College Football News Preview 2020: Top FIU Golden Panthers Players
Best FIU Golden Panthers Offensive Player
WR Shemar Thornton, Sr.
A nice all-around target and the type of receiver you want as your No. 1 guy, the 5-11, 182-pounder overcame the injuries that kept him down two years ago to lead the team with 51 catches for 668 yards and five scores.
He was steady last year for a passing game that needed a main man to step up, and with so much turnover in the corps, he has to do even more.
2. QB Kaylan Wiggins, Jr.
3. OG Sione Finau, Soph.
4. RB Maleek Williams, Jr.
5. WR JJ Holloman, Jr.
Best FIU Golden Panthers Defensive Player
CB Rishard Dames, Sr.
The Dames brothers form one of the better defensive back combinations in the conference. Richard is a 5-11, 185-pound thin safety who plays big. He’s a good tackle with great range, and his brother Rishard has the versatility to shine anywhere in the secondary.
Rishard isn’t all that huge, but even at 5-11 and 165 pounds, he can hit, coming up with 59 tackles with a team-high four picks.
2. S Richard Dames, Sr.
3. LB Jamal Gates, Sr.
4. DE Alexy Jean-Baptiste, Sr.
5. LB Tyson Maeva, Sr.