Ken Burrough and Lloyd Wells (Texas Southern), Otis Taylor (Prairie View A&M) and Aeneas Williams (Southern) are among six members of the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

The Southwestern Athletic Conference’s very own will join Emmitt Thomas (Bishop College) and Jethro Pugh (Elizabeth City State) in the ’16 class. The six inductees were chosen from a list of 25 finalists. Established in 2009, the BCFHOF honors the greatest players, coaches and contributors from historically black colleges and universities.

The class of ’16 will be inducted into the BCFHOF at a ceremony presented by the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 27, 2016 in Atlanta, where the BCFHOF is located.

The inductees were selected by a 13-member selection committee of journalists, commentators, historians, former NFL GMs and executives, and previous BCFHOF inductees.

Burrough, the 10th overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft (New Orleans Saints), was a two-time All-Pro (1975, 1977) wide receiver with the Houston Oilers who led the NFL in receiving yards in 1973. He’s also the last player to wear jersey No. 00. Burrough played for Texas Southern.

A two-time All-Pro (1971, 1972) receiver, Taylor spent 11 seasons with the Chiefs. The PVAMU alum was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in the 1965 AFL Draft and was a member of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl IV-winning team.

Williams, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014, was a four-time All-Pro defensive back during his 14 NFL seasons. He was selected in the third round of the 1991 draft by the Arizona Cardinals after playing for Southern University. He spent the final four seasons of his career with the St. Louis Rams (he was traded to St. Louis), helping the team advance to Super Bowl XXXVI, where his Rams were defeated by the New England Patriots. He’s a member of NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team.

Wells, a Texas Southern graduate was pro football’s first black full-time scout, and no fewer than eight players recruited by Wells were selected All-AFL during their pro careers, according to the BCFHOF. He was an advocate for civil rights and black athletes. He also was a confidant for boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Wells died in 2005.