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NCCU gets star running back

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00:00 am

The MEAC football landscape has just changed.

In the most exciting news of the early season so far, four-star running back Jamal Currie-Elliott showed up at North Carolina Central’s opening day football camp. Talk about keeping a secret!

Currie-Elliott, a star running back at Hillside High School, was an Oregon recruit. He enrolled in the university for the spring semester before deciding to transfer. Oregon has a new football coach after Willie Taggart left for Florida State. Obviously, something changed.

Elliott was  rated No. 11 in the state by 247Sports.com, and No. 12 among running backs. He and redshirt sophomore Isaiah Totten in the backfield opens up a whole new offensive ballgame for the Eagles. NCCU opens fall practice on Aug. 4.

Welcome to the Hall. Jackson State alum Robert Brazile is set to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame on Aug. 4. Brazile played for the Houston Oilers from 1975-84. The late coach Bum Phillips called him “Lawrence Taylor before Lawrence Taylor.” Brazile was named to the NFL All-Decade team for the 1970s and was named the 1975 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He is the fourth JSU player to enter the Hall behind Lem Barney, Jackie Slate and Walter Payton.

 

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