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HBCU Money™ Presents: 2013’s HBCU Alumni NFL Players’ & Salaries


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The top earning HBCU NFL player is Alabama A&M’s Robert Mathis (pictured above)

HBCU Money™ FACTS:

  • NFL teams spent $3.5 billion of 2013’s $4 billion available.
  • HBCU NFL players combine for $59.2 million in salaries or 1.7 percent of salaries spent. Estimated take home after taxes and agent/lawyer fees is $29. 6 million.
  • Hampton University leads the way with 4 NFL players.
  • 19 HBCUs are represented in the NFL.
  • SWAC/MEAC conferences both have 6 schools represented.
  • HBCU NFL players represent approximately 1.7 percent of roster positions available.
  • Average salary for HBCU NFL players is $2.1 million. In 2011, the average NFL salary was $1.9 million according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Median salary for HBCU NFL players is $895 000. In 2011, the median NFL salary was $777 000 according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
  1. Robert Mathis – DE – Indianapolis Colts – $10 750 000
    (Alabama A&M)

  2. Kendall Langford – DE – St. Louis Rams – $6 000 000
    (Hampton)

  3. Antoine Bethea – S – Indianapolis Colts – $5 750 000
    (Howard)

  4. Jacoby Jones – WR – Baltimore Ravens – $4 900 000
    (Lane)

  5. Dimitri Patterson – CB – Miami Dolphins – $4 600 000
    (Tuskegee)

  6. Greg Toler – CB – Indianapolis Colts – $4 333 333
    (St. Paul’s)

  7. D. Rodgers-Cromartie – CB – Denver Broncos – $2 900 000
    (Tennessee State)

  8. Sammie Hill – DT – Tennessee Titans – $2 766 666
    (Stillman)

  9. Jason Hatcher – DT – Dallas Cowboys – $2 600 000
    (Grambling State)

  10. William Hayes – DE – St. Louis Rams – $2 050 000
    (Winston-Salem State)

  11. Junior Galette – OLB – New Orleans Saints – $1 700 000
    (Stillman)

  12. Eric Weems – WR – Chicago Bears – $1 415 000
    (Bethune-Cookman)

  13. Chris Baker – NT – Washington Redskins – $1 323 000
    (Hampton)

  14. Justin Durant – LB – Dallas Cowboys – $950 000
    (Hampton)

  15. Tavaris Jackson – QB – Seattle Seahawks – $840 000
    (Alabama State)

  16. Kenrick Ellis – DT – New York Jets – $707 500
    (Hampton)

  17. Don Carey – S – Detroit Lions – $680 000
    (Norfolk State)

  18. Phillip Adams – CB – Oakland Raiders – $630 000
    (South Carolina State)

  19. Terron Armstead – T – New Orleans Saints – $559 359
    (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)

  20. Rafael Bush – S – New Orleans Saints – $555 000
    (South Carolina State)

  21. Rashean Mathis – DB – Detroit Lions – $555 000
    (Bethune-Cookman)

  22. Joe Anderson – WR – Chicago Bears – $480 000
    (Texas Southern)

  23. Anthony Levine – S – Baltimore Ravens – $480 000
    (Tennessee State)

  24. Larry Donnell – TE – New York Giants – $405 000
    (Grambling State)

  25. Marquette King – P – Oakland Raiders – $405 000
    (Fort Valley State)

  26. Kevin Elliot – WR – Buffalo Bills – $303 000
    (Florida A&M)

  27. Adrian Hamilton – OLB – Baltimore Ravens – $303 000
    (Prairie View A&M)

  28. Saeed Lee – CB – Atlanta Falcons – $288 000
    (Alabama State)

Sources: NFL.com, The Guardian, Spotrac

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The HBCU Endowment Feature – Lane College


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School Name: Lane College

Median Cost of Attendance: $14 600

Undergraduate Population: 2 002

Endowment Needed: $584 584 000

Analysis: Lane College needs approximately $585 million dollars to allow of its undergraduates to attend debt free annually. The school is located in Jackson, Tennessee and is the halfway point between Memphis and Nashville. A geographic gold mine if properly implemented into strategy. The ability to pull from two of the three major cities in Tennessee should allow for it to endear itself to prospective students who want to be away from home but still within driving distance. Being in a city that has been openly hostile to diluting the African American political power in the city could directly impact the resources available to the school. Lane College should take a more active role in influencing the policies to increase its economic absorption of local resources. Its student body comprises 4.2 percent of the voting age population in the city. While that does not sound like a large number on the national scale in small town politics that is often more than enough to create an influential voting bloc. Lane College also has the opportunity with almost 50 percent of the town’s approximately 65 000 population being African American provide a number of services to the community that would allow it to increase revenues that could grow the endowment. The college is in a prominent position to influence a large part of western Tennessee and needs to leverage its geographic advantage. Ultimately, this will allow the school to produce a donor pool that could push into the low eight figure category over the next decade and creating one of the biggest influence per endowment dollar of any liberal arts HBCU in the nation.