Black College Football Hall of Fame reflections: Pro Football Hall of Famer Robert Brazile 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame continues to celebrate the excellence of Black pioneers during the month of February in honor of Black History Month.

Chief Relations Officer Adrian Allison had the extraordinary opportunity to sit with the pride of Jackson State, ROBERT BRAZILE, from the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018. 

During the interview, Brazile reflects on his unique experience of integrating into an all-white high school in Mobile, Ala., at a time of racial turmoil in the early 1970s. 

Through perveance and with the guidance of his family, Brazile, the former Houston Oilers first-round selection (sixth player overall) in the 1975 NFL Draft, used the lessons learned from the gridiron to help shape his illustrious 10 seasons in the NFL. 

Renowned for his size (6 feet 4 inches, 241 pounds) and speed (4.6 seconds in the 40), Brazile had a reputation as a tremendous hitter and earned the nickname “Dr. Doom” from his peers.

He lived up to the high expectations and was named to multiple All-Rookie teams and earned Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

Listen as Brazile shares never-before heard stories of his college teammate and Pro Football Hall of Famer WALTER PAYTON and so much more! 

For the full interview, click here or watch below: