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Aggies’ Cohen earns Sporting News honor

NC A&T Sports Information / August 27, 2015

Unlike other All-American teams, the College Sporting News (CSN) honors squad is designed to be like a real team, capable of taking the field and competing in a game. It includes everything from quarterbacks, who can run or pass and often-overlooked fullbacks, to long snappers and other special team performers. The Fabulous Fifty also emphasizes players who have exhibited character and other team-oriented traits, not just lofty statistics, or talent.

After the national championship game on January 9 in Frisco, Texas, the year-end Fab 50 team will be announced including the three major awards for top coach, offensive and defensive players named in honor of the FCS legends Coach Roy Kidd, Adrian “AP” Peterson and James “Boomer” Grigsby respectively. Other major awards will also be announced for Offensive Lineman of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, Freshmen of the Year, and Playoff Most Valuable Player.

Cohen, the league’s co-offensive player of the year in 2014, is coming off of a season where he rushed for 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns, the second most yards in a season in A&T history. Only Maurice Hicks (2,812) has rushed for more yards in a two-year period than Cohen (2,488) in program history. Cohen has led in the MEAC in rushing over his first two seasons at A&T, and also led the MEAC in scoring (96 points) and touchdowns (16).

Cohen’s postseason honors in 2014 included being named co-offensive player of the year by the MEAC, first-team All-MEAC, first-team All-American by BOXTOROW and third-team All-American by STATS FCS.

Founded in 2001, College Sporting News is the largest and oldest news service solely devoted to publishing original content and other information of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. CSN annually names national coach, offensive, and defensive honors, pre-season and post-season All-America teams, national weekly student-athletes honors, and maintains the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) ranking of teams which the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee used as a tool for the selection of teams since 2008.


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