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 has been featured on the website daily. Today we wrap up the All-American team with the spot light on:

N.C. A&T’s Franklin McCain III : (Defensive Back) 

 #29   Red Shirt-Freshman
          5’11”  174lbs
 Greensboro, North Carolina   
    (Dudley High School) 



#1 Nationally in HBCU Football Interception Return yardage (274)
#2 Nationally in HBCU Football in Interceptions per game (0.5)


– SBN Black College All-American
-BOXTOROW All-American
-Part of the #4 Total Defense Nationally in FCS  Football 
-Part of the #4  Ranked Defense Nationally in FCS Football in Turnover Margin
-Part of the #5  Rushing Defense  Nationally in FCS Footbal
-Part of the Defense that ranked 6th Nationally in FCS Football in Tackles for Loss


McCain playing at the Defensive Back  position finished the 2017 season with 14 total passes defended; including 8 pass break ups and 6 interceptions. Yes, I did say six interceptions and what is more impressive is that he returned half of those to the house for touchdowns.

So , ” The Return of the Mac”  TDs were instrumental in the aggies Mission to achieve perfection this past season.McCain and his teammates were perfect on the field this season winning the Black College National Championship with a perfect 12-0 record. The 5’11” 174 pounder made his presence known  to his opponents early in the season illustrating exceptional anticipation and cat like quickness while defending his opponents receivers.


The Greensboro  native snagged two interceptions  in the aggies win over North Carolina-Charlotte returning one to the end zone for a touchdown, he racked up 96 yards in return yardage. The Mac followed that game with a three interception performance against Morgan State and going to the house for two more TDs. In the game against the bears he also rang up 178 yards on INT returns. This young man has made history in the MEAC with his INT performances and in the number of return yards.

Franklin “Mac” McCain III  comes from a family that is not unfamiliar with making history. His grandfather is one of the “Greensboro Four”.