Entering his fourth year as a starter, Henne was a contender for several national awards and received all-conference recognition last season. He has passed for more than 2,500 yards in each season. Last year, he completed 61.9 percent of his attempts for 2,508 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Iwebema was an all-conference selection as a sophomore, but last year was he plagued by a shoulder injury which forced him to miss three games and parts of others. Despite the injury, Iwebema still posted four sacks in 2006.
In 2006, Hart finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting after rushing for 1,562 yards and 14 touchdowns. A first-team All-Big Ten selection, Hart rushed for 100 yards or more nine times last season and totaled at least 91 yards in every regular season game.
In his first season in the starting lineup, Laurinaitis earned All-America status and won the Nagurski Award. Laurinaitis posted 115 tackles and five interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown against Texas.
Grimes is entering his third season as a starter. He earned all-conference recognition last season. Grimes was the best lineman on an offense which averaged 415.7 yards per game to rank 13th nationally in 2006.
He's seeking his third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season. He's also an excellent receiver. Sutton has caught at least 40 passes in each of his first two seasons. He enters his junior year with 657 receiving yards and four TD catches.
Painter is coming off a junior year in which he led the Big Ten in total offense (292.3 yards) and passing yards (284.6). He completed 59.4 percent of his attempts in 2006 for 3,985 yards and 22 touchdowns. On the down side, he threw 19 interceptions.
Ringer averaged 5.8 yards per carry while rushing for 497 yards in 2006. Injuries and the Spartans' previous offensive system limited his production. He's healthy now, and new coach Mark Dantonio has the Spartans working on a more run-oriented system.
A 6-foot-7, 220-pound target, Hardy has more than 50 receptions in each of the two previous seasons. Last year he averaged 14.2 yards on 51 catches with 10 going for touchdowns. He recently broke a finger in practice, but is expected to be ready to play in the season opener.
One of five Hawkeye true freshman to play in 2005, Richardson has steadily improved since arriving on campus. Last season, Richardson earned a starting job on an offense that averaged 383.3 yards per game.