November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers former wide receivers Lynn Swann (88) and John Stallworth (82) lead the crowd in a terrible towel wave before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Black College Football HOF inducts John Stallworth

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 “A lot of them are already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

Other inductees included

Robert Brazile

Linebacker, Jackson State University


Leroy Kelly

Running Back, Morgan State University


Michael Strahan

Defensive End, Texas Southern University


Willie “Satellite” Totten

Quarterback, Mississippi Valley State University


Doug Wilkerson

Guard, North Carolina Central University


Marino “The Godfather” Casem

Coach, Alabama State University, Alcorn State University and Southern University

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