NAME, POSITION, SCHOOL
Tyrone Carter, SS, Minnesota
The 5'9", 184-pound senior has a nose for the ball. A three-year
starter, he has 403 career tackles and needs 79 more to break
the Division I-A mark for defensive backs, set by Tulane's Mike
Staid from 1991 to '94.
Joe Hamilton, QB, Georgia Tech
The 5'10", 189-pound senior (below) is the college game's Doug
Flutie of the 1990s. In slightly more than three seasons, he has
passed for 6,348 yards while rushing for 1,081. Last Saturday he
completed 22 of 25 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns in a
41-35 loss to Florida State.
Jerome Haywood, DT, San Diego State
The 5'9", 280-pound sophomore overpowers most offensive
linemen, despite usually giving up at least five inches. He was
the 1998 WAC Pacific Division freshman of the year after making
30 tackles, including five for losses. He has 10 tackles in two
games this season.
Jarrail Jackson, WR-KR, Oklahoma
The 5'8", 185-pound senior led the Sooners last season in
receiving, averaged 18.2 yards per catch and ranked fourth in
the Big 12 in punt returns with an 11.1-yard average. He caught
five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown last Saturday in a 49-0
rout of Indiana State.
Joe Jarzynka, WR-KR, Washington
The 5'7", 175-pound senior, a former walk-on, was Mr. Everything
for the Huskies last season, returning 16 kickoffs and 45 punts
for 731 yards and a touchdown, and making 19 of 22 PAT attempts
and six of eight field goal tries. He was voted All-Pac-10 as an
all-purpose player by the league's coaches after leading the
Huskies with 849 total yards and 49 points.
Aaron Lockett, WR, Kansas State
The 5'7", 155-pound sophomore set a Wildcats freshman record
with 928 receiving yards last season. He had six catches for 51
yards last Saturday in a 40-0 drubbing of Temple.
Corey Moore, DE, Virginia Tech
The 6-foot, 212-pound senior uses his 4.38 speed in the 40 to
make up for the 60 to 100 pounds he gives up to offensive
linemen. Last year he led the Big East with 131/2 sacks. He has
four sacks and 11 tackles in two games this season.
Antonio Roundtree, CB, Louisville
The 5'7", 185-pound junior bench-presses nearly twice his
weight. He was All-Conference USA last season after leading the
league with five pass breakups. He returned an interception 56
yards for a touchdown in a 56-28 win over Kentucky two weeks ago.
Tim Skipper, LB, Fresno State
The 5'7", 200-pound junior, whose father, Jim, is offensive
coordinator for the New York Giants, was All-WAC last season
after leading the Bulldogs with 108 tackles. He has 21 tackles
in two games this season.
Deonce Whitaker, TB-KR, San Jose State
The 5'6", 180-pound junior led the Spartans with 165.8 total
yards per game last season. He has run for 301 yards in two
games this season.
COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES