Shedeur Sanders
2022 Football

HBCU Football: FCS stats leaders through Week Six

HBCU players rank high in FCS leaderboards.

Several HBCU football players cracked the top ten of the FCS leaderboards through week six.

Passing yards + Completion percentage

Shedeur Sanders (Jackson State)

Jackson State’s Shedeur Sanders is one of the most talked about players in HBCU football this season. The sophomore quarterback ranks fourth overall in the FCS in passing yards with 1,726 through the first six weeks. He is also ranked fourth overall in completion percentage at 72.6% on 208 attempts.

Jackson State Shedeur Sanders
Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks to pass against Florida A&M.

Rushing yards

Jarveon Howard (Alcorn State)

Jarveon Howard is ranked fourth in the FCS in rushing yards at 634 through six weeks. The senior running back has helped lead Alcorn State to a 3-2 record. Howard’s longest rush of the season is for 78 yards against UAPB.

Blocked kicks

Michael Crawford (Tennessee State)

Michael Crawford is tied for second in blocked kicks with three. The senior linebacker has been a “dawg” on special teams and defense for Tennessee State. Crawford has 19 tackles over five games.


Two HBCU football players rank in the top ten for interceptions.

Khalil Baker (NCCU)

Khalil Baker is tied for second with four picks midway through the season. The junior defensive back has amassed 48 return yards from the interceptions.

BJ Davis (SCSU)

BJ Davis also has four interceptions and is tied for second in the FCS for this category. The junior linebacker has 101 interception return yards. Davis is the highest ranked linebacker in this category.

Receiving Yards

Xavier Smith (FAMU)

Xavier Smith ranks ninth in receiving yards with 551 over six games. The senior wide receiver also has seven touchdowns for the FAMU Rattlers.


Ronnie Thomas (Mississippi Valley State University)

Ronnie Thomas ranks sixth overall in the FCS with six solo tackles. The senior defensive lineman has racked up 48 sack yards which ranks sixth as well.

HBCU Football: FCS stats leaders through Week Six
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