Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver John Stallworth was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. It was the Fifth Enshrinement Ceremony and was held in conjunction with Black College Football Weekend.
Stallworth played his college ball at Alabama A&M where he was a two-time All Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection in 1972 and 1973. He was drafted by the Steelers in the 4th round of the NFL Draft, No. 82 overall. After 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, Stallworth was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2002.
“It’s special in that I came out of the black college system and I look at the list of guys already in that Hall of Fame, guys that are part of my class, and it’s the names of people I have a lot of respect for,” Stallworth told Steelers.com. “A lot of them are already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”
Other inductees included
Linebacker, Jackson State University
Running Back, Morgan State University
Defensive End, Texas Southern University
Willie “Satellite” Totten
Quarterback, Mississippi Valley State University
Guard, North Carolina Central University
Marino “The Godfather” Casem
Coach, Alabama State University, Alcorn State University and Southern University
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