Deji Olatoye, and Eric Weems will represent black college football in this year’s NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
A graduate from a historically black college is not guaranteed to win it all, though. Both Olatoye and Weems are players for the Atlanta Falcons. We will be rooting for the Falcons, obviously.
According to TheFalcoholic.com, Deji Olatoye had been released by the Ravens, Chiefs, and Cowboys before finding a home on Atlanta’s practice squad early this season and joining the roster in November. He attended North Carolina A&T University.
Eric Weems of the Atlanta Falcons has played in some 130 straight games, the longest streak among wide receivers for consecutive games played. He attended Bethune-Cookman University.