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. 39: Ronley Lakalaka, LB — San Diego State
There aren't many Nos. 39 playing key roles in college football, but that doesn't mean Ronley Lakalaka is the best No. 39 in the FBS by default. The San Diego State linebacker is a beast and one of the most reliable players in the Mountain West.
Three years ago, Lakalaka was a little-known, low-ranked recruit from Punahou High School in Honolulu who accepted his lone scholarship offer. But after playing sparingly as a true freshman in 2015, he has transformed into an all-conference player who led the Aztecs in tackles last year.