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BYU football: Which Cougars are most crucial for success in 2014?

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 10:39 p.m. MDT

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (4) is pursued by Washington Huskies linebacker Princeton Fuimaono (37)  during the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco  Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.   Washington Huskies won 31-16.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (4) is pursued by Washington Huskies linebacker Princeton Fuimaono (37) during the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Washington Huskies won 31-16. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

The BYU Cougars have already started fall camp and are poised to have a monster year.

The Cougars are loaded with returning starters from last season's 8-5 team who are looking to add to already successful careers. There are also some big-time newcomers who are looking to make their respective mark on the program this year.

With the abundance of talent that litters the Cougars' roster in 2014 there are more than a handful of players who need to have big seasons for BYU to find success. This is the list of the best of the best of those players. These are who will carry the load for the Cougars this season as they try to make another step forward to get their name back into the national conversation as one of the best football schools in the country.

Here is a look at the most important players for BYU to have a successful season in 2014.

Brigham Young Cougars running back Jamaal Williams (21) finds running room during a game at Lavell Edwards Stadium on Friday, October 25, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars running back Jamaal Williams (21) finds running room during a game at Lavell Edwards Stadium on Friday, October 25, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

Defensive stats are from cfbstats.com, offensive stats from Sports-reference.com.

Jay Yeomans is a courier by day and a freelance writer by night. He is the creator and lead writer of the website jmoneysports.com. Contact him at jmoney34@hotmail.com. Twitter: @jmoneysports

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