Jackson State University

Deion Sanders Lands Top Recruit Travis Hunter at Jackson State

In the 1960s and ‘70s, H.B.C.U.s were often the only options for Black players to play college football, and those colleges regularly sent elite players to the N.F.L., and the American Football League, the N.F.L.’s challenger at the time. The Tigers sent nearly 90 players to the pros from the early 1960s to the early […]

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Deion Sanders Is Leading Jackson State to a Football Title Game

JACKSON, Miss. — Grease-stained brown paper bags filled the counter at Stamps Super Burgers, a tiny burger joint near the campus of Jackson State, and the orders kept coming and coming. But it wasn’t a change in recipe bringing a spike in orders. Since the arrival of the university’s high-profile head football coach, the Pro […]

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