CFN’s Top HBCU Players of Week 5: Davius Richard & Javon Carter Were Dialed In

    IIn a thrilling Week 5 of the college football season, top HBCU players continued to shine brightly, as Javon Carter and Davius Richard take home top honors.

    College football fans were treated to another week of fun action and another great showing from some top athletes across the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) as well.

    Week 5 of the 2023 college football season witnessed a dazzling array of standout performances from HBCU players, reinforcing their status as some of the most electrifying talents in the game.

    Top HBCU Players For Week 5

    From game-changing plays to remarkable feats on both sides of the ball, the top HBCU players of Week 5 illuminated the season with their extraordinary contributions.

    These exceptional athletes did not doubt their commitment to excellence, captivating fans with skill, grit, and determination that defines the proud tradition of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in football. 

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    Offense: Davius Richard, QB, NC Central

    Davius Richard delivered an outstanding performance against Campbell University.

    Through the air, he displayed precision, completing 21-of-34 passes for an impressive 265 yards while notably avoiding any interceptions and contributing a crucial passing touchdown. Richard was not limited to his passing prowess.

    He demonstrated his capability as a dual-threat quarterback by rushing the ball 21 times for 86 yards, scoring four rushing touchdowns.

    His exceptional contributions were pivotal in leading the Eagles to a remarkable comeback win at home.

    Defense: Javon Carter, EDGE, Grambling State

    Javon Carter emerged as a defensive powerhouse in a pivotal matchup against Prairie View A&M University.

    His relentless pursuit of excellence was evident in his impressive stat line, recording eight and four solo tackles. Carter was a disruptive force in the backfield, amassing 2.5 tackles for loss and securing two sacks, consistently pressuring the opposing quarterback.

    His commanding presence on the field proved instrumental in leading his team to a statement win in SWAC conference play.

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