Players share their experiences in 1st HBCU Combine

Players participated in the first HBCU Combine on Jan. 29 in Mobile, Alabama. Usually, there’s just an NFL Combine where all the players are invited, but HBCU’s wanted to showcase their college player’s skills in a separate environment. “It’s a blessing to be out here, especially the first one,” Southern University wide receiver Marquis McClain said. […]

The best and the worst of the NFL’s 1st HBCU Combine

The NFL’s inaugural HBCU Combine was held on Jan. 29 in Mobile, Alabama. Here are some of the best moments and worst moments of the weekend. The Best History made “Honestly, it’s a blessing,” Alcorn State defensive back Solomon Wise told rolling out. “It’s very historical. Almost like it’s in a pioneering stage and something […]

Rod Graves shares how his foundation played a part in the HBCU Combine

Rod Graves is the executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation. He was present at the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama, as his foundation played a major role in preparing for the combine. “We are a big supporter of HBCU schools, and we work very closely with the Senior Bowl to make this happen,” […]

Sylvester Croom Jr. discusses the need for more Black head coaches

Sylvester Croom Jr., the first Black head coach in the Southeastern Conference, was present at the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama. Croom was the head coach for Mississippi State from 2004 to 2008 and won SEC Coach of the Year in 2007. Croom has had an illustrious career, and he hopes his story can inspire […]

Pro football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams excited for HBCU football players

Pro Football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams was present at the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 29. Williams played for Southern University and A&M College before being drafted to the Arizona Cardinals in 1991. The HBCU Combine gives student athletes a chance for NFL scouts to get a first-hand look at professional prospects, […]

Players arrive at Hancock Whitney Stadium for HBCU Combine

A brigade of HBCU top football players emerged from a charter bus and entered the Hancock Whitney Stadium to participate in the HBCU Combine. The serious athletes-only event will be the Senior Bowl’s first-ever HBCU combine, and will help student-players from  Historically Black Colleges and Universities make connections with scouts across the NFL. Forty players […]