QB MATT LEINART
He lived up to his Heisman nod with a phenomenal performance in the BCS title game: 18 of 35 for 332 yards and an Orange Bowl--record five touchdown passes.
RB VINCE YOUNG
Sure, Young lines up under center, but it was his 192 yards and four touchdowns on the ground that propelled the Longhorns past Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
RB LEON WASHINGTON
FLORIDA STATE JR.
Washington carried the Seminoles to a 30-18 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, rushing for 195 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown.
WR BRAYLON EDWARDS
Though Michigan lost a heartbreaker in the Rose, Edwards showed why he's the nation's best wideout by catching 10 passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns.
WR STEVE SMITH
He had seven catches for 113 yards and three scores in the demolition of Oklahoma; teammate Dwayne Jarrett (five receptions, 115 yards, one TD) deserves co-honors.
RT CLINT STICKDOM
Stickdom fended off Marshall star Johnathan Goddard and helped the Bearcats rack up 399 yards of offense in a 32--14 Fort Worth Bowl win.
LG ROB SMITH
In a 38-7 Cotton Bowl triumph over Texas A&M, Smith was the key cog in a dominating line that helped produce 474 yards of offense.
RG AUGUST ROITSCH
Roitsch helped the Middies rush for 269 yards and produce a 26-play scoring drive that ate up 14:26 in a 34-19 victory over New Mexico in the Emerald Bowl.
LT LOGAN MANKINS
FRESNO STATE SR.
The 6'4", 320-pound Mankins paved the way for the Bulldogs to run for 222 yards in a 37-34 victory over Virginia in the MPC Computer Bowl.