Three Draft Picks, Eight Undrafted Free Agents Highlight HBCU Student-Athletes Earning NFL Contracts

Over the weekend, eleven former HBCU student-athletes earned NFL contracts. Highlighted by SCSU’s Javon Hargrave (3rd round, 94th overall, Pittsburgh Steelers), NCCU’s Ryan Smith (4th round, 108th overall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and SCSU’s Temarrick Hemingway (6th round, 177th overall, Los Angeles Rams), eight other individuals from SWAC and MEAC football teams were offered free agent contracts, including:


FAMU’s Akil Blount, Miami Dolphins

Norfolk State’s Deon King, Dallas Cowboys


Alabama A&M’s Anthony Lanier, Washington Redskins

Alcorn State’s Warren Gatewood, Green Bay Packers

Grambling State’s Chester Rogers, Indianapolis Colts

Jackson State’s Devin Fosselman, Seattle Seahawks

Prairie View’s Johnta’ Hebert, Washington Redskins

Texas Southern’s Cory Carter, Houston Texans

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