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Former HBCU Stars Are Stacking Paper In The NFL

Alabama A&M’s Robert Mathis is currently the highest-paid NFL player from an HBCU. (Colts.com photo)

The road to from an HBCU to the NFL has gotten tighter over the years, but the rewards are still pretty darn good. HBCU Money released a report on Wednesday showing the salaries for NFL players from HBCUs. Leading the way was Alabama A&M’s Robert Mathis, who currently makes nearly $11 million as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsHere’s the Top Ten, according to the report. Check out the full list here: 

1) Robert Mathis – DE – Indianapolis Colts – $10 750 000 (Alabama A&M)
2) Kendall Langford – DE – St. Louis Rams – $6 000 000 (Hampton)
3) Antoine Bethea – S – Indianapolis Colts – $5 750 000 (Howard)
4) Jacoby Jones – WR – Baltimore Ravens – $4 900 000 (Lane)
5) Dimitri Patterson – CB – Miami Dolphins – $4 600 000 (Tuskegee)
6) Greg Toler – CB – Indianapolis Colts – $4 333 333 (St. Paul’s)
7) D. Rodgers-Cromartie – CB – Denver Broncos – $2 900 000 (Tennessee State)
8) Sammie Hill – DT – Tennessee Titans – $2 766 666 (Stillman)
9) Jason Hatcher – DT – Dallas Cowboys – $2 600 000 (Grambling State)
10) William Hayes – DE – St. Louis Rams – $2 050 000 (Winston-Salem State)

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