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James Harris-Doug Williams Fellowship

The James Harris-Doug Williams Fellowship is a prestigious position named for the NFL quarterbacks, African American pioneers and co-founders of the Black College Football Hall of Fame: James Harris and Doug Williams. The renowned opportunity is a paid fellowship that grants a unique career advancement opportunity to a graduate of an HBCU school at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The position provides the fellow with the opportunity for a diverse experience in the organization’s management of daily operations in a well-rounded, rotational program to experience all departments within the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“The James Harris-Doug Williams Fellowship is a great opportunity for students seeking a career in the sports world. I am thankful to the Hall of Fame and President David Baker for creating a platform like this for HBCU students to advance.”

Akil Blount (first James Harris-Doug Williams Fellow)