NFL Draft : Chad Williams First HBCU Player Selected This Year

NFL Draft 98th Overall Pick

Grambling State wide receiver Chad Williams during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(SBN)  Friday in round three of the 2017 NFL Draft, Grambling State wide receiver Chad Williams was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 34th pick. Two years ago the Cardinals selected another HBCU player Rodney Gunter in the fourth round out of Delaware State. Williams one of this years SBN Black College All-Americans is the first player from a Historical Black College and University chosen in this years draft. Rounds 4 through 7 resume on Saturday with many black college prospects hoping their name will be called.

Chad Williams 6′ 2″  193 lb  SR  Grambling State

-2016 National Receiving Yards Leader (1334 yards)
-#3 HBCU National Receiving Touchdowns Leader (11)
-#3 HBCU National Leader Receptions per game (7.4 )
-#3 HBCU National Team Total Offense (484.2 ypg)
-#4 HBCU National Team Passing Yards Per Game (280.3 ypg)
-#4 HBCU National Team Scoring Offense (39.8 ppg)

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