BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS HISTORY & LEGENDS

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame

There are 29 members of the 267 inductees in the National Football League Hall of Fame from Historically-Black Colleges and Universities. Marion Motley (Class of ‘68) was the second African American inducted into the hall behind Emlen Tunnell (Class of ‘67). Buck Buchanan was the first of the Grambling clan to enter the NFL and the last inductees are in the 2014 class.

LEM BARNEY
Jackson State
Detroit Lions
Class of 1992

 

Elvin Bethea
No. Carolina A&T
Houston Oilers
Class of  2003

Mel Blount
Southern
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of  1989

Roosevelt Brown
Morgan State
New York Giants
Class of  1975

Willie Brown
Grambling State
Denver Broncos
Class of  1984

Junious “Buck” Buchanan
Grambling State
Kansas City Chiefs 
Class of 1990

Harry Carson, South Carolina State

Harry Carson
South Carolina State
New York Giants  
Class of 2006

Willie Davis
Grambling State
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1981

Richard Dent, Tennessee State

Richard Dent
Tennessee State
Chicago Bears
Class of  2011

Len Ford
Morgan State/Mich
Los Angeles Dons
Class of  1976

Bob Hayes
Florida A&M
Dallas Cowboys
Class of  200

Ken Houston
Prairie View A&M
Houston Oilers
Class of  1986

Claude Humphrey
Tennessee State
Atlanta Falcons
Class of 2014

Charlie Joiner, Gambling State

Charlie Joiner
Grambling State
Houston Oilers
Class of  1996

David Deacon Jones
Miss. Industrial
Los Angeles Rams
Class of  1980

Leroy Kelly
Morgan State
Cleveland Browns
Class of  1994

Willie Lanier
Morgan State
Kansas City Chiefs
Class of  1986

Larry Little
Bethune-Cookman
San Diego Chargers
Class of  1993

Marion Motley
SC State/Nevada
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1968

Walter Payton
Jackson state
Chicago Bears
Class of 1993

Jerry Rice
Mississippi Valley
San Francisco 49ers
Class of 2010

Shannon Sharpe
Savannah State
Denver Broncos
Class of 2011

Art Shell
Morgan State
Oakland Raiders
Class of 1989

Jackie Slater
Jackson State
Los Angeles Rams
Class of  2001

John Stallworth
Alabama A&M
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of 2002

Michael Strachan
Texas Southern
New York Giants
Class of 2014

Emmitt Thomas
Bishop College
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of  2008

Rayfield Wright
Fort Valley State
Dallas Cowboys
Class of  2006

Aeneas Williams
Southern
Arizona Cardinals
Class of 2014

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