February 4: Celebrating college football’s history

Former Georgia Tech standout Everett Strupper passed away on this date in 1950 at the age of 53. Strupper was a star for the Yellow Jackets from 1915-1917 when he and teammate Walker Carpenter became the first two players from a Southern team to be named to a major All-American team. Strupper was on the 1916 Tech squad that set the all-time scoring record for a single game when the Yellow…

February 4, 2016
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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
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February 2: College Football Hall of Fame memories

Former Cornell player and coach Bill Warner passed away on this date in 1944, just nine days after his 63rd birthday. Warner was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Warner was the brother of the legendary player and coach Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner who also played and coached at Cornell and was a charter member of the Hall of Fame in 1951. Bill Warner’s own coaching…

February 2, 2016
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February 1: A day full of HOF memories

Albie Booth was born on this date in 1908. Booth was a star for Yale University from 1929-1931 when he played halfback for the Bulldogs. Standing just 5-foot-6 and weighing only 144 pounds, Booth nevertheless was one of the most dominant players in college football and earned All-America honors during his junior season in 1930. He was nicknamed “Little Boy Blue” or “The Mighty Atom” in a reference to his…

February 1, 2016
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Legends of California: The Golden Bear Quarterbacks

The 2016 NFL Draft is not considered a great draft for quarterback prospects. There are no ‘can’t-miss’ talents like there are in some years, and that fact was highlighted by the 2015 Heisman Trophy vote when two running backs slugged it out for the trophy. From 2000-2014, the award went to a quarterback 13 out of 15 times, and 39 of the 61 finalists during that timeframe were quarterbacks. If…

January 22, 2016
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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…

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