Fountain, a 6-2 and 230-pound linebacker, is Central Michigan’s best defensive player. He is a senior and the leader of the Chippewas’ defense.
Since you will hear his name called many time today, here are five things you need to know about him:
He led his team in tackles the last two seasons
Fountain played all 13 games during his sophomore and junior seasons. As a junior, he recorded a total of 89 tackles, 55 solo and 34 assisted. As a sophomore, Fountain recorded 92 tackles, averaging 7 tackles per game.
As a redshirt freshman, he was third in tackles with 67 tackles.
He was named a second-team preseason All-MAC selection
Athlon Sports named Fountain a second-team preseason All-MAC selection. His teammate and fellow linebacker, Alex Briones, was named to the third-team.
Central Michigan running back Jonathon Ward was named to the first-team.
His career-high tackles in one game is 13
Fountain recorded a career-high 13 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss against Toledo during his sophomore season. Toledo defeated Central Michigan 31-17.
His is one of four captains
As the leader on defense, this is no surprise.
— John Bonamego (@CMUCoachBono) August 26, 2018
He thinks Cats Pause writer Derek Terry is a player
I actually laughed out loud when I saw this on Fountain’s Twitter timeline.
Can we stop having specials on players on our opponents team come on bro do better.? https://t.co/QtkjtkhHp1
— Leek_almighty8 (@MalikFountain) August 29, 2018