Black College All America Football Players
Tennessee State University running back Javarris Williams and offensive lineman Cornelius Lewis have been named Black College All-American football players, by the Sheridan Broadcasting Network (SBN).
The 2008 SBN Black College All-America Team will be honored at the 35th Annual SBN Sports Black College All-American Awards dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. The annual awards gala will also feature nationally renowned recording artist and television host Dr. Bobby Jones and The Nashville Super Choir. The event will also pay tribute to The New Pittsburgh Courier with a lifetime achievement award. The New Pittsburgh Courier began the tradition of honoring Black college teams in the mid 1920's.
The Black College All American Awards Weekend (BCAA) recognizes and celebrates the academic and athletic achievements of student athletes who play football at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Weekend activities include a welcoming reception, an NFL “Skull Session” brunch and the gala awards ceremony. It is attended by past and present NFL players, school administrators, coaches, event sponsors and families of the honorees.
The two players were named earlier to the Raleigh, NC based, Boxtorow/BASN Black College All-America Team. Williams is scheduled to play in the East-West Shrine Game on January 17th in Houston, Texas.