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Donte Small is making big plays for the MSU Bears

Ty'rique Sims, Contributing Writer

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Morgan State University Bears sophomore cornerback, Donte Small, is using this season to honor his loved ones on the field after the passing of his uncle and grandmother a year ago.

He had a big game in the Bears’ week three matchup against Albany. Despite losing to the Great Danes, Small recorded three interceptions and returned one 45 yards for a touchdown.

“I want to do more,  I haven’t hit my full potential so all the stats doesn’t really matter yet,” said Small.

This season Small has tallied 13 tackles and leads the Bears with four of the team’s nine interceptions.

As a freshman at Morgan, Small saw action in nine games, started in eight and recorded 17 tackles. Now in year two he has become a key player, helping the Bears become the number one defense in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

“My brothers and my position coach let me know when I’m doing wrong and they encourage me to keep going,” said Small.

Small credits his teammates and defensive backs coach for pushing him to his full potential.

“We have a better bond and we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. I feel comfortable with the brothers I play with now,” said Small.

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