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Third Annual HBCU Legacy Bowl Sees Rising Numbers In Attendance

By Keisha J Kelley


Black College Experience

When HBCU Legacy Bowl founder's, James "Shack" Harris, and Doug Williams came up with the idea of the Legacy Bowl a few years ago, the adrenaline rush for players from historically black colleges and universities to play in this all star showcase was high. To be invited to a post season all star showcase as some of the best NFL draft eligible players from HBCU's was a dream come true. To add icing on the cake the game would be broadcast live on the NFL Network. The players also participate in a combine where scouts are on site and can evaluate any player they desire. Fast forward to February 2024, and this showcase boasts a bigger turn out even from just last year.

The HBCU Legacy Bowl is about more than just football however. For the entire week, opportunities such as the Allstate HBCU Legacy Bowl Career Fair, presented by the New Orleans Saints, provided juniors,seniors, and recent graduates free admission to the fair. Both job opportunities and career counseling were also provided.

The Allstate HBCU Legacy Bowl Career Fair, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, also provided job opportunities and career counseling for HBCU juniors, seniors and recent graduates. This job fair has become one of the nations largest career fairs in just less than two years.

Team Gaither vs Team Robinson was a story to be told. Team Gaither scored first as they drove down the field on an open drive with NCCU quarterback Davius Richard, capping off with a 40 yard rushing touch down. Going into the half, the score was 10-0. Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South kept the crowd entertained during halftime featuring the beautiful J-Settes. Robinson came back aggressive after the half. With a strip sack fumble recovery, by defensive lineman Loobert Denelus. Quarterback Jeremy Moussa later on hit WR Lydon Nash with a 28 yard TD. The lead was cut to 10-6 but ultimately Team Gaither would walk away with the victory with a final score of 10-6.

Davius Richard was named Offensive MVP of the game. Zareon Hayes earned MVP Honors for having 4 sacks.

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