San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle (#32 pictured with ball)
LaQuinton Evans WR Southern
One of the SWAC's fastest WRs, Evans looks to blaze a path to the NFL.
When the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3) take on the Houston Cougars (12-1) in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl, its two top offensive playmakers, senior WR Derek Moye (#6 pictured) and sophomore RB Silas Redd (#25 pictured), have to play well. Moye (654 receiving yds, 3 TDs) and Redd (1,188 rushing yds, 7 TDs) have leveled off after hot starts respectively. We break down their strengths in our spotlight on the Nittany Lions' explosive pair.
For the second year in a row, the Aggies' RB duo of Cyrus Gray (#32 pictured) and Christine Michael (#33 pictured) proved to be a load as a tandem. However, for the second year in a row, the pair was unable to finish the season due to injury. Michael (2011-899 yds, 8 TDs) went down with a torn ACL against Oklahoma a year after his season ended prematurely with a broken leg against Texas Tech in October 2010. It is still uncertain whether Gray (2011-1,032 yds rushing, 12 TDs) will play for the Aggies in the team's bowl game against Northwestern after he suffered a stress fracture in his shoulder that forced him to miss the season finale vs. Texas. Before the injuries, the pair had combined for 1,632 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.
Rennie Moore (#94), Andre Branch (#40), and Brandon Thompson (#98) have combined for 31 ½ TFLs this season. In Saturday night’s ACC Championship game, they held Virginia Tech and the ACC’s leading rusher David Wilson to a season-low total of 56 yards rushing. National correspondent De’Angelo Bryant breaks down these players and more in DraftNasty.com's in-game video.
After posting an 11-win Humanitarian Bowl championship season, what could Northern Illinois QB Chandler Harnish do to further entrench the Huskies as one of the nation's under the radar teams? In last night's MAC Championship game, he rallied the troops from a 20-point halftime deficit to arguably post the biggest win in school history. Harnish, DraftNasty's 2011 preseason MAC Offensive Player of the Year, has rushed for 1,382 yards and passed for 2,942 yards in a record-breaking senior season. The nation's best dual-threat quarterback has accounted for 37 TDs (26 passing, 11 rushing) versus just 5 interceptions this season. Guess what? He still has a bowl game left to play.
In last year’s Dr. Pepper ACC Championship game, former Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Tyrod Taylor put on a performance for the ages. The 2010 ACC Player of the Year completed 64% of his passes and accounted for four (3 passing, 1 rushing) touchdowns in the Hokies' victory over the Florida State Seminoles. He also became the first player to win ACC Player of the Game honors three times in his career. DraftNasty.com travels back to December 4, 2010 to give you a recap on this future ACC legend.