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. 46 Landis Durham
Texas A&M – DE
Landis Durham played a true freshman outside linebacker in 2015 but made only three tackles in five appearances. A year later, he moved to defensive end but still only contributed three tackles, this time in four appearances.
Then Landis Durham erupted for 10.5 sacks, or 10.5 more than he had in the first two years of his career. It wasn't good enough, says the best No. 46 in college football.
“And I got to be better," Durham said in April, specifically referencing his run defense. “That’s how I feel about it, so that’s my goal, to be strong in the run game this year.”
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound senior is expected to play more from a two-point stance this year and have more coverage responsibilities.