Friday, December 2, 2016

AAMU's Bentley named SWAC Freshman of the Year; joins Dorsey on All-SWAC second team

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama A&M running back Jordan Bentley has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. He and tight end Jonathan Dorsey were also named to the All-SWAC second team offense.

The conference made the announcement following voting conducted by league head coaches and sports information directors.

Bentley of Guntersville was the third-leading rusher in the conference with 851 yards. He was also the third-leading rusher in the nation among all FCS freshmen and 36th overall.

He is a candidate for the Jerry Rice Award, presented annually to the national Freshman of the Year.

Dorsey, a senior from Tuskegee, led all SWAC tight ends and was third in the nation among tight ends with an average of 17.27 yards per catch and with 449 total yards.


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