Jerramy Stevens could be the one. Or Rocky Bernard.
Maybe Al Wallace or Marlon McCree.
OK, pick up your lineups and check them out. Their names don't jump off the page - or onto the front pages - very often.
But conference title games don't always come down to the stars. The New England Patriots certainly proved that in recent years, when a Tom Brady was complemented by a Kevin Faulk or a Patrick Pass. Dexter Jackson wins the Super Bowl MVP award for Tampa Bay, even though teammate Dwight Smith probably deserved it.
And neither of them were close to household names.
So why not Carolina's Wallace, the versatile defensive end who spells Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker and could be an important player if Peppers' sore shoulder slows or sidelines him for Sunday's NFL title matchup with Seattle?
The Panthers (13-5) have gotten solid performances from their D-line in two road victories, particularly their 23-0 rout of the Giants. They've also received strong play from the rest of the defense, including strong safety McCree.
McCree, signed as a free agent and expected to be a backup, moved into the starting lineup when first- round draft pick Thomas Davis struggled in the season opener. Playing next to one of Carolina's more recognizable defenders, free safety Mike Minter, McCree has been just as effective.
Put him down as another possible surprise star.
The same could go for Seattle's Bernard? Well, if his sore foot is healed.
The defensive tackle, something of a journeyman who needed motivation before the season, ranked second on the team in sacks with 8. He was second to Rod Coleman of Atlanta in the league among all interior linemen. Seattle led the NFL with 50 sacks.
Bernard also had 52 tackles.
He's part of a four-man rotation featuring Chuck Darby, Marcus Tubbs and Craig Terrill that has far exceeded expectations.
"Our inside game, all four of them, you kind of can't separate any of them out of there because they all get about 25 snaps a game," coach Mike Holmgren said. "They've been doing a nice job. They stay fresh and, for big guys inside, I think it's a good way to do it, as long as the talent level there is close."
Stevens, like Tubbs a one-time first-round draft choice, broke out after a loss at Washington - the last regular-season defeat that meant anything for Seattle (14-3). He had a career-best 45 catches for 554 yards and five touchdowns.
"He is definitely a threat that people are aware of at all times," Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said.