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26 HBCU football players made NFL rosters in 2020, Down from years past

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HBCU Football players have seen a recent decline in making NFL rosters. This year only 19 players are currently on active rosters.

I am not sure if it is because of COVID-19 or what, but HBCU football players on NFL rosters are down. We broke down all the rosters this week to find out that only 26 players from HBCU schools are currently on NFL rosters. This does in fact include practice squads. Only 19 players are currently on active rosters. In 2019, 32 players made NFL rosters.

AFC

  • Buffalo Bills: 1
  • Miami Dolphins: 0
  • New England Patriots: 0
  • New York Jets: 0
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: 0
  • Cincinnati Bengals: 0
  • Cleveland Browns: 4 (1 PS, 1 IR)
  • Baltimore Ravens: 2 (1 PS)
  • Tennessee Titans: 0
  • Houston Texans: 1
  • Indianapolis Colts: 2
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: 0
  • Denver Broncos: 0
  • Kansas City Chiefs: 1
  • Las Vegas Raiders: 1
  • Los Angeles Chargers: 0

NFC

  • Dallas Cowboys: 0
  • Washington Football Team: 1
  • Philadelphia Eagles: 1
  • New York Giants: 0
  • Chicago Bears: 2 (1 PS)
  • Green Bay Packers: 0
  • Detroit Lions: 2 (1 PS)
  • Carolina Panthers: 2
  • New Orleans Saints: 2 (1 IR)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2
  • Atlanta Falcons: 1 (1 PS)
  • Seattle Seahawks: 0
  • San Francisco 49ers: 0
  • Los Angeles Rams: 0
  • Arizona Cardinals: 1
HBCU ProgramPlayerPos.NFL TeamExp.
Albany State (D2)Grover StewartDLIND3
Alabama A&MAnthony Lanier (IR)DLNO3
Alabama St.Tytus HowardOLHOU2
Arkansas Pine-BluffJamie GillanPCLE2
Arkansas-Pine BluffTerron ArmsteadOLNO8
GramblingTrent ScottOLCAR3
GramblingMontrel Meandor (PS)DBCLE3
Morgan StateJoshua MilesOLAZ2
North Carolina A&TDarryl JohnsonDEBUF2
North Carolina A&TTarik CohenRBCHI4
North Carolina A&TTony McRaeCBDET4
North Carolina A&TBrandon ParkerOLLV3
North Carolina CentralRyan SmithCBTB5
Norfolk StateBobby Price (PS)CBDET1
Prairie View A&MKhaDarel HodgeWRCLE3
Prairie View A&MQuinton BellOLBTB1

South Carolina St.Antonio HamiltonCBKC5
South Carolina St.Javon HargraveDTPHI5
South Carolina St.Darius LeonardLBIND3
South Carolina St.Alex Taylor (IR)OLCLE1
SouthernDanny JohnsonCBWA3
Tennessee StateTerrell Bonds (PS)CBBAL1
Tennessee StateAnthony Levine Sr.DBBAL9
Tennessee StateLachavious Simmons (PS)OLCHI1
Tennessee StateChris Rowland (PS)WRATL1
Virginia State (D2)Trent CannonRBCAR3

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