DE J.J. Watt earned his stripes at Wisconsin, working his way from walk-on to starter.
Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi's experience and work ethic have fueled him to a solid start this season.
Michigan State S Marcus Hyde has impressed his coaches and teammates after working his way into the starting lineup in spring practice.
WR Manasseh Garner quietly made a significant impact in Wisconsin's win over Ohio State.
Freshmen and Florida natives O.J. Ross and Ricardo Allen have been productive early on for Purdue.