Found January 07, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
By now, even casual college football fans know the names of guys like Manti Te’o, A.J. McCarron and Robert Lester, and the important role they’ll play in Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game. But as we’ve seen so many times before, championships aren’t always won because of big contributions from star players, but instead unheralded role players stepping up for huge performances with a title on the line. So who are the key, unheralded players heading into this year’s BCS title game? Let’s take a look. 1. Barrett Jones, C, Alabama: While it’s hard to argue that Jones is unheralded (he is a two-time All-SEC performer and Outland Trophy winner, after all) it isn’t much of an argument that the senior center is the most important player on Alabama’s offense. Not only does Jones make all the key calls at the line of scrimmage, but is also an emotional leader when things get tough. That’s also why we’re concerned about Jones- and the left foot he injure
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