HBCU Ties To Super Bowl XLVIII

Denver’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is one of three HBCU products participating in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

CB, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: The Denver Broncos corner played his college ball at Tennessee State. Currently holds the distinction as being the last HBCU player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

QB, Tavaris Jackson: Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback starred at Alabama State after transferring from Arkansas. Was the last HBCU quarterback to be drafted.

WR, Ricardo Lockett: The big-play wide receiver starred in the SIAC for Albany State.

QB, Russell Wilson: While the Seahawks star quarterback played ball for two FBS schools (NC State and Wisconsin), his grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson has deep HBCU roots. He played basketball at Kentucky State, coached football at Jackson State and served as president of Norfolk State.

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