40 BRANDON HICKS
Has shone since replacing injured starter A.J. Jones in mid-November.
90 LAWRENCE MARSH
"Our most improved player up front," Strong says of the surprising sophomore.
16 A.J. JONES
All-SEC Freshman selection a year ago, he backs up—and pushes—Hicks.
92 TERRON SANDERS
Consistent play by Sanders and Marsh settled and fortified an injury-wracked front.
94 JUSTIN TRATTOU
Smart, relentless player slides to the nose on obvious passing downs.
51 BRANDON SPIKES
Unquestioned leader of whom Strong says, "As Spikes goes, so goes our defense."
8 CARLOS DUNLAP
Long-armed speed rusher came off the bench to lead SEC in sacks, with nine.
32 DUSTIN DOE
Smart, hard-hitting reserve who, Strong says, "made Stamper a better player."
41 RYAN STAMPER
Respected for his work ethic, he became a full-time starter in early October.
10 WILL HILL
A punishing hitter, the freshman reserve has a knack for getting home on blitzes.