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
63: Rush Reimer, OL (Jr.) — Montana State
Reimer was a critical part of MSU’s successful 2022 season. After starting four games at right tackle in 2021, he stepped into the full-time starting role at left tackle last year.
He led a young offensive line that turned into a top-tier unit in the country, helping the Bobcats rank No. 2 in FCS rushing offense (311.9 yards per game) and No. 3 in scoring offense (42.9 points per game).
Reimer, who is now 6-foot-5 and 309 pounds, had a PFF offensive grade of 74.5, and his run-blocking grade was 76.0. He was named a HERO Sports Sophomore All-American, Stats Perform Third Team All-American, and Second Team All-Big Sky Conference.
MSU played mostly freshmen and sophomores on the offensive line last fall. With the unit fully intact, the two top rushers back in quarterbacks Tommy Mellott and Sean Chambers, and the top two running backs returning in Elijah Elliott and Lane Sumner, the Bobcats have a scary ground game in 2023.