DAVIS, Calif. – 2023 Buck Buchanan Watch List honoree Rex Connors has been named the seventh-best returning safety in the Football Championship Series by HERO Sports as part of their 2024 FCS season preview.
In just seven games played the former Jerry Rice Award finalist led the 2023 Aggie secondary in total tackles (59) and solo tackles (36) finishing third and second on the team in both respective categories. He also added 2.5 tackles for loss, six pass break ups, one forced fumble and one interception.
Connors was named All-Big Sky Second Team (defense) and earned Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American honors following his stellar season in the Aggie secondary. Among the top 30 returning safeties by HERO Sports, Connors ranks the highest among Big Sky colleagues sitting 11 spots higher than Northern Arizona’s Alex McLaughlin, the next ranked Big Sky safety.

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