boxtorow.com South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard has done what his former teammate and now Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave did just two years ago. Repeat as BOXTOROW Willie Davis Defensive Player of the Year. The redshirt senior from Lake View, S.C. also repeated as MEAC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the
by Donal Ware boxtorow.com Tennessee State has the best recruiting class amongst Division I HBCUs. Again. For the second year in a row and third time in five years it was clear after extensive research of the 22 schools that the Tigers class was No. 1. As a matter of fact, TSU is perennially in
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.
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
The honors keep rolling in for Javon Hargrave. South Carolina State’s star defensive tackle was the choice for the Willie Davis BOXTOROW Defensive Player of the Year Award for the second-straight year. Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams was chosen as the BOXTOROW Offensive Player of the Year in a close vote over North Carolina A&T running