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2016 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes
2016 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: syracuse.com
The National Football Foundation historical video
The National Football Foundation historical video
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: TheNFFNetwork
National Football Foundation 2017 California Showcase
National Football Foundation 2017 California Showcase
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Jeff Fisher
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Dinner
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Dinner
Published: 2014/04/12
Channel: SportzEdge.com
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Archie Manning
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Archie Manning
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
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"I'm a football player": A message from the National Football Foundation
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Texas Longhorns
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Troy Davis
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Troy Davis
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Danny Wuerffel
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Danny Wuerffel
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
National Football Foundation: National Scholar-Athletes - 2014
National Football Foundation: National Scholar-Athletes - 2014
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: NFFOnDemand
National Football Foundation Promo
National Football Foundation Promo
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Utah Football Foundation
National Football Foundation Middle Tennessee Division Awards Recap
National Football Foundation Middle Tennessee Division Awards Recap
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: TTUsports1
National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame - Introduction Video
National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame - Introduction Video
Published: 2010/08/21
Channel: nfftillerchapter
National Football Foundation / College Hall of Fame, Inc.
National Football Foundation / College Hall of Fame, Inc.
Published: 2009/05/02
Channel: noteblue112
The National Football Foundation - Minnesota Chapter
The National Football Foundation - Minnesota Chapter
Published: 2012/02/10
Channel: nffmn
National Football Foundation Speech
National Football Foundation Speech
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: Cynthia Price
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Tom Cousineau
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Tom Cousineau
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
Kyle Flood Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Kyle Flood Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Resolution Sports
National Football Foundation - Scholar Athlete Dinner - March 1994
National Football Foundation - Scholar Athlete Dinner - March 1994
Published: 2014/03/09
Channel: John Rehmert
Bob McKay recognized by National Football Foundation [May 5, 2017]
Bob McKay recognized by National Football Foundation [May 5, 2017]
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Texas Longhorns
National Football Foundation: Remember the Day
National Football Foundation: Remember the Day
Published: 2012/01/15
Channel: brandbridgeltd
National Football Foundation
National Football Foundation
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: Washington University in St. Louis Football
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Mike Utley
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Mike Utley
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
National Football Foundation 2016 Scholar Athlete: Karter Schult
National Football Foundation 2016 Scholar Athlete: Karter Schult
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
National Football Foundation Awards Banquet (5/7/17)
National Football Foundation Awards Banquet (5/7/17)
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Chris & Lisa Roy
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Induction Into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: The Cooper Institute
Ryan Ripp National Football Foundation
Ryan Ripp National Football Foundation
Published: 2013/02/24
Channel: Thomas Ripp
National Football Foundation Tribute to Shane Zackery
National Football Foundation Tribute to Shane Zackery
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: SXUAthletics
National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame message of H.O.P.E
National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame message of H.O.P.E
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: CJ Tausaga
Rex Burkhead honored at National Football Foundation as a Scholar Athlete
Rex Burkhead honored at National Football Foundation as a Scholar Athlete
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: Nebraska Huskers
National Football Foundation HS Winners - 2015
National Football Foundation HS Winners - 2015
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Utah Football Foundation
National Football Foundation Banquet
National Football Foundation Banquet
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: BCSN
National Football Foundation Awards Banquet, 2014
National Football Foundation Awards Banquet, 2014
Published: 2014/03/26
Channel: SGVN Prep Xtra Live
National Football Foundation Induction
National Football Foundation Induction
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: Emma King
National Football Foundation Dinner 2015
National Football Foundation Dinner 2015
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Martin Ulloa
President Kennedy
President Kennedy's Address to the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: JFK Tapes
National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Wyoming Chapter)
National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Wyoming Chapter)
Published: 2011/04/13
Channel: Sean4Sports
2009 National Football Foundation Dinner Highlights
2009 National Football Foundation Dinner Highlights
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Max Miller
2013 National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Gala Highlights
2013 National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Gala Highlights
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Business Media Group
Ryan Janvion National Football Foundation postgraduate scholarship press conference
Ryan Janvion National Football Foundation postgraduate scholarship press conference
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Wake Forest Athletics
The MEAC Goes to NYC for the National Football Foundation
The MEAC Goes to NYC for the National Football Foundation
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: MEAC Sports
Peter
Peter's National Football Foundation Award 2/12/13
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Emily Sandvik
National Football Foundation Awards
National Football Foundation Awards
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: Grady Newsource
Mr. Archie Manning awarding Andrew Genois at 2014 National Football Foundation Awards Luncheon
Mr. Archie Manning awarding Andrew Genois at 2014 National Football Foundation Awards Luncheon
Published: 2014/04/10
Channel: BMCrusaders
National Football Foundation -- Minnesota Chapter MPS Awards Winners
National Football Foundation -- Minnesota Chapter MPS Awards Winners
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: iDream.tv Location Images
Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown - National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Part 1) (40/118)
Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown - National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Part 1) (40/118)
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: Web of Stories - Life Stories of Remarkable People
National Football Foundation (NYC Chapter) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
National Football Foundation (NYC Chapter) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Resolution Sports
Tod Leiweke named as the National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame Inductee
Tod Leiweke named as the National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame Inductee
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: CityofTampa
Don McPherson Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Don McPherson Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Resolution Sports
2016 National Football Foundation Awards Banquet
2016 National Football Foundation Awards Banquet
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: ROC SportsNet
Yaser Elqutub--National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award recipient
Yaser Elqutub--National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award recipient
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: NSU Demons
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The National Football Foundation (NFF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, longtime Army Black Knights football coach Earl Blaik and journalist Grantland Rice. Its mission is to promote and develop amateur American football on all levels throughout the United States and to cultivate leadership, sportsmanship, enthusiasm for competition, and the drive for academic excellence among America's youth.

