After an NFL draft cycle that saw no players from Historically Black Colleges & Universities selected, steps have now been taken to ensure that the top talent from all across the country gets a fair shot at the league.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl, in collaboration with the National Football League, will hold the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Combine in Mobile.
Select players from four HBCU conferences – CIAA, MEAC, SIAC, and SWAC – and other HBCU institutions will be invited to participate in the event.
“The Reese’s Senior Bowl is honored to be collaborating with the National Football League to host the inaugural HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy. “Over the years, the Senior Bowl has served as a showcase for some of the top Black college football players in America, including seven of our game’s 56 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this event will help many more HBCU players secure further attention and exposure from all 32 teams.”
Held at the University of South Alabama and patterned after the NFL Combine, the HBCU Combine will include the gathering of comprehensive medical information, interviews, and on-field evaluations of football skills and acumen.
The 73rd Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl will kick off on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
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