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In 1892, two Black college teams met in a snowstorm and forged a rivalry and started a coalition of other Black college football teams that was the forerunner of today.
Early black college football national championship were considered mythical. In 1920, all that changed when an Black College National Champion was named by the Pittsburgh Courier at the end of the season.
Black college football flourished during the following decades, despite the Depression and World War II. Early dynasties were built at Howard University, Tuskegee Institute, Talledega College and Wiley College.
From the 1940’s on, Grambling College emerged behind the leadership of Hall of Fame Eddie Robinson. By 1949, he had developed bona fide pro stars in Paul “Tank” Younger (their first draft choice in the National Football Association) and Junious Buchanan. But he was not without formidable competition. Florida A&M was jump starting a 30-year span when they constantly claimed top spot in the Pittsburgh Courier ranking and had numerous players advance to the pros. Among the other top teams, Prairie View A&M had a pro prospect in quarterback Parnell Dickinson, and Tennessee State, Southern, and Morgan State were well represented in the pro leagues.
The influx of top talent continued well into the 1970s until integration prompted a drain of the top athletic and academic talent that Black colleges normally enrolled.
However, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) still compete at a high level and annually achieve above expectations.

 

Directory

Adams, Julius, Texas Southern
Alexander, Ray, Florida A&M
Alexander, Willie, Alcorn State
Allen, Nate, Texas Southern
Alston, Mack, Maryland State
Ambrose, Ashley, Miss Valley State
Anderson, Curtis, Central State,Ohio
Anderson, Eddie, Ft. Valley State
Anderson, Ezzret, Kentucky State
Anderson, Roger, Virginia Union
Archie, Bill, West Virginia State
Arnold, William, Alcorn State
Atkins, Gene, Florida A&M
Bacon, Coy, Jackson State
Bailey, Edwin, South Carolina State
Baker, John, No. Carolina Central
Ball, Michael, Southern
Ballard, Howard, Alabama A&M
Balthazar, George, Tennessee State
Barkum, Jerome, Jackson State
Barlow, Reggie, Alabama State
Barnes, Ernie, NC Central
Barnes, Johnnie, Hampton Institute
Barnes, Pete, Southern
Barnes, Reggie, Delaware State
Barney, Lemuel, Jackson State
Barney, Milton, Alcorn State
Barnwell, Malcolm, Virginia Union
Bass, William, Tennessee State
Baxter, Brad, Alabama State
Bell, Curtis, Fort Valley State
Beasley, Derrick, Winston-Salem St.  
Beaucamp, Al, Southern
Bedford, Leon Belser, Arkansas AM&N
Belton, Willie, Maryland State
Best, Joe, Fort Valley State
Bethea, Antoine, Howard
Bethea, Elvin, North Carolina A&T
Blaylock, Anthony, Winston- Salem State 
Blount, Kermit, Winston-Salem State 
Blount, Mel, Southern
Board, Dwaine, North Carolina A&T
Bolton, Ron, Norfolk State
Boozer, Emerson, Maryland- State
Boss, James, Tuskegee Institute
Bostic, Jonathan, Bethune-Cookman
Boyd, Malik, Southern
Boyette, Garland, Grambling State
Brackins, Charlie, Prairie View A&M
Bradden, Warren, Southern
Brayboy, Jack, Johnson C Smith
Brazile, Robert, Jackson State
Breaux, Inman, Virginia Union
Breeden, Louis, NC Central
Brim, Michael, Virginia Union
Brooks, Larry, Virginia State

Brown, Bob, Ark-Pine Bluff
Brown, Boyd, Alcorn State
Brown, Charlie, South Carolina State
Brown, Darryl, Virginia State
Brown, Elijah, Alcorn State
Brown, Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Brown, John, North Carolina Central
Brown, Robert, Alcorn State
Brown, Roger, Maryland State
Brown, Roosevelt, Morgan State
Brown, Show, Texas Southern
Brown, Vincent, Miss. Valley State
Brown, Wallace, Tuskegee Institute
Brown, Wendell, Lincoln, PA
Brown, Willie, Grambling State
Browne, Arthur, Wilberforce
Bryant, Waymon, Tennessee State
Buchanan, Junious, Grambling State
Buck, Vince, Central State, Ohio
Buggs, Kermit, Norfolk State
Burfoot, Anthony, Virginia State
Burkett, Chris, Jackson State
Burley, Clarence W. Jr., Tuskegee Institute
Burrough, Ken, Texas Southern
Bussey, Barney, South Carolina State
Byrd, Adolph, Grambling State
Byrd, Franz, Lincoln, PA 
Byrum, Carl, Mississippi Valley State
Caldwell, Tyrone, South Carolina State
Carmichael, Harold, Southern
Caroline, J.C., South Carolina State
Carson, Harry, South Carolina State
Casey, Tom, Hampton Institute
Gilliam, Joe, Tennessee State
Gilliam, John, South Carolina State
Cauthorn, A.C., North Carolina Central
Chavous, Barney, South Carolina State
Chester, Raymond, Morgan State
Childers, Elijah, Prairie View A&M 
Christy, Earl, Maryland State
Clark, Al, Grambling State
Clark, Charles, Bethune-Cookman
Clark, Robert, North Carolina Central
Clements, Jesse, Saint Augustine’s
Clinkscale, Dexter, SC State
Coates, Ben, Livingstone
Cofield, Tim, Elizabeth City State
Coger, William, Alabama State
Coleman, Greg, Florida A&M
Conner, Darion, Jackson State
Cook, Anthony, South Carolina State
Corbett, Billy, Johnson C Smith
Corbin, Mark, Central State, Ohio 
Cornish, Frank, Grambling State
Cropper, Marshall, Maryland State

