- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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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
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
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.