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Dec. 6 Press Conference for the 59th NFF Annual Awards Ceremonies

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Steve Hatchell,
President & CEO
Media Contacts:
Phil Marwill | 917-579-4256
Alan Cox | 972-556-1000
MEDIA ADVISORY
Dec. 6 Press Conference for the
59th NFF Annual Awards Ceremonies
Featuring Archie Manning, Derrick Brooks & Randall Cunningham.
WHO:
  • The 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class (See names below)
  • The 2016 NFF Major Award Recipients (See names below)
  • The Finalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments (See names below)
  • Bonnie Bernstein, press conference moderator and veteran sports journalist
  • Steve Hatchell, NFF President & CEO
  • Kathleen Murphy, President, Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments and NFF Vice Chairwoman
  • Steve Richardson, Football Writers Association of America Executive Director
  • Dennis Thomas, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner joined by the MEAC offensive and defensive players of the year (TBA)
  • Danny Wuerffel, namesake of the Wuerffel Trophy, 1996 William V. Campbell Trophyrecipient and a 2013 College Football Hall of Fame (Florida) inductee
WHAT: Access to the 2016 NFF honorees and the announcements of the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy recipient, the 2016 MEAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year and the finalists for the 2016 FWAA Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.
WHERE: The Empire Room at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave., New York, NY, 10022 WHEN: Dec. 6, 2016, from 9 a.m. - Noon EST, following the "approximate" schedule of MEAC Players of the Year Announcement (9:05 a.m.); FWAA Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Finalist Announcement (9:20 a.m.); NFF Major Award Winners (9:30 a.m.); College Football Hall of Fame Class (10:00 a.m.); Wuerffel Trophy Announcement (11:00 a.m.); and NFF Campbell Trophy finalists (11:15 a.m.).
HOW: Attend in person, requesting a credential by emailing news@footballfoundation.com, or watching a livestream on ESPN3 by clicking here. A live-clean HD satellite feed will be available, courtesy of CBS Newspath, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST at Galaxy 16 Transponder 4B; Downlink 11769V; Data Rate 8.912; Symbol Rate 4.0; FEC 3/4. Or via the Vvxy fiber line at HD Circuit #4471 at the Waterfront (Ascent Media) in NYC. You may also contact your news service (ABC NewsOne; NBC NewsChannel; CBS Newspath; CNN Newsource, Fox Feed, etc.) for specific footage. Permission is granted for use for news purposes only during the customary 48-hour window. Satellite Trouble Shooting Contact is Phil Marwill at 917-579-4256.
NOTE 1: The dinner ceremonies from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST can be watched via a livestream on ESPN3 by clicking here. A live-clean HD satellite feed with a 30-minute buffer before and after, courtesy of CBS Newspath, may also be found at Galaxy 16 Transponder 4B; Downlink 11769V; Data Rate 8.912; Symbol Rate 4.0; FEC 3/4. Or via the Vvxy fiber line at HD Circuit #4471 at the Waterfront (Ascent Media) in NYC. You may also contact your news service to request specific footage. The William V. Campbell Trophy winner will be announced live between 8:15 and 8:20 p.m. during the feed. Permission is granted for use for news purposes only during the customary 48-hour window. NOTE 2: Still photos from the morning press conference and the dinner will be available in a Dropbox accessible via this link. Media outlets looking for a specific photo not in the Dropbox may send an email to news@footballfoundation.com requesting a specific photo.
NOTE 3:
MEDIA CENTER & WORKROOM presented by DragonFly Athletics - The NFF has arranged for a media workroom at the Waldorf Astoria with Internet access. Media will have access to Promenade A on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2016 NFF Major Award Recipients: NFF Chairman and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Archie Manning (NFF Gold Medal); Chancellor of the University of Texas System and retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral William H. McRaven (NFF Distinguished American Award); College Football Hall of Fame coach and AFCA Executive Director Emeritus Grant Teaff (NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award); U.S. Naval Academy Athletics Director Chet Gladchuk* (NFF John L. Toner Award, presented by Hofmann Brands, for excellence in athletics administration); the Voice of the Washington Huskies Bob Rondeau (NFF Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in broadcasting); and NFF Board Member and GE Chairman & CEO Jeff Immelt* (NFF Legacy Award).
*Will not be at the press conference.
2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class:
Marlin Briscoe (Nebraska Omaha), Derrick Brooks (Florida State), Tom Cousineau (Ohio State), Randall Cunningham (UNLV), Troy Davis (Iowa State), William Fuller (North Carolina), Bert Jones (LSU), Tim Krumrie (Wisconsin), Pat McInally (Harvard), Herb Orvis(Colorado), Bill Royce (Ashland [Ohio]), Mike Utley (Washington State), Scott Woerner  (Georgia), Rod Woodson (Purdue, represented by his son, Demitrius) and coaches Bill Bowes (New Hampshire) and Frank Girardi (Lycoming [Pa.]).
2016 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class & Campbell Trophy Finalists:
Chris Beaschler (Dayton), Tim Crawley (San Jose State), DeVon Edwards (Duke), Brooks Ellis(Arkansas), Carter Hanson (Saint John's [Minn.]), Taysom Hill (BYU), Ryan Janvion (Wake Forest), Zay Jones (East Carolina), Cooper Rush (Central Michigan), Karter Schult (Northern Iowa), Tyler Sullivan (Delta State [Miss.]) and Zach Terrell (Western Michigan). The recipient of The William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments, will be announced live during the dinner on Dec. 6.
About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include FootballMatters.org, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, Hofmann Brands, New York Athletic Club, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, PrimeSport, the Sports Business Journal, Under Armour & VICIS. Learn more at footballfoundation.org.
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