Archive for December, 2009

Black College football players earn All-America honors

Nine players from historically black institutions have been named to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) All-America team.

Defensive back Terrell Whitehead of Norfolk State was named to the first team, the lone Black College player on the first team. Return specialist LeRoy Vann of Florida A&M was one of five on the second team, joining offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath of South Carolina State, linebacker George Howard of Morgan State and defensive back Jason House of Southern.

The third-teamers included wide receivers Juamorris Stewart of Southern, defensive lineman Christian Anthony of Grambling, defensive back Anthony Beck of Prairie View and punter Jahmal Blanchard.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Armanti Edwards, senior, 6-foot, 185 pounds, Appalachian State.

Running backs — Deji Karim, senior, 5-11, 205, Southern Illinois; Pat Paschall, senior, 6-0, 198, North Dakota State.

Linemen — Derek Hardman, senior, 6-6, 300, Eastern Kentucky; Matt …

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Black College Hall of Fame finalists announced

Some of the top players and coaches in Black College Football history are among the 35 finalists for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

The inaugural 11-person induction class (eight players, two coaches and one contributor) will be announced the first week of January and honored at the Black College Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Feb. 20 in Atlanta. For more information on the induction class or the enshrinement ceremony, visit the Black College HOF website by clicking here.

More than 260 nominations were received and the list was paired down to the following:

Player Finalists

Lem Barney (DB, Jackson State University, 1963-1966)

Mel Blount (DB, Southern University, 1966-1970)

Robert Brazile (LB, Jackson State University, 1971-1975)

Rosevelt Brown (OL, Morgan State University, 1949-1952)

Willie Brown (DB, Grambling State University, 1959-1963)

Junious “Buck” Buchanan (DE, Grambling State University, 1959-1963)

Harry Carson (DE, South Carolina …

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