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ICYMI: Walker Gives Speech on the House Floor Congratulating the NC A&T Football Team on Winning the HBCU National Championship

December 22, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) this week gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to congratulate the North Carolina A&T State University football team on winning the 2017 Celebration Bowl and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) National Championship.

The video, posted yesterday on his Facebook page, has been shared more than 2,000 times and has reached more than 200,000 people in less than 24 hours.

 

 

You can watch the video above and read the full transcript below:

“Mr. Speaker,

“I rise today to congratulate the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies football team, winner of the 2017 Celebration Bowl and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Championship. This win capped off a historic year for the undefeated Aggies, a first in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference history, and marks their second championship in three years.

“In the final minutes, the Aggies marched 56 yards in seven plays. The drive was capped off with a fake spike, and a quarterback sneak on the goal line for the game winning touchdown by Lamar Raynard.
“MVP Marquell Cartwright, who followed the great Tarik Cohen, rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns.  

“With the guidance of Coach Rod Broadway on the field, and the vision of Chancellor Harold Martin in the classroom, North Carolina A&T is leading the way in showing the great value and importance of our nation’s HBCUs.

“I am proud to represent this distinguished school of academic and athletic excellence.

“Leaving only one question remaining, Mr. Speaker. Can I get an AGGIE PRIDE?

“I yield back.”