- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

According to STATS, this was the first year in the NFL’s common draft era, which began in 1967, that no players from the Southwestern Athletic Conference or Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference were selected in the NFL draft. The two leagues, which are comprised of historically black colleges and universities, have produced hundreds of NFL players. Here is a year-by-year breakdown of how many players were drafted from the SWAC and MEAC (combined) each season.

1967 20

1968 31

1969 33

1970 30

1971 28

1972 32

1973 25

1974 23

1975 20

1976 25

1977 8

1978 15

1979 6

1980 15

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