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Founders Award

The Black College Football Hall of Fame Founders Award was established to recognize individuals who have provided long standing support and a commitment to preserving the legacy and vision of the Black College Football Hall of Fame.


Marques Fitch
Executive Director, Black College Football Hall of Fame


Charles Davis
Lead analyst for FOX College Football

Steve Wyche
Reporter for and Analyst for NFL Network
Senior writer for


Kevin S. Kaplan
President & CEO
Coaching Charities

Jerry Lopes
President of Program Operations and Affiliations
American Urban Radio Networks


Ron Davenport, Sr.
Chairman & Founder
Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation


Arthur M. Blank
Owner & Chairman
Atlanta Falcons

John V. Priore
President & CEO
Priority Payment Systems