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
Former Aggie running back praises N.C. A&T, shines in National Football League by Roscoe Nance Special to boxtorow.com The Chicago Bears, one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, have a rich tradition of outstanding running backs. From Red Grange, to Bronko Nagurski, to Willie Galimore, to Walter Payton, some of pro football’s most dangerous ball-carriers
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.
San Francisco 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea, actor/comedian Tommy Davidson
USA Today NFL columnist Jarrett Bell, Benedict football coach Mike White
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