Bowie State junior quarterback Amir Hall was selected as the Black College Football Player of the Year Saturday night in Atlanta.
Hall was presented with the Deacon Jones Trophy, named in honor of the football legend and inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame inductee, during the 2018 Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The award recognizes the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) that embodies the rich tradition of athletic excellence and integrity associated with HBCUs.
Hall led the Bulldogs to a 9-2 regular season record and a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs. He threw for 3,519 yards and 41 touchdowns in 11 games. He completed 65 percent of his passes while throwing just four interceptions in 381 attempts, leading the nation’s top Division II offense. Hall accounted for 294 points between passing and rushing touchdowns.
The Hall’s 2018 class was honored Saturday night as well. The inductees were Harold Carmichael (Southern University), Raymond Chester (Morgan State), Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson (Langston University), Leo “Lincoln Locomotive” Lewis (Lincoln), Greg Lloyd (Fort Valley State), Everson Walls (Grambling State) and coach Bill Hayes (Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T).