Tyrann MathieuDefensive Back | LSU
What more can you say about the Honey Badger? He nearly took everything he wanted this season, and there might not have been a more exciting player to watch in the nation. Mathieu had an uncanny ability to find the ball, no matter where he was on defense, intercepting two passes, forcing six fumbles and recovering five more. Two of those recoveries went for scores, and he led LSU with 70 tackles. He was also spectacular returning punts late in the season. His touchdown returns of 92 and 62 yards completely changed LSU's last two games.
-- Edward Aschoff