David DeCastroOffensive Guard | Stanford
The offensive guard and Outland Trophy finalist, saw his season end in a heartbreaking fashion as the Cardinal fell in overtime to Oklahoma State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. But no one is going to take any shots at Stanford's rushing attack.
DeCastro helped clear the way for the Cardinal to rush for 243 yards on 50 attempts. Stepfan Taylor turned in a career night behind DeCastro, rushing for 177 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-foot-5, 307-pounder, considered the best run-blocking guard in college football, is projected as a first-round NFL draft pick.
-- Kevin Gemmell