ATLANTA, GA – Former Winston-Salem State running back Richard Huntley moved one step closer to a prestigious honor as he was selected as one of the 26 finalists for the Black College Football Hall of Fame, Thursday morning. The list of finalists included 23 players, two coaches, and a contributor.
The finalists were selected from a vast field of some of the top football players in the history of black college football. There was a field of over 150 nominees that the finalists were chosen from. The selections were made by a 12-member selection committee composed of prominent journalists, commentators, historians, former NFL general managers, and football executives.
Huntley is one of the top running backs in the history of Winston-Salem State University football. He is the school's career leader in rushing yards with 6,286 yards and 932 carries. He is also the school's career leader in touchdowns (57).
The 2020 class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame will be announced on November 14th. The inductees will be honored during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on February 22nd in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, please visit www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.