Football is a team game that requires coordination with everyone doing their part.

For that reason, individual contributions are almost always over-emphasized — the most obvious being how spotlight figures like the quarterback and the head coach get too much credit and too much blame.

But gridiron success does hinge on what individuals do.

Players and coaches talk constantly about being "assignment-sound" and "winning individual matchups" because those can be the difference in a play being a big gain or a big loss.

When BYU competes during the 2021 fall season, its success both on the field and in relation to other teams in college football will be determined by what people accomplish — both in Provo and across the country.

As the 2021 Countdown to Camp gets underway, here is a look at 10 of the individuals who will have the biggest impact on the success of the Cougars:

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