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NFL Week Four: Cohen, Grambling alumni among HBCU standouts

HBCU players on offense and defense have big weeks.

Week Four in the NFL showcased some dominating performances from HBCU talent on both sides of the ball. Here are five players that made their impact.

Tarik Cohen, RB (North Carolina A&T)

The Chicago Bears offense finally lived up to the hype of their offensive potential with Mitch Trubisky playing like his hair was on fire. Cohen had a team-high 13 carries for 53 yards and even more impressive, seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.

Chester Rogers, WR (Grambling)

Chester Rogers was rolling on Sunday against Houston. The former G-Man had eight receptions for 85 yards. Rogers stepped up in the absence of T.Y. Hilton who was ruled out of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.

Darius Leonard (South Carolina State)

So, yeah, Darius Leonard continues to tackle everything in his field of vision, nothing new there right. The NFL’s leading tackler picked up 13 on Sunday against Houston, eight of them solo. He now has 54 tackles this season. The rookie from South Carolina State also picked up a sack, his fourth of the year. At some point, he’ll slow down…right??

Chad Williams, WR (Grambling)

Chad Williams didn’t have a problem catching touchdowns during his career at Grambling, but it’s been a little tougher in the NFL. Williams finally found the end zone for his first career touchdown on Sunday. After hauling in the 22-yard score, Williams promptly did the Arizona leap, if that’s a thing, celebrating up close and personal with the fans.

Anthony Levine Sr. DB/LB (Tennessee State)

Big Blue was rising in Pittsburgh on Sunday night when the Ravens jumped on the Steelers. Former TSU Tiger Anthony Levine got a pick on Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter that thwarted any hope of a Steelers comeback.

“I got into my drop, got back and just read the quarterback’s eyes and made a break on the ball,”  Levine told the Baltimore Sun. It was his second career interception.

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