After throwing for over 3,500 yards with just four interceptions, Amir Hall has been named the HBCU Gameday Offensive Player of the Year. This award is sponsored exclusively by Protect Your Skull and was presented at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Atlanta on Friday, Dec. 15.
Hall led one of the most potent offenses in the country as he accounted for 49 total touchdowns on the season. BSU finished the season at 9-2 after losing in the first round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
Summer work pays off
Hall says this season’s success came from the work he and his teammates put in during the offseason.
“We spent a lot of time throughout the summer perfecting timing on a lot of routes. Even getting my O-Line out there in the summer calling out the right protections. That was the biggest difference for us, working without the shoulder pads, going seven on seven every day,” he said.
Trophy and Donation
Protect Your Skull made a $500 donation to the athletic scholarship fund at Bowie State University in addition to the trophy. Protect Your Skull also donated to South Carolina State for the Defensive Player of the Year.
“This has been a vision that God has given us from the very beginning our journey. The purpose is to impact HBCU Football to the highest. This is for all the HBCU legends that came before us and our goal is to endorse HBCU sports at the highest level,” said Tracey Suggs one of the co-founders of Protect Your Skull.
About Protect Your Skull
Protect Your Skull, LLC. is a concussion awareness brand. Former Fayetteville State University athletes Tracey Suggs and Foster Wilkins established the company in 2013. The entire sports landscape and the rules of the game in football, hockey, basketball and other contact sports have changed in order to protect players from collisions that ultimately lead to traumatic brain injuries. Protect Your Skull is the world’s first and only Concussion Awareness brand creating quality performance apparel for today’s athlete.