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 and their impact on the game of football.
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.