Non-AQ Top 25 Players: No. 21

February, 18, 2011
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There is no underrating the impact a terrific all-purpose player has on your team. These rankings feature five of the best all-purpose players in the nation, never mind the non-AQs. We start with this little guy, who has done big things in a short period of time.

No. 21 Eric Page, WR/KR, Toledo

[+] EnlargeToledo Rockets wide receiver Eric Page
Rick Osentoski/US PresswireToledo Rockets wide receiver Eric Page finished with 2,035 all-purpose yards in 2010.
How many times have we heard that size hardly matters? You will probably be reading that refrain several more times during these rankings. But we start with the 5-foot-10 Page, who has become a sensation in just two years with the Rockets. In 2010, he became the first Toledo player to make first-team on any All-America team since quarterback Gene Swick was on the UPI first team in 1975. Page ended the season ranked No. 12 in nation in all-purpose yards with 2,035. He led the team with 1,105 yards receiving and eight touchdowns, and it was not even close. The No. 2 player on the team's receiving list: running back Adonis Thomas with 372 yards. He added 871 kickoff return yards for an average of 31.11 yards a game, third in the nation. Page was the only player on the FBS level with three kickoff returns for touchdowns this season. His play was a big reason why the Rockets made it to a bowl for the first time since 2005.

No. 22 Jake Kirkpatrick, C, TCU

No. 23 Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

No. 24 Bobby Rainey, RB, Western Kentucky

No. 25 Roosevelt Nix, DT, Kent State

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