Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named the “Honorary Captain” for the inaugural Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Legacy Bowl, according to the showcase game’s official Twitter account.
The inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl, put on by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, will celebrate Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as an honorary captain, the organization
.@PatrickMahomes has been named Honorary Captain for the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl.
He will attend game and join @BCFHOF Co-Founders Doug Williams and James “Shack” Harris for the official coin toss.
— HBCU Legacy Bowl (@HBCULegacyBowl) February 16, 2022
The bowl game, which will take place Feb. 19 in New Orleans, is intended to showcase the best NFL-eligible football players from historically black colleges and universities.
The game will be broadcast live from Yulman Stadium in New Orleans on NFL Network this Saturday at 2 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
As part of being an honorary captain, Mahomes will attend the game and take part in the coin toss, alongside BCFHF co-founders Doug Williams and James “Shack” Harris.
Mahomes’ foundation, “15 and the Mahomies,” struck a multi-year partnership with the bowl last March. The deal will help bring attention and funding for NFL-eligible HBCU student-athletes…60 years after the franchise helped pioneer the recruitment of HBCU football players, their franchise quarterback is continuing the push for a bigger spotlight on these schools.