Lengyel to receive AFCA’s Tuss McLaughry Award

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association Former college football coach and athletic administrator Jack Lengyel has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the AFCA’s highest honor, the Tuss McLaughry Award. Lengyel will receive the award at the American Football Coaches Awards on January 9 during the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I am humbled and honored to be selected for the American Football Coaches Association’s Tuss…

November 2, 2017

NFF reveals list of 181 semifinalists for Campbell Trophy

IRVING, Texas – Recognizing one of the most impressive groups of scholar-athletes in the history of college football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) proudly announced today the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments®. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an…

September 28, 2017

January 27: This Date in American Football History

Fritz Pollard was born on this date in 1894 eventually becoming a star halfback for Brown in 1915-1916. He was just the second African-American player to earn All-American honors in 1916. He was teammates with future Alabama and Duke coaching legend Wallace Wade at Brown. Pollard wasn’t just a pioneer in college football, however. He was also the first African-American coach in the history of the NFL coaching the Hammond Pros…

January 27, 2017

NFF Salutes the Black History Trailblazers

February is Black History Month, and there isn’t a sport where the contributions of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) are more evident than college football. To this day, black college classics are among the most well-attended games in college football’s lower divisions with crowds that would make an NCAA FBS program proud. It’s evident, too, in the proud tradition of marching bands at HBCU’s where the halftime shows…

February 4, 2016