Welcome to the 2019 FCS Kickoff Jersey Countdown.
The regular season begins Saturday, Aug. 24 with Samford vs. Youngstown State in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff along with Villanova playing at Colgate.
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HERO Sports is going to count down each day by highlighting the best player in the FCS who wears the jersey number equal to the number of days until kickoff. You can find the running list of top players here.
*Note: Jersey numbers are from the 2018 season.
4: Abu Daramy-Swaray, CB (Sr.) — Colgate
Daramy-Swaray was a big-time factor in Colgate's No. 1 defense last year, which allowed an amazing 9.3 points per game. Quarterbacks avoided his side of the field for the most part as the 5-foot-10, 190-pound cornerback recorded 28 tackles, two pass breakups and three interceptions returned for 58 yards. He also returned 13 punts for 203 yards and one touchdown.
Daramy-Swaray was named to two All-American Teams (STATS Second Team and AP Third Team) along with First Team All-Conference honors.
RELATED: 2019 Colgate Season Preview
Postseason accolades are nothing new for him. Daramy-Swaray started 11 games as a sophomore in 2017 and was named to the All-Conference First Team again. He played in 10 games and started three his freshman year, earning HERO Sports Freshman All-American honors and was named the 2016 Patriot League Rookie of the Year.
A pro prospect to keep an eye on with Draft Scout ranking him the 46th-best small-school player, Daramy-Swaray is a STATS Preseason Second Team All-American.
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