1. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston . Rarely can a strong argument be made for a Group of Five player being the best in college football. There are several worthy candidates for the honor, but there's no doubt that Oliver makes a compelling argument. A five-star recruit who chose to play for his hometown Cougars, Oliver made an immediate impact as a true freshman, looking like the best player on the field in Houston's Week 1 win over Oklahoma last September. He played all over the Houston line that game and had two sacks, and he didn't let up the rest of the year: He had 66 tackles, 22 ½ tackles for loss, nine pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two sacks for a defense that ranked 13 th in yards per play. Oliver shined in Houston's most high-profile games, too, adding a dominant performance against Louisville to the big night against Oklahoma. He was a freshman who looked nothing like a freshman, a Group of Five player who looks like he should be starting in the NFL right now.
Harvard quickly took a liking to the rugby game, and its use of the try which, until that time, was not used in American football. The try would later evolve into the score known as the touchdown . On June 4, 1875, Harvard faced Tufts University in the first game between two American colleges played under rules similar to the McGill/Harvard contest, which was won by Tufts.  The rules included each side fielding 11 men at any given time, the ball was advanced by kicking or carrying it, and tackles of the ball carrier stopped play. 
Brittanee Jacobs is the first female football coach at the collegiate level. She helped coach safeties at Central Methodist University during the 2012 season. Welter would become the first female coach at the professional level when she took a preseason position with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015; a year later, Kathryn Smith , who had spent several years as a front office assistant, took a quality control coaching position with the Buffalo Bills , making her the first permanent female coach in National Football League history.