Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League made national headlines last year when three of its alumni made it to the NFL. What the SYFL accomplished this week may be even more impressive.
According to TMZ Sports Snoop’s football league saw 20 of its former players sign letters of intent to Division I programs.
1. Donzell Roddie — Boise State
2. Kyahva Tezino — San Diego State
3. Jeremy Kelly — San Jose State
4. Damon Wright — Boise State
5. Kameron Powell — Washington State
6. Cordell Broadus — UCLA
7. Iman Marshall — USC
8. Shawn Wilson — Oregon State
9. Malik Psalms — Cal Berkeley
10. Stanley Norman — Arizona State
11. Cameron Hayes — Hawaii
12. Kenya Bell — San Jose State
13. Justin Calhoun — Montana State
14. Jeremy Calhoun — Montana State
15. Taj Jones — Idaho State
16. Mike Bell — Fresno State
17. Jericho Flowers — UNLV
18. Kevin Scott — USC
19. Dominique Davis — USC
20. Jaelon Barnwell — Alabama State University
You may notice that #6 is Snoop’s own son, Cordell, the subject of the ESPN show Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.
Here’s what the cominissner of the league said to TMZ.
“I’m extremely proud to have coached and mentored these young men,” SYFL Commish Haamid Wadood tells us.
“I speak on behalf of Snoop and my entire SYFL staff and all the coaches and volunteers. We just want to thank the parents for trusting in us and believing in us in building a foundation for these kids in giving them the opportunity for helping them achieve their goals on becoming a great player and teammates.”
The fact that Snoop’s league has ushered Los Angeles-area kids to college is incredible, maybe even more than the four players the league has sent to the NFL thus far. That’s 20 kids that now have a free education waiting for them in the fall that they can use even if they never make it to the professional ranks.
(via TMZ Sports)