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
Lem Barney is one of the best cornerbacks to ever play professional football. A former second round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 1967 NFL Draft from Jackson State, Barney played for 11 seasons for the Lions. He was the 1967 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10 interceptions, three which he
BOXTOROW is bringing back its HBCU Legends Series. The series, which began in 2013, pays homage to former great athletes and coaches who played at HBCUs. Each week, FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW w/ Donal Ware, will interview some of the all-time greats who attended a Historically Black College or University. The Legend
Three players from HBCUs were taken in this year’s NFL draft – which concluded on Saturday – one less than the four that were taken last year. This year however, the three selections came in the third, fourth and sixth rounds. All three players participated in the NFL Combine. As expected, two-time BOXTOROW Willie Davis
The NFL Draft has not been kind in recent years to HBCU players. Just four players from HBCUs were selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. That was the most since four were taken in 2011. The numbers are still comparatively down from past years, but better than the total of five players that had been