HBCU Classic Sports

             August 2022

Football Edition, Volume I

SWAC FOOTBALL

courtesy: Alabama State Athletics

courtesy: Bethune Cookman Athletics

courtesy: Texas Southern Athletics

courtesy: Florida A&M Athletics

courtesy: MVSU Athletics

Mississippi Valley Devils (2-3) win 2nd consecutive, keep Bethune Wildcats (0-5) on the schneid.(courtesy: mvsusports.com)

Reflections on MVS, Freshman of the Year Award

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 02/02/2012
Courtesy Donald Hunt, Special to ESPN.com

Who’s the greatest NFL player of all time?

Better Days at MVSU: QB, Willie Totten and WR, Jerry Rice.

courtesy: Grambling Athletics

Grambling Holds Off Tennessee State

Grambling (1-0) earns huge season opening win over rival Tennessee State Tigers (0-1).(courtesy:gsutigers.com)

David Moore to Cleveland Browns

Grambling Tigers OL, David Moore, signs FA deal with Cleveland Browns.
 

Chester Rogers to Tennessee Titans

Grambling WR, Chester Rogers makes Tennessee Titans.
    (courtesy:thenewsstar.com)

James “Shack” Harris:
Why he risked it all to play QB

QB, James Harris, 6’2, 209, 4x SWAC Champ, POY, is “Godfather of the Black QB.”
(courtesy:therams.com)

October 14, 1985 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Eddie Robinson

Black History Feature:
THE LIFE AND CAREER OF EDDIE ROBINSON

By Brandon Karsten | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added February 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Before Eddie Robinson arrived on the scene, not many people heard of a small historically black college in Grambling, Louisiana, called Grambling State University. In fact, it was called Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute until 1947.
Full story

Hard times for the SWAC?

Is lack of draftees due to talent loss, or changing landscape?

“Anybody who thinks you can’t play because
you are from an HBCU is out of their mind.”
– Michael Strahan

Big Book of Black Quarterbacks

2021 SWAC Coach of the Year

Grambling’s Buck Buchanan was the 1st overall pick in the 1963 AFL draft.

Today, the best defensive football player in the NCAA FCS division is awarded the Buck Buchanan Award.

The 6’7, 270lb. defensive phenom revolutionized the game with his size, speed, strength and endurance.

He missed one game in his 13 year pro career.

Alcorn State’s Steve McNair was the 3rd overall pick in the 1995 NFL draft.

He won the coveted Walter Payton Award in 1994, which goes to the best offensive player in the FCS (IAA).

At Alcorn State, he set FCS (IAA) career records,14,496 passing yards and 16,283 career offensive yards, which still stand today.

As a pro, he played in one Super Bowl, three Pro Bowls and was NFL Co-MVP in 2003.

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