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
67: Jose Vazquez IV, OL (Sr.) — Indiana State
Vazquez is a three-year starter on the offensive line for Indiana State. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound right guard had a strong 2022 campaign, earning All-MVFC Honorable Mention accolades.
He posted an average grade of 88.7% during the season, which increased to 89.5% in Valley play. Vazquez allowed just 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries.
Vazquez opened lanes for 900-yard running back Justin Dinka. He also provided protection for quarterback Cade Chambers, who was named the MVFC Freshman of the Year after throwing for 938 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions while rushing for four TDs.