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Black College Football Hall Of Fame: Class of 2014

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Black College Football Hall Of Fame: Introducing the Class of 2014

The Black College Football Hall of Fame is presented annually by The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced its seven newest members on October 23, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. The Class of 2014 includes six players and one coach. The inductees were selected from a list of 25 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Black College Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

These men will be honored at the Fifth Annual Enshrinement Ceremony, presented by the Atlanta Falcons on March 1, 2014. The event will take place at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with Black College Football weekend.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established to honor the greatest football players, coaches and contributors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Each inductee’s college or university will receive a $5,000 grant to support continuing academic and athletic opportunities at their respective institutions.

Black College Football Hall of Fame Members: 2014 Inductees

ROBERT BRAZILEJackson State University Tigers

ROBERT BRAZILE

Born February 7, 1953 in Mobile, AL

Linebacker, Jackson State University (1971-1974)

HBCU STATS:

  • Inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame (1995)
  • Inducted into Jackson State Hall of Fame (2003)

NFL STATS:

  • Selected by Oilers in 1st round 6th player overall (1975 NFL Draft)
  • Houston Oilers: 10 seasons (1975-1984)
  • 1975 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Elected to seven Pro Bowls
  • Named All-Pro six times
  • Named to 1970s NFL All-Decade Team
  • Retired with 1,281 tackles which ranks 2nd All-Time in Oilers/Titans record book
LEROY KELLY

Morgan State BearsLEROY KELLY

Born May 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA

Running Back, Morgan State University (1960-1963)

HBCU STATS:

  • MSU Bears won the 1962 CIAA Championship with Kelly leading team in rushing, scoring and punting

NFL STATS:

  • Selected by Browns in 8th round, 110th player overall (1964 NFL Draft)
  • Cleveland Browns: 10 seasons (1964-1973)
  • 1964 NFL Champion with Browns
  • NFL Rushing Champ in 1967 and 1968
  • Led NFL in touchdowns from 1966-1968
  • Elected to six Pro Bowls
  • Named All-Pro five times
  • Named to 1960s NFL All-Decade Team
  • Won Burt Bell Award (1968)
  • Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (1994)
JOHN STALLWORTH

Alabama A&M UniversityJOHN STALLWORTH

Born July 15, 1952 in Tuscaloosa, AL

Wide Receiver, Alabama A&M University (1970-1973)

HBCU STATS:

  • Two-time All-SIAC performer (1972-1973)

NFL STATS:

  • Selected by Steelers in 4th round, 82nd player overall (1974 NFL Draft)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: 14 seasons (1974-1987)
  • Played in six AFC Championships and won four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII and XIV)
  • Elected to three Pro Bowls and was twice the Steelers MVP
  • Scored a touchdown in eight straight playoff games (NFL record)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1984)
  • Named to Steelers All-Time Team and 50th Season All-Time Team
  • Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (2002)
MICHAEL STRAHAN

Texas Southern UniversityMICHAEL STRAHAN

Defensive End, Texas Southern University (1989-1992)

Born November 21, 1971 in Houston, TX

HBCU STATS:

  • Two time 1st Team All-SWAC and SWAC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Black College Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • Holds TSU Record with 41.5 career sacks

NFL STATS:

  • Selected by Giants in 2nd round, 40th pick overall (1993 NFL Draft)
  • New York Giants: 15 seasons (1993-2007)
  • Elected to seven Pro Bowls
  • Named All-Pro six times
  • NFL record for sacks in a season (22.5)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2001)
  • Super Bowl XLII Champion
  • Named to 2000s NFL All-Decade Team
  • Retired with 141.5 career sacks
  • Named to Giants Ring of Honor
WILLIE "Satellite" TOTTEN

Mississippi Valley State UniversityWILLIE “Satellite” TOTTEN

Born July 4, 1962 in Leflore County, MS

Quarterback, Mississippi Valley State University (1982-1985)

HBCU STATS:

  • First Team All-American in 1984
  • Set more than 50 Division I-AA passing records
  • Team averaged 59 points per game
  • Threw for a record 58 touchdowns in one year
  • Division I-AA’s all-time leader and ranks second in career passing yards (12,711) and single-season passing yards (4,557 in 1984)
  • Twice led the nation in passing efficiency
  • Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame (2005)

NFL STATS:

  • Buffalo Bills: One season (1987)
  • Played a season in CFL (Toronto Argonauts), and three seasons in Arena Football League (1988-1989, 1991)
DOUG WILKERSON

North Carolina Central UniversityDOUG WILKERSON

Born March 27, 1947 in Fayetteville, NC

Guard, North Carolina Central University (1966-1969)

HBCU STATS:

  • Three time All-CIAA honoree
  • Kodak All-American (1969)
  • #63 retired by North Carolina Central University (1970)
  • Inducted into North Carolina Central University Hall of Fame (1984)
  • One of fastest lineman to play the game (9.8sec 100yd dash)

NFL STATS:

  • Selected by Oilers in 1st round, 14th pick overall (1970 NFL Draft)
  • Houston Oilers (1970), San Diego Chargers (1971-1984)
  • Elected to three Pro Bowls (1981-1983)
  • Inducted into San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame (2000)
  • Named to Chargers 40th and 50th Anniversary Teams
MARINO "The Godfather" CASEM

MARINO “The Godfather” CASEM

Born June 23, 1934 in Memphis, TN

Coach, Alabama State University (1963-1964), Alcorn State University (1964-1985), Southern University (1987, 1988, 1992)

HBCU COACHING STATS:

  • Won seven SWAC Championships at Alcorn State
  • Four time Black College National Champion (1968, 1969, 1974, 1984)
  • 1984 team finished as Number One team in all of Division I-AA football, the first ever for a HBCU
  • Resigned from Alcorn to become Athletic Director at Southern
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Career coaching record is 159 wins, against 93 losses with 8 ties

“The history of Black College Football is compelling and must be shared,” said Atlanta Falcons Owner & Chairman Arthur Blank. “We are proud to support the Black College Football Hall of Fame and congratulate the Class of 2014.”

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About the Black College Football Hall of Fame

Since inception (2010), 44 members have been inducted and over $172,000 in scholarships has been awarded to Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The Black College Football Hall of Fame is based in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded by Black Quarterback NFL Pioneers James “Shack” Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams.

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    February 06, 2014

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