VUU, VSU players heading to Legacy Bowl
Fred Jeter | 1/19/2023, 6 p.m.
Virginia Union’s Jahkari Grant and Virginia State’s Darius Hagans are making travel plans for New Orleans.
Each has been chosen to play in the Feb. 25 HBCU Legacy Bowl at Tulane University in the “Big Easy.”
The event is a showcase for NFL draft-eligible athletes.
Grant quarterbacked VUU to a 9-2 record this past season and a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs. He threw for 1,916 yards with 18 touchdowns.
Hagans ran for 1,059 yards and six touchdowns for the Trojans, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as VSU went 6-4.
The game is directed by the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. EST with TV coverage by the NFL Network.