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Five Bears Set To Play in the Inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl game will have some Morgan State flavor.

Building off of the success of the Dream Bowl, which is now entering its fifth year, the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl, which will be played on January 15, 2017in Virginia Beach, will feature 110 of the best players from all HBCU football programs across the country who play in all NCAA Divisions and in the NAIA.

Five Bears are preparing to suit up one last time as collegiate players.

Morgan State quarterback Chris Andrews, running back Lamont Brown III, wideout Landen Malbrough, offensive lineman Dominique Woods and defensive back Deadrick Jones will play in the Bowl game.

The HBCU Spirit of America Bowl will feature the best players from all HBCU football programs across the country. These true student-athletes play in all NCAA Divisions and the NAIA. The HBCU Spirit of America Bowl will celebrate the tradition, heritage, community, and culture of HBCU football with its athletes, fans, students, and alumni, capturing the spirit and lifestyle found on the over 100 HBCU campuses around the nation.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to represent Morgan State University,” said Lamont Brown III.  “It proves that regardless of the record, if you are talented the scouts will come looking for you.”

“This is a great way to showcase our talent in hopes of getting a chance to play at the next level,” explained Brown, who completed his bachelor’s degree in public relations and graduated in December 2016.

“A shot is all I need.”

The five Bears will play for Adrian Jones who will coach the Brave squad, and Custavious Patterson will serve as head coach of the Pride roster. Patterson graduated from Morgan State in 2004 where he was a one-year starter at quarterback for the Bears.

The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Check your local listings). Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.


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