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.
*Note: Jersey numbers are based on 2019 rosters.
75: Dillon Radunz, OL (Sr.) — North Dakota State
Dillon Radunz is as good as it gets at left tackle in the FCS. And he’s also being viewed as one of the best tackles in all of college football:
Watched our first FCS tape for 2021 @seniorbowl today. North Dakota State LT Dillon Radunz is a legit Top 100 prospect. Pretty sure we’ll be making a trip to Fargo this fall. #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE pic.twitter.com/lAmu0N5b9n
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) May 19, 2020
Radunz has been a force for NDSU these last two seasons. His highly-anticipated redshirt freshman year in 2017 ended after 15 snaps in the season-opener when he suffered a knee injury.
The 6-foot-6 and 301-pounder returned in 2018 and started all 15 games. He earned HERO Sports Sophomore All-American and All-MVFC Second Team honors.
Starting every game last year, Radunz was a First Teamer on eight different All-American lists. He was also named on the All-MVFC First Team.
Draft experts have already fallen in love with Bison QB Trey Lance and NDSU-turned-LSU linebacker Jabril Cox. But they aren’t the only ones standing out on film.