The latest in a long line of standout Badgers offensive tackles, the four-year starter helped Wisconsin reach the Rose Bowl by anchoring the nation's No. 4 scoring offense. Carimi faced three of the nation's top pass rushers (Iowa's Adrian Clayborn, Ohio State's Cameron Heyward and Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan) and allowed just one sack.
JIM THORPE (defensive back):
The Huskers' lockdown cornerback didn't intercept a pass, but that's because opponents rarely dared risk it. Before Saturday, he allowed just 13 completions on 43 passes thrown his way.
DOAK WALKER (running back):
Despite serving a suspension for the first week of the season and sitting out fourth quarters of numerous Ducks blowouts, the part-time track star ranked first nationally in rushing (152.9 yards) and rushing touchdowns (21) and led his team to the BCS championship game.
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