By Lenny Moon
The Black College Football Hall of Fame will conduct it’s 10th induction ceremony on February 16th at the College Football Hall of Fame venue in Atlanta, Ga. The Class of 2019 is a diverse contingent consisting of two running backs, two wide receivers, two defensive ends and one head coach.RUNNING BACKS
Emerson Boozer: Maryland Eastern Shore (1962-65) Two-time First Team All-American, New York Jets (1966-75), Two-time AFL All-Star, Led league in rushing (1967) and Won AFL Championship (1968) and Super Bowl III. Some might remember this was the contest that placed the AFL on par with the senior NFL and went a long way toward the eventual merger of the two leagues.
Timmy Newsome: Winston-Salem State (1976-79) Three-time Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year, Three-time CIAA leader in rushing and scoring, Led team to undefeated seasons in both 1978 and 1979, CIAA Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys (1980-88)
We’ll feature the other 2019 members of the Black College Football Hall of Fame in future edits of our four-part series. Below are reflections from the 2018 BCFHOF induction banquet.