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.
26: Glenn Cunningham, LB (Jr.) — Fordham
Cunningham has been an absolute beast for Fordham in his first two seasons. He led the Rams in total tackles both years with 82 in 2017 and 92 in 2018.
The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder added 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and one interception in 2017 as he earned HERO Sports Freshman All-American honors and was named on the All-Patriot League Second Team.
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Cunningham was honored again last year on our Sophomore All-American team. Along with his 82 total tackles he had 20.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and one interception. His 20.5 TFLs broke the school record, was first in the Patriot League and fourth in the FCS as Cunningham was a First Team All-Conference selection.
Expectations for Cunningham are to continue making improvements and become one of the top linebackers in the FCS. He is named on the HERO Sports Preseason All-American Third Team.
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— Fordham Athletics (@FordhamRams) October 5, 2018
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