Chase BeelerCenter | Stanford
Chase Beeler, who transferred to Stanford from Oklahoma after his freshman season in 2006, blocked for each of the last two Heisman Trophy runner-ups: tailback Toby Gerhart in 2009 and quarterback Andrew Luck this season.
Beeler anchored a Cardinal offensive line that allowed only five sacks this season, tying Stanford with Air Force for fewest in the country (the Cardinal passed 356 times; the Falcons passed 145). The Cardinal averaged 467.3 yards of offense per game and ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense (40.3 points per game) and pass efficiency (164.3 rating).
-- Mark Schlabach