The Black College Football Hall of Fame Announces the Finalists for the 2020 Class

The Black College Football Hall of Fame Announces the Finalists for the 2020 Class
The Black College Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for their Class of 2020.  Comprising of 23 Players, 2 Coaches and 1 Contributor, the Class will be announced on November 14, with the official ceremony taking place on February 22, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Player Finalists are: Joe Adams: Quarterback, Tennessee State, 1977-80:  Nicknamed “747”, Joe Adams threw for 8,653 Yards for the Tigers, a school record that he held for 34 years.  He would later play three seasons in the Canadian Football League, two with Saskatchewan and one with Ottawa. Coy Bacon: Defensive Lineman, Jackson State, 1964-67:  After a strong career at Jackson State, Bacon would go on to the NFL where he would have three Pro Bowl Selections.  He is believed to have had 130 “unofficial” Quarterback Sacks in the NFL. Dwaine Board: Defensive End, North Carolina A&T State, 1975-78:  Board did well at college and was a fifth round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He didn’t make the team, but would be signed by the San Francisco 49ers, where he played for ten years and won three Super Bowls. Ben Coates: Tight End, Livingstone College, 1987-90:  Coates set multiple receiving records at Livingstone and he would go on to have a great career with the New England Patriots.  He would be names to five Pro Bowls, two First Team All-Pros and in his final season he won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. Greg Coleman: Punter, Florida A&M, 1972-75:  Coleman was s good at Florida A&M, that he would be one of the few Punters drafted. Coleman would go on to have 12 seasons in the NFL where he played with the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins. Clem Daniels: Running Back, Prairie View A&M, 1956-59:  Daniels would captain Prairie View to the NAIA Title and would later be a champion in the AFL with the Oakland Raiders and was a four-time AFL All-Sta