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Big Men On Campus
August 21, 2006
They're not necessarily the largest, the fastest or the best in the country at their positions, but each of these nine collegians will play a huge role in his team's success this season. Their value is measured in a variety of ways--athleticism, strength, determination and a love for the action on Saturday afternoons-- and for good reasons they are all ...
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August 21, 2006

Big Men On Campus

They're not necessarily the largest, the fastest or the best in the country at their positions, but each of these nine collegians will play a huge role in his team's success this season. Their value is measured in a variety of ways--athleticism, strength, determination and a love for the action on Saturday afternoons-- and for good reasons they are all ...

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WEST VIRGINIA

Dan Mozes

CENTER

Mozes has pancaked many an opponent, but he has yet to help one off the ground. And he doesn't plan to. It's that nastiness--and a don't-stop-until-the-whistle-blows mentality--that has turned this overlooked Washington (Pa.) High recruit (his only other scholarship offers came from Hofstra and Wake Forest) into one of the nation's top centers. "Sometimes you have to play a little dirty to be able to have success," says the 6'4", 290-pound Mozes. "You have to play mean. You want the guy across from you to say, 'He's light in the butt, but he brings it.'"

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

Garrett Wolfe

RUNNING BACK

Could it get any worse than being a ninth-string tailback who's only 5'7" and 172 pounds? As a freshman in 2002, that's the hole Wolfe had to climb out of, but four years later he has developed into one of the nation's most electrifying runners. Wolfe enters the fall as the active leader in Division I-A career rushing with 3,236 yards, plus 34 touchdowns--not bad for a guy who has played in only 20 games. He opened last season with a 148-yard performance against Michigan and capped it with a MAC championship-game-record 270 rushing yards against Akron. First up in '06: a date with No. 1 Ohio State at the Horseshoe.

SOUTHERN CAL

Rey Maualuga

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