Journal of African American Studies

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 120–141 | Cite as

“An Amazing Specimen”: NFL Draft Experts’ Evaluations of Black Quarterbacks



This paper, by way of examining two reputable sports publication, uses quantitative methods to study how NFL draft experts evaluate Black college quarterbacks. We find that draft experts buy into and perpetuate racial stereotypes about Blacks that adversely impact Black college quarterbacks’ chances of matriculating to the National Football League.


Black quarterbacks College Racial stereotypes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University School of Law-IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of African American and African StudiesThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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