July 9, 2007

Key Cowboys: #23 Keith Toston

A huge number of factors go into the success of any football team, but mostly it comes down to players. In this series, we will be examining 25 of them in a reverse-order look at the players most crucial to the success of the 2007 Oklahoma State season.

This is not, however, a list of the best players on the team. Rather, this series takes into consideration the importance of a given position on the team, depth issues, experience and inexperience, and the historic strengths and weaknesses of Mike Gundy's program. The results, therefore, may surprise many readers, and will hopefully spur spirited discussion and debate.

Keith Toston: Toston was perhaps the surprise of the incoming freshmen for the 2006 season.

As a three-star athlete prospect in the '06 signing class and Texas Top 100 member, Toston was certainly well-thought of. That said, Cowboy coaches didn't necessarily view him as a guy who would have an impact from the first day of fall camp in August.

And even if he did, those same coaches assumed it would be in the defensive backfield.

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