Famous Football Families 2017-05-19T05:22:28+00:00

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Prominent Black college brothers and father-sons who excelled at the collegiate  level as a players and coaches. Some went on to have illustrious pro careers and coaching successes.

(R) Lem Barney, Sr., Jackson State    Defensive Back
Detroit Lions    1967
SWAC/NFL Hall of Fame
[space_40] Lem Barney, Jr.,  Jackson State (Not shown)    Defensive Back

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Robert Brown, Alcorn State     Defensive End    St. Louis Cardinals    1967 (Not shown)

[space_40] Raymond Brown, Alcorn State    Defensive End     St. Louis Cardinals    1967 (Not shown)

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(L) Alvin Coleman, Sr. , Alcorn State    Quarterback    College Coach
Tennessee State Hall of Fame

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Alvin M. Coleman, Jr., Tennessee State    Defensive Back /Wide Receiver   
(Not shown)  Minnesota  Vikings    1967

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Charles Davis, Alcorn State    Halfback    New England Patriots    1973 (Not shown)[space_80] Clifton Davis, Alcorn State    Fullback    New York Giants    1973 (Not shown)

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Charles Fields, Jackson State    Tackle    Free Agent    1982[space_40] Michael Fields   , Jackson State    Guard    Free Agent 1981 
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Rufus Fields, Jackson State Tackle    Free agent    1980
  

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(L) Joe Gilliam, Sr., West Virginia State    Quarterback    Coach    1951
Tennessee State Hall of Fame[space_40] Craig Gilliam, Tennessee State   (not shown) Wide Receiver    Coach    1966[space_40] (R) Joe Gilliam, Jr., Tennessee State    Quarterback    Pittsburgh Steelers    1968

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Edgar Hardy, Jackson State    Guard    San Francisco 49ers    1973  (Not shown)
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Larry Hardy, Jackson State (Not shown)    Tight End    New Orleans Saints    1978  (Not  shown)
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Robert Hardy, Jackson State (Not shown)    Tackle    Seattle Seahawks    1979
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Al Holland,  North Carolina A&T    Quarterback    Free Agent    1974
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Glenn Holland, North Carolina A&T    Halfback    Free Agent    1977 

Fields Bros.
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S.E. Hunter, Tuskegee Institute    Left End    1913  (Not shown)

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V. Hunter, Tuskegee Institute    Right End    1913  (Not shown)

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(R) Steve McNair, A;corn State    Quarterback     Houstin Oilers
Walter Payton Award
3-time NFL All-Pro



(L) Fred McNair, Alcorn State    Quarterback    Kansas City Chiefs    1991

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Riley Oates, Florida A&M    Defennsive Tackle     Green Bay Packers
(Not shown)

Carlton Oates, Florida A&M    Defensive Tackle    Oakland Raiders    1965
(Not shown)

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Walter Payton, Alcorn State     Halfback      Chicago Bears  1975
College Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Eddie Payton, Jackson State    Halfback     Detroit Lions    1977

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Robert Pennywell, Grambling State     Linebacker   San Francisco 49ers  1980

Carlos Pennywell, Grambling State    Wide Receiver    New England Patriots    1981

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Willie Richardson, Jackson State    Flanker/Split End    Baltimore Colts
College Football Hall of Fame

Thomas Richardson, Jackson State     Split End    New ENgland Patriots   1969 (Not shown)

Gloster Richardson, Jackson State    Split End    Kansas City Chiefs    1967  (Not shown)

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 (R) Ken Riley, Sr., Florida A&M    Quarterback    Cincinnati Bengals    1969
4-time NFL  All-Pro

(L) Ken Riley, Jr., Florida A&M    Defensive Back

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 (L) Eddie Robinson, Sr., Leland College    Quarterback    Coach    1941
College Football  Hall of Fame
All-time Winningest Coach

(L) Eddie Robinson, Jr.,  Grambling State    Quarterback    1989

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 Robert Smith, Grambling State    Defensive End    Minnesota Vikings    1985
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Sean Smith, Grambling State   Defensive End.Tackle   Chicago Bears  1990

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Emory C. Collier, Florida A&M 1958

Otis Collier, Florida A&M   1965