Everyone is familiar with the Honey Badger already, be it his game-making plays, his nickname or just his Heisman ceremony suit. Claiborne was no slouch on the other side of the field, leading the Tigers with six interceptions, and he has 46 tackles and six pass breakups.Blackwell started the season at right guard and finished it at left guard, poweing an SEC-leading offense with 220.4 rushing yards per game against league opponents.
Jones won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman last week. Richardson was just among the Heisman finalists in New York. Upshaw registered 17 tackles for loss and 11 quarterback hurries. Barron was second on the team with 66 total tackles, and intercepted two passes.
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