The top quarterbacks in the country can be found in the MEAC and SWAC, according to at least one national publication.
One quarterback led his team to a conference championship. Another has become an emerging presence among his peers.
Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter and Alcorn State signal-caller Felix Harper were named by HERO Sports as among the best-returning starters in the FCS.
Here is how both quarterbacks were assessed:
Juwan Carter, Norfolk State
A 2019 All-MEAC Second Team selection, Carter led the conference in passing yards (2,631), total offensive yards (2,856) and touchdowns responsible for (29). His 23 touchdown passes tied for the MEAC lead.
Now a senior, Carter is entering his fourth season as a starter. He has 6,760 career passing yards with 49 TDs to 28 interceptions. Carter has also logged 587 yards on the ground with 10 touchdowns.
Felix Harper, Alcorn State
The 2019 SWAC Offensive Player of the Year is back for his senior season. Harper was electric last year, stepping in for an injured Noah Johnson, who was the conference’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
Harper finished with 2,954 yards passing, 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions while rushing for another six scores.
With the regular season scheduled to start next month, it will be interesting to see whether Harper and Carter can play up to lofty expectations.
Also read: Alcorn State honors 2019 SWAC football championship team with rings