Barton garners HSRN national honor
TUSKEGEE (November 4, 2010) – In the fan poll voting, Tuskegee's senior runningback Nykeem Barton was selected Heritage Sports Radio Network HBCU Division II National Player of the Week for his performance against the Kentucky State Thorobreds last week.
Barton rushed 11 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns (29, 2, and 4) with a long of 61. He also scored a two-point conversion for the Golden Tigers in their 45-21 victory.
Barton's three rushing touchdowns moved him into second place (15) on the list for most rushing touchdowns in a single-season at Tuskegee. Bobby Wilson who scored 23 rushing touchdowns in 2001 holds the record.
Each week during the season, HSRN's staff selects the top performances from all HBCU action and gives the fans across the country a chance to vote for the National Player of the Week.
HSRN developed the fan poll to get all HBCU alumni, students and fans involved with the national process and to give everyone a chance to consistently keep up with the individual performances around the country.