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.
51: Jack Traynor, LB (Sr.) — Dartmouth
Traynor has been one of the best linebackers in the Ivy League these last two seasons. He got his fifth year of eligibility for Dartmouth and expects to have his best year yet.
Traynor is a back-to-back unanimous All-Ivy League First Team performer. In 2017, he finished second in the Ivy League with 98 total tackles. Despite missing the final two games last year, Traynor still finished second on the team and eighth in the conference with 56 tackles as the Big Green finished 9-1.
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To go along with his 195 career tackles, Traynor adds 11.5 tackles for loss and nine passes defended. He's looked at as a top defensive player in the Ivy League and is set for a tremendous senior season.
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