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.
43: Chris Faddoul, P (Jr.) — Florida A&M
It's time to show the specialists some love on this countdown.
The value of a team's punter should never be taken for granted. Field position is so important in ball games, and Faddoul was the best to do it in 2018.
A HERO Sports First Team All-American, he averaged a school record and ranked No. 1 in the FCS with his 46.8 yards per punt. Faddoul had 16 punts of 50 yards or more with 17 downed inside the 20-yard line. His season-long was 67 yards.
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Faddoul is a huge weapon for the Rattlers, and we recognize him on the HERO Sports Preseason All-American First Team.
Video via tallahassee.com
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