From the Southwestern Athletic Conference:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alabama A&M’s Aqeel Glass, Alabama State’s Irshaad Davis, Alabama A&M’s Troy Lendvay and Alabama State’s Ryan Nettles it’s SWAC Football Players of the Week for their outstanding performances during conference play this past week the league announced on Monday.
Offensive- Glass (St. Louis, Mo.) went 27-of-40 with no interceptions and set career-highs with 440 yards passing and six touchdowns while adding a seventh on the ground to lead the Alabama A&M Bulldogs offensive attack this past weekend. Under his guidance, the offense accomplished something only done nine times since the program moved to Division I in 1998 and that is score at least 50 points. The Bulldogs’ 52 points against JSU are the most against a Division I opponent since scoring 58 (58-23) versus Mississippi Valley State in 2008.
Defensive- Davis (Opa Locka, Fla.) finished the day with eight tackles to lead Alabama State in tackles for the third straight game as the Hornets defeated Mississippi Valley State 42-17 on Saturday. He finished the game with five solo stops and a pass breakup. He also added an interception, returning it 14 yards and also nearly teamed up for a touchdown on a fumble recovery.
Specialist– Lendvay (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) punted four times for 163 yards, including a long of 53-yards. That would be one of two kicks of at least 50 yards, the other being a 51-yard boot midway through the first quarter. The 53-yarder would come at a critical time as the Tigers had just scored to pull within 35-28 in the third quarter. Following a three-and-out that was about to give JSU the ball back with 9:42 left in the frame, Lendvay pinned the Tigers at their own 22-yard line following a three-yard return. On the day he would deliver an average of 40.8 on his four kicks.
Newcomer- Nettles (Evergreen, Ala.) passed for a career-high 305 yards in a 42-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. He also threw for a career-high three touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown to give him four on the day. The redshirt freshman finished 20-for-34 on the day and had touchdown passes of 59 yards, 15 yards, and 14 yards. He also added a 14 yard touchdown run to go along with his 83 rushing yards to give him 388 yards of total offense in the win.
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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.
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