College football’s 15 biggest breakout stars in 2018

16Young men stepping up and defying expectations.

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In a college football season full of upsets and thrilling performances, fans have also witnessed a plethora of breakout stars emerge in 2018.

The season has been full of incredible seasons from both upperclassmen and players in their first and second years on campus. Young men stepping up and defying even the greatest expectations with seasons that seem unbelievable.

It’s not limited to offensive players either as several defensive stars have emerged across the country. From the secondary to defensive lines, several playmakers have arrived seemingly out of nowhere to become elite defenders this season.

Here are college football’s 15 biggest breakout stars in 2018.


Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection