Alcorn State senior quarterback Felix Harper has been announced as the second selection to the HBCU Legacy Bowl.
This comes one week to the day that Alabama A&M quarterback and reigning Black College Football Player of the Year award winner Aqeel Glass was named as the game’s first selection.
— HBCU Legacy Bowl (@HBCULegacyBowl) September 8, 2021
After spending his first two seasons with the Braves as the backup quarterback, Harper became the full-time starter in 2019 taking over for then-starter Noah Johnson after he went down to injury.
Harper had big shoes to fill taking over for Johnson who was coming off a season in which he won SWAC Offensive Player of the Year and led them to the SWAC championship.
He made the most of his opportunity recording 2,954 passing yards with a 60% completion percentage scoring 33 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He also added six rushing touchdowns to his totals leading the Braves to their second straight SWAC championship.
As a result, Harper was awarded a SWAC Player of the Year award of his own as well as an All-SWAC First Team selection and an HBCU All-American selection.
Harper and the Braves will be back in action this Saturday on their home field against Northwestern State looking to bounce back from their loss in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against North Carolina Central.