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Ray Polk, free safety
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The junior from Arizona ranks second on the team in tackles with 74, has an interception for 52 yards and five pass breakups. Last year he started all 12 games and played the second-most snaps from scrimmage, finishing second on the team with 72 tackles.

Jon Major, linebacker
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The 230-pound junior who hails from Parker, Colo., leads team with 76 tackles and also has two sacks. His sophomore season was cut short by a knee injury but he still ended up with 57 tackles, fifth-best on the team. Out of high school he was the top recruit in Colorado and was a Parade all-American.

Tyler Hansen, quarterback
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The senior from California has completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 2,619 yards and 19 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He started two games as a freshman, seven as a sophomore and seven last year before getting knocked out for the year with a ruptured spleen.

Toney Cleamons, receiver
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The senior from Pennsylvania is second on the team with 39 receptions and leads the team in receiving yards with 578 yards and receiving touchdowns with eight. Last year he was second on the team with 43 receptions and third in receiving yards with 482. Before that he played at Michigan, where he made three starts.

Rodney Stewart, running back
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He is the Buffaloes' Mr. Everything as he leads the team in rushing with 819 yards and four touchdowns and is the leading receiver with 43 catches for 561 yards. He is also the leading kickoff returner with 11 for 239 yards and also returns punts. Earlier this season, the senior from Ohio became the fourth CU player to surpass the 3,000-yard mark for a career.