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.
56: Eagan Lickiss, OL (Jr.) — South Dakota State
The Jackrabbits saw something in Lickiss when he stepped foot on campus in 2017. He played in 14 games as a true freshman with most of it coming on special teams. He also got some reps at offensive tackle.
That experience allowed Lickiss to step into a starting role last year. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder started eight games at right guard. His play helped in SDSU setting school records with 42.5 points per game and 480.5 yards per game.
A high school state runner-up heavyweight wrestler out of Iowa, Lickiss brings that type of mentality to the offensive line. The unit for the Jacks have a few holes to fill in 2019. Lickiss will be looked at to be a leader for the group.
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