HERO Sports is counting down the days until the kickoff of the 2018 college football season on Saturday, Aug. 25, by featuring the best player in the FBS at each jersey number, from 99-1. Each day, from May 18 through Aug. 24, we'll publish one article showcasing the best player whose jersey number matches the number of days remaining.
No. 52 John Keenoy
Western Michigan – C
John Keenoy was center for 329 pass-protection snaps in 2017. He allowed pressures on two of them, according to Pro Football Focus, and tied with Buffalo's James O'Hagan for the best pass-blocking efficiency of any 2019 draft-eligible center.
Two pressures. On 329 snaps.
Keenoy has started 37 of a possible 38 games since arriving from Kentwood, Mich., in 2015, and while the 2017 All-MAC First-Team selection wasn't always a reliable pass-blocker (25 pressures allowed in 2015), he's become one of the nation's best pass-blockers and a darn good run-blocker, too, helping Jarvion Franklin rush for nearly 2,800 yards over the last two years.
John Keenoy is the best No. 52 in college football.