In addition to supporting amateur football on the local level, the National Football Foundation also oversees the support, administration, and operation of the College Football Hall of Fame. Among its other programs and initiatives includes the facilitation of the Play It Smart program, which places a trained "academic coach" who turns football teams into learning teams in underserved high schools across the country, and the awarding of the William V. Campbell Trophy presented by HealthSouth Corporation, referred to in many circles as the "Academic Heisman". In spring 2007, the NFF launched the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, a recognition program for players who excel both on the field and in the classroom. Inductees must have been a starter in their final collegiate season and have earned a 3.2 cumulative GPA for their undergraduate degree.[1] The Foundation also tabulated and released the Bowl Championship Series Standings each Fall and hosts an Annual Awards Dinner in December at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Archie Manning, a former Ole Miss Rebels football All-American and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, serves as the current chairman,[2] and Steven J. Hatchell, the former commissioner of the Big 12 Conference and executive director of the FedEx Orange Bowl, serves as its current president. The foundation has 120 local chapters distributed among 48 states. Since 1956, more than 100,000 volunteers have become members.

National Scholar-Athlete Awards[edit]

Founded in 1959, the award is presented each season to the nation's top scholar-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics and leadership. Fifteen to seventeen scholar-athletes are chosen from the NCAA Divisions I (both I-A/FBS and I-AA/FCS), II and III and the NAIA and awarded a $18,000 scholarship. One of the recipients is chosen and awarded the William V. Campbell Trophy (formerly the Draddy Trophy).[3]

Notable former National Scholar-Athletes in the NFL include Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M, 2011)[4] and Joe Thomas (Wisconsin, 2006)[5] and Super Bowl winners Peyton (Tennessee, 1997) and Eli Manning (Mississippi, 2003), Drew Brees (Purdue, 2000), Jonathan Vilma (Miami, 2003)[6] and Dennis Dixon (Oregon, 2007). Non-sporting former recipients include Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Mark Harmon (UCLA), NASA astronaut and USAF flight test engineer Michael S. Hopkins (Illinois), former USAF pilot and incumbent Hampden–Sydney College President Christopher B. Howard (U.S. Air Force Academy)[7] and NBC anchor Stone Phillips (Yale).[8]

National Football Foundation Gold Medal[edit]

The Gold Medal, the NFF’s highest honor, has been presented to seven U.S. Presidents, four U.S. Generals, three U.S. Admirals, one U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 25 Corporate CEOs and Chairmen.

Distinguished American Award[edit]

Presented on special occasions when a truly deserving individual emerges, the award honors someone who has applied the character building attributes learned from amateur sport in their business and personal life, exhibiting superior leadership qualities in education, amateur athletics, business and in the community.

MacArthur Bowl[edit]

Every year, the National Football Foundation awards the MacArthur Bowl to the NCAA Division I-FBS college football team determined to be the national champion.

John L. Toner Award[edit]

The annual award is given to an athletic director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football.

Note: * = posthumously

Chris Schenkel Award[edit]

Named in honor of broadcaster Chris Schenkel, the Chris Schenkel Award is given annually to distinctive individuals in broadcasting with ties to a university.[10]

Poll[edit]

Beginning in 2014, 10 members of the NFF will vote in a new poll in partnership with the Football Writers Association of America. It is called the FWAA-NFF Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFF Announces Inaugural National Honor Society". National Football Foundation. 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  2. ^ Manning Succeeds Johnson as NFF Chairman
  3. ^ "NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS". footballfoundation.org. 
  4. ^ "Tuesday's Chalktalk - December 27, 2011". footballfoundation.org. December 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "TUESDAY'S CHALKTALK – JAN. 22, 2013". footballfoundation.org. January 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Scholar-Athletes — Biography: Jonathan Vilma". footballfoundation.org. 
  7. ^ "Scholar-Athletes — Biography: Chris Howard". footballfoundation.org. 
  8. ^ "NFF NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE CLASS PREPARES FOR THE NFL DRAFT". footballfoundation.org. May 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Jacobi, Adam (2009-11-11). "National Football Foundation vacates AD award". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  10. ^ Kleinpeter, Jim (May 27, 2015). "LSU's Jim Hawthorne wins Chris Schenkel Award". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved June 26, 2017. 

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