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Desmond Trufant, cornerback
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He is the younger brother of Seattle Seahawks' cornerback Marcus Trufant, but is making a name for himself for the Huskies. He started his first two years and this year as a junior has made interceptions near the end of the Eastern Washington and Hawaii games to preserve victories. He also ranks fourth on the team with 24 tackles and has six pass breakups.

Jermaine Kearse, wide receiver
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He leads the team with four touchdown catches this year and is one of three receivers of a well-balanced corps, along with James Johnson and Devin Aguilar, who has caught at least 11 passes this year. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder was a second-team all-Pac-12 performer last year after finishing with 63 receptions for 1,006 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Cort Dennison, linebacker
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The 6-foot-1, 234-pound senior from Salt Lake City, went to school about a mile from the U. at Judge Memorial High but wasn't highly recruited by Utah. However, he has thrived in Seattle. Last year he led the team in tackles and was fourth in the Pac-10, and this year he again leads the Huskies with 34 tackles and has a sack and a forced fumble.

Chris Polk, running back
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Just a junior, Polk already ranks third on the all-time career rushing yards list at Washington with 2,983 yards and last year had the second-best all-time rushing year for the Huskies behind Corey Dillon with 1,415 yards. He's also dangerous as a receiver as he showed last week with four catches for 85 yards, including a 70-yard TD reception.

Keith Price, quarterback
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Taking over for first-round NFL pick Jake Locker, Price had big shoes to fill, but he hasn't missed a beat for the Huskies. He has already thrown 14 touchdown passes, which is tied for the NCAA lead and has completed 67 percent of his passes for 983 yards with only three interceptions. His passing efficiency rating of 176.58 ranks No. 9 in the nation.