On March 18, 2021, The Black College Hall of Fame announced the introduction of HBCU Legacy Bowl, an all-star game designed to bring together NFL draft-eligible players from HBCU institutions.
The event is scheduled to take place in February 2022 at Tulane Unversity’s Yulman Stadium following Super Bowl LVI.
“The HBCU Legacy Bowl means opportunity and exposure for HBCU players and coaches,” said co-founder and inductee Doug Williams. “We’re excited to have this in New Orleans, especially during Black History Month.”
The event is meant to provide much-needed exposure for players and coaches alike and will take place over a week-long celebration of Black culture and history. Up to 100 top HBCU players will be invited to participate.
HBCU Legacy Bowl partners include the National Football League, Tulane University, and Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“HBCUs are a bridge to equality,” said James Shack Harris, a BCF Hall of Fame member. “We thank the NFL for their support and in sharing our commitment to lifting up others.”