Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be the “Honorary Captain” for the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl on Saturday (Feb. 19).
According to the showcase game’s official Twitter account, the All-Pro player will join Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) co-founders Doug Williams and James “Shack” Harris for the official coin toss.
The HBCU Legacy Bowl is a postseason all-star game featuring the best NFL Draft-eligible football prospects from HBCUs. Presented by the BCFHOF, the game will be broadcast live from Yulman Stadium in New Orleans on the NFL Network Saturday (February 19) at 2 p.m. local time.
Mahomes’ participation in the event comes after his foundation, 15 and the Mahomies, struck a multi-year partnership with the bowl last March.
“The deal will help bring attention and funding for NFL-eligible HBCU student-athletes...60 years after the franchise helped pioneer the recruitment of HBCU football players, their franchise quarterback is continuing the push for a bigger spotlight on these schools,” a press release stated at the time of the signing.
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