Welcome to the 2020 FCS Jersey Countdown.
Throughout the May-September months, HERO Sports is going to name the best returning FCS player by jersey number, 99-1. Due to rosters being updated at different times for teams across the country and to keep things consistent, jersey numbers are based on the 2019 season.
*Note: Jersey numbers are based on 2019 rosters.
8: Samori Toure, WR (Sr.) — Montana
Samuel Akem was the wide receiver name everyone knew about for the Griz heading into the 2019 season. While Akem had a solid year, he was hampered by a late-season injury. Toure stepped up his game in a big way and is also now a household name in the FCS.
Both wide receivers are back this season, by the way.
Toure hauled in 87 catches for 1,495 yards and 13 touchdowns. His yards were a school record, led the Big Sky and ranked No. 2 in the FCS. Toure’s play down the final stretch of the season was huge. He broke Randy Moss’ 1996 FCS playoff record for receiving yards in a game with 303 against Southeastern Louisiana.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder earned First Team All-Big Sky and First Team HERO Sports All-American honors. Toure enters this year as a preseason First Team All-American.
The top wide receiver in the FCS, Pro Football Network has Toure an underrated gem in the 2021 NFL Draft.