SWAC Football Players of the Week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alcorn State’s Felix Harper, Grambling State’s DeAndre McCarthy, Southern’s Cesar Barajas and Alabama State’s Colton Adams were all named Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week seven of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday.
 
Offensive
Alcorn State
Felix Harper (5-11, 180, R-Jr., QB, Fairburn, Ga.)

Harper threw for 324 yards and five touchdowns in Alcorn’s 42-17 win over Savannah State on Homecoming. He was 16-for-21 passing with no interceptions. Two of his TD’s came on bomb passes as he connected with Chris Blair for 71 yards and Juan Anthony for 84 yards. Since taking over as the starter the last four games, Harper has thrown for 1,146 yards, 16 touchdowns and no interceptions.
 
Defensive 
Grambling State
DeAndre McCarthy (5-11, 210, Sr., LB, Winnsboro, La.)
McCarthy followed up a stand-out performance last week with another exceptional outing versus Alabama A&M this past weekend. He tallied 14 tackles highlighted by 1.5 tackles for loss along with 1.5 sacks. He also was credited with one quarterback hurry.
 
Specialist
Southern 
Cesar Barajas (6-1, 225, Jr., K, Arcadia, Fla.) 
Barajas played a significant role in the Jaguars 32-28 home win over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. He connected on two field goals (44, 29) tallying a total of six points in SU’s victory.
 
Newcomer 
Alabama State 
Colton Adams (6-2, 220, Fr., LB, Wetumpka, Ala.)
Adams finished the day with seven tackles in a 31-16 victory over Jackson State, including five solo stops as he led the team in tackles for the second consecutive week. He also had four knockdowns of JSU's quarterback.

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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