By: Keisha J Kelley
April 8, 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana (April 8, 2021) The HBCU Legacy Bowl announced today a multi-year, founding partnership with the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame is a postseason all-star game that will showcase the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The game will take place on the Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Yulman Stadium (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 football players and coaches. Approximately 100 of the top HBCU players will be invited to participate.
“We thank the Allstate Sugar Bowl for their meaningful commitment to the HBCU Legacy Bowl,” said Co-Founder of the Black College Football Hall of Fame and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams. “We are excited to partner with such an iconic organization in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
“The Allstate Sugar Bowl is excited to join the Black College Football Hall of Fame in this effort to expand opportunities for elite HBCU student-athletes via this all-star game,” said Sugar Bowl President Ralph Capitelli. “As an organization that has been a leader in the college football world for nearly 90 years, we look forward to the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl and to the future it has for student-athletes as well as for our city and state.”
Other HBCU Legacy Bowl founding partners include the National Football League, Patrick Mahomes and his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Riddell and Tulane University.