2004- News Archive

1999 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Herschel Walker enjoyed a spectacular postseason debut in the 1981 Sugar Bowl.
