Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

During the month of February, (Black History Month) a member of the All-American team is featured on the website daily. Today we put the spot light on:

N.C. A&T’s Darriel Mack : (Offensive lineman)

#72  Red-Shirt Senior
6’2″  300lbs
Clio, South Carolina
(Marlboro High School)



#1  Scoring Offense  in the MEAC (35.1 Points per game)
#1  Passing offense in the MEAC (255.8 yards per game)
#1  Passing Efficiency Offense in the MEAC ( 161.1)
#1  In the MEAC in sacks allowed (11)
#2  Total Offense in the MEAC  (426.8 yards per game)
#2  Rushing Offense in the MEAC (171.0 yards per game)

-SBN Black College All-American Team
-BOXTOROW Honorable Mention

Mack  and  A&T got off to a fast start this season and never looked back. The Aggie offenese piled up 458 yards of total offense  in the opening season 45-3 win over Gardner Webb. The 6’2″  experienced center also helped the A&T offense  ring up 490 total yards the following week in the 56-0 win over Mars Hill. So in just the first two games of the season with Mack at the center of it all coach Rod Broadway and his Aggies offense made a statement to the rest of the football world that they were on a mission.

A&T Head Coach Rod Broadway and his Center Darriel Mack (72) (Photo: Wali Pitt)

The A&T offensive juggernaut did not stop there ; two weeks later in the win over Morgan State the blue and gold racked up a season high of  514 yards of total offense and get this 345 of those yards were on the ground. This season the A&T offensive line  which provided the protection for the passing game and opened holes for the running backs helped power A&T to an average of 429.5 yards of Total Offense per game.

What is even more impressive is that the Aggies were only held under 400 yards four  times in 12 games this season. By the way, in the National Championship game against the touted defense of Grambling State ,Coach Broadways offense with Mack in the middle of it all racked up a total of 397 yards  and controlled the ball for a whopping 35 minutes in route to a 21-14 victory and the Black College National Championship.