North Carolina A&T State University football legend and Chicago Bears tailback Tarik Cohen had an impressive game last week, joining Mississippi Valley State University standout and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in an elite club for single-game statistical achievement.
And as NBC Chicago Bears reporter JJ Stankevitz reports, Cohen took the opportunity to promote historically black colleges as an ideal football destination for future players.
Tarik Cohen on Sunday joined Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history with 150 receiving yards, 12 receptions and a passing TD in a game. He was asked about it today, and the North Carolina A&T alum used his accomplishment as a platform to promote HBCU football: pic.twitter.com/oVnKaQcMnt
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) December 4, 2018
WGN reports on Cohen’s emergence as one of the NFL’s best multi-purpose offensive weapons.
It continues a strong production year for Cohen, whose talents are being full utilitzed in this offense this year. His receiving yards have gone from 353 yards in 16 games in 2017 to 659 in 12 games this season, with his average per catch jumping from 6.7 to 11.2.
Cohen has four receiving touchdowns and two on the ground, where he’s averaging 4.3 yards per carry. While the previous 11 games were great, nothing shows the running back’s potential more in this offense than three-and-a-half memorable hours at Met Life Stadium.