Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Jackson State’s Shedeur Sanders, Florida A&M’s Isaiah Major along with Southern’s Joshua Griffin and Besean McCray its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their phenomenal performances during games played this past week of competition.
Offensive- Shedeur Sanders| Quarterback| Jackson State University
Sanders completed 30-of-46 pass attempts for 332 yards to go along with three passing touchdowns during Jackson State’s 26-12 win over Alabama State. He threw touchdowns of 35, 25, and 16 yards while completing passes to 10 different receivers.
Defensive- Isaiah Major|Linebacker | Florida A&M
Major was a key contributor all over the field and in the backfield while leading the Rattlers defensive unit in a 20-14 win at South Carolina State. He led the Rattlers with 13 tackles (5 solo, 8 assist), 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack.
Specialist- Joshua Griffin | Kicker| Southern University
Griffin played a vital part for the Jaguars special teams unit connecting on a 40-yard field goal during SU’s 45-13 win at Prairie View A&M. He also went 6-for-6 in extra point attempts while averaging 56.0 yards on kickoffs with two touchbacks.
Newcomer- Besean McCray|Quarterback| Southern University
McCray led the Jaguars offensive attack for the second straight week with 360 yards of total offense during SU’s 45-13 win at Prairie View A&M. He went 16-of-22 for 275 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 85-yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns.
About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
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