ATLANTA, GA (October 26, 2022) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today a new member to its Selection Committee. Scott Pioli, former NFL VP Player Personnel & General Manager and Current NFL Network Analyst will be joining the 11-member BCFHOF Selection Committee composed of prominent journalists, commentators, historians, former NFL General Managers, and football executives.
“It is incredibly humbling to be asked to be a part the BCFHOF Selection Committee,” said Scott Pioli. “My love and respect for the history of HBCUs, and my passion to illuminate the truthful legacy of Black College football makes this an honor and a privilege. I will work very hard to serve the Committee well."
The Committee will hold two meetings to review the 200 plus nominees eligible for induction in 2023. The meetings will take place on October 26, 2022 and November 2, 2022.
“It's a pleasure to welcome Scott Pioli to the Black College Hall of Fame Selection Committee,” said Committee Chairman Charlie Neal. “His years in the front office of several NFL teams dealing with player personnel, makes him extremely qualified to be a part of this prestigious committee. I look forward to working with him.”
BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME SELECTION COMMITTEE
- Charles Bailey: Former NFL Player Personal Executive and Black College Football Assistant Coach
- Gil Brandt: Former General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys and contributor for NFL Radio and NFL.com
- Charles Davis: NFL Network analyst and Lead Analyst, FOX College Football
- Charles Garcia: NFL Scouting Pioneer, namesake of Fritz Pollard Alliance Annual Scouting Award
- Donald Hunt: Former Philadelphia Tribune sportswriter and ESPN HBCU contributor
- Michael Hurd: Former USA Today sportswriter, and Black College Football author
- Ty Miller: Executive Director Power News Radio Network
- Charlie Neal: ESPN and HBCU GO commentator for HBCU telecasts and former BET and TNT commentator
- Scott Pioli: Former NFL VP Player Personnel & General Manager and Current NFL Network Analyst
- Lloyd Vance: NFL writer, analyst, draft expert, researcher, and Black College Football historian.
- Steve Wyche: Analyst for NFL Network and Lead reporter and host for NFL special projects
The 2023 Finalists for the Black College Football Hall of Fame will be announced on November 15th. The Class of 2023 will be announced on December 6, 2022. They will be honored during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by the Atlanta Falcons on June 10, 2023. The ceremony takes place at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Class of 2023 will make their first public appearance at the second annual HBCU Legacy Bowl on February 25, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ABOUT THE BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October of 2009 by African-American pioneers and quarterbacks, Pro Bowl MVP James “Shack” Harris and Super Bowl MVP 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 over 100 Inductees since inception, including Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams, who serve as Trustees. Follow the Black College Football Hall of Fame on social media via @BCFHOF or visit www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org for more information.
ABOUT THE HBCU LEGACY BOWL
The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame is a postseason all-star game that showcases the top 100 NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The game will be played on the Saturday, February 25, 2023 (Yulman Stadium at Tulane University), and broadcast live on NFL Network. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history will provide invaluable exposure for HBCU students. HBCU Legacy Bowl Founding Partners include the National Football League, adidas, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, New Orleans Saints, Riddell, State Farm, Sugar Bowl, Tulane University, Zebra Technologies, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Follow the HBCU Legacy Bowl on social media via @HBCULegacyBowl or visit www.HBCULegacyBowl.com for more information.