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Lenorris Footman and Trae Ferrell earn SWAC weekly honors

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Press Release from the Southwestern Athletic Conference

Alcorn State quarterback Lenorris Footman and linebacker Trae Ferrell, Prairie View defensive tackle DeVohn Reed, and Alabama State punter Trevor Vincent have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference for their outstanding performances during action on Oct. 8.

Offensive Player of the Week
Lenorris Footman
Alcorn State
Quarterback
QB | Jr. | 6-0 | 181 | Monticello, Fla.


Making his first start since the first game of the season, Footman accounted for five touchdowns in Alcorn State's 42-19 victory during Alabama A&M's homecoming. He rushed for three touchdowns and 122 yards, one coming from 53 yards out. Footman also ended with 132 yards through the air with a pair of touchdown passes.

Defensive Player of the Week 
DeVohn Reed
Prairie View A&M
Defensive Tackle
DT | R-Jr. | 6-2 | 265 lbs. | Houston, Texas

Reed posted his third game of the season with multiple sacks, as he took down the quarterback twice to go along with five tackles during Prairie View A&M's comeback win over Alabama State in overtime. Reed leads the league with eight sacks, and and helped anchor the top-ranked pass rush in the SWAC, as the Panthers' 25 sacks are tops in the conference.

Special Teams Player of the Week 
Trevor Vincent
Alabama State
Punter
P | Jr. | 6-2 | 195 lbs. | Youngsville, La.

Vincent did his part to pin the Prairie View offense deep despite the Hornets' loss to the Panthers in extra time. The junior had eight punts for 330 yards -- good for 40+ yards per kick -- with the longest punt being 60 yards. Two of his kicks landed inside the 20 yardline.

Newcomer of the Week 
Trae Ferrell
Alcorn State
Linebacker
LB | So. | 6-1 | 250 lbs. | Jacksonville, Fla.


Ferrell stepped up big for the Braves with six tackles, a key sack and a pair of tackles for a loss resulting in -10 yards. His six tackles marked a career-high, upping his previous best of four. Ferrell helped an Alcorn defense hold Alabama A&M to just three points in the second half, including zero in the fourth quarter.

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