National Player of the Week: D’Angelo Ballard

Alabama A&M Quarterback D’Angelo Ballard 6-1, 200, Sr., Macon, Miss. Completed 19-of35 passes for 290 yards two touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed 19 times for 101 yards in the Bulldogs 42-41 overtime victory over Alabama State in the Magic City Classic. His 18-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Dorsey in OT was the game-winner. Presented

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National Player of the Week: Darius Leonard

South Carolina State Linebacker Darius Leonard 6-3, 220, r-Jr., Lake View, SC Recorded 14 tackles (11 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions, one which he returned for a 64-yard touchdown as the Bulldogs defeated Howard 14-9. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

National Player of the Week: D. J. Johnson

Saint Augustine’s Quarterback D.J. Johnson 5-10, 175, Sophomore, Richmond, Va. Completed 19-of-35 passes for 244 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons 38-37 double-overtime  victory over Livingstone.  In the second overtime, he threw what amounted to the game-winning touchdown.   Presented by North Carolina Mutual

National Player of the Week: Tarik Cohen

North Carolina A&T Running Back Tarik Cohen 5-6, 173, Sr., Bunn, N.C. Carried the ball 21 times for 200 yards including a 62-yard touchdown run in which he became the MEAC’s all-time leading rusher as the Aggies defeated Norfolk State 35-0.   Presented by North Carolina Mutual

National Player of the Week: Lane Clark

Tennessee State Kicker Lane Clark 5-10, 170, Jr., Hays, Kan. Connected on field goals of 54 and 57 yards in the Tigers 34-30 victory over UT Martin.  His 57-yarder is the longest in Division I football this season (both FCS and FBS).   Presented by North Carolina Mutual

National Player of the Week: Marquis Smith

Savannah State Defensive End Marquis Smith 6-3, 235, Sr., District Heights, Md. Recorded 12 tackles (nine solo), three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks in the Tigers 16-10 overtime win against Bethune-Cookman.   Presented by North Carolina Mutual