Players will be eligible for nomination no earlier than five years after their last season of intercollegiate football.
Players must have finished their intercollegiate playing careers at a Historically Black College or University. Exceptions may be made if it is determined by an 80% vote of the Selection Committee that a player is widely identified with an HBCU.
Players must have played at least two seasons at an HBCU. Judging will be based on a nominee’s collegiate HBCU playing career.
Any former or current Head Football Coach of an HBCU is eligible for nomination.
Any individual is eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame as a “Contributor.” Judging will be based on his/her impact on the advancement of HBCU football.
Finalists and Inductee Announcement
Twenty Player and Five Coach/Contributor finalists are announced each Fall for the next year’s class.
Five Players and one Coach/Contributor are announced late Fall as the following year’s Black College Football Hall of Fame Class.