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12 breakout players of college football season so far

Larry Brown Sports Logo By Grey Papke of Larry Brown Sports | Slide 1 of 13: SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16: Wide receiver Dante Pettis #8 of the Washington Huskies scores a touchdown in the second quarter against Johnny Johnson #17 of the Fresno State Bulldogs at Husky Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Every year, college football produces its share of breakout players. These can be guys playing at smaller schools putting up big numbers, players who were in the shadow of elite teammates who have now gone to the NFL or graduated, or even guys who were already pretty well known but have taken an even bigger step forward to put themselves into elite company.

Here’s a look at 12 NCAA players who have really become breakout stars in 2017.

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