RALEIGH, N.C. – Senior linebacker Devon Hunt (Hamlet, NC) of the Shaw University football team was featured on the 2019 Black College Football Player of the Year Award watch list announced by the organization Wednesday morning.
The award, sponsored by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is presented annually to the most outstanding college football player from a Historically Black College & University (HBCU).
The watch list is composed of 48 players from 27 different HBCU's, including 16 from the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC), 13 from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), 10 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), eight from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and one from an independent conference.
This is accolade is Hunt's second in the last two seasons. The 2018 CIAA Defensive Player of the Year led the conference in tackles with 98 on the season while also becoming the Bears all-time leader in tackles with a 277 entering his senior season under the leadership of head coach Adrian Jones.
The Bears open the 2019 season on Sept. 7 at Campbell University with a kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. in Buies Creek, N.C.
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