New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and his Dream Forever Foundation have teamed up with the HBCU Legacy Bowl.
I spoke to Doug Williams, co-founder of the HBCU Legacy Bowl and the Black College Football Hall of Fame about the Jameis Winston deal.
“This is a three-year partnership agreement, and it is proud to have its support. That says a lot about Jameis and his passion to help and give back to young athletes, âsaid Williams.
Williams said of Jameis’ role at the HBCU Legacy Bowl, “He can do whatever he wants. It would mean a lot to the young men to see him up there up close.”
“This special game, to be played in New Orleans, is all about providing opportunities for others.” Jameis Winston
âWe appreciate the support from Jameis and Bobby Wagner,â said Williams.
The HBCU Heritage Bowl is scheduled for February 22, 2022 at Yulman Stadium at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.
HBCU players like reigning Black College of the Year player Aqeel Glass were invited to the competition.
The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is a postseason game featuring the top NFL draft-eligible footballers from historically black colleges and universities. It will be broadcast live on NFL Network. More than a football game, the weeklong celebration of black culture and history will provide invaluable exposure for HBCU football players and coaches.