Ranking the Most Important on Offense: No. 6

NORMAN, Okla. -- Sooners Illustrated is just out of the Top Five now with the latest member of the offensive countdown.

No. 6:

Player: Ben Habern

Position: Starting center

The rundown: Habern, a two-year letter-winner, is the only starter on the offensive line that started every single game last season. He played at center for all 14 games, leading the team in snaps (1,070) and knockdowns (123). Habern was the team-leader in knockdowns in five games, with a season-high 16 against Colorado. Because of those numbers, the 6-foot-4, 292-pounder earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2010.

Expectations for 2011: Habern is a Preseason All-Big 12 selection, and that is both a very realistic and probable expectation. In fact, Sooners Illustrated had the talented junior on the All-Big 12 Team as well. He's also mentioned on the watch list for the 42nd Rotary Lombardi Award presented to the nation's best lineman, so there's some huge expectations not just with the team but nationally. He's an invaluable component of the offensive line the Sooners can't afford to lose if they hope to be as good as they can be offensively.

Previous:

No. 25: David Driskill

No. 24: Adam Shead

No. 23: Daryl Williams

No. 22: Austin Woods

No. 21 (b.): Sheldon McClain

No. 21 (a.): Justin McCay

No. 20: Austin Haywood

No. 19 (b.): Bronson Irwin

No. 19 (a.): Stephen Good

No. 18: Marshall Musil

No. 17: Drew Allen

No. 16: Trent Ratterree

No. 15: Josh Aladenoye

No. 14: Tyler Evans

No. 13: Dejuan MIller

No. 12: James Hanna

Top 15 Extra: Jaz Reynolds

No. 11: Jarvis Jones

No. 10: Trey Franks

No. 9 (b.): Brandon Williams

No. 9 (a.): Roy Finch

No. 8: Trey Millard

No. 7: Gabe Ikard

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