Tennessee State junior running back Trabis Ward was named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday.
Ward carried the ball 22 times for 114 yards and a career-best three touchdowns as Tennessee State topped rival Jackson State 38-12 in the 23rd Annual Southern Heritage Classic played at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.
The junior became just the sixth TSU player to rush for three or more touchdowns in a game and first since the 2008 season (Javarris Williams). All of Ward's touchdowns came in the second quarter, the last coming on a 47-yard scamper to put the Tigers up 21-6 heading into halftime.
For his efforts Ward was named Southern Heritage Classic MVP. Ward currently ranks 10th nationally in rushing (119.0 yards/game) and sixth nationally in scoring (12.0 points/game).
Tennessee State will play its first home game on campus since 1998 this Saturday as they host Austin Peay in the conference opener at 1 p.m.
Tennessee State RB Trabis Ward post game interview, CLICK HERE.