BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Four different programs were represented in the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s football student-athletes of the week for October 20. Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Benjamin Anderson (Little Rock, Ark./Parkview) picked up his second offensive student-athlete of the week award. Jarius Moore (Houston, Texas/North Shore) of Texas Southern earned defensive honors, Prairie View A&M’s Johntá Hebert (Baton Rouge, La./Glen Oaks) was named specialist of the week, and Alcorn State’sJamil Cooks (Denver, Colo./Air Force) earned newcomer honors.
Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Benjamin Anderson (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
Anderson accounted for four of the Golden Lions five touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 467 yards by completing 27 of 50 attempts with two touchdowns. He also rushed for two touchdowns on 66 yards for over 530 total yards of offense.
Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Jarius Moore (Texas Southern)
Moore had a breakout game against Alcorn State, racking up 13 tackles, including two for a loss and two pass breakups.
Specialist of the Week: Johntá Hebert (Prairie View)
Hebert returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in the Panthers 52-19 win at Mississippi Valley State. He also had a 53-yard return. Hebert averaged 74 yards per return.
Newcomers of the Week: Jamil Cooks (Alcorn State)
Cooks recorded six tackles, four solo, in the Braves 40-25 win over Texas Southern. He also racked up a game-high 3.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry.