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Vicksburg native Kevin Dent will be inducted to the Black College Football Hall of Fame

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Kevin Dent: Photo from JSU Athletics

Vicksburg native Kevin Dent will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

Dent played football for Jackson State University from 1985 to 1988 where he was a three year All-American. In his sophomore year, he tied for leading the nation with 10 interceptions.

After starring at JSU, Dent signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals but was released before the season began. He went on to play for the Birmingham Fire in the World Football League and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.

Dent was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He is a 1985 graduate of Vicksburg High School and led the Gators to a 10-2 season in the 1984 season under head coach Jim Sizemore. He finished his high school career playing safety and quarterback where he had a 23-9 overall record during his time at VHS.

Dent will be recognized along with six others during halftime of the HBCU Legacy Bowl on February 24, 2024.

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