The countdown to the 2018 college football season is on. Four FCS teams are in action Aug. 25 as Duquesne takes on UMass, Prairie View faces Rice and North Carolina A&T and Jacksonville State square off in ESPN’s FCS Kickoff.
HERO Sports is going to count down each day by highlighting the best player in FCS football who wears the jersey number of the number of days to kickoff. You can find the running list of top players here.
*Note: Jersey numbers are from the 2017 season.
32: Dom Bragalone, senior runningback – Lehigh
It's hard to run out of things to say about Lehigh tailback Dom Bragalone. The rising senior was the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and a consensus First-Team All-American, among countless other honors.
Bragalone was once a celebrated high school recruit who set the Pennsylvania state record with more than 4,700 rushing yards in a single season. (No, that is not typo.) He wasted little time once he got to Lehigh, earning three straight First-Team All-Conference tabs and racking up 4,150 yards from scrimmage. And that's before his senior season.
Bragalone has been a finalist for the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year Award as well as the Walter Payton Award. He's the toast of the Patriot League and likely has a bright future ahead of him in the NFL. There's very little he won't accomplish.
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