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Tank Carder

Linebacker | TCU

The reigning Mountain West defensive player of the year may forever be known for batting down Wisconsin's 2-point conversion attempt in the Rose Bowl last season. That may be a signature highlight, but Carder has been one of the most consistent linebackers in the nation over the past two seasons. In 2010, he was named to six All-America teams after getting 60 tackles -- including 9.5 for a loss. At 6-foot-3 and 237 pounds, Carder is not only physical, he is quick, athletic and was born to be a linebacker.

-- Andrea Adelson