Sterling Hammond – Virginia Union

Today in recognition of Black History Month , We recognize the achievements of this Black College Football All-American.

2019 TAJT10 BCAA Sterling Hammond Virginia Union (Photo Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics and Jaun McCAll )

Members of the 2019 TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

TAJ Talented 10th 2019 Black College All American Football Team -Offense-
TAJ Talented 10th 2019 Black College All American Football Team -Defense-


During the month of February, (Black History Month) members of the All-American team will be featured on the website daily. Today we spot light:

Virginia Union’s Sterling Hammond : (Defensive Back)

#5  (Senior)
6’1″  210lbs
(Essex High School) 

2019 First Team All -CIAA Conference Team

Panthers  Head Coach Alvin Parker  had excited knowing that Sterling Hammond was back in his secondary again this past season. As a matter of fact Hammond is returning to the TAJT10 Black College All American Team for the second year in a row. Despite playing in only 8 of the Panthers 10 games this season Hammond garnered 72 tackles  getting 7.5 tackles for loss and had a sack. By the way I am talking about a defensive back, so be impressed.


The young gladiator from Caret had an awesome game  on September 21,2019 in the 33-19 win over Johnson C. Smith. Against the Golden Bulls Hammond had a game high 16 tackles  and returned an interception 40 yards to the house. By the way 10 of the tackles made by Sterling were solo tackles and he also had one tackle for loss.

All and all the Panther Senior had at least 7 tackles in every game he played this past season and was most definitely instrumental in helping  Virginia Union finish a successful season with 7 wins against only  3 losses and an honorable mention on The Final 2019 Urban Media Today Black College Football Poll.