David Oku, Arkansas State
After playing two seasons at Tennessee, Oku re-emerged at Arkansas State to rush for 1,061 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Carl Albert product has rushed for 435 yards and five touchdowns and has 110 receiving yards for the Red Wolves as a senior this season.
Turner Petersen, Rice
After playing quarterback at Heritage Hall, Petersen transitioned to running back after signing with Rice. The senior is the Owls' second-leading receiver with 207 yards and two touchdowns on 14 catches. He's also one of Rice's leading rushers with 242 yards on 53 carries.
Tre Porter, Texas Tech
The Red Raiders senior starting free safety, from Carl Albert, has already surpassed his tackle totals from last season, racking up 35 for undefeated Texas Tech. Porter had five tackles — all solo — in Saturday's win over West Virginia. In the win over TCU last month, Porter had nine solo tackles.
Donte' Foster, Ohio
The Bobcats' starting quarterback, leading rusher and leading receiver all come from Oklahoma. Tettleton and Blankenship starred together at Norman North while Foster played at Guthrie. Blankenship started his career at Iowa State before transferring, while Foster played basketball at Seminole State as a freshman before deciding to pursue football at Ohio. Tettleton has thrown for 1,723 yards and 14 touchdowns, Blankenship has run for 378 yards and four scores and Foster has 596 yards and three touchdowns receiving.
Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State
Lockett, from Tulsa Washington, and Thompson, of Jenks, are two of the top returners in the Big 12. Thompson returned a kick for a touchdown earlier this season and has 185 yards and a touchdown receiving. Lockett has 475 receiving yards and a touchdown and averages more than 22 yards per kick return. Barnett, the Wildcats' starting free safety, has 33 tackles and an interception.