HBCU Legacy Bowl Announces Sugar Bowl as Founding Partner
NEW ORLEANS (April 8, 2021) – The HBCU Legacy Bowl announced today a multi-year, founding partnership with the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is a postseason all-star game that will showcase the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The game will take place on the Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Yulman Stadium (Tulane University), and broadcast live on NFL Network.
More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history will provide invaluable exposure for HBCU football players and coaches. Approximately 100 of the top HBCU players will be invited to participate.
“We thank the Allstate Sugar Bowl for their meaningful commitment to the HBCU Legacy Bowl,” said Co-Founder of the Black College Football Hall of Fame and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams. “We are excited to partner with such an iconic organization in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
“The Allstate Sugar Bowl is excited to join the Black College Football Hall of Fame in this effort to expand opportunities for elite HBCU student-athletes via this all-star game,” said Sugar Bowl President Ralph Capitelli. “As an organization that has been a leader in the college football world for nearly 90 years, we look forward to the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl and to the future it has for student-athletes as well as for our city and state.”
Other HBCU Legacy Bowl founding partners include the National Football League, Patrick Mahomes and his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Riddell and Tulane University.
For more information, visit www.HBCULegacyBowl.com or follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) via @HBCULegacyBowl.
About Black College Football Hall of Fame
The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October of 2009 by Black pioneers and quarterbacks, Pro Bowl MVP James “Shack” Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams to preserve the history and honor the greatest football players, coaches and contributors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There have been 90 Inductees since inception, including Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams, who also serve as Trustees. The organization partners with the NFL on the annual Quarterback Coaching Summit and has provided more than $300,000 in scholarships and HBCU football program grants since inception. Its permanent home is located at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. For more information, visit www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.
About the Allstate Sugar Bowl
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 99 Hall of Fame players, 51 Hall of Fame coaches and 19 Heisman Trophy winners in its 87-year history. The 88th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will feature top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, is scheduled to be played on January 1, 2022. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors thousands of student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.7 billion into the local economy in the last decade.