More than 210 FCS players are transferring to FBS schools for the 2023 season. Here are some of the top FCS-to-FBS transfers.
Drae McCray (WR): Austin Peay to Texas Tech
McCray was a two-time First Team All-Conference selection in his first two seasons at Austin Peay along with Freshman and Sophomore All-American honors. In 22 games, the 5-foot-9, 177-pounder caught 129 passes for 1,888 yards and 17 TDs.
Noah Plack (DB): Delaware to UConn
Plack racked up 269 career tackles, 6.5 TFLs, three interceptions, and 17 passes defended at Delaware. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound safety was a three-time All-CAA selection, including 2022 First Team honors, and was a 2020-21 Sophomore All-American.
Freddie Roberson (WR): Eastern Washington to Mississippi State
A 6-foot-2, 195-pound WR, Roberson was named to three straight All-Big Sky teams. In 38 career games, he caught 141 passes for 2,266 yards and 17 TDs. He earned 2021 Sophomore All-American honors.
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Alijah Huzzie (DB): ETSU to North Carolina
A Freshman and Sophomore All-American and a 3-time all-SoCon selection, the 5-foot-10 and 200-pounder was a top CB in the FCS. He had 42 tackles, two TFLs, three INTs, and five pass breakups in the 2021 spring. In the 2021 fall, Huzzie recorded 76 tackles, two TFLs, three INTs, nine pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. Last season, he tallied 59 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, six INTs, and 16 pass breakups.
Dequece Carter (WR): Fordham to Indiana
Carter was a three-time First Team All-Patriot League selection and a 2019 Freshman All-American. In 38 games, the 6-foot and 196-pounder racked up 176 catches for 3,035 yards and 31 TDs.
Donte Thompson (DB): Incarnate Word to Arkansas State
Thompson was a standout DB on the outside for UIW, earning All-Southland Conference First Team honors in 2022 after totaling 37 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, one interception, and 17 pass breakups.
Caleb Johnson (OL): Incarnate Word to Texas State
Johnson led a strong UIW offensive line at 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds. He was a two-time All-Southland Conference selection, including 2022 First Team honors. Johnson is one of seven UIW players following head coach G.J. Kinne to Texas State, including one of five OL.
Shedeur Sanders (QB): Jackson State to Colorado
Sanders is one of eight Jackson State transfers going to Colorado with head coach Deion Sanders. Shedeur led his father’s offense for two years at JSU, earning several All-SWAC and All-American accolades. In two seasons, the 6-foot-2 and 215-pounder completed 68 percent of his passes for 6,983 yards, 70 TDs, and 14 interceptions along with nine rushing scores.
Travis Hunter (DB): Jackson State to Colorado
Hunter was the No. 1 overall high school recruit in the 2022 class, shattering doors as a five-star recruit going to an FCS program. At 6-foot-1 and 165 pounds, he played in eight games at WR and CB as a true freshman last season. Hunter caught 18 passes for 188 yards and four TDs along with 20 tackles, two interceptions, and 10 pass breakups.
Kevin Coleman Jr. (WR): Jackson State to Louisville
A four-star recruit, Coleman showed flashes as a freshman in 2022. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder caught 32 passes for 475 yards and three TDs.
Landon Bebee (OL): Missouri State to Colorado
Bebee started 31 straight games at Missouri State. He played some guard early in his career before moving to tackle. The 6-foot-3, 298-pounder was a three-time All-MVFC selection, including 2022 First Team.
Isaiah Ifanse (RB): Montana State to San Jose State
An All-Conference and All-American performer, Ifanse was also an all-time great RB at Montana State. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder broke the MSU career rushing record with 3,742 yards. His 25 career rushing TDs are No. 6 in school history.
Bhayshul Tuten (RB): NC A&T to Virginia Tech
Tuten had a breakout, All-American 2022 season as a sophomore. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, he rushed 208 times for 1,363 yards and 13 TDs. His 123.9 rushing yards per game ranked No. 6 in the FCS.
Corey Bullock (OL): NC Central to Maryland
A two-time All-MEAC selection and a 2022 HBCU All-American, the 6-foot-4 and 315-pounder was a dominant force. He helped NC Central to a 10-2 record last season and a Celebration Bowl win.
Marques Sigle (DB): North Dakota State to Kansas State
Sigle entered the transfer portal before the FCS playoffs as NDSU’s highest-graded CB on PFF. In two seasons, the 5-foot-11, 187-pounder recorded 50 tackles, one TFL, one sack, three interceptions, and 10 passes defended. Sigle was named to the 2021 MVFC All-Newcomer Team.
RJ Martinez (QB): Northern Arizona to Baylor
The 6-foot, 185-pounder had two great seasons at NAU, throwing for a combined 4,590 yards, 30 TDs, and 10 interceptions while rushing for 13 more scores. Martinez was named the 2021 Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year.
