HBCU Legacy Bowl Announces First Two Selections

The HBCU Legacy Bowl is back for 2024, and the first two players who were selected were announced last Wednesday, Sept. 27 on the HBCU Legacy Bowl Instagram page.

Both players lead their offense. One player is in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), quarterback Davius Richards from North Carolina Central. Jeremy Moussa from Florida A&M leads the Rattlers in the SWAC. Both quarterbacks have their teams sitting at 4-1 on the season.

Richard is coming off an unbelievable year and is the reigning MEAC Offensive Player of the Year. He also led Central to a win in the Cricket Celebration Bowl against Jackson State and became the a HBCU National Champion. The star quarterback earned Offensive MVP for his performance in that game.

If Richard can continue his tear at Central, he could go down as one of the best to ever play for the Eagles. He already ranks second in all-time career passing (6,8140), passing touchdowns (52) and career total offense with 8,210 yards.

Richard led a comeback overtime 49-48 win this past weekend, Sept. 30, against Campbell. The dual-threat quarterback had a monster game on the ground with four rushing touchdowns. Through the air, he passed for 265 yards with a touchdown. His stellar efforts earned him week five MEAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

The star SWAC quarterback Jeremy Moussa has surpassed 1,200 yards on the season for the Rattlers to go along with 10 touchdowns. 

The grad quarterback was named the preseason SWAC Offensive player of the year. So far, his play is backing up the preseason selection.

The Rattlers are coming off a dominant week four performance against Mississippi Valley State. Moussa had an efficient game with 155 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Moussa’s best game came against West Florida, where he threw for 271 yards with three touchdowns and led FAMU to a 31-10 victory. This performance earned him a SWAC Offensive Player of the Week selection.

The HBCU Legacy Bowl couldn’t be the only game these quarterbacks play in together; they could meet each other in the Cricket Celebration Bowl Championship. Davius would be trying to lead Central to back-to-back HBCU Champions, while Moussa would be trying to get the Rattlers first-ever Celebration Bowl championship.

The HBCU Legacy Bowl will be played on NFL Network on Feb. 24th at 3 p.m. CT in Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

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