MVSU alum Kendrick Wade named new Mississippi Valley head football coach

Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Athletics  With the holiday season in full swing, Mississippi Valley State University Athletic Director Hakim McClellan is preparing for the 2023 season by naming Kendrick Wade as the school’s 18th football coach. Wade is no stranger to MVSU, being a two-time graduate, star football player, and coach for the Delta Devils. He makes his way back to his alma mater after seven years of head coaching experience on the high school and middle school level, followed by six years as an assistant coach on the…

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Jackson State’s Aubrey Miller Jr named to Athlon Sports first team All-America

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics: Jackson State football LB Aubrey Miller Jr. adds another honor to his stellar 2022 campaign as he has been named first-team All-America by Athlon Sports. Miller was the defensive anchor in helping JSU football to an undefeated regular season and second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. Among his numerous awards, Miller has been named to several All-SWAC teams along with being named SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, BOXTOROW HBCU All-America and National Defensive Player of the Year, Associated Press FCS All-America, and Stats Perform FCS All-America,…

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Ed Reed to become Bethune-Cookman’s next head coach

Bethune-Cookman has reached an agreement in principle to make NFL Hall of Fame player Ed Reed the University’s 16th head football coach. The University made the announcement Tuesday evening. Reed’s name had been mentioned surrounding other head coaching positions dating back to last season when he declined the head coaching job at Grambling State.  His previous coaching experience included a year as an assistant defensive backs coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2016.  For the past two years, Reed has been the Chief of Staff, which is an advisory role…

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Southern TE Ethan Howard enters the transfer portal

Southern University sophomore tight end Ethan Howard announced he was entering the transfer portal. The Cecilia High School ( Breaux Bridge, LA) product informed the world of his decision Monday in post to his Twitter account. Last season Howard was Southern’s second-leading leading receiver, hailing in 29 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns. This past season, for unknown reasons, he only appeared in one contest, the October 22 matchup against Virginia Lynchburg.

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Jackson State’s Jason Mercier declares for NFL Draft

Jason Mercier is the latest Jackson State footballer to either enter the transfer portal or declare for the NFL draft. The senior defensive line announced Sunday evening that he will now seek to make his NFL dreams a reality. This season, the Florida International transfer recorded 21 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a fumble recovery, as part of a defensive unit that, up until the Celebration Bowl, had not surrendered more than 24 points in any game this season. There is no current data on Mercier’s draft…

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Shedeur Sanders, Aubrey Miller Jr. and Coach Prime all garnered BOXTOROW honours

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics: Jackson State football took home three major national honors on the BOXTOROW HBCU All-American Team. QB Shedeur Sanders was named National Offensive Player of the Year, LB Aubrey Miller Jr. was named National Defensive Player of the Year, and Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders was named National Coach of the Year. S. Sanders set single-season school records for touchdown passes (36) and completions (314) while throwing for 3,409 yards and rushing for a career-high five touchdowns. He set a career with 438 passing yards against Miss. Valley St. on September 24 and threw a career-high…

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T.C. Taylor named next man to lead Jackson State Football

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics One of the greatest Jackson State Football Tigers to ever don the Blue and White has ascended to the position of Head Coach at his alma mater. T.C. Taylor has been named the 22nd head coach for JSU football. He will officially take the reins of the program following the conclusion of the Celebration Bowl and will be formally introduced in January. The former JSU quarterback and wide receiver has been a part of the Jackson State football staff since 2019, coaching tight ends and wide receivers,…

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Kemari Averett earned BOXTOROW HBCU All-American honours

Courtesy of Bryce Hoynof , Bethune-Cookman Athletics Bethune-Cookman’s Kemari Averett has been named a 2022 BOXTOROW HBCU All-American, it was announced Monday.  Return man Darnell Deas was named an honorable mention. A graduate student tight end from Atlanta, Ga., Averett caught 39 passes for 445 and seven touchdowns, the third highest total in the SWAC this season. He caught at least one pass in all 22 games he played at B-CU.  Averett was named an All-SWAC First Teamer by the conference office as well as Phil Steele eariler this month. A sophomore from Pompano…

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Here are four names Jackson State should consider to succeed Coach Prime

With Coach Prime choosing to depart Jackson State, here are names that should on the list to lead this new era of JSU Football into the future. Ed Reed – Football Chief of Staff, University of Miami The University of Miami legend and NFL Hall of Fame player has only coached in 2016 when he was an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Although Reed lacks a wealth of experience ,he does bring name recognition and his South Florida ties could be a foothold to that recruiting hotbed.…

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Bethune-Cookman Tight End Kemari Averett declares fir NFL Draft

Bethune-Cookman tight end Kemari Averett is seeking to ply his trade at the next level. The Atlanta, GA native made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in a social media post in which he expressed his gratitude to the university, teammates and coaches. Prior to coming to Bethune-Cookman, Averett spent two seasons at the University of Louisville, where he caught 15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. In his first season with Bethune, Averett had 52 receptions for 888 yards and 10 touchdowns. This past season Averett hauled in 39 passes…

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