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.
49: Solomon Muhammad, LB (Sr.) — Alcorn State
Muhammad emerged as a feared defensive presence back in 2017. In just seven games, he totaled 52 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
Those numbers increased last year. Muhammad missed a couple more games, but still finished second on the team with 64 tackles. He added four sacks and nine TFLs. Muhammad was named an HBCU All-American and a SWAC All-Conference First Teamer.
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The Braves are loaded with talent in 2019 and are ranked No. 21 in our preseason poll. Muhammad is a vital part of a defense that led the FCS in sacks last year with 52.
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