Two more Philadelphia Eagles will enter the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
If you’re sick of the constant takes on Doug Pederson‘s play-calling, Carson Wentz‘s regression, and how a Philadelphia Eagles team this bad can be in first place in their division this late in the season, here’s a commercial break. Hopefully, this will put a smile on your face.
Almost three years after the Eagles’ all-time leading receiver, Harold Carmichael, received his nod for induction into the Blck College Football Hall of Fame, two more Birds have been given the same honor.
Safety/cornerback hybrid Roynell Young and tight end Jimmie Giles, two of the six inductees that were selected from a group of 25 finalists, will indeed be a part of the Class of 2021’s Induction Ceremony and Juneteenth Celebration which is scheduled for June 19th of 2021 at the College Football Hall of Fame in the great city of Atlanta, Georgia
Here’s a quote from Doug Williams, Super Bowl XXII MVP, Black College Football Hall of Fame co-founder and 2011 inductee, and Grambling State Tigers legend.
"On behalf of the Board of Trustees, congratulations to the Class of 2021. It is a significant achievement to be considered one of the best to ever play or coach football at a Historically Black College and University."
The Philadelphia Eagles and the ITI staff all tip our hats to a couple of legends.
Young and Giles both cut their teeth at Alcorn State University. Young was a first-round selection of the Eagles in 1980, a Pro Bowl selection in 1981, and he appeared in 122 games with 114 starts in an Eagles jersey (if you include five playoff games) over the course of a nine-year NFL career. Giles appeared in 42 games, hauling in 29 passes in the process and reaching the end zone four times. The two were teammates in Philly during the 1987 and 1988 seasons.
Joining them at the ceremony will be Coach Willard Bailey, who manned the sideline at Virginia Union, Norfolk State University, St. Paul’s College, and Virginia-Lynchburg College as well as Jackson State legend Coy Bacon, Florida A&M’s Greg Coleman, and Texas Southern’s Winston Hill. Kudos are definitely in order as this a nice honor as these two great men have reunited once again, this time in eternity.