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Shaw’s Harris in all-star game
Published Friday, August 10, 2018
by Bonitta Best

Jackson State alum Robert Brazile ended his brilliant career with an induction into the NFL Hall of Fame last weekend. 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 voted 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.

STATS released its FCS preseason top 25 this week. N.C. A&T is the only ranked HBCU at No. 14. The Aggies finished at No. 7 in last season’s final poll.

Still, several HBCUs received votes: Grambling State, Bethune-Cookman, Howard and N.C. Central.

In some sad news, Stan Smith, a former Livingstone wide receiver, died last week. Smith last played with the team in 2006.

“A great young man, a great athlete, great leader on and off the field,” coach Daryl Williams said.

N.C. Central  

Meet the Eagles Day is Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. A scrimmage will follow.

St. Augustine’s

The Falcons opened camp on Tuesday. SAU is hoping to build on last season’s second-place finish behind Fayetteville State.

Coach Tim Chavous recently hired Kameron Smith as his new offensive coordinator. Smith was the quarterbacks coach at Hampton, but CIAA fans remember him as the record-setting quarterback at Winston-Salem State, where he threw for 7,540 yards and 96 touchdowns,


Former Shaw defensive back Odie Harris (above) will participate in this weekend’s 2018 Globe Bowl Game in Cancun, Mexico.

Harris amassed 73 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions in his three seasons with the Bears. He will play for Team America.

The bowl is an all-star game featuring college seniors and pro free agents. Team America will take on the Mexico Lexfa All-Stars.



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