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20 Players From Snoop Dogg’s Youth Football League Commit to D1 Colleges

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Back in 2005, Snoop Dogg founded Snoop’s Youth Football League (SYFL) in an effort to provide the opportunity for inner-city children to participate in youth football. Today, the league is proud to announce that 20 of their players have committed to play football at Division 1 (D1) colleges.

Since its inception, over 1,300 children have participated in the program that is based in the Los Angeles area. On February 4, National Signing Day, the league was notified that 20 of their very own players, including Snoop Dogg’s son, committed to play for some of the top schools in the nation.

“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,” SYFL Commissioner Haamid Wadood  shared

Below is the list of students and their respective colleges. Congrats to these athletes!

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


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  • Ron Patty
    February 12, 2015

    This is awesome but I’m pretty sure Alabama State is not a D1 school.

    • Ron Patty
      February 12, 2015

      Or Montana State

      • Ray Feinkel
        February 13, 2015

        Both Alabama State and Montana State are D1 they just are not FCS schools and are in a subdivision.

        • Hall
          June 12, 2015

          Thanks for clearing that up!! Both are D1 schools

        • HBCU Alum
          June 12, 2015

          Alabama State is a HBCU school, that is a FCS school, playing in the SWAC Conf with Grambling, Southern, Jackson St, Texas Southern, PV etc.

    • Karen
      June 11, 2015

      Yes, Alabama State is a D1 school.

    • Kevin
      June 11, 2015

      Come on Ron P. I to know Alabama state is not a d1 school. I guess in the largest scheme of things to have 19 kids committed to be one program it’s still pretty awesome. Heck to have 20 kids go to college from the in the city is more amazing that is all.

    • Kay fee
      June 11, 2015

      Does it make difference ???. Please applaude these young men for striving for the one thing that can never be taken away . EDUCaTION..

    • Aaron
      June 11, 2015

      Alabama St is a D1 school. They play in the SWAC. It’s an HBCU. I’m a proud alum of an HBCU, Morehouse College.

    • Donald
      June 12, 2015

      Wrong Alabama State is in the SWACC which is Division I along side Grambling, Southern, Alabama AM, South Carolina State, and others

    • Mike
      June 12, 2015

      Alabama State is D1 the play in the subdivision

    • miguel
      June 13, 2015

      there is always that one guy… SMH

  • Big Ry 251
    June 8, 2015

    They are Division 1AA

    • Jason
      June 9, 2015

      1AA doesn’t exist any more. FCS series is Division 1, “1AA” was too. Those schools just put less money into football. Major accomplishment to get a scholarship either way.

  • Justin
    June 10, 2015

    And the Calhoun’s are at the University of Montana, not Montana State

  • Motor City
    June 10, 2015

    The point is they are in school coming from a impoverished neighborhood…..

  • Lamont Cranfield Sr.
    June 11, 2015

    My son Lamont Cranfield played in that league, Snoop is doing a very good thing for the parent and youth interaction in the community also society.. He is also well involved.. Had the great pleasure of meeting him a couple of times, good man..

  • Shaquoya Walls
    June 11, 2015

    To kill the noise! Just congratulate ppl instead of picking shit apart! Crabs in a Barrel as always!

  • Les
    June 11, 2015

    Who gives a damn if they’re division 1 or not. The big picture is that we got 20 kids, who probably would not have a chance to go to college will be attending some topnotch colleges and have a better chance at having a positive future. That’s the main thing

  • Ariane
    June 11, 2015

    The school ranks doesn’t really matter. They have the opportunity to go and better themselves. Good luck guys.

  • coachpete
    June 11, 2015

    And those high school coaches that had them for four years had nothing to do with it.

    • Purple Don't Like Nobody!
      June 11, 2015

      CoachPete, yes the high school coaches had something to do with it. But right now, we are talking bout The Foundation! They had to be right before High School!

  • Purple Don't Like Nobody!
    June 11, 2015

    The SYFL is doing a great job! We been raising STUDENT ATHLETES since the start! It’s nice to see positive black men help raise up more positive black men! We need more of that in the world! I been around since day 1, and them is ALL MY BABIES! Great work Class of 2015! Great work SYFL! Great work SNOOP! LET’S GO! ( C-HOUSE! U KNO! ) That was for those who were wondering. Yeah this, me!

  • Bilbo
    June 11, 2015

    Good job people find anything to hate

  • Coach I.
    June 12, 2015

    I’ve coached High School football and Pop Warner football in Florida.There were high school kids that did not know the fundamentals or have the foundations needed to play a high level of football. Youth football builds that and instills what’s needed to play High School and College football. I salute you Snoop, the league, volunteers, parents and players.

  • LaToshia Love
    June 12, 2015

    Snoop, It’s your Long Beach Home Girl, as always you are doing the do, what most celebrities will not do. This is awesome providing inner city children with an opportunity. Bring your program to Detroit, really this should be a national model. Think about it

  • Gerald Thompson
    June 13, 2015

    Why complain about what college they are going to. These kids deserve to praised on a positive view. All this noise going on about what school is D1 or not, show some pride in these kids for their accomplishments. The high school coaches did a great job too, but without the proper building blocks of Snoop’s league, they might not have had the opportunity. Kids without skills get cut and never see the field and possibly never see college. They are going to the next level…….great job Snoop.

  • Tinya
    June 13, 2015

    Excellent, excellent… Don’t be a hater just be proud!!

  • Pasadena Coach Fred
    June 14, 2015

    This is Awesome !!!
    You’ll deserve all the respect, and acclomades for a job well done… Coach Wadood this has me speechless, we’ve coached against each other with our own kids some 10+ years ago when you were with the Wilshire Huskies vs Pasadena Ponies
    And with the highest regards you were a “Class Act” then, and I respect the direction all these scholar athletes are going in … I met you thru a mutual friend
    (3 Barnes) I’ve seen how you’ve Teamed up with Snoop and how our kids have benefited …
    Long story short …
    I ‘m just proud to be able to see what we’ve been doing for The Community has made an impact on the young men that believe in the program .
    Continued Success !!!

  • Nicole Jones
    June 14, 2015

    This is AMAZING! Great job Snoop and Volunteer Coaches. It doesn’t matter what kind of college it is. What matters is it’s college and they are going for free. We do need more men in the world like Snoop and his staff. As a matter of fact this is not the only youth football league that does this. You sleeping on the South. There are great things going on in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Louisiana Youth Football (Louisiana Youth Sports Network). Go research it! Leroy Hollins II and his volunteer coaches are doing a phenomenal job giving back to our youth. There are many that has committed to colleges and many that are currently playing on the National Football League level that been through the Louisiana Youth Football League (LYF). Fundamentals is where it starts! It’s great when you have people that God use to pave the way for our youth who probably would have never had that opportunity if it wasn’t for these youth leagues. Go look us up… or

  • Bill, USC 1980
    June 14, 2015

    I am pretty sure UCLA is not Division 1 ☺. 3 Trojans! Thanks, Snoop!

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