Aqeel Glass, Alabama A&M
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Alabama A&M​ quarterback Aqeel Glass accomplished a lot during the 2021 spring football season.

He led the Bulldogs to the program’s first SWAC championship in more than a decade and won conference player of the year honors.

More than a month since the spring season ended, Glass added another honor as he was named Black College Football Player of the Year Saturday.

He was presented with the Deacon Jones Trophy, named after the legendary HBCU player and inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame inductee.

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Black College Football Hall of Fame Trustees James “Shack” Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams made the announcement during the 2021 Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Juneteenth Celebration in Atlanta.

The Award recognizes the most outstanding football player from HBCUs that embodies the rich tradition of athletic excellence and integrity.

During this past spring season​, Glass led the Bulldogs to a 5-0 record and their first SWAC Football Championship in 15 years. He completed 91 passes for 1,355 yards and 16 touchdowns. In the SWAC Championship Game, Glass went 24-45 for 271 yards and three touchdowns.

“Aqeel had an amazing season,” said Harris. “He showed his character as a leader navigating his team through an unprecedented season and finishing undefeated.”

The Black College Football Player of the Year was voted on by a four-member Selection Committee, which is composed of Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founders James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams, Power News Radio Network’s Ty Miller, and ESPN ​analyst Jay Walker.

Courtesy: Black College Football Hall of Fame



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