HERO Sports is counting down the days until the kickoff of the 2018 college football season on Saturday, Aug. 25, by featuring the best player in the FBS at each jersey number, from 99-1. Each day, from May 18 through Aug. 24, we'll publish one article showcasing the best player whose jersey number matches the number of days remaining.
No. 82 Ahmmon Richards
Miami (FL) – WR
If Ahmmon Richards plays "normal" in 2018, he'll be "one of the most talented receivers in America," says Miami head coach Mark Richt.
Richt is right about one thing: Richards is one of the most talented receivers in America. And he's wrong about one thing: There's nothing normal about Richards' skill set.
Toe-tapping like this isn't normal:
Nor is leaping a defender and sticking the landing while getting hit:
Richards burst onto the scene in 2016 as a four-star true freshman, setting the program's freshman record for receiving yards (934) while averaging more than 19 yards per catch. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder then missed six games last year with a variety of injuries and was never 100-percent healthy (even though he still averaged 18.3 yards per receptions did things like toe-tap along the sidelines, leap over defenders and make game-winning catches.
"He’s going to be 100 percent healthy and ready to go by the time the fall rolls around and we hope and expect big things from him ," Richt added.
Ahmmon Richards is the best No. 82 in college football.