In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the top highlights from the FIU Panthers so far in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?
And who from FIU is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?
FIU Panthers 2023 Highlights
At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.
Below, find FIU’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.
Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!
For all 133 teams, head over to College Football’s Best of 2023.
Good: Jamal Potts/Hezekiah Masses, CBs
The cornerbacking duo of Jamal Potts and Hezekiah Masses have come up clutch for the Panthers. Masses returned a pick for a TD against North Texas, while Potts has forced fumbles two fumbles.
Great: Donovan Manuel, LB
Leading the charge with 54 tackles, Donovan Manuel is averaging over 10 tackles per game. His 30 solo tackles lead the team, and he’s forced a whopping four fumbles so far in 2023.
Grand: Alex Nobles, EDGE
What a year it has been for Alex Nobles, as he’s consistently rushed the passer at a high rate. He’s recorded 1.5 sacks but has another dozen pressures against some stout pass blockers.
Wonderful: Keyone Jenkins, QB
The future is now for the FIU Panthers and Keyone Jenkins is that future.
The proverbial training wheels came off and Jenkins has been more boom than bust so far in his young career. He’s thrown for 1,000 yards and five touchdowns, showcasing great command over the offense for a true freshman.