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FREEDOM BOWL CLASSIC

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The finale for the best Black college football players, the All-Star Classic began as a venue for MEAC, SWAC, SIAC and CIAA seniors. The 1984 game featured future NFL Hall of Fame great Jerry Rice.

Commissioners Ken Free , founder (MEAC) and James Frank (SWAC) 

1984
SWAC 36, MEAC 22

Offensive Player of the Game (SWAC)
RB Sylvester Stamps, Jackson State
Defensive Player  of the Game (MEAC)
NG R.C. Eason, Florida A&M
Most Valuable Player
QB Harold Smith, Texas Southern

1985
SWAC 14, MEAC 0
Defensive Player  of the Game (SWAC)
SS Leon Thomasson, Texas Southern
Most Valuable Player (SWAC)
TE Calvin Magee, Southern
Offensive  Player of the Game (MEAC)
RB Reggie Rucker, Bethune-Cookman
Defensive co-Player of the Game (MEAC/CIAA)
LB Sam Groomes, Virginia Union

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  1. Is this game on film? If so how can i purcher it?

    1984 SWAC 36, MEAC 22
    Offensive Player of the Game (SWAC)
    RB Sylvester Stamps, Jackson State
    Defensive Player of the Game (MEAC)
    NG R.C. Eason, Florida A&M
    Most Valuable Player
    QB Harold Smith, Texas Southern

    1. Hi Lonnie,
      I asked the former commissioner of the MEAC, Ken Free, Sr….who is a board member of the Black College Sports Foundation about this very subject. and we have been trying to locate the film company without a lot of success so far.
      I attended the event myself in Atlanta, but all I have personally is what you see on the website.
      Needless to say, this has been a challenge chronicling our base history, but this is what we’re built for.
      I will definitely let you know if I can come up with any film footage. Thanks for connecting.
      Let us hear from you with any comments or further inquires. We’re more than happy to hear from you!

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