Seahawks Quarterback Reflects on First MEAC/SWAC Challenge
Posted By: Elynor Moss on July 07, 2015 |
ESPN Events had a chance to speak with former Alabama State quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, now a backup with the Seattle Seahawks, about playing in the inaugural MEAC/SWAC Challenge game against South Carolina State in 2005.
Jackson threw for 255 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Hornets’ 27-14 loss to the Bulldogs.
South Carolina State University will face the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the 11th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl and will be televised live on ESPN.
Jackson was the first big star to play in the black college classic. The 10-year NFL veteran who played in the last two Super Bowls had a solid college career with the Hornets - passing for 7,849 yards, 67 touchdowns and rushing for 983 yards and 11 TDs in four years. He led Alabama State to two Southwestern Athletic Conference championship games, guiding them to the title in 2004. He feels the MEAC/SWAC Challenge is a great promoter of the two HBCU conferences, an opportunity to offer bragging rights while also showcasing rarely seen talent on a national stage.
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