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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