HBCU Spirit of America Bowl

The HBCU Spirit of America Bowl is a postseason all-star game for draft-eligible players from historically black colleges and universities.


SPIRIT OF AMERICA BOWL | JAN 17-20, 2019

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HBCU Pride Roster 

QB:  Jaylen Lowe, Langston, 6-0, 200; Darrien Fields, Marietta, 5-10, 166; Glen Cuiellette, Texas Southern, 6-0, 220

QB Jaylen Lowe was named A.P. NAIA All-American this year.
Photo: Na’Tiana Stocker

RB:  Moe Harris, Castleton, 6-1, 202; Brycen Alleyn, Delaware State, 5-6, 165; Cedric Cooper, Central Washington, 5-11, 185; Keith Anthony, Augsburg, 5-9, 230; Qua Searcy, Georgia Tech, 5-11, 174

FB: Arthur Mitchell, Langston, 5-9, 250

WR: Tamarick Vanover, Jr., Morehouse, 5-1, 185; P.J. Settles (QB), Rhodes, 6-0, 180; Preston Walker, Langston, 5-10, 200; Shaq Davidson, Jacksonville State, 6-0, 185; Josh Lucas, Rhodes College, 5-10, 200; Kyle Hill, Saint Anselm, 5-10, 180; Tristan Walker, Fayettesville State, 5-7, 170; Amyr Smith, Morehouse, 5-10, 175

TE:  Antonio Clark, SUNY-Maritime, 6-2, 250

OT:  James Louisan, LIU-Post, 6-5, 300; Tyreek Bailey, Fayettesville State; Trey Wilson, Morehouse, 6-4, 325; Caleb Riggleman, Marietta, 6-3, 280

OG: Chris Coles, LIU-Post, 6-3, 280; Christopher Carrillo, Langston, 6-3, 325

OC: Brendan Mulholland, Marietta, 6-0, 290; Tyler Drob, West Chester, 6-2, 297

K: Blake Levin, Faulkner, 5-10, 185

DE: Justin Thomas-Thornton, Jacksonville State, 6-5, 250; Heisman Johnson, VA-Lynchburg, 6-2, 245; Terrance Grimsley, Langston, 6-0, 245; Niykiem Floyd, Fort Valley State, 6-3, 258

DT: DeShaywn Middleton, Norfolk State, 6-2, 304; Elijah Bryant, SUNY-Maritime, 6-3, 300

OLB: Patrick Green, Winston-Salem, 6-2, 231; Dah-Quan Edrington, VA-Lynchburgh, 6-2, 205; Michael Kwegyir-Attah, Norfolk State, 6-1, 235; Joe Stoneman, West Virginia State, 6-1, 225

ILB: Brenton Allen, Pace, 6-0, 241; Malcolm Williams, Grambling, 5-11, 240; Mulik Simmons, Savannah State, 6-0, 255

CB: Jamal Stovall, St. Francis (Il), 6-0, 190; Damarius Brinson, West Florida. 6-1, 190; Sterling Lowry, Wagner, 5-11, 185; Jonathant Istache, Duquesne, 5-10, 181; Malik Warner, Wagner, 6-2, 190

S: Kylan Cotton, Faulkner, 5-10, 180; Damarius Brinson, West Florida. 6-1, 190; Mandell Ray, Morehouse, 6-4, 200; Broderick Caudle, Fayetteville State, 5-11, 185; Thomas Shepard (LB), Trinity, 6-1, 202; Brice Brandon, Harding, 5-11, 200

P: Christopher Vasquez, VA-Lynchburg, 5-10, 205

LS: David Carney, California (PA), 5-11, 225

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HBCU Brave Roster 

QB: Vincent Espinoza, Lincoln (PA), 6-3, 205; Kwame Jarvis, American Int’l, 6-1, 205; Keon Marsh, Shaw, 6-3, 185

Espinoza was named MVP of the FCS bowl last month.
Photo: Steve McLaughlin

RB: Jacob Duffrene, Nichols College, 5-10, 210; Lavelle Cloyd, Lincoln (PA), 6-2, 205; Tiberias Lampkin, Mississippi College, 5-9, 220; Drevion Cooper, Tabor, 5-7, 170

WR:  Raymond Green, Jr., Shaw, 5-10, 170; Tyree Harris, Virginia State, 6-1, 190; Jesse Santiago, Emory & Henry, 6-3, 220; Lakeem Christmas, Southern Nazarene, 6-2, 160; Claytin Lewis, Bluefield/CSU-Pueblo; Jaquel Pitts, Fullerton, 6-1, 170; Carlos Croslin, Lincoln (PA), 6-1, 195

TE: Bradley Puccio, Emory & Henry, 6-2, 220; Michael Whitfield (OG), West Texas A&M, 6-2, 270

OT: Matthew Thompson, Morgan State, 6-4, 330; Chris McCrea, Jr., Alcorn State, 6-5, 303; Messiah Rice, Hampton, 6-5, 298

OG: Dwayne Brown, Bethune-Cookman, 6-3, 339; Eric Almeida, Livingstone, 6-2, 303; Dayan Smith, Anderson, 6-1, 320

OC: Malik Washington, Faulkner, 6-3, 280; Harrison Terry, Benedict, 6-3, 275

K: Alex Raya, Morgan State, 5-11, 180; Dalton Hall (P), Tuskegee, 6-2, 250

DE: Jimmy Thomas, Carroll, 6-2, 245; John Lauretti, Alfred State, 6-0, 220; Jordan Bradford, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 280; Tymondre Isaac, Averett, 5-11, 260

DT: Zachary Cannon, Johnson C. Smith, 6-3, 280; Derrian Meminger, Alcorn State, 6-2, 291

OLB: Marquise Baldwin, Chowan, 6-1, 215; Andrew Cash, Shaw, 6-2, 210; Miacah Cooper, Elizabeth City State, 6-1, 215; Pat Prosser, Virginia State, 5-11, 230; Anthony Patrick, Bethel, 6-1, 230

ILB: Jacquae Peart, Bethune-Cookman, 6-1, 240; Darrius Woods, Jackson State, 6-0, 245

CB: Marquez Sanford, Murray State, 5-10, 186; Tavares Johnson (WR), Alcorn State, 6-3, 185; Antonio Dawkins, Bluefield, 5-9, 190; Basir Wright, Johnson C. Smith, 6-0, 166; David Kellam, Virginia State, 5-9, 168

S: Ezekiel Edmonds (LB), Clark-Atlanta, 6-0, 210; Jonathan Turnage, Elizabeth City State, 6-1, 185; Malik Brown, Henderson State, 6-1, 185;
Dennis Roberts IV, Alabama State, 6-1, 205; Marcel Toran, Johnson C. Smith, 5-11, 200

P: Christian Jacquemin, Jackson State, 5-11, 205

LS: Jimmy Strickland (QB), Lock Haven, 6-2, 215

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HBCU Spirit of America Bowl

  • Date: January 20, 2019
  • Time: 1pm
  • Salem Football Stadium | Salem, VA 24153

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The 2018 HBCU Spirit of America Bowl | Daytona Beach, Florida

Final Score: Pride | Brave

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