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Tarik Cohen, a senior running back for North Carolina A&T State University, has the strength, drive, and competitiveness that has earned him a lot of bragging over the past few years.

Since becoming no. 1 running back just 5 weeks into the season his freshman year, standing at only 5’6″ and 173 lbs, he’s been one of the most dynamic components of FCS football. Putting his university on the map in collegiate sports, he’s won the MEAC awards for co-offensive player of the year honors in 2014, his second first-team All-MEAC recognition, and so far is the only HBCU player to finish in top 10, just to name a few of the many accomplishments to list.

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In addition to his impressive skill set and accolades, his back flip catch that broke the internet has gained worldwide attention and several appearances on the likes of NBC Sports and ESPN’s His & Hers with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. It’s no wonder that Cohen has been listed on Bleacher Report’s top 25 athletes for 2016.

We’ve all been quietly rooting for him to make NFL draft cuts. Hopefully, there’s a chance for him during the 2017 draft, because I think any team in the league would benefit from his capabilities. Read more on Tarik on athlete bio here.