boxtorow.com BOXTOROW will present its 12th annual draft show this weekend as six former HBCU football players will be guests on FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW w/ Donal Ware this weekend. 2016 BOXTOROW All-Americans Javancy Jones of Jackson State, Jessamen Dunker and Ezra Robinson of Tennessee State will be guests. Dunker and Robinson also participated in
by Donal Ware boxtorow.com Javancy Jones put up some prolific numbers as a four-year starter at Jackson State. Yet he never really received the due he deserved. “I look at the stats of the top 10 picks and my numbers triple theirs,” said Jones a two-time BOXTOROW All-American. “I’ve been consistent year in and year
by Donal Ware boxtorow.com Some of the information was taken from a story I wrote for the News and Observer which ran on November 17, 2016. The 2016 football season did not end the way former North Carolina A&T star running back Tarik Cohen would have liked. The Aggies lost to archrival North Carolina Central
by Donal Ware boxtorow.com People will remember former Pittsburgh Steelers president Dan Rooney, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 84, for the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was championed by Rooney and was implemented in 2003, requiring all NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for a head coaching position.
boxtorow.com Four players from HBCUs participated in this year’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen, Tennessee State offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker, South Carolina State offensive lineman Javarius Leamon and Tennessee State defensive back Ezra Robinson were four of the 330 invitees to the Combine. The Combine is broken down by
boxtorow.com There are eight players who played tight end who are currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ben Coates is not one of them. Despite being recognized as one of the best two tight ends during most of the ’90’s, making the NFL 1990’s All-Decade Team, winning a Super Bowl and being a
by Donal Ware Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick returner/defensive back wishes he were playing in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday, the game that pits the SWAC champion against the MEAC champion. “I do wish that,” said Smith who was selected in the fourth round from North Carolina Central by the Buccaneers in this year’s NFL Draft.
Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King is having fun. A lot of fun. His dance moves after good punts has drawn praise from players and former players around the National Football League. He was even flagged for a 15-yard penalty on Sunday after a roughing the kicker penalty was called when a Bills player ran into
Some of the greatest players that ever played in the National Football League are alums of HBCUs. That’s a fact. We must not forget that once upon a time, Black players could not play at white schools. That is not the case today and most of the top Black high school players don’t choose HBCUs.
Washington Redskins second-year wide receiver Jamison Crowder knows a good football player when he sees one. Crowder is emerging as one of the better young wide receivers in the NFL and despite the Redskins 20-17 loss to the Lions on Sunday, played well, catching seven passes for 108 yards. Last year, the fourth-round pick from