July 15, 2021

New Orleans, LA (July 15, 2021) The HBCU Legacy Bowl announced today a new, multi-year partnership with Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Super Bowl Champion Bobby Wagner is a seven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, a six-time First-Team All-Pro, recognized as a member of the NFL 2010’s All-Decade Team and a 2019 nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Bobby is just as accomplished off the field as a prominent venture investor, a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, and constantly looking for ways to empower the Black community and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

“Bobby Wagner is a true and loyal friend to HBCUs,” said Super Bowl MVP and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder Doug Williams. “We thank him for his leadership and continued commitment to opening doors for others.”

“It’s an honor to support the Black College Football Hall of Fame and HBCU Legacy Bowl in their efforts to provide more opportunities for students attending historically black colleges and universities,” said Bobby Wagner.

The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame is a postseason all-star game that will showcase the top 100 NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The game will be played on the Saturday, February 19, 2022 (Yulman Stadium at Tulane University), and broadcast live on NFL Network. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history will provide invaluable exposure for HBCU students

Other HBCU Legacy Bowl founding partners include the NFL, adidas, Patrick Mahomes and his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Sugar Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Riddell and Tulane University.

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About Black College Football Hall of Fame

The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October of 2009 by Black pioneers and quarterbacks, Pro Bowl MVP James "Shack" Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams to preserve the history and honor the greatest football players, coaches and contributors from HBCUs. There have been 90 Inductees since inception, including Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams, who also serve as Trustees. The organization partners with the NFL on the annual QB Coaching Summit and has provided more than $300,000 in scholarships and HBCU football program grants since inception. Its permanent home is located at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. For more information, visit