Two Black College Football Stars To Play In 2017 NFL Super Bowl

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Deji Olatoye (30) on the sideline late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game game between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons on January 22, 2017, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Falcons claim the NFC Championship over the Green Bay Packers 44-21. (Photo by Frank Mattia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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.

Deji Olatoye

According to, 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

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.