Alabama running back Trent Richardson
How he did it: While the attention centered on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Richardson impressed the media with his confidence and humor. Richardson said he loved contact and doesn’t want to change his style in the NFL, undeterred by the prospect of looking Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in the eye.
Quote: “It’s a mindset thing with me,” Richardson said. “I’m not saying that Ray Lewis ain’t going to take me out, because when it comes down to it we’re going to have to see each other in the hole. I love Uncle Ray to death. He’s going to bring me all the contact he can and beat me up in the hole. But why would you stand down in front of that?”
— Marla Ridenour