Saturday, March 4, 2017

City of Grambling honors football program with commemorative sign

GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- Anyone leaving Grambling State's campus from now on will be left with a championship impression.

The city of Grambling, led by mayor Edward Jones, unveiled and dedicated a commemorative sign Friday to honor the football program and its 2016 HBCU national championship. The sign, which is about 10 feet wide, sits between two metal posts facing campus on the corner College Avenue and RWE Jones Drive.

"Oh wow," Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs said as he and his wife, Kim, lifted a tarp to unveil the sign to a group of 50 or 75 supporters that included Grambling city council members, GSU supporters, the entire coaching staff and a group of players.

The sign reads "Home of Champions" in gold letters with three lines of accolades — 2016 HBCU national champions, SWAC champions and Hero Sports Coach of the Year. Fobbs is prominently featured on the bottom left of the sign, holding up one finger to the sky. Quarterback DeVante Kincade and running back Martez Carter, two key members of the 2016 team and returners for 2017, are pictured in the top left and top right corners, respectively.


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