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.
69: Liam Dobson, OL (Jr.) — Maine
If you look up "Maine Football" in the dictionary, you'll find a photo of Liam Dobson.
He perfectly illustrates what the program is all about, and that's a physical, hit-you-in-the-mouth style of play. At 6-foot-2, 330 pounds with a manly beard, Dobson epitomizes Black Bears football.
And what a season it was last year. Maine won the CAA championship and advanced to the semifinals. Helping that memorable run was Dobson, an All-CAA Second Team selection and a HERO Sports Sophomore All-American.
After starting all 14 games at right guard in 2018, Dobson brings experience and physicality that Maine prides itself on. The Black Bears return a ton of starters, making for an anticipated 2019 season.
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