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Next year's lead-up to the NFL Draft will see the introduction of a new postseason all-star game, with the Black College Football Hall of Fame announcing the creation of the HBCU Legacy Bowl on Thursday.
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Played at Yulman Stadium at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the Saturday after Super Bowl LVI, the postseason all-star game will feature the "best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities." It will also be broadcast live on the NFL Network.
“The HBCU Legacy Bowl means opportunity and exposure for HBCU players and coaches,” co-founder and Hall of Fame inductee Doug Williams said in a release. “We’re excited to have this in New Orleans, especially during Black History Month.”
Added co-founder and inductee James “Shack” Harris: “HBCUs are a bridge to equality. We thank the NFL for their support and in sharing our commitment to lifting up others."
In addition to the all-star game, itself, the HBCU Legacy Bowl will feature a week-long celebration of Black culture and history in an effort to provide exposure for HBCU football players and coaches. It is anticipated that approximately 100 HBCU players will be invited to participate in the game.
More information regarding the event can be found at www.HBCULegacyBowl.com.