Sixth Annual Enshrinement Ceremony is presented by the Atlanta Falcons
ATLANTA (October 9, 2014) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today that its Sixth Annual Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the all new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The state-of-the-art facility opened to the public in August, less than two months ago.
“We are thrilled to sponsor and host the Black College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony,” said John Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., the Georgia not-for-profit corporation tasked with constructing and operating the National College Football Hall of Fame. “The rich legacy of Black College Football is an integral piece of college football history.”
This year’s presenting sponsor will once again be the Atlanta Falcons, who have been instrumental in the overall success of the Black College Football Hall of Fame. “We’re very excited to have the new College Football Hall of Fame host our enshrinement ceremony,” said Super Bowl MVP and BCFHOF co-founder, Doug Williams. “On behalf of James Harris and me, our thanks go to John Stephenson and especially Arthur Blank and the entire Falcons organization for their loyal friendship and support.”
The 2015 enshrinement ceremony will once again feature a class of seven inductees, which will be announced on November 5th. The selection committee and criteria can be found at the recently modified BCFHOF website, www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org. Learn more about the 51 Inductees that have been enshrined in this Hall of Fame by visiting the newly added media gallery and watch game footage from all of the previous inductees. Also, hear a one of a kind introduction from Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden, and the late, great Deacon Jones. The words spoken by Deacon Jones on that stage in 2011 represent what the Black College Football Hall of Fame is all about.
About the Black College Football Hall of Fame
The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October 2009 to honor the greatest football players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). Its trustees are football legends Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams. The Black College Football Hall of Fame is sponsored by The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.