North Carolina A&T's Tarik Cohen Makes NFL History, Immediately Credits HBCUs

Courtesy: Brace Hemmelgarn – USA Today Sports

North Carolina A&T State University football legend and Chicago Bears tailback Tarik Cohen had an impressive game last week, joining Mississippi Valley State University standout and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in an elite club for single-game statistical achievement.
And as NBC Chicago Bears reporter JJ Stankevitz reports, Cohen took the opportunity to promote historically black colleges as an ideal football destination for future players.

WGN reports on Cohen’s emergence as one of the NFL’s best multi-purpose offensive weapons.

It continues a strong production year for Cohen, whose talents are being full utilitzed in this offense this year. His receiving yards have gone from 353 yards in 16 games in 2017 to 659 in 12 games this season, with his average per catch jumping from 6.7 to 11.2.
Cohen has four receiving touchdowns and two on the ground, where he’s averaging 4.3 yards per carry. While the previous 11 games were great, nothing shows the running back’s potential more in this offense than three-and-a-half memorable hours at Met Life Stadium.

17 thoughts on “North Carolina A&T's Tarik Cohen Makes NFL History, Immediately Credits HBCUs

  1. As a Chicago area native and Life Long Bears Fan Cohen will join another HBCU Bears great Walter Payton in my book. We love this kid and he deserves all the accolades.

  2. Outstanding athlete and outstanding young man we are proud of him here in North Carolina also !!! From one Walter Payton fan to another !!! AGGIE PRIDE !!!

  3. Fantastic to see his love for our alma mater and all of HBCUs. Tarik has always been humble since his days at A&T and let’s his love for the game and play on the field speak for him. I love it! Keep rolling young man!

  4. Congratulations to Tariq on his NFL accomplishments. Just goes to show folks that HBCU can produce the biggest and brightest of them all.

  5. I am so proud of Cohen and especially proud that we are alums from the same great HBCU which happens to be the No 1 in the nation!

  6. I watched this young man play in his junior and senior year of college . I always tell young folks that you can do whatever you want as long as you don’t give up on the dream. Other colleges wouldn’t give him a shot such as ECU but the Aggies did and he is making the best of it. Proud of you little Aggie no doubt one day you will be in the football hall of fame along side my old roommate at A&T, Elvin Bethea who played his entire football career with the Houston Oilers. There’s several great football players with pro football history from A&T ..Keep doing the right things. Congrats young man. Eugene Jones an Aggie from 1966.

  7. Walter Payton (JSU)💰, Aneas Williams (SU), Jerry Rice (MVSU), Michael Strahan (TSU), Air McNair (Alcorn State), Doug Williams (GSU)….just to name a few from HBCUs in the SWAC!!!!!✌🏾✊🏾😎
    one love,

  8. Watch Tarik play for four years at North Carolina A&T and he was amazing. His heart and desire are off the scales once he steps on the field. Chicago you have another wonderful athlete from North Carolina (MJ) that will shine on your championship run.

  9. Enjoyed watching this young play for our Alma Mater and love watching him play for the Bears. Never watched the Bears play until the last 2 years. Such a fan of his. AGGIE PRIDE

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