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.
80: Adam Anderson, WR (Sr.) — South Dakota State
A lot of the outside focus for the 2018 Jackrabbits in the preseason is how they would replace All-American pass catchers Dallas Goedert and Jake Wieneke. Those two names were probably said more than the current players on the roster during the summer months.
But the receivers quickly made a name for themselves with the likes of Cade Johnson and Anderson stepping into bigger roles. After showing flashes in previous seasons, their abilities were unleashed.
Anderson had 27 catches for 355 yards and zero touchdowns in 2016 and 2017. Last year, he recorded 47 receptions for 718 yards and seven touchdowns, all ranking second in an offense that threw for 250.5 yards a game (34th in the FCS) and scored 42.5 points per game (5th).
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention honors.
SDSU is breaking in a new starting quarterback this season. The play of Anderson is key in the Jacks making another deep playoff run.
Adam Anderson with 6yd TD catch from Taryn Christion. SDSU 10, Kennesaw State 3. 12:21 left in 2qtr pic.twitter.com/t0CHhjt45k
— Scott Kwasniewski (@ScottyKwas) December 8, 2018
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