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ESPN: Big Ten rankings: No. 5, Taylor Martinez

Our Big Ten postseason player rankings, based on 2012 performance only, have reached the rarefied air of the top 5. These are the best of the best.

Kicking off the fab five is a man known to create a little magic ...

No. 5: Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska, junior, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds

Preseason ranking: No. 25

2012 numbers: Completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,871 yards and 23 touchdowns, with 12 interceptions. Ran for 1,019 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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