Brave selected as SWAC Newcomer of the Week

Published 9:55 am Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

It was announced Monday afternoon that Andrew Smith has been selected as the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Newcomer of the Week for the period of November 14-20, as announced by the league office from its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

Andrew Smith, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior transfer from Cisco Community College, is a native of Mansfield, Texas. The Mansfield Legacy High alum came up with, arguably, the biggest defensive play of the game for Alcorn over the weekend against Bethune-Cookman. He stepped in front of a Jalen Jones pass in the fourth quarter, intercepting it and returning it 50 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

The Braves would go on to defeat upset minded BCU by a score of 17-14. Smith also registered three tackles against the Wildcats including two solo stops, while also forcing a fumble to go along with a pass breakup.

Email newsletter signup

Other weekly awards handed out Monday from the conference office include Xavier Smith (Florida A&M) as Offensive Player of the Week; Kendall Bohler (Florida A&M) as Defensive Player of the Week; and Aubrey Miller Jr. (Jackson State) as Specialist of the Week.

Follow Alcorn State Football on Twitter (@AlcornStateFB) for all the latest news and updates. For all Alcorn State Athletics news, follow us on Twitter (@BravesSports), Instagram (@AlcornSports) and YouTube (Alcorn State Sports).

About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, and Tennis.Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.