Deion Sanders and Doug Williams' Efforts Are Paying Off:
HBCUs See Four Drafted One Year After Black Colleges Were Shut Out
May 5, 2022
One year after having no players selected in the NFL draft, HBCUs saw four players drafted on the last day of the 2022 NFL draft.
Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders and a host of former HBCU players, including Grambling State legend and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams, have been using their platforms for the betterment of HBCU athletes, trumpeting a demand for the NFL to respect their talents.
Joshua Williams of D-II Fayetteville State was the first HBCU player taken, in the fourth round with the 135th pick.
The 6-foot-3 rangy cover corner caught the eye of the Kansas City Chiefs, a...