Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Kayvon Britten, Alabama A&M’s Dre Terry, Grambling State’s Donald Johnson and Southern’s August Pitre its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their impressive performances during games played this past week of competition.
Britten rushed for 277 yards on 32 carries to go along with four rushing touchdowns during UAPB’s contest against Alabama A&M. He currently leads the conference in total rushing yards (754), rushing touchdowns (12), and ranks fourth in yards per rushing attempt (6.2). This also marks the second time this season Britten has rushed for over 225 yards in a single game.
Defensive- Dre Terry, Alabma A&M University
Terry was a game-changer during Alabama A&M’s 34-31 road victory at Arkansas-Pine Bluff this past week as he erupted for 14 tackles and a 31-yard interception. His interception would come after the Bulldogs had previously retaken the lead at 17-14 at the start of the second quarter. It also set up the Bulldogs with an opportunity to extend their lead on their next drive as they pushed to a 24-14 advantage a minute and a half later.
Specialist- Donald Johnson, Grambling State University
Johnson was a key contributor for the Grambling State Tigers special teams unit this past week as he tallied 88 total punt return yards. Highlighting his efforts during the game was a key punt return for a score from 80 yards out versus Florida A&M.
Newcomer- August Pitre, Southern University
August was a significant factor on the offensive side of the ball for Southern this past week against Alcorn State as he finished the night with 127 yards off four catches to go along with a receiving touchdown. He averaged 31.8 yards per catch while assisting the Jaguars with claiming a 21-17 win over Alcorn State on Saturday.
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.