Elijah Anderson-Taylor (LB): Northern Colorado to FIU
Anderson-Taylor had a breakout 2022 season, racking up 111 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, and five forced fumbles. The 6-foot, 235-pound LB earned All-Big Sky Second Team honors and was named a Sophomore All-American.
Trevor Radosevich (OL): Penn to Cincinnati
The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder was a 2021 Second Team All-Ivy League pick and was named to the First Team in 2022.
Jake Heimlicher (DL): Penn to UCLA
Heimlicher had an Honorable Mention All-Ivy League season in 2021 where he finished with 51 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hurries. In 2022, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder totaled 47 tackles, 13 TFLs, nine sacks, and 10 QB hurries. He earned First Team All-Conference and Third Team AP All-American accolades.
Ajani Cornelius (OL): Rhode Island to Oregon
The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder started all 22 games at right tackle from 2021-22 as a redshirt freshman and sophomore. He was named to the 2022 All-CAA First Team.
Cameron Skattebo (RB): Sac State to Arizona State
Skattebo was named a Third Team All-Big Sky RB in 2021 after rushing for 520 yards and six TDs on only 57 carries. He became a star in 2022, rushing 196 times for 1,373 yards and seven TDs while adding 31 catches for 371 yards and three scores. The 5-foot-10, 212-pounder was named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year and earned four different All-American accolades.
Makai Jackson (WR): Saint Francis to App State
A 6-foot, 190-pound WR, Jackson lit it up in 2022 with 85 catches for 991 yards and nine touchdowns. His honors included Freshman All-American, All-NEC First Team, NEC Offensive Rookie of the Year, and third in Jerry Rice Award voting for best FCS freshman.
Elijah Sarratt (WR): Saint Francis to James Madison
Sarratt is a big weapon on the outside at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds. The 2022 Freshman All-American and First Team All-NEC selection recorded 42 catches for 700 yards and 13 touchdowns.
BJ Davis (LB): South Carolina State to East Carolina
Davis made plays all over the field in 2022 as a First Team All-MEAC selection and a BOXTOROW HBCU All-American. At 6-foot-2 and 189 pounds, he racked up 94 tackles, eight TFLs, five interceptions, and seven pass breakups.
Zy Alexander (DB): Southeastern Louisiana University to LSU
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder earned back-to-back All-Southland Conference First Team honors in 2021 and 2022 along with multiple All-American accolades. In 2021, he totaled 39 tackles, six interceptions, and 13 passes defended. Last season, Alexander had 27 tackles, three interceptions (two pick-sixes), and seven passes defended.
Ty Son Lawton (RB): Stony Brook to James Madison
Lawton had a breakout 2021 season, rushing 216 times for 1,088 yards and 10 TDs as a First Team All-CAA selection. In 2022, he played in only three games.
Andrew Armstrong (WR): Texas A&M-Commerce to Arkansas
A 6-foot-6, 189-pound target, Armstrong was a 2022 Sophomore All-American and a First Team All-Southland Conference pick. He caught 62 passes for 1,020 yards and 13 TDs.
McCallan Castles (TE): UC Davis to Tennessee
A four-star recruit who started his career at Cal, Castles became a three-time All-Big Sky selection at UC Davis plus Sophomore All-American accolades in 2021. In three seasons, the 6-foot-5 and 233-pound TE caught 69 passes for 928 yards and nine touchdowns.
Zak Wallace (RB): UT Martin to Arkansas State
A 6-foot, 220-pound RB, Wallace earned back-to-back All-OVC First Team honors and was a 2021 Freshman All-American and a 2022 Sophomore All-American. He rushed for 807 yards (5.5 YPC) and 15 TDs in 2021, then 1,012 yards (6.0 YPC) and 16 TDs in 2022.
Stone Snyder (LB): VMI to Virginia Tech
Snyder was a top FCS linebacker as a three-year All-American and two-time Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder had a career 337 tackles, 22 TFLs, and 12.5 sacks in 38 games.
Eddie Heckard (DB): Weber State to BYU
Heckard’s five-year career at Weber saw four seasons of All-Big Sky Conference honors and 2022 All-American accolades. The 5-foot-10 CB finished with 218 career tackles, 13 TFLs, four sacks, seven interceptions, 30 pass breakups, and six forced fumbles.
Raphael Williams (WR): Western Carolina to San Diego State
A two-time All-SoCon selection and a 2021 Freshman All-American, Williams was a dangerous target at 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. In two seasons, he hauled in 117 passes for 1,572 and 14 TDs.
Nick Gargiulo (OL): Yale to South Carolina
Gargiulo was a multi-year starter at Yale. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 290 pounds, he was a unanimous First Team All-Ivy League selection in 2022.