Welcome to the 2022 FCS Jersey Countdown. Leading up to the start of weekly college football odds and Week 0 games on Aug. 27, HERO Sports will name the best returning FCS player by jersey number, 99-0. Due to rosters being updated at different times for teams across the country and to keep things consistent, jersey numbers are based on last season’s rosters.
Note: Jersey numbers are based on 2021 rosters.
51: Corey Bullock, OL (Jr.) — North Carolina Central
Bullock developed into a top offensive lineman in the MEAC last year. And he had plenty of time to hone his craft after gaining valuable experience in his debut season.
He played in eight games with four starts as a true freshman in 2019. NC Central then went nearly two years without playing a game after COVID postponed the 2020 season and the MEAC opted out of the 2021 spring season.
Returning to the field last fall, Bullock showed off his improved play and his versatility. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder played several positions across the offensive line. He graded out at 85 percent and led the team with 14 pancake blocks and nine knockdowns. Bullock was named on the All-MEAC Second Team.
The Eagles had a solid 2021 season, starting with a 23-14 win against Alcorn State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge. They finished 6-5 overall and 4-1 in the MEAC, narrowly losing 27-24 to MEAC champ and Celebration Bowl winner South Carolina State. The Bulldogs will be the preseason favorite to win the conference again, but don’t sleep on NC Central. It will be a top challenger for the MEAC title, led by standout QB Davius Richard and the presence of Bullock up front.