Clemson’s Bryant named Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week

DALLAS (FWAA) – Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant tied a school record with four sacks – and had seven total tackles – in the Tigers’ 14-6 win over Auburn. His effort in helping Clemson move to 2-0 on the season earned him the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 9. Bryant, a 6-5, 265-pound junior from Pavo, Ga., became just the third player in Clemson history…

September 12, 2017

The Program bids farewell to first senior class

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 2, 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

Rodriguez to serve as president of AFCA in 2017

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association NASHVILLE, Tenn. — University of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez will lead the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in 2017 as president of the organization. Rodriguez, who moves up from first vice-president, succeeds outgoing president Lee Owens of Ashland University. He was elected president by members attending the Association’s 2017 convention this week in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to Rodriguez, the 2017 AFCA officers…

January 18, 2017

NFF/CFB Hall of Fame announce 2017 class

Courtesy of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame TAMPA, Fla. – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame announced the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class earlier this week, which includes the names of 10 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches. The inductees were selected from the national ballot of 75 All-America players and six elite coaches from the NCAA Football…

January 14, 2017

March 4: This Date in American Football History

Everyday celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

March 5, 2016

February 17: Celebrating American football’s past

Legendary Tennessee coach Robert Neyland was born on this date in 1892. Neyland served three separate stints as the head coach of the Volunteers beginning with a nine-year run from 1926-1934 followed by two shorter tenures from 1936-1940 and 1946-1952. In all, Neyland was the head coach of the Vols for 21 seasons, and he is credited with leading Tennessee to four national championships in 1938, 1940, 1950 and 1951….

February 17, 2016

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

Heisman History: Alabama Crimson Tide

January 19, 2016

You don’t have to go back too far to find the Alabama Crimson Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Prior to Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, no Tide player had ever won college football’s top individual honor, but since 2009, the Tide have had two winners from among five finalists. Mark Ingram was the first Crimson Tide player to hoist the Heisman that year when he edged Stanford’s Toby Gerhart by a…