Welcome to the 2023 FCS Jersey Countdown. Leading up to Week 0 games on Aug. 26, HERO Sports will name the best returning FCS player by jersey number, 99-0.
Because team rosters are updated at different times across the country and to keep things consistent, jersey numbers are based on last season’s rosters.
Note: Jersey numbers are based on 2022 rosters.
37: Alex Schmoke, K (Sr.) — Delaware
Delaware picked up two big FCS transfer specialists this offseason: kicker Alex Schmoke from Saint Francis, and punter Ryan Kost from Monmouth.
Kost was a First Team All-CAA selection in 2022.
Schmoke comes to Delaware as a two-time All-NEC First Team kicker at Saint Francis. He was a 2021 HERO Sports Freshman All-American and a 2022 Sophomore All-American.
In 2021, he made 15-of-17 field goals, including six of 40+ yards with a season-high 47-yarder. Schmoke also hit 25-of-27 PATs.
Last season, he connected on 18-of-22 field goals and 48-of-52 PATs. Schmoke hit a season-long of 50 yards. And he tied a single-season Saint Francis record with 18 made field goals and was second in single-season program history with 102 total points scored.