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Oct 30, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) runs the ball against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Papa John

9. Rashad Greene, Wide Receiver, Florida State Seminoles (10-0, 7-0 in ACC)

Last Game: 4 Receptions for 53 Yards (Defeated Miami Hurricanes 30-26)

Season: 75 Receptions for 1,042 Yards and 5 Touchdowns

Rashad Greene is only 10th in the country in receiving yards and only has 5 touchdowns to go with it. But he stands at the top when it comes to making plays in the big moments, and with so many options for Jameis Winston and the way he spreads the ball around, 1,000 receiving yards is no joke.

Too often this year, when the moment got rough, it was Winston getting all the credit for what he had done. But in reality, Greene had been bailing him out of some slightly inaccurate throws. Green has come through for him against Oklahoma State, N.C. State, Miami, and plenty of other games.

And he deserves the credit for the fact that Florida State still has a chance to play for the College Football Playoff. Yes, the Seminoles have a great running game, and NFL-caliber quarterback, and a good defense, but every time somebody leaps off the screen, it’s Greene.

And by the way, he also bailed Florida State out when Winston was suspended against Clemson with another huge day. That is are enough to keep Greene in the Heisman race, but he doesn’t have the numbers to be much higher on the list.

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