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.
19: Bryce Nunnelly, WR (Jr.) — Chattanooga
Nunnelly got his feet wet in 2017 as a true freshman, playing in eight games and totaling 89 yards off of seven receptions. Then something clicked, and the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder became one of the best receivers in the FCS last year.
Nunnelly had 79 catches for 1,237 yards and seven touchdowns. His 112.5 receiving yards per game ranked second in the SoCon and sixth in the FCS. And the 1,237 receiving yards is No. 2 on Chattanooga's single-season receiving yards ranking.
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Nunnelly had more than 100 receiving yards in the first four games, including 10 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns versus The Citadel. And he finished his breakout season with five catches for 141 yards against the SEC's South Carolina. Nunnelly earned All-SoCon First Team honors and was named a HERO Sports Sophomore All-American.
With Nick Tiano back at quarterback, Nunnelly has a chance to improve his play even more as a junior. He's recognized on the HERO Sports All-American Second Team.
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