Players from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) talk about the good and not so good experiences of going to a black college.
In a Wednesday night’s sportscast on CBS 6 News, Sean Roberts reports on one group of Redskins “who have overcome something extra to make it in the NFL.”
Both Chris Baker (Hampton) and Lyndon Trail (Norfolk State) started their collegiate careers at much bigger schools before transferring to play at HBCUs. “It helped me become more humble and appreciate the things you have in life,” said Baker. “When you come from a black college sometimes it can be a major struggle.”
Trail shared that “No we don’t have, you know, millions of dollars like these others schools do but when you get there you appreciate the little that you do have, and you appreciate the hard work that everybody else is putting in around you.”
Greg Toler, a D.C. native, and also a graduate of St. Paul College, now closed down said that “I always share my testimony, like I said, I was working at JC Penny’s…I didn’t go to a bigger school and I was told that I probably wouldn’t make it or would get overseen by bigger school guys.”
Happy to be home with the Redskins! #HTTR
— Greg Toler (@greg_toler) May 14, 2016
— Drakar Harvell (@d_harvell82) August 4, 2016
Check out Baker showing HBCU Hampton love in the photo above.
The Redskins open their preseason Thursday in Atlanta against the Falcons.