HBCU LEGACY BOWL SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023
New Orleans, LA (April 26, 2022) The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced today that the second annual HBCU Legacy Bowl will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 3:00 PM CST. It will again be broadcast live on NFL Network and played at Yulman Stadium (Tulane) in New Orleans.
“We are grateful to all of our partners and friends who helped make the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl a great success,” said Super Bowl XXII MVP and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder Doug Williams. “Their commitment has created a powerful platform for inclusion and opportunity.”
The HBCU Legacy Bowl Career Fair, presented by the New Orleans Saints, will be Thursday and Friday, February 23 & 24, 2023 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST) at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom.
“Opportunity is what the HBCU Legacy Bowl is all about,” said NFL QB legend and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder James “Shack” Harris. “We shall continue to do all we can to lift Historically Black Colleges and Universities through this meaningful platform.
The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame is a postseason all-star game that showcases the top 100 NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history will provide invaluable exposure for HBCU students.
Founding Partners for the HBCU Legacy Bowl include the National Football League, adidas, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, New Orleans Saints, Riddell, State Farm, Sugar Bowl, Tulane University, Zebra Technologies, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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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 over 100 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 www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.