Courtesy of Morehouse Athletics
Atlanta, GA- Morehouse defensive lineman Elijah Campbell Jr was selected for the 2nd Annual HBCU Pigskin Showdown, an event that celebrates the top athletes and coaches at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the nation.
NBC Sports will present the HBCU Pigskin Showdown, a college football all-star game for student-athletes from HBCU institutions, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. ET on Peacock and CNBC.
Taking place at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., located just outside of Selma, Ala., the HBCU Pigskin Showdown provides a platform for student-athletes to showcase their talent to a national audience and perform in front of NFL scouts. The inaugural HBCU Pigskin Showdown in 2021 featured 84 top HBCU players competing in front of scouts from 16 NFL teams.
“This is a great opportunity for HBCU pro prospects to get even more national exposure,” said Executive Director/Co-Founder Chris Williams. “We’re excited to be in the Black Belt region of Alabama and happy that the histories of Marion and Selma, Alabama will be on display as we provide a stage for these young athletes.”
Through NBCU Academy – a journalism training and development program designed to prepare college students and young professionals for careers in the news and media technology industry -NBC Sports will present select students from HBCU institutions with the opportunity to cover the event for NBCSports.com.
“HBCUs are so important to our nation,” said Director of Operations/Co-Founder Bryant Grove. “We’re thankful for NBC recognizing our vision and partnering with us to continue to provide a platform for these young men while highlighting the history of the Black Belt region between bot Selma & Marion, Alabama, as well as the campus of Marion Military Institute.
Go to www.hbcupigskinshowdown.com to purchase.