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12th annual Herbie Awards

8/21/2012 - College Football

Editor's note: Check out "The Herbie Awards" airing on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday.

It's that time of the year again, a chance to honor the best of the best. Welcome back to the Herbie Awards, where the elite players and coaches of college football are celebrated.

A reminder: This is just my list. These are my choices, and not everyone will agree. That's what makes it so fun.

With that being said, let's get the 12th annual Herbie Awards started.

STARRING ROLE: BEST RUNNING BACKS

CATCHING ON: TOP WIDE RECEIVERS

QUARTERBACKS: POCKET PASSERS

QUARTERBACKS: DUAL-THREAT

TIGHT ENDS: BEST IN THE BIZ

END GAME: DEFENSIVE ENDS -- THE DIRTY DOZEN (I'm allowing myself to exceed the limit of five per category!)

INSIDE JOB: DEFENSIVE TACKLES

GOT YOUR BACK: OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

TAKE COVER: DEFENSIVE BACKS

SAFETY FIRST: TOP SAFETIES

RIGHT TO EXCITE: MOST EXCITING PLAYERS

RODNEY DANGERFIELDS: PLAYERS WHO DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

SHHHHH, DON'T TELL: BEST-KEPT SECRETS

DON'T TURN YOUR BACK: BACKYARD FOOTBALL

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: LOOKS THE PART

OFF AND RUNNING: READY TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

OLD SCHOOL: THROWBACK PLAYERS

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

OUCH! THE ANKLE BREAKERS

BASIC INSTINCT: IT'S EVERYTHING

SURPRISE PARTY: TEAMS

SUDDEN IMPACT: BEST COORDINATOR HIRES

MOVIN' ON UP: HEAD COACHES WHO WILL GET HIGHER-PROFILE OPPORTUNITIES

THE ULTIMATE HERBIE

ALL-HERBIE TEAM: WHAT A COLLEGE TEAM SHOULD LOOK LIKE

CONFERENCE PREDICTIONS

National championship game: Florida State over USC