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.
82: Dakarai Allen, WR (Sr.) — South Dakota
The USD passing attack was electric last season, averaging 285.8 yards a game, which ranked 13th in the FCS. Leading the way as the top receiver was Allen, the 6-foot-1 target who catches anything thrown his way.
I mean, just look at this:
Dakarai Allen was definitely on his OBJ flow with this catch pic.twitter.com/GGgJ9TnDCF
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) April 21, 2018
Allen caught 48 passes for 703 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games last year. He was named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team. The Florida native caught a touchdown in the season opener versus FBS Kansas State. And he went off against Southern Illinois later that month, catching six balls for 183 yards and a touchdown.
With standout quarterback Austin Simmons back for his second season as a starter, the Coyotes could have a top QB-WR duo in the FCS.
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We couldn't pick just one of his catches to be our play of the week, so here are a couple of our favorites! #GoYotes #WeAreSouthDakota pic.twitter.com/KgwlN7bRvy
— South Dakota Coyotes (@SDCoyotes) October 15, 2018
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