March 8, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State football team recently took part in the 100 Black Men Program held at Walker Spivey Elementary School in Fayetteville. A total of five football players participated in the event held on Feb. 15. The student-athletes discussed various topics during the program while focusing on academics and athletics.
The five players that spoke at the program include: offensive lineman William Jenkins (Fr., Colerain, NC), wide receiver Dennis Alleyne (Fr., Winston-Salem, NC), quarterback Nick Bynkoski (Fr., Duncan, BC), offensive lineman Anthony Nixon (Fr., Wilmington, NC) and wide receiver Chris Crumity (Fr., Benson, NC).
FSU Head Football Coach Lawrence Kershaw, who acknowledged the importance of his team being involved in the community during his introductory press conference in January, said it was a gratifying experience getting to take part in the program and meeting with the boys at Walker Spivey. He felt his players represented Fayetteville State University in a positive manner as they discussed various topics such as character and keeping good grades in the classroom.
“We really enjoyed meeting and talking with the boys at Walker Spivey Elementary School,” he said. “The players and coaches talked about attitude character and maintaining good grades to be a college athlete. The players represented FSU well and have been asked to come back again in the near future.”
The student-athletes spoke to the program about the importance of education and their experiences in sports. The players then opened the floor for questions from students in attendance.
Delvin McAllister, president over the 100 Black Men Program, said that he was very pleased with the turnout of the FSU Football Team and how the students handled themselves. Spivey Elementary School principal Rudy Tatum added that he would love to have the team back and that the kids were very excited to see them.