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Football The Best College Football Players 2013  

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The best college football players of 2013 are those NCAA Football stars who led their respective teams and the league during the 2013 college football season. While not all of these top 2013 college football players will get an invitation to New York City for the 2013 Heisman Trophy presentation, each have made an impact on the game with their stellar and often clutch play.

It should be no surprise that many of the top players of the 2013 college football season are quarterbacks. Between 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies, Jameis Winston of the Florida State Seminoles, Bryce Petty of the Baylor Bears and Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks, odds are that a skilled passer will once again take home the trophy as the top college football player in 2013. Don't forget about AJ McCarron of the Alabama Crimson Tide, who has quietly and consistently set his team up for their third-consecutive BCS National Championship.

But there are many other great players who are leading the league at their various other positions of note as well. Running backs like Bishop Sankey, Ka'Deem Carey, Melvin Gordon and Andre Williams, wide receivers such as Brandin Cooks and Mike Evans, or even defensive stars like Michael Sam, Aaron Donald, Vic Beasley and Anthony Barr should all get some love for their 2013 campaigns.

Despite the strong performances from all of these players, just one will be remembered as the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner. Who do you think was the best? Vote for your favorite 2013 college football players below, re-rank this list your way or add any stars not listed. When you're done, head over and vote for the best fantasy football players of 2013 too!

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Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Marcus Mariota

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AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Bryce Petty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Bryce Petty

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Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Teddy Bridgewater

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Braxton Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Kyle Van Noy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Kyle Van Noy

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Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Jameis Winston

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Derek Carr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Jordan Lynch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Jordan Lynch

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C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Johnny Manziel

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Andre Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Tajh Boyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Mike Evans

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Ka'Deem Carey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Ka'Deem Carey

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Bishop Sankey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Paul Richardson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Jamison12 added Paul Richardson

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Jake Matthews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Melvin Gordon

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Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Brandin Cooks

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Marqise Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
wiabux added Marqise Lee

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Jace Amaro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Jace Amaro

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Jason Verrett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Vic Beasley

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Kapri Bibbs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Jamison12 added Kapri Bibbs

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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Lache Seastrunk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Lache Seastrunk

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Cameron Erving is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013

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Kyle Fuller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Kyle Fuller

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Jimmie Ward is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Jimmie Ward

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Hroniss Grasu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Hroniss Grasu

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Cyril Richardson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Cyril Richardson

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David Yankey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
David Yankey

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Michael Sam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Football Players 2013
Michael Sam