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 l-A mark for defensive backs, set by Tulane's Mike Staid from 1991 to '94.
Joe Hamilton, OB, 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-1O 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 ISA 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.