Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th Black College All-American Team.
During the month of February, (Black History Month) one member of the All-American team will be featured on the UrbanmediaToday.com website daily. Today we put the spot light on:
N.C. Central’s Davanta Reynolds : (Defensive Back )
#22 Red-Shirt Junior
(Tucker High School)
#1 Nationally in HBCU Football interceptions per game (0.6) #2 in all of FCS Football
-Played in 10 games 6 Interceptions (141yards) and a Touchdown
First NCCU Eagle to be named Associated Press All-American since 2006 (3rd Team)
BOXTOROW All-American Team
— Vanta (@_exitoso_) February 20, 2018
This season the Defensive Back from Tucker Georgia made his mark on the gridiron with six interceptions. Davanta hit the ground running with an interception in the second game of the season against Shaw. In the two weeks that followed he was a problem for Florida A&M with his pick six and a Fumble Recovery for a touchdown against South Carolina State.
1st Team All Conference ✔
FCS All-American ✔
Lead Conference in INT’s✔
Rank Top 3 in INT’s per game ✔ pic.twitter.com/G3mOyqsKAd
— Vanta (@_exitoso_) December 13, 2017
Throughout the season Davanta was most likely on every offensive coordinators’ radar when it came to facing coach Jerry Macks Eagles. As a matter of fact the interception I referred to in the Shaw game started a streak of four consecutive games where Reynolds came up with a take away; Talk about being a headache for opposing offenses. Davanta finished the 2017 Eagles campaign with a total of 54 tackles (35 Solo), 2.5 tackles for loss,a forced fumble, a fumble recovery (which he returned 85 yards for a touchdown), one pass break up and a quarterback hurry. I’m quite sure North Carolina Centrals’ New Head coach Granville Eastman can’t wait to see what this All-American will do for the Eagles in the 2018 campaign.
They said he was too short and slow for Division I football.
— N&O Sports (@nandosports) December 14, 2017