Three dozen HBCU standouts selected to 2017 FCS Bowl

FCS Bowl

Nearly 40 pro football hopefuls from HBCUs will play in the 2017 FCS National Bowl game on Dec. 10 in Daytona Beach, FL.

The college football season is over for all but two HBCUs, but three dozen players outside of North Carolina A&T and Grambling still have another game to play.

Nearly 40 student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility at HBCUs will perform in front of fans, agents and scouts at the 2017 FCS Bowl in hopes of securing pro football attention. The showcase will take place in Daytona Beach, Florida on Dec. 10 at Daytona Beach Stadium.

The CIAA leads the way with a total of 17 players from across the conference. Eight of the players hail from the SWAC and SIAC. Three of the players come from the MEAC with the same number coming from Cheyney who participates in the PSAC.

Here’s the full list of HBCU participants:

Alabama A&M

DB Dexter Reese
WR Kalias Robinson
DT Avery Giles

Alabama State

DT Andre Wilson

Bowie State

RB Rob Chesson



DB Edward Kirkland


LB Jamiel Hines
LB Keyson Dingle
LB Chaplain Johnson-Davis

Clark Atlanta

LB Jaquatin Victrim
WR DeAndre Jackson

Elizabeth City State

QB Dequan Neal
DL Jerrell Timmons

Fort Valley State

LB Cannon Thomas
DB Karante Donaldson


DB Harry Freeman


RB Dezmond Worthham
DL Richard Johnson

Johnson C. Smith

DB Carlo Thomas

Lane College

OL Howard Bush

Lincoln (PA)

RB Ramsees Owens
WR Elijah Smith
WR Andre Price
LB Rhamir Thomas

Mississippi Valley

DB Nicholas V Everett


OL Skyler Prol


LB Odie Harris
QB Carlos Quintero
WR Donald Jones Jr.
WR Trevante Long
WR Venson Jones Jr.

Texas Southern

WR/KR Darvin Kidsy


LB Osband Thompson
DB Jonah McCutcheon


WR Patrick Rowland

Virginia State

LB Brandon Lynch

Virginia Union

LB Karl Calhoun
OL Christopher Paulk
OL Xavier Bradford

Winston-Salem State

RB Xavier Quick




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