Former Grambling star Chester Rogers went undrafted in 2016. He signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts and was a long shot to make the roster where the Colts were deep at wide receiver. Rogers put the work in and made the 53-man roster to open the season. In year one, he showed
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.
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.