Ex-HBCU wide receiver excelling in the United Football League

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    HBCU Athletes Shine in United Football League: Chris Rowland’s Success Story

    The United Football League (UFL) has become a hotbed for talented HBCU athletes looking to make their mark at the professional level. With twelve former HBCU players making waves on the UFL’s active rosters, the league has provided a platform for these athletes to showcase their skills.

    One standout player this season is former Tennessee State wide receiver Chris Rowland, who has been a key contributor for the D.C. Defenders. In a recent game against the Arlington Renegades, Rowland put on a show, racking up 316 all-purpose yards, including an electrifying 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

    Rowland’s performance has been nothing short of impressive, as he leads the UFL in kick return average and ranks third in punt return yards. Additionally, he has been a reliable target on offense, tallying 235 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

    Defenders head coach Reggie Barlow has praised Rowland for his versatility on the field and his character off the field, calling him an “outstanding football player” and a “great teammate.” Barlow’s endorsement, along with Rowland’s standout performances, has many believing that he deserves a shot at an NFL training camp invite.

    As the UFL season comes to a close, Rowland and other UFL players will have the opportunity to sign with NFL teams following the championship game on June 16. With his impressive showing this season, Rowland is poised to make a strong case for a spot on an NFL roster.