Among the current shenanigans taking place in Washington, D.C., the North Carolina Central football team received positive acknowledgment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Democratic Representative Valerie Foushee, who represents North Carolina’s 4th district (comprised of Roxboro, Chapel Hill and Durham where Central is located), formally presented a resolution acknowledging and commending the Eagles for their 2022 Black College Football national championship season, which included a 41-34 win over SWAC champion Jackson State in the Celebration Bowl.
#NCCUAthletics | Today, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Valerie Foushee (D) presented a resolution honoring our incredible Eagle Football team, and their historic HBCU National Football title win. Take a look. | #MEAC #NCCU #EaglePride pic.twitter.com/J3JFu7CaSq
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“NCCU is known for its distinguished academic and athletic excellence and is a prime example of the importance and great value of our nation’s HBCUs,” Rep. Foushee said.
North Carolina Central finished the 2022 season as MEAC co-champions with a record of 10-2 overall and was 4-1 in conference play. The Eagles’ biggest wins prior to the Celebration Bowl included victories over longtime rivals North Carolina A&T (28-13) and Winston-Salem State (41-0), as well as a high-scoring 45-27 win at No. 25 New Hampshire, who advanced to the second round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
“Under the steadfast leadership of Chancellor Johnson Akinyele and head coach Trei Oliver, NCCU brought home the Black College Football national title for the fourth time in school history with Eagle Pride and Promise,” Rep. Foushee proclaimed. “I am deeply honored to represent NCCU and I extend my sincere congratulations to the entire team, the coaching staff, the students and faculty for this well-deserved victory. Go Eagles.”
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