The 10 greatest HBCU dynasties, now including North Carolina A&T
Let’s not try to figure out which teams would’ve beaten each other across eras. Instead, let’s try to compare accomplishments.
By Bill Connelly
6. North Carolina A&T (2015-18 and counting)
Three titles in four years 41-7 record 0-1 FCS playoff record beat Kent State (39-36) in 2016, Charlotte (35-31) in 2017, ECU (28-23), and Jacksonville State (20-17) in 2018 Notable pros: RB Tarik Cohen (fourth-round pick in 2017), OL Brandon Parker (third-round pick in 2018)
A&T’s run of FBS wins has really brought to focus the Aggies’ upside. Broadway, who also got to claim shares of HBCU titles with NC Central (2005 and 2006) and Grambling (2007), is one of the sport’s most underrated coaches, and he left Washington with a bounty, particularly in the trenches — defensive lineman Darryl Johnson, Jr., and offensive lineman Micah Shaw were FCS All-Americans in 2018.
If the Aggies win in 2019, after losing not only Shaw but also quarterback Lamar Raynard and running back Marquell Cartwright, then they might be Atlanta mainstays for years to come.