CFN’s Top HBCU Players of Week 3: Jarveon Howard and Ckelby Givens Steal the Show

Once again, the top HBCU players shine brightest on the biggest stage, and Week 3 was no different as Jarveon Howard and Ckelby Givens made headlines.

Week 3 of the 2023 college football season witnessed a dazzling display of talent from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) players who continued redefining the sports’ standards of excellence. With explosive plays, tenacious defense, and unforgettable moments, the top HBCU players from Week 3 reaffirmed their status as true stars of the game.

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These standout athletes showcased their remarkable skills and unwavering determination, proving that the HBCU legacy is alive and thriving on the football field. 

Take a look back at our weekly series highlighting the top HBCU players of each week:

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Offense: Jarveon Howard, Running Back, Alcorn State

Jarveon Howard delivered a remarkable performance against McNeese State University, proving a vital asset in his team’s offensive arsenal.

Carrying the ball 16 times, Howard displayed his prowess as a dynamic running back, accumulating an impressive 98 yards and securing a crucial rushing touchdown. His explosiveness was evident with a remarkable long run of 51 yards, demonstrating his ability to break free.

Additionally, Howard was able to showcase his versatility with two receptions for nine yards, highlighting his capacity to contribute on the ground and through the air.

His performance was instrumental in his team’s success, picking up a solid out-of-conference win for Alcorn State University. 

Defense: Ckelby Givens, Edge, Southern

Delivering a standout performance against Alabama A&M University, Ckelby Givens made his name known nationally this weekend.

He recorded seven tackles, three of which were solo tackles, showcasing his ability to make impactful stops.

Givens proved to be a disruptive force in the backfield with an impressive 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He consistently put pressure on the opposing quarterback throughout the game.

His influence extended beyond tackles and sacks, as he also notched two quarterback hurries and forced a crucial fumble, ultimately contributing significantly to his team’s defensive dominance and securing a much-needed victory for Southern University.

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