OL: Jeff Linkenbach
Cincy's left tackle is the key blocker for a top 10 passing offense.
Earl Thomas
S: Earl Thomas
So., Texas
He's tied for the national lead with five interceptions, including one TD.
Russell Okung
OL: Russell Okung
Sr., Oklahoma State
He's the primary reason the Cowboys have allowed just two sacks.
Brandon Harris
CB: Brandon Harris
So., Miami
The budding star leads the nation with 10 pass break-ups.
Special Teams
Kai Forbath
K: Kai Forbath
The veteran leads all kickers with 17 made field goals in 18 tries.
Chris Owusu
KR: Chris Owusu
So., Stanford
Owusu has been a difference-maker on special teams, returning three kicks for TDs.
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P: Drew Butler
So., Georgia
His 49.4-yard average is more than two yards better than any other punter.
Jordan Shipley
PR: Jordan Shipley
Sr., Texas
The Longhorns star busted TDs against both Texas Tech and Colorado.
Second Team
QB Case Keenum, Jr., Houston DL Jeremy Beal, Jr., Oklahoma
RB Ryan Mathews, Jr., Fresno State DL Billy Winn, So., Boise State
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, So., Oregon State DL Brian Price, Jr., UCLA
WR Golden Tate, Jr., Notre Dame DL Von Miller, Jr., Texas A&M
WR Freddie Barnes, Sr., Bowling Green LB Rennie Curran, Jr., Georgia
TE Aaron Hernandez, Jr., Florida LB Mike Nixon, Sr., Arizona State
OL Selvish Capers, Sr., West Virginia LB Derrell Smith, Sr., Syracuse
OL Jason Fox, Sr., Miami CB Javier Arenas, Sr., Alabama
OL Cord Howard, Sr., Georgia Tech S Taylor Mays, Sr., USC
OL Mike Johnson, Sr., Alabama S Tyler Sash, So., Iowa
OL Sergio Render, Sr., Virginia Tech CB Joe Haden, Jr., Florida
K Grant Ressel, So., Missouri KR C.J. Spiller, Sr., Clemson
P Derek Epperson, Jr., Baylor PR Antonio Brown, Jr., Central Michigan

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