Rank 'Em: Best athletes from HBCUs
Created: January 19, 2011, 1:24 PM
Is "Sweetness" the best athlete to attend a HBCU?
From baseball greats like Lou Brock (Southern) to Packers all-time leader in receptions Donald Driver (Alcorn State), historically black colleges and universities have contributed a great deal to the world of sports.
Both Jerry Rice and Walter Payton, voted No. 1 and No. 5 respectively on The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players, attended historically black colleges and universities and went on to become College Football, Pro Football and Black College Football Hall of Famers. Women like Althea Gibson and Alice Coachman will forever be known as "the firsts," the first African-American women to win a tennis Grand Slam and Olympic gold (track and field), respectively.
In the spirit of Black History Month, SportsNation asks who is the best athlete from one of the HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities)?
You must rank FIVE athletes to cast your ballot.