31 HBCU players make NFL opening day roster

Updated: Sep 15


Courtesy of HBCUGameday


Durant will be one of 31 former HBCU players on NFL rosters. He is also one of 19 that made opening-day 53-man rosters. Ten others were named to practice squads.


That number is up nine from last season when just 22 black college players were on opening-day rosters. It is the first increase of HBCU players in the NFL since 2017. The numbers went from 32 in 2016 to 34 that year.


The 2022 HBCU NFL list includes established veterans like Arkansas-Pine Bluff product Terron Armstead. He is the most senior of the former HBCU players entering his tenth year in the league. The three-time SWAC first teamer at UAPB and three-time NFL Pro Bowler spent his first nine years with the New Orleans Saints.


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