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ATL native Robert Mathis, finalist for Black College Football Hall of Fame

Mathis joins Lericia Harris and Sam Crenshaw on HBCU PLAY

Lericia Harris
October 15, 2018 - 10:58 am
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HBCU PLAY is a prime source for the latest information on historically black colleges and university athletics. The weekly program breaks down impact games throughout the various conferences, includes featuring stories, interviews, and recognizes student athletes for their work within the community.

Episode 11 = The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced the 25 Finalists for induction into the Class of 2019. Robert Mathis – an alum of Alabama A&M – was among the list of finalist. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and attended McNair High School. Mathis, who played for the Bulldogs 1999 -2002, set single season FCS records for forced fumbles (10) and sacks (20) in 2002. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2003 and played 14 seasons as a defensive end. Mathis finished his NFL career with 123 sacks, 54 forced fumbles, 17 fumble recoveries, 397 tackles, 3 touchdowns and a Super Bowl win in 2006. He is a five-time Pro Bowl player.