NFL legend brings credibility to San Diego Classic

Central State is heading west to play in the San Diego Football Classic next month, and it can probably thank the famous athletics director for the trip.

NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, Central State’s athletics director, was back in San Diego Monday to help announce the Sept. 19 contest between Central State and Stillman College. Winslow played nine seasons with the Chargers and was more than happy to have his program participate in the event featuring two historically-black institutions.

“It just happened to be in San Diego, and of course the rest came with the fact that, oh, I used to play in San Diego,” Winslow told the Associated Press.

Added event promoter Dwayne McAfee, “Having a Hall of Fame, marquee name such as Kellen here brings credibility.”

For more on the San Diego Football Classic, visit the website by clicking here.


Several readers have responded to the previous blog asking “Who will be the top Black College team in 2009?”

SWAC fans have chimed to nominate Grambling and Jackson State while the MEAC has jumped in with FAMU and South Carolina State. The Big Blue of Tennessee State always seems to be around while the SIAC has thrown three teams – Albany State, Morehouse and Tuskegee – into the mix.

So, you can join the previous discussion or just respond here and state your case why your favorite team will rise to the top this season.

5 comments Add your comment

thick girl

August 4th, 2009
1:29 pm

Please…announce the DATE, TIME AND LOCATION of this game!!! No Angel City Classic this year, so I will make a trip to San Diego. Also, can you get some radio and bill board ads up here in Los Angeles.


August 4th, 2009
7:26 pm

Mr. Willingham Is there a list of the greatest players that have attended/graduated from HBCU’s? Something like a all decade team for FAMU or Morehouse is what I’m looking for.


August 6th, 2009
2:17 pm

hey think girl, Here is the link for more info:
Hope this helps!

Mr. Riley

August 27th, 2009
8:31 pm

My question is why the heck are they going all the way out there to play the game???…they’ll be lucky to get 100 people in the stands..


September 12th, 2009
3:06 pm

San Diego is a hard sell. LA would be better. In order to do LA you would need two marquis HBCUs like FAMU and Southern

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