President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine join alum and former Pittsburgh Steeler John Stallworth at Hall of Fame tribute in Atlanta.
One of Alabama A&M University's favorite sons was honored recently during a special tribute to black college athleticism in Atlanta, Ga.
AAMU alumnus, entrepreneur, philanthropist and former Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver John Stallworth was among the Class of 2014 inductees into the Black College Football Hall of Fame. The event was held Saturday, March 1, at Loews Hotel, featuring an inductee reception and the Fifth Annual Enshrinement Ceremony.
Among attendees paying tribute to Stallworth were his family, friends and an AAMU delegation headed by President Andrew and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine. Also inducted into the distinguished Class of 2014 was Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State), current quarterbacks coach for the AAMU Bulldogs (left).
A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Pro Football Hall of Famer Stallworth formerly provided overall leadership, directed strategic planning, and established goals and objectives for Madison Research Corporation (MRC) in Huntsville.
An insightful and astute businessman, he started MRC in 1986, prior to his 1988 retirement from professional football. Stallworth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Finance from AAMU.
The John Stallworth Scholarship Foundation is a merit scholarship endowment program, funded in 1988 in cooperation with Mr. John Stallworth, civic and business leaders, churches, industry, educational institutions, administrators, and friends of John Stallworth.
In addition to Stallworth and Totten, the Class of 2014 includes Robert Brazile (Jackson State University), Leroy Kelly (Morgan State University), Michael Strahan (Texas Southern University), Doug Wilkerson (North Carolina Central University) as player inductees and Marino Casem (Alcorn State University) as a coach inductee.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame is presented annually by The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.