The Black college members listed are among 987 palers and 214 coaches who have been inducted from nearly 5.19 million who have played or coached over the past 148 years. The William V. Campbell Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards.


Name                                  School                                  Position                    Inducted

Ben Stevenson                  Tuskegee Institute              Halfback                         2003

Buck Buchanan                 Grambling State                  Defensive End               1996

Donnie Shell                      South Carolina State           Defensive Back             1998

Doug Williams                   Grambling State                   Quarterback                  2001

Emerson Boozer               Maryland-Eastern Shore      Halfback                       2010

Gary Johnson                    Grambling State                    Defensive End             1997

Harry Carson                     South Carolina State             Linebacker                   2002

Jerry Rice                            Mississippi Valley State      Wide Receiver              2006

Joe Kendall                         Kentucky State                     Quarterback                 2007


Kevin Dent                         Jackson State                        Wide Receiver              2006

Leo Lewis                            Lincoln, MO                           Halfback                       2005

Paul "Tank" Younger        Grambling State                     Halfback                       2000

Roger Brown                     Maryland-Eastern Shore       Defensive End              2009

Walter Payton                   Jackson State                         Halfback                      1999

Willie Galimore                 Florida A&M                             Halfback                      1999

Willie Lanier                       Morgan State                          Linebacker                   2000

Willie Richardson             Jackson State                         Wide Receiver             2003

Willie Totten                      Mississippi Valley State         Quarterback                2005

Harry Carson                     South Carolina State              Defensive End             2002

Tyrone McGriff                 Florida A&M                              Guard                           1996


Art Shell                             Maryland Eastern Shore        Offensive Tackle         2010


Name                                    School                                            Year Inducted

Earl Banks                            Morgan State                                      1992

Marino Casem                    Alabama State, Alcorn State
Southern                                  2003

Jake Gaither                        Florida A&M                                         1975

W.C. Gordon                       Jackson State                                        2008

Willie Jeffries                       South Carolina State,
Howard, Wichita State            2010

Billy Joe                                Cheyney State, Central State,
Ohio, Florida A&M, Lane         2007

Vernon "Skip" McCain       Maryland State                                       2006

John Merritt                        Jackson State, Tennessee State        1994

Ace Mumford                      Jarvis Christian, Bishop,
Texas College, Southern          2001

Billy J. Nicks                         Prairie View A&M                                 1999

Doug Porter                         Mississippi Valley State,
Howard, Ft Valley State           2008

Eddie Robinson                  Grambling State                                     1997