The 6th annual installment of tracking the earnings of HBCU alumni who are NFL players, the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Terron Armstead retains the crown with a $5.5 million raise over his 2018 salary.
HBCU Money™ FACTS:
- HBCU NFL players combine for $43.6 million, an almost 13 percent increase from 2018, when HBCU NFL players earned $38.7 million.
- South Carolina State University & North Carolina A&T are tied with 4 NFL players each.
- The SWAC has 9 players versus the MEAC’s 12 players in the league.
- Average salary for HBCU NFL players is $1.9 million, an increase of $100,000 from 2018.
- Median salary for HBCU NFL players is $930,000.
- HBCU players account for 1.4 percent of the NFL’s 32 team active roster spots.
- Terron Armstead /UAPB / $15.8 million
- Antoine Bethea / Howard / $3.625 million
- Chester Rogers / Grambling State / $3.095 million
- Joe Thomas / South Carolina State / $2.237 million
- Tytus Howard (R) / Alabama State / $2.223 million
- Javon Hargrave / South Carolina State / $2.198 million
- Rodney Gunter / Delaware State / $1.75 million
- Ryan Smith / North Carolina Central /$1.697 million
- Darius Leonard / South Carolina State / $1.647 million
- Isaiah Crowell / Alabama State / $1.25 million
- Antonio Hamilton / South Carolina State / $1 million
- Brandon Parker / North Carolina A&T / $930,758
- Tarik Cohen / North Carolina A&T / $803,914
- Grover Stewart / Albany State / $749.912
- Tony McRae / North Carolina A&T / $645,000
- KhaDarel Hodge / Prairie View A&M / $570,000 (Tied)
- Trent Scott / Grambling State / $570,000 (Tied)
- Darryl Johnson / North Carolina A&T / $519,522
- Joshua Miles / Morgan State / $513,664
- Trent Cannon / Virginia State / $511,096
- Danny Johnson / Southern / $510,862
- Jamie Gillan / UAPB / $498,333
- Da’Lance Turner / Alcorn State / $268,235
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How many HBCUs have you donated money too? Below are the jump pages for every CIAA/SIAC school and/or foundation’s giving page. We challenge HBCU alumni to give to their own and as many HBCUs as possible.
There are 25 HBCUs between the CIAA and SIAC with approximately 75,000 students. The two historic HBCU conferences cover a lot of geography from the Midwest to the Southeast and up the eastern coast.
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School Name: Albany State University
Median Cost of Attendance: $17 982
Undergraduate Population: 4 187
Endowment Needed: $1 505 812 640
Analysis: Albany State University needs approximately an endowment of $1.5 billion for all of its undergraduates to attend debt free. It is located in Georgia’s eighth largest city which boast a population of almost 80 000 according to the last census. Albany is also a city where the African American population comprises over 70 percent of the population. The school’s current endowment is only 1 percent of the needed endowment. This is a note of concern given Albany State University has the second highest reported student loan debt per graduates in the SIAC and 90 percent of their graduates have some sort of student loan debt. The 90 percent is actually in line with the HBCU average, but still 35 percent above the national average. Being located in the southwestern part of Georgia gives the school geographic advantage to the panhandle of Florida for recruitment opportunities. Opportunities abound for Albany State University, but key to them will be finding a way to get alumni connected in such a way that their endowment is doubling every year for the next ten years. Otherwise, they will continue to be on the list of schools to watch and we have already seen in Georgia that merger talk is never far away.
As always it should be noted that endowments provide a myriad of subsidies to the university for everything from scholarship, faculty & administration salaries, research, and much more.