Bob Hayes, Art Shell and Doug Williams lead a star-studded 2011 class for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Hayes, who won an Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters and later played for the Dallas Cowboys, played collegiately at Florida A&M. Shell, famous as a player and coach for the Oakland Raiders, played at Maryland-Eastern Shore, while Williams played at Grambling State before going on to an NFL career which included a Super Bowl title with the Washington Redskins.
They will be joined by players Lem Barney of Jackson State, Mel Blount of Southern, Roosevelt Brown of Morgan State, Willie Davis of Grambling State and Joe Kendall of Kentucky State, coaches Earl Banks of Morgan State and Willie Jeffries of South Carolina State, and sports information director Collie J. Nicholson of Grambling State.
The induction ceremonies are Feb. 19, 2011 in Atlanta. ESPN's Jon Gruden will be the master of ceremonies for the enshrinement ceremony.