ATLANTA, GA (October 24, 2019) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced today the 26 Finalists for induction into the Class of 2020 Black College Football Hall of Fame. The list includes 23 players, two coaches and one contributor.
The Finalists were selected from a field of over 150 nominees by a 12-member Selection Committee composed of prominent journalists, commentators, historians, former NFL General Managers and football executives.
“It is no small feat to make it to this list. All these men are deserving of the recognition that comes with being inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame,” said James “Shack” Harris, Black College Football Co-Founder and 2012 Inductee. “On behalf of the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s trustees, congratulations to the Finalists for the Class of 2020.”
"The 2020 finalists are a microcosm of the talent that HBCUs have produced over the years and continue to produce. They represent the best of the best, and each year it becomes increasingly more difficult to narrow the field because there are so many worthy candidates.,” said Committee Chairman Roscoe Nance.
This year’s inductees will be announced on November 14, 2019. They will be honored during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, on February 22, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.
PLAYER FINALISTS (23 Players)
COACH/CONTRIBUTOR FINALISTS (2 Coaches & 1 Contributor)
About the Black College Football Hall of Fame
The Black College Football Hall of Fame was founded in 2009 by African-American pioneers, quarterbacks James Harris and Doug Williams to preserve the history and honor the greatest football players, coaches and contributors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). There have been 84 Inductees since inception, including Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams, who serve as Trustees.