The greatest teams in the history of your football programs are...



Storm96

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1953 Prairie View A&M Panthers football team

The 1953 Prairie View A&M Panthers football team was an American football team that represented Prairie View A&M University in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1953 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Billy Nicks, the Panthers compiled a perfect 12–0 record, won the SWAC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 387 to 88. In two post-season games, they defeated Florida A&M in the Orange Blossom Classicand Texas Southern in the Prairie View Bowl. The Panthers were recognized as the 1953 black college national champion.


1958 Prairie View A&M Panthers football team

The 1958 Prairie View A&M Panthers football team was an American football team that represented Prairie View A&M University in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1958 NCAA College Division football season. In their tenth season under head coach Billy Nicks, the Panthers compiled a 10–0–1 record, won the SWAC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 369 to 101. In two post-season games, they defeated Florida A&M in the Orange Blossom Classic and Langston in the Prairie View Bowl. The Panthers were recognized as the 1958 black college national champion.
 

FAM4lyfe

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The first National Championship team that FAMU had was in 1938

The Rattlers pitched seven shutouts in a row, but didn’t give up a touchdown until the season finale against Kentucky State...the Rattlers went on to defeat the Thoroughbreds 9-7 and claim the 1938 HBCU National Title under Head Coach William “Bill” Bell.
 

Storm96

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Mr Nicks made it mandatory that PV grads who were teachers/principals send their best to PV and the PVIL held every HS playoff/state contest for all black HSs on PV’s campus. PV could choose the best of the best of the best when they wanted, at that time, no recruitment required. Also, PV was the western most HBCU so it had a strong shoe-in w/ the best of Cali and other western states as well.
Nicks was savage😁

"The end of Jim Crow caused a significant talent drain for all HBCUs. Nicks had been able to stem the tide somewhat by persuading many of the state's black high school coaches to continue sending their players to Prairie View rather than to a predominantly white school. At one point, nearly all of them had played for Nicks–a legacy of the days when Nicks had the pick of every good black player in Texas–and owed their jobs to him. Usually, a single phone call from Nicks was enough to persuade one of Nicks' former players to send a prospect to "The Hill." He wasn't above threatening to have them fired if they didn't do so.[6]"
 

Bewildered

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Nicks was savage😁

"The end of Jim Crow caused a significant talent drain for all HBCUs. Nicks had been able to stem the tide somewhat by persuading many of the state's black high school coaches to continue sending their players to Prairie View rather than to a predominantly white school. At one point, nearly all of them had played for Nicks–a legacy of the days when Nicks had the pick of every good black player in Texas–and owed their jobs to him. Usually, a single phone call from Nicks was enough to persuade one of Nicks' former players to send a prospect to "The Hill." He wasn't above threatening to have them fired if they didn't do so.[6]"
Straight savage lol. “You wanna’ keep yo’ job? You better send De-Lo pulpwood haulin’ 350lb azz here.” lol
 
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