As the college football season hit its Week 10 stride, the stars from HBCUs shone with exceptional brilliance, rewriting the script of what peak performance looks like. Across the field, these athletes dazzled with a blend of raw power and refined skill, making pivotal plays that resonated well beyond the confines of their respective stadiums.
Top HBCU Players For Week 10
With every snap, the top HBCU players of Week 10 solidified their reputations, proving yet again that they are not just competitors but true craftsmen of the sport.
Offense: Elijah Burris, RB, Hampton
Elijah Burris turned in a stellar performance against the University of Maine, becoming a driving force in a significant CAA conference win for the Pirates.
On the ground, Burris was unstoppable, turning 14 rushing attempts into a breathtaking 173 yards, averaging an astounding 12.4 yards per carry that underscored his explosive speed and agility. He crossed into the end zone not once but four times, each rushing touchdown punctuating the Pirates’ offensive dominance.
Though his presence in the passing game was minimal, with just one reception for four yards, Burris’ prowess with the ball in hand was undeniable, marking the day with a display of athleticism and scoring acumen that propelled his team to a huge conference victory.
2) Keenan Leachman, SAF, Alcorn State
Keenan Leachman’s performance against Southern University was a tour de force in defensive playmaking that proved pivotal for a massive win in SWAC conference play.
Leachman’s impact was felt throughout the game as he notched up three tackles, two of them solo, thwarting the opposition’s efforts with precision and force. His keen defensive instincts led to a game-changing forced fumble, which he also recovered, swinging momentum firmly in his team’s favor.
But it was his ball-hawking skills that genuinely shone, as he secured two interceptions and turned both into touchdowns, a rare and remarkable feat that underscored his playmaking abilities. Leachman’s stellar defensive showcase, marked by scoring twice off turnovers, undoubtedly cemented the victory and highlighted his status as a defensive stalwart in the SWAC conference.