Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Fox broadcaster Michael Strahan prior to the NFC Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Stallworth, Strahan, five others inducted into Black College HOF

The 2014 class of inductees into the Black College Hall of Fame included stars like John Stallworth and Michael Strahan. Others to be enshrined in March of 2014 include Robert Brazile, Leroy Kelly, Willie Totten, Doug Wilkerson, and Marino Casem.

Here are portions of their bios, provided by ESPN.

John Stallworth (Alabama A&M)

Stallworth was an All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference receiver in 1972 and 1973. After being selected in the fourth round of the 1974 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he went on to catch 537 passes for 8,723 yards and 63 touchdowns in his 14-year NFL career — all with the Steelers.

Michael Strahan (Texas Southern)

Strahan was the two-time Southwest Athletic Conference player of the year, recording 41.5 career sacks — including a school-record 19 during his senior season. He spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants after being selected in the second round of the 1993 draft.

Robert Brazile (Jackson State)

Brazile (seven Pro Bowls, five All-Pro designations) played his entire 10-year career with the Houston Oilers and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1970s.

Leroy Kelly (Morgan State)

During his 10-year NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, Kelly twice led the NFL in rushing (1967-68) and was a six-time Pro Bowl selection while being named to five All-Pro teams. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s.

Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State)

Totten, a four-year starter at Mississippi Valley State, had the pleasure of throwing passes to Jerry Rice, setting more than 50 Division I-AA passing records, including 58 TD passes during the 1984 season.

Doug Wilkerson (NC Central)

Wilkerson, an offensive lineman, is the highest-drafted player to ever come out of N.C. Central after being taken in the first round by the Houston Oilers in 1970.

Marino Casem (Alcorn State)

The lone inductee as a coach in the class, Casem, nicknamed “The Godfather”, led Alcorn State for 22 seasons and won seven SWAC championships and four Black College National Championships.

 

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