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.
31: Noah Wanzek, WR (Sr.) — North Dakota
Wanzek is Mr. Reliable for the Fighting Hawks and has been a part of the starting lineup since his freshman year in 2016, where he caught 25 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns.
Wanzek developed into UND's top receiver these last two seasons. In 2017, he had 52 receptions for 648 yards and five touchdowns. Last year, Wanzek added another 52 catches for 685 yards and six scores. His presence on the field was huge for the Fighting Hawks as the No. 2 pass catcher had just 22 receptions.
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At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Wanzek has a huge catch radius and snags anything in sight, often making unbalanced or diving receptions. The Fighting Hawks have been a run-first team in recent years, but a new offensive system looks to spread the ball out a bit more. Wanzek has a good chance to move up the ladder of best wide receivers in the FCS.
Noah Wanzek 2018-2019 Junior Season Highlights. pic.twitter.com/Z4eRq3Cshf
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