Dabney, Edward, Hampton Institute
Davis, Henry, Grambling State
Davis, Slug, Southern
Davis, Steve, Delaware State
Davis, Willie, Grambling State
Dean, Fred, Texas Southern
Dean, Walter, Grambling State
Day, Tom, North Carolina A&T
Dennis, Al, Grambling State
Dennis, Steve, Grambling
Denson, Moses, Maryland State
Dent, Richard, Tennessee State
Dickey, Eldridge, Tennessee State
Dickinson, Parnell, Mississippi Valley
Dixon, Hewritt, Florida A&M
Donnell, Larry, Grambling State
Doss, Reggie, Hampton Institute
Dotson, Alphonse, Grambling State
Douglas, Hugh, Central State, Ohio
Downs, Oscar, Tuskegee Institute
Driver, Donald, Alcorn State
Driver, Herman, Texas Southern
Drummond, Robert, Tennessee State
Drungo, Elbert, Tennessee State
Dusenberry, Bill, Johnson C Smith
Early, James, North Carolina A&T
Edgerton, Tim, Delaware State
Edwards, Cid, Tennessee State
Edwards, Glen, Florida A&M
Elam, Cleveland, Tennessee State
Ellis, Ken, Southern-Baton Rouge
Ellison, Willie, Texas Southern
Etinerson, Benj, Tuskegee Institute
Evans, Charles, Clark Atlanta
Evans, Donald, Winston-Salem State
Evers, Medgar, Alcorn State
Faison, Derek, Howard
Farley, James, North Carolina A&T
Faulkner, Jeff, Southern
Feacher, Ricky, Mississippi Valley St. 
Ferguson, Charley, Tennessee State
Flakes, J.H., Tuskegee Institute
Florence, Drayton, Tuskegee Univ. 
Forbes, Buck, NC Central
Ford, Audrey, Texas Southern
Ford, Len, Morgan State (Michigan)
Francis, Wallace, Arkansas Pine Bluff
Franks, Elvis, Morgan State 
Frazier, Leslie, Alcorn State
Fullard, Ike, Norfolk State
Funches, Tom, Jackson State
Fuqua, John, Morgan State
Gadsen, Oronde, Winston-Salem State 
Gainey, Fred, Alabama A&M
Galimore, Willie, Florida A&M
Gallion, Ted, Bluefield State

Gant, Eric, Grambling State
Garrett, J.D., Grambling State
Gentry, Curtis, Maryland-E Shore
Gentry, Howard, Florida A&M
Gilchrist, George, Tennessee A&I
Giles, Jimmy, Alcorn State
Gilliam, Joe, Jr., Tennessee State
Gilliam, John, South Carolina State
Ginn, Hubert, Florida A&M
Glover, Andrew, Grambling State
Glover, James, Kentucky State
Graves, Terrence, Winston-SalemState
Green, Arthur, Tuskegee Institute
Green, Curtis, Alabama State
Greenwood, L.C., Arkansas AM&N
Gregg, Eddie, Winston-Salem State
Gregory, James, Grambling State
Griffin, Leonard, Grambling State 
Griffin, Pete, Florida A&M
Grimes, Greg, Morgan State
Hairston, Carl, Maryland-E Shore
Hammond, Bob, Morgan State
Hanley, Alvin, Kentucky State
Harbison, Herbert, North Carolina A&T
Harper, Dwayne, South Carolina State
Harrell, Gary, Howard
Harris, James, Grambling State
Harris, Richard, Grambling State
Harris, Robert, Southern
Harris, Tom, Wilberforce
Harris, William, Bishop
Harrison, Henry, Tuskegee Institute
Hart, Harold, Texas Southern
Harvey, Earl, North Carolina Central
Hattchette, Matthew, Langston
Hawk, Bernard, Bethune-Cookman
Hawkins, Clarence, Florida A&M
Hayes, Bob, Florida A&M
Hayes, Brandon, Central State, Ohio 
Haynes, James, Miss Valley
Haynesworth, Leroy, Norfolk State
Heard, Maurice, Tuskegee Institute
Heflin, Victor, Delaware State
Hegman, Mike, Tennessee State
Henderson, Thomas, Langton
Hicks, Michael, South Carolina State
Hill, Winston, Texas Southern
Hines, Ernest, Norfolk State
Hodge, Sheldon, Florida A&M
Holder, Chris, Tuskegee Institute
Holland, Glen, North Carolina A&T
Holland, Vernon, Tennessee State
Holmes, Earl, Florida A&M
Holmes, Ernie, Texas Southern
Holmes, Lester, Jackson State
Hunter, James, Grambling State

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