Charlotte 49ers College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Charlotte 49ers Offensive Player
WR Victor Tucker, Sr.
The team’s best receiver over the last two seasons, the 5-11, 177-pounder from Miami followed up a 52-catch sophomore season – averaging well over 17 yards per grab – with a strong six game run in 2020.
There were plenty of good targets, but Tucker still stood out with 30 catches for 400 yards and two scores, hitting WKU for 111 yards and Florida Atlantic for 118 in the all-star campaign.
2. WR Cameron Dollar, Sr.
3. QB James Foster, Soph.
4. QB Chris Reynolds, Sr.
5. WR Micaleous Elder, Jr.
Best Charlotte 49ers Defensive Player
LB Tyler Murray, Sr.
The 6-2, 215-pounder came over from an All-Sun Belt run at Troy and turned into Charlotte’s top tackler. He’s not all that big, but he gets all over the field coming up with 49 tackles, two picks, and two tackles for loss.
He might not bring a ton of thump, but he’s a solid volume tackler who seems to get in on everything. Watch out for him to be turned loose more into the backfield.
2. LB Luke Martin, Sr.
3. CB Lance McMillan, Jr.
4. S Antone Williams, Sr.
5. DT Mikel Horton, Sr.
Top Incoming Charlotte 49ers Transfer
QB James Foster, Soph.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Chris Reynolds is the baller of a college quarterback who was able to fight through to earn the trust of the coaching staff and do a whole lot of good things for the 49er offense over the last few years, but Foster is a different type of playmaker.
He sat behind Kellen Mond over the last two years and didn’t even get a shot to play last season. Dangerous on the move and with the size and arm Reynolds doesn’t have, at the very least he’ll give the 49ers a terrific No. 2 option if he doesn’t take the O to another level.