Updated: February 13, 2013

ATLANTA, GA – (Official PRESS RELEASE)-The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced today 35 finalists that will be on the ballot for induction into the fourth class next February. The list includes 25 players, five coaches, and five contributors.

The finalists were selected from a field of over 150 nominees by a 12 member Selection Committee comprised of prominent journalists, historians and football executives. The committee will meet again next week to select the 11 members to be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame. All living inductees from the previous Hall of me classes will also have the opportunity to submit their votes.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be announced on October 17, 2012 at the fourth annual enshrinement ceremony, presented by the Atlanta Falcons. The event will take place at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on February 16, 2013 in conjunction with Black History Month.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October 2009 to honor the greatest football players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).



· ELVIN BETHEA (OLB, NC A&T, 1959-1962)

· EMERSON BOOZER (RB, Maryland Eastern Shore, 1962-1965)

· CHARLES BRACKINS (QB, Prairie View A&M, 1951-1954)

· ROBERT BRAZILE (LB, Jackson State University, 1971-1975)

· ROGER BROWN (OL, Maryland Eastern Shore, 1956-1959)

· HAROLD CARMICHAEL (WR, Southern, 1967-1970)

· RICHARD DENT (DE, Tennessee State University, 1979-1982)

· JOE GILLIAM, JR. (QB, Tennessee State University, 1966-1969)

· LC GREENWOOD (DE, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 1965-1968)

· KEN HOUSTON (DB, Prairie View A&M, 1964-1967)

· CHARLIE JOINER (WR, Grambling State University, 1965-1968)

· ED “TOO TALL” JONES (DL, Tennessee State University, 1970-1973)

· LEROY KELLY (RB, Morgan State University, 1960-1963)

· ERNIE “BIG CAT” LADD (DL, Grambling State University, 1957-1960)

· LARRY LITTLE (OL, Bethune-Cookman University, 1963-1966)

· JETHRO PUGH (DE, Elizabeth City State University, 1961-1964)

· SHANNON SHARPE (TE, Savannah State University, 1986-1989)

· DONNIE SHELL (DB, South Carolina State University, 1970-1973)

· JACKIE SLATER (OL, Jackson State University, 1973-1976)

· JOHN STALLWORTH (WR, Alabama A&M, 1970-1973)

· MICHAEL STRAHAN (DE, Texas Southern, 1989-1992)

· WILLIE “SATELLITE” TOTTEN (QB, Mississippi Valley State University, 1982-1985)

· EMMITT THOMAS (QB/DB, Bishop College, 1962-1965)

· EVERSON WALLS (DB, Grambling State University, 1977-1980)

· DOUG WILKERSON (OL, North Carolina Central, 1966-1969)


· MARINO “THE GODFATHER” CASEM (Head Coach, Alcorn State, 1963-1992)

· WILLIAM “BILLY” JOE (Head Coach, Central State, 1981-1993, Florida A&M 1994-2004)

· W.C. GORDEN (Head Coach, Jackson State, 1976-1991)

· JOHN “BIG JOHN” MERRITT (Head Coach, Tennessee State, 1953-1983)

· ARNETT “ACE” MUMFORD (Head Coach, Southern, 1927-1961)


· JOE GILLIAM, SR. (Tennessee State University Defensive Coordinator)

· RALPH WALDO EMERSON “PREZ” JONES (President, Grambling State, 1936-1977)

· HORNSBY HOWELL (Football Operations, NC A&T University)

· CHARLIE NEAL (Long time commentator for Black College Football)

· LLOYD C.A. “JUDGE” WELLS (Pro Football Scout for Kansas City Chiefs)


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