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"I'm a football player": A message from the National Football Foundation
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Texas Longhorns
Mack Brown honored by National Football Foundation [Feb. 9, 2018]
Mack Brown honored by National Football Foundation [Feb. 9, 2018]
Published: 2018/02/09
Channel: Texas Longhorns
The National Football Foundation historical video
The National Football Foundation historical video
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: TheNFFNetwork
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: Sports Team 8
2016 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes
2016 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: syracuse.com
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 Dinner 2015
National Football Foundation Dinner 2015
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Martin Ulloa
National Football Foundation Awards
National Football Foundation Awards
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: Grady Newsource
National Football Foundation: Remember the Day
National Football Foundation: Remember the Day
Published: 2012/01/15
Channel: brandbridgeltd
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
National Football Foundation
National Football Foundation
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: Washington University in St. Louis 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
National Football Foundation Los Angeles Chapter Award Presentation March 2011
National Football Foundation Los Angeles Chapter Award Presentation March 2011
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: Howard Sofen
National Football Foundation / College Hall of Fame, Inc.
National Football Foundation / College Hall of Fame, Inc.
Published: 2009/05/02
Channel: noteblue112
Morlon Greenwood Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Morlon Greenwood Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: Resolution Sports
The National Football Foundation - Minnesota Chapter
The National Football Foundation - Minnesota Chapter
Published: 2012/02/10
Channel: nffmn
National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Wyoming Chapter)
National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (Wyoming Chapter)
Published: 2011/04/13
Channel: Sean4Sports
National Football Foundation Induction
National Football Foundation Induction
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: Emma King
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
The National Football Foundation | Television Commercial | 2001
The National Football Foundation | Television Commercial | 2001
Published: 2018/01/06
Channel: Analog Indulgence
National Football Foundation Awards Banquet, 2014
National Football Foundation Awards Banquet, 2014
Published: 2014/03/26
Channel: SGVN Prep Xtra Live
National Football Foundation: National Scholar-Athletes - 2014
National Football Foundation: National Scholar-Athletes - 2014
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: NFFOnDemand
National Football Foundation 2017 California Showcase
National Football Foundation 2017 California Showcase
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Jeff Fisher
Football Matters: An Initiative of the National Football Foundation
Football Matters: An Initiative of the National Football Foundation
Published: 2018/02/13
Channel: Football Matters
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 2016 Scholar Athlete: Karter Schult
National Football Foundation 2016 Scholar Athlete: Karter Schult
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: All Access Football
National Football Foundation Speech
National Football Foundation Speech
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: Cynthia Price
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
Aaron
Aaron's Award Announcement at National Football Foundation Brian Piccolo Scholar Athlete Awards
Published: 2012/04/19
Channel: 1969jets
National football foundation william Campbell student athlete award press conference
National football foundation william Campbell student athlete award press conference
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: NUC Sports
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
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
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
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
Penn State Football - John Urschel National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete
Penn State Football - John Urschel National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: GoPSUtv
2009 National Football Foundation Dinner Highlights
2009 National Football Foundation Dinner Highlights
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Max Miller
Dr. Kenneth Cooper National Football Foundation Induction
Dr. Kenneth Cooper National Football Foundation Induction
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: CooperAerobics
Lafayette Kinwanis Club presents: Joe Tiller National Football Foundation Chapter
Lafayette Kinwanis Club presents: Joe Tiller National Football Foundation Chapter
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Lafayette Kiwanis Club
2013 National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame
2013 National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Business Media Group
National Football Foundation Banquet
National Football Foundation Banquet
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: BCSN
SAMSON KAFOVALU 2012 NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR ATHLETE
SAMSON KAFOVALU 2012 NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Published: 2012/03/19
Channel: SKWildes
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
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
Bill O
Bill O'Brien Meets the Media at the National Football Foundation Pa. Chapter
Published: 2012/03/26
Channel: GoPSUtv
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
2015 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class
2015 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: ferrisathletics
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 & College Football Hall of Fame - Introduction Video
National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame - Introduction Video
Published: 2010/08/21
Channel: nfftillerchapter
Nuc sports coverage of national football foundation william Campbell college awards nominees
Nuc sports coverage of national football foundation william Campbell college awards nominees
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: NUC Sports
Amos Zereoué Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Amos Zereoué Speaks at National Football Foundation (NYC) 2016 Elite Eleven Gala
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: Resolution Sports
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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. Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. 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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