Birmingham, Ala.  – Prairie View A&M redshirt junior quarterback Jalen Morton, Prairie View A&M redshirt senior defensive lineman Willie Green, Alcorn State junior kicker Corey McCullough and Alcorn State junior running back De’Shawn Waller were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week five of the season for their outstanding play.

Offensive
Prairie View A&M
Jalen Morton (R-JR, QB, Arlington, Texas)
Morton secured the honor for a second consecutive week after he accounted for 341 yards and three touchdowns in the 22-16 win over Grambling State.  Morton completed 23-34 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns (38, 80, 4), and rushed 13 times for 62 yards as PVAMU ended Grambling’s 26-game SWAC winning streak.

Defensive
Prairie View A&M
Willie Green (R-SR, DE, Birmingham, Ala.)
Green made career-high tying eight tackles with career highs in sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (3.5) with one forced fumble in the Panthers’ 22-16 win over Grambling State.

Specialist
Alcorn State
Corey McCullough (JR, K/P, Louisville, Miss.)
McCullough was perfect for the Braves in field goal attempts to help Alcorn secure a 20-3 victory over Southern on its Homecoming. McCullough drilled 32-yarder in the second quarter and a 22-yarder in the fourth for an insurance tally. McCullough also punted three times in the rain for 109 yards. McCullough remained perfect on the season in field goal attempts.

Newcomer
Alcorn State
De’Shawn Waller (JR, RB, Atlanta, Ga.)
Waller scored the lone offensive touchdown for the Braves in their 20-3 victory over Southern on Saturday on the Jags Homecoming. Alcorn led 3-0 when Waller went high and leaped through the defensive line for a 1-yard score. Waller finished with a career-high 54 rushing yards and a touchdown on a team-high 14 carries.

Courtesy: SWAC



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