Fresh off a Super Bowl victory earlier this month, Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback and former Alabama State Hornet Tarvaris Jackson returned to the school recently to speak about the exciting times in his career.

I had a lot of support. I had a lot of coaches and teachers behind me who were able to see things in me. They helped me out and pushed me, and I learned a lot of things here that have helped me out in the long run,” he said.

During a meeting with ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, Jackson expressed support of the idea that HBCU can be successful in the professional ranks.

“People think that it’s harder to get into the NFL or other professional sports coming from an HBCU, but my advice to young people is for them to work hard and if you are good enough, they will find you,” Jackson said.


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