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Here are the best professional athletes from HBCUs

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We’ve already highlighted some of the famous Black celebrities who are HBCU alumni, but what about the athletes?

Basketball, football, track & field, you name it, HBCUs have produced legends in them all. With the NFL Playoffs here, we thought it would be the perfect time to recognize HBCU alumni who became incredible professional athletes.

SLIDE #1Jerry Rice

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It’s only right that we start with the greatest NFL wide receiver of all time. The Niners pass catcher attended Mississippi Valley State University and went on to become one of the greatest players in league history. You should already know his accolades, he leads all receivers in literally everything.



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