BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- College football’s regular season is almost in the books, and it's time to unveil the 2003 Rivals.com Freshman All-America Team.
Florida, which is undergoing a youth movement under Coach Ron Zook, leads the way with three first-team freshman All-Americans: quarterback Chris Leak, linebacker Channing Crowder and punter Eric Wilbur. Each might be MVP of their respective units this season for the Gators.
Miami and Minnesota each placed two players on the team.
Among the 13 true freshmen on the All-American team, nine were rated either five-star or four-star prospects by Rivals.com out of high school last year.
Below is a look at the rookies who played like veterans this fall:
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Offense
QB: Chris Leak Florida 6-1 / 215 / TFr / Charlotte, N.C. Gators caught fire after Leak was placed in the lineup for good.
RB: Lynell Hamilton San Diego State 6-1 / 215 / TFr / Stockton, Calif. Rivals.com's No. 7 back from 2002 eclipsed 1,000-yard mark.
RB: Laurence Maroney Minnesota 5-11 / 200 / TFr / St. Louis Averaged 6.7 yards per carry and fell just short of 1,000 yards.
WR: Charles Gordon Kansas 5-11 / 165 / RFr / Carson, Calif. Caught 53 passes and also saw playing time in the secondary.
WR: Ryan Moore Miami 6-3 / 202 / RFr / Orlando, Fla. Future star is Hurricanes' second-leading receiver with 39 grabs.
TE: Matt Spaeth Minnesota 6-6 / 265 / RFr / Albertville, Minn. Caught 12 passes and flashed promise of future stardom.
OL: Ryan Harris Notre Dame 6-5 / 270 / TFr / St. Paul, Minn. Third true freshman in school history to start on offensive line.
OL: Justin Blalock Texas 6-4 / 330 / RFr / Plano, Texas A natural guard but was a rock all season at right tackle.
OL: Matt Maddox Illinois 6-4 / 290 / RFr / Manasquan, N.J. Played every snap of season and more than held his own.
OL: Mike Otto Purdue 6-5 / 300 / RFr / Kokomo, Ind. Started every game at tackle and had moments of dominance.
OL: Andrew Carnahan Arizona State 6-8 / 300 / RFr / Hereford, Texas Made a difference in all phases of Sun Devil offensive attack.
Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: Chris Leak
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Defense
DL: Mario Williams N.C. State 6-7 / 254 / TFr / Richlands, N.C. Havoc-wreaker: 4 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 4 pass break-ups.
DL: Jermaine McElveen UAB 6-5 / 245 / TFr / Atlanta Remember the name: recorded 6 sacks, 15 quarterback hurries.
DL: Brian Smith Missouri 6-3 / 220 / TFr / Denton, Texas Splashed onto the scene with 8 sacks and 8 tackles for loss.
DL: Quinn Pitcock Ohio State 6-4 / 285 / RFr / Piqua, Ohio Big run-stuffer broke into rotation on outstanding defensive line.
LB: Ahmad Brooks Virginia 6-4 / 250 / TFr / Woodbridge, Va. Prototype linebacker roams the field and makes plays.
LB: Channing Crowder Florida 6-2 / 236 / TFr / Atlanta Nation's leading tackler among freshmen; Gator defensive MVP.
LB: Justin Warren Texas A&M 6-3 / 220 / TFr / Tyler, Texas 2002 prep star made smooth transition into college ranks.
DB: Leon Hall Michigan 6-1 / 170 / TFr / Vista, Calif. Started from day one and leads Wolverines in interceptions.
DB: LaRon Landry LSU 6-2 / 180 / TFr / Boutte, La. Has held down a starting safety spot since arriving on campus.
DB: Brandon Browner Oregon State 6-4 / 193 / RFr / Sylmar, Calif. Big, rangy cover man intercepted five passes.
DB: Darnell Bing USC 6-2 / 220 / TFr / Lakewood, Calif. Imposing presence for one of nation's best defenses.
Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: Channing Crowder
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Special Teams
K: Jon Peattie Miami 6-3 / 190 / TFr / Clearwater, Fla. Top national scorer among freshmen; made 19 of 23 field goals.
P: Eric Wilbur Florida 6-2 / 190 / TFr / Winter Park, Fla. Averaging 45 yards per punt, already among nation's best.
RS: Ryne Robinson Miami (Ohio) 5-11 / 170 / TFr / Toledo, Ohio 3 returns for TDs, among national leaders in return average.
Utility: Steve Breaston Michigan 6-1 / 176 / RFr / North Braddock, Pa. Aguably the nation's most dynamic offensive performer.
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Hon. Mention
RB: Robert Merrill, TCU; Austin Scott, Penn State; LenDale White, USC; Reggie Bush, USC; Jerry Seymour, Central Michigan; Michael Cooper, Georgia; Justin Vincent, LSU; Tim Castille, Alabama; Courtney Lewis, Texas A&M.
WR: Steve Odom, Toledo; Santonio Holmes, Ohio State; D'Juan Woods, Oklahoma State; Chris Jordan, Washington State; Calvin Davis, Iowa.
TE: Garret Bushong, Purdue; Cody Boyd, Washington State.