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.
76: Mustaffa Ibrahim, OL (Sr.) — Alcorn State
The Braves had two 1,000 yard rushers in 2018, Noah Johnson and De'Shawn Waller. That's not possible without a great offensive line. And in the middle of that offensive line is center Mustaffa Ibrahim.
He's been an integral part of the unit since entering the starting lineup in 2016 as a freshman. The Alcorn State offense finished eighth in the FCS in rushing last year and led the SWAC in total offense the last two seasons.
Ibrahim, who is 6-foot-2 and 292 pounds, was an All-Conference Second Team player in 2017 and First Team honoree in 2018.
The Braves are loaded on offense this season, with Ibrahim serving as the anchor.
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