Three JSU Greats Named to the ESPNU All-Time HBCU Football Team

November 16, 2008 · Print This Article

Jackson State’s Robert Brazile, Walter Payton, Jackie Slater, and 11 other players and one coach highlight the all-time HBCU football team, as compiled by ESPNU. The Southwestern Athletic Conference totaled nine players on the list.

T: Jackie Slater, Jackson State (1972-76) Slater was one of the best offensive linemen to ever play in the SWAC. He was a three-time all-conference selection. RB: Walter Payton, Jackson State (1971-75) Payton rushed for 3,563 yards in four years at Jackson State. It was in college that Payton picked up his nickname “Sweetness” because of the smooth way he ran. He had a great career with the Chicago Bears. The Hall of Famer is one of the NFL’s all-time leading rushers. LB: Robert Brazile, Jackson State (1971-75) Brazile was best known for his pass-rushing ability from the linebacker position. He was a real playmaking linebacker who could go sideline to sideline and is one of the greatest players to ever come out of Jackson State.

Other SWAC greats on the team include: Miss. Valley St./Miss. Vocational: WR Jerry Rice, DL Deacon Jones Prairie View A&M: CB Ken Houston Southern: CB Mel Blount, KR Alvin Haymond, LB Isiah Robertson

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