CFN’s HBCU Players of the Week: Week 1’s Top HBCU Players Include Myles Crawley, Erick Hunter

    The Week 1 action featured the undeniable prowess of top HBCU players as they electrified the field with their exceptional talent, setting the stage for 2023.

    In a thrilling Week 1 of the college football season, the shining stars of HBCU talent emerged as they dazzled on the gridiron. They reminded fans everywhere that the legacy of excellence in Historically Black Colleges and Universities continues to burn brightly.

    These were the top HBCU players from the first full weekend of college football.

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    Top HBCU Players For Week 1

    Week 1 of the 2023 college football season set the stage for an exhilarating talent showcase, and the HBCU players delivered performances that captured the hearts of fans nationwide.

    These exceptional athletes left an indelible mark on the field, displaying a level of skill and determination that reaffirms the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the sport.

    From game-changing plays to remarkable displays of athleticism, the top HBCU players of Week 1 illuminated the season ahead with their extraordinary contributions.

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    Offense: Myles Crawley, Quarterback, Grambling

    In the highly-anticipated showdown at the Brick City Classic against Hampton University, Myles Crawley delivered a performance that left spectators and analysts alike in awe.

    Completing 25-of-38 passes for an impressive 311 yards and two touchdowns, Crawley demonstrated a level of precision and composure that set him apart. His ability to play rhythmically and maintain his poise under pressure was remarkable, as he effortlessly threaded the needle with pinpoint accuracy on short and deep passes.

    Crawley’s deep-ball prowess was notable, showcasing his good touch and impressive arm strength. Throughout the game, he put on a clinic with his short passing game accuracy, leaving no doubt that he is arguably the best quarterback in the South Western Athletic Conference. 

    Defense: Erick Hunter, Linebacker, Morgan State

    Erick Hunter’s performance was spectacular in a thrilling clash against the formidable University of Richmond. The junior linebacker tallied 11 total tackles, four of which were solo tackles, highlighting his ability to make an impact on his own.

    Hunter’s disruptive presence in the backfield was evident, as he notched 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, consistently pressuring the opposing quarterback and disrupting the rhythm of Richmond’s offense.

    His impact extended beyond tackles and sacks as well. He forced a critical fumble that swung the momentum in his team’s favor and registered two quarterback hurries, keeping Richmond’s signal-caller on edge throughout the game. 

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