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.
74: Noah Johnson, OL (Sr.) — Idaho
Add one more to a long list of accolades for Johnson.
Since graduating high school early and enrolling at Idaho, the 6-foot-2, 302-pound guard has racked up award after award. Johnson was named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Newcomer Team in 2016 and then the All-Sun Belt Second Team in 2017.
As Idaho entered the FCS and the Big Sky Conference last year, Johnson proved to be one of the best offensive lineman in the country. He earned All-Big Sky First Team honors and was named to the HERO Sports All-American Third Team.
Not only is he the best No. 74 in the FCS entering 2019, he's looked at as one of the top five o-linemen in the subdivision as he's named on our preseason All-American First Team.
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