College Sports The Best College Football Players of 2012  

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List Rules Please vote for the players on their on-field accomplishments only. Only college football players based on their 2012 season

The best college football players of 2012 are those talented young men who lead their respective NCAA Football teams to greatness in the 2012 season. these top quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and other positional players each bring something special to their college football teams that sets them apart as the best NCAA Football players of 2012.

As the honor is awarded to the top college football player, it's no surprise that the 2012 Heisman Trophy will likely go to one of these players. Prior to the beginning of the season, players such as USC quarterback Matt Barkey, Michigan's double threat Denard Robinson and South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore all had their name floating around in Heisman race talk but poor performance, or in Lattimore's case a tragic injury, have made way for others to take that spotlight.

Other 2012 top college football quarterbacks like Collin Klein from the Kansas State Wildcats, AJ McCarron from the perennial favorite Alabama Crimson Tide and hidden gem Johnny Manziel from the Texas A&M Aggies all each rose to the task in 2012 and landed among the elite players of the year. But it wasn't just quarterbacks shining with other players such as Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, Wisconsin rusher Montee Ball and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o each earning spots as the top college football players of 2012.

Which 2012 college football player is the best? Who will take home the Heisman? Vote for the players you think are the most deserving below, add any not already listed or re-rank this list your way to count down the top college football players of 2012.
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1
1,695 609
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

2
1,340 468
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Defensive end

3
498 336
Jarvis Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

4
685 469
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Running back

5
570 416
Barrett Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

6
552 469
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Quarterback

7
747 529
Marcus Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

8
532 412
Kenjon Barner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

9
472 338
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

10
448 397
Braxton Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Quarterback

11
407 346
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

12
446 371
Marqise Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Wide receiver

13
517 364
DeMontre Moore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

14
382 337
Montee Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Running back

15
399 330
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

16
740 552
12th Man - Lennay Kekua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
12th Man - Lennay Kekua

17
70 44
tj yeldon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
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18
101 80
Aaron Murray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Quarterback

19
48 28
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

20
50 31
Dee Milliner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

21
312 361
Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

22
327 399
Tajh Boyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

23
2 3
Robert Woods is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012
Wide receiver

24
87 77
Ace sanders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012

25
254 342
Collin Klein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Players of 2012