All-Pro RB, HBCU Grad Tarik Cohen Offers Free USA Football Clinic In Greensboro


Tarik Cohen has defied what some would call insurmountable odds on his way to becoming an NFL Pro Bowl running back. He had to overcome his 5-foot-6 height, which is always seen as a negative when evaluating blue-chip athletes.

His small stature disqualified him from being recruited by Power 5 schools that could have used an athlete of his ability. He settled on North Carolina A&T, an HBCU that was the only school willing to offer Cohen a D-1 scholarship. 

It then took herculean efforts in college for Cohen to be noticed. But after rewriting the offensive history MEAC books and becoming the MEAC All-Time leading rusher, Cohen was eventually drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, where he’s blossomed into a dual-threat all-star for the Chicago Bears. 

Now an established superstar and inspiration to kids in his home state of North Carolina  — the former Bunn HS track and football standout, is sharing his success with the community by hosting a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for kids ages 5 to 17 in Greensboro.

The event is on Saturday, July 13th, from 10 am to 1 pm at BB&T Stadium on the A&T campus. It’s free of cost to all participants and registration begins at 9 am. 

The clinic is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment and is funded through a grant from the NFL Foundation.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.