Saturday, October 29, 2016
GREENSBORO, North Carolina — It’s the last homecoming game for the best running back the MEAC has ever seen.
But if N.C. A&T senior Tarik Cohen is feeling wistful, it doesn’t show.
“I’m feeling old, that’s how I’m feeling,” says Cohen, who turned 21 in July. “I don’t think about it ending. It will probably hit me on senior day (Nov. 5 against S.C. State). When we have to go on the field and take pictures with family before the game. That ceremony, that’s when it will really hit me.”
In the meantime, Cohen is soaking up his senior season.
He heads into homecoming on Saturday against Florida A&M as the MEAC’s all-time leading rusher with 5,054 yards, A&T’s all-time touchdown leader with 52 (49 rushing, three receiving) and just the 10th FCS player with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Every week, another record falls.
Not bad for an overlooked guy from little Bunn — population 354 — who received exactly one football scholarship offer coming out of high school. Only A&T took a chance on the 5-foot-6, 160-pound sprinter.