- Kirk Herbstreit, College Football analyst
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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
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
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
National championship game: Florida State over USC
Welcome back to the Herbie Awards, where the elite players and coaches of college football are celebrated.