Members of the 2019 TAJ-Talented 10th Black College All-American Team.
During the month of February, (Black History Month) members of the All-American team will be featured on the UrbanmediaToday.com website daily. Today we put the spot light on:
Tennessee State’s Chris Rowland: (Wide Receiver)
(Ravenwood High School)
#1 in Black College Football receiving yards (1,437)
#3 in FCS Football receiving yards(1,437)
#2 in FCS Football All Purpose Yards (2,110)
#1 in Black College Football All Purpose Yards (2,110)
Chris Rowland Led the Nation in Receiving Yards, Performed a Selfless Act, and Accomplished a Feat Only One Other Player in All of NCAA Play Accomplished.
Some of the Reasons for Rowland Being Named OVC Offensive Player of the Yearhttps://t.co/ZHt4FHOrxg#BigBlueRising pic.twitter.com/QKTvPjdb9c
— TSU Athletics (@TSU_Tigers) November 27, 2019
The shining light in a disappointing season for Coach Rod Reed and his Tennessee State Tigers was OVC Player of the Year Chris Rowland on the field catching passes and returning kicks for the Red,White and Blue. The Tigers finished the year with only 3 wins against 9 losses; but you would not know their record watching #3 blaze by defenders eating up yardage like each yard was part of a three course meal. Rowland finished his senior year in the tiger blue with 104 receptions for 1,437 yards and 8 touchdowns; But that is only part of his story.
“Skywalker” a young man from Nolensville, Tennessee also ran the ball from scrimmage as well as returned punts and Kick offs. Rowland had nine games this season in which he went over 100 yards receiving. The highlight of the season had to be 202 yard reception performance in the Tigers 45-26 loss to Middle Tennessee State. In that contest Rowland set a new career high with only 11 catches averaging 18.4 yards per reception. The fleet footed wide out also made two trips to the end zone on scoring plays of 60 and 96 yards.
— BlackCollegeFootball (@BCFHOF) December 20, 2019
The Tiger wide out was also impressive this season in 11 games returning Punts 14 times for a total of 166 yards and 1 touchdown. He also returned 15 Kick offs for a total of 375 yards and a TD. One would think the young cat was finished there; but he also carried the ball 19 times this past season for 132 yards and scored yet another touchdown. Keep up with me that means that Rowland scored a touchdown from four different positions ( Wide Out,Running Back, Kick Return and Punt Return).Not to mention Rowland also finished his career at Tennessee State becoming only the second player in Ohio Valley Conference history to amass 100 receptions in a season. Rowlands 104 receptions are the most by any HBCU player in FCS History.