Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) owned national headlines last year when three of its alumni made it to the NFL. What the SYFL accomplished in recent weeks is arguably even more impressive.
TMZ Sports reports that Uncle Snoop’s football league had 20 of its former players give sign letters of intent to Division I programs.
1. Donzell Roddie — Boise State
2. Kyahva Tezino — San Diego State
3. Jeremy Kelly — San Jose State
4. Damon Wright — Boise State
5. Kameron Powell — Washington State
6. Cordell Broadus — UCLA
7. Iman Marshall — USC
8. Shawn Wilson — Oregon State
9. Malik Psalms — Cal Berkeley
10. Stanley Norman — Arizona State
11. Cameron Hayes — Hawaii
12. Kenya Bell — San Jose State
13. Justin Calhoun — Montana State
14. Jeremy Calhoun — Montana State
15. Taj Jones — Idaho State
16. Mike Bell — Fresno State
17. Jericho Flowers — UNLV
18. Kevin Scott — USC
19. Dominique Davis — USC
20. Jaelon Barnwell — Alabama State University
The SYFL Commissioner shares sentiments with TMZ:
“I’m extremely proud to have coached and mentored these young men,” SYFL Commish Haamid Wadood tells us.
“I speak on behalf of Snoop and my entire SYFL staff and all the coaches and volunteers. We just want to thank the parents for trusting in us and believing in us in building a foundation for these kids in giving them the opportunity for helping them achieve their goals on becoming a great player and teammates.”
Not only did Snoop Dogg and SYFL send Los Angeles-area kids to premier institutions, he set the bar for providing an opportunity and watching that opportunity take wings of its own. From a look at the statistics, it is very possible that more than 4 SYFL alumni will play in the NFL one day. More importantly, 20 young men are off to improve their quality of life and attend higher education institutions. We are especially rooting for Jaelon Barnwell who signed to be an Alabama State Hornet.