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.
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No. 54 Calvin Throckmorton
Oregon – OT
Calvin Throckmorton's last name has 12 letters, which is also the minimum number of IQ points he has on any opponent each week.
Throckmorton is a two-year starter on the Oregon offensive line and the best No. 54 in college football, joining teammate Shane Lemieux on the HERO Sports countdown. The 6-foot-6, 290-pounder, who plans to become an orthopedic surgeon when his football career ends, has started 22 games at tackle and three at guard — and practiced at center. He has the fourth-highest pass-blocking grade of any 2019 draft-eligible tackle, according to Pro Football Focus.
"I just wanted the experience at every position that I can," he said in April, "so I can be an asset in that way in the case of anything happening where I'd have to play another position."