Monday, January 25, 2010

Spotlight: Black College Football Hall of Fame

Former professional football quarterbacks Doug Williams and James Harris have come together to establish a hall of fame for football players from the nation's traditionally black universities. Based in Atlanta, the Black College Football Hall of Fame is an online tribute to the players inducted, however when the College Football Hall of Fame moves to Atlanta in 2012, organizers hope to be given space in that building for the black college hall.

Recently, the inaugural class was announced. Among the eight inductees are former coach Eddie Robinson (Grambling State University), former running back Walter Payton (Jackson State University), and former wide receiver Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State University).

The Inaugural Ceremony will be held February 20, 2010 at the Four Seasons Atlanta. To find out more info go to


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  1. Is a Black College Hall of Fame really necessary?

  2. I don't think it's the most necessary thing on earth, but once you get past the Jerry Rice's and Walter Payton's of the world there are a lot of Black College football players who dominated at their schools, but wouldn't sniff any recognition by the actual college hall.

    I think it's a great way to show some love to players who may not otherwise get noticed for the effort they put in when they played.

    Thanks for commenting though!


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