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.
60: Tyler Whisenhunt, OL (Sr.) — Cal Poly
Cal Poly's triple-option rushing attack ranked fourth in the FCS last year with 330.8 yards per game. The Mustangs ranked 11th in that category in 2017 and No. 1 in 2016. Playing a big part on the offensive line these last three years has been Whisenhunt.
He played in all 12 games as a freshman in 2016 and started one. He hasn't left the lineup since, starting all 22 games at right guard in 2017 and 2018. He's expected to make the move to right tackle this year along with serving as the team's long and short snapper on special teams.
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Whisenhunt is coming off a year where he was playing his best football. He earned Second Team All-Big Sky Conference honors.
Cal Poly has some key pieces to replace on its offense like two-year starting quarterback Khaleel Jenkins and All-American fullback Joe Protheroe. Whisenhunt and the offensive line will be leaned on to keep this dynamic rushing offense going strong.
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