MICHAEL MAUTI LB, Penn State, Senior
Despite starting only seven games last year because of nagging injuries, he still finished fifth on the team with 67 tackles. He's healthy now.
DENARD ROBINSON QB, Michigan, Junior
One of the most electrifying players in the nation, Shoelace will build on a spectacular sophomore year—328.6 yards of total offense per game, second most in the nation—in the new pro-style offense.
DAMARlO BELCHER WR, Indiana, Senior
After losing seven pounds in the off-season, one of the Big Ten's most experienced receivers—he led the league with 78 catches in 2010—hopes to find the end zone more frequently (four TDs last fall).
DAN PERSA QB, Northwestern, Senior
Healed from a ruptured right Achilles tendon that caused him to miss the last three games of 2010, he set a Big Ten record by completing 73.5% of his throws and ranked ninth nationally in pass efficiency (159.0)
TROY STOUDEMIRE KR-CB, Minnesota, Senior
After gaining 27.2 yards per return in '10, he needs 190 yards to break the NCAA alltime record of 3,118. Will be a starting corner after making six starts last year.