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Va. State’s Trent Cannon headed to Jets

Virginia State’s Trenton Cannon, the CIAA’s Offensive Player of the Year, headed to New York.

Va. State’s Trent Cannon headed to Jets

Trenton Cannon may have been an underdog during the draft process, but now he has an NFL home. The former Virginia State running back was taken in the sixth round by the New York Jets.


Cannon was the 204th overall selection of the NFL Draft.

A two-time HBCU Gameday All-American and CIAA Offensive Player of the Year, Cannon rushed for 4,251 in his career. He scored 35 touchdowns on the ground his final two seasons at VSU. Extremely versatile, he caught a career-high 21 passes in 2017 for three scores and was also an elite kick returner.

While not invited to the NFL Draft Combine, Cannon did earn several private workouts with the Denver Broncos and the Jets, among others.

HBCU Gameday Founder. Veteran journalist/blogger.

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