Welcome to the 2020 FCS Jersey Countdown.
Throughout the May-August months, HERO Sports is going to name the best returning FCS player by jersey number, 99-1. Due to rosters being updated at different times for teams across the country and to keep things consistent, jersey numbers are based on the 2019 season.
The full 99-1 countdown/schedule can be found here.
*Note: Jersey numbers are based on 2019 rosters.
78: Conlan Beaver, OL (Sr.) — Montana
A big part of Montana’s improving offensive line has been the consistency of left tackle Conlan Beaver. A two-year starter, Beaver was the Paul Weskamp Award winner for Outstanding Grizzly Offensive Lineman in 2018 and then earned a spot on the All-Big Sky Conference Second Team last year.
At 6-foot-5 and 301 pounds, Beaver helped Montana’s rushing attack become much more dangerous in 2019. Talented big men run in his family, as his brother, Donavan, is an offensive lineman at West Virginia.
“I’m encouraged by the offensive line,” head coach Bobby Hauck said. “I think they’ll have a good year next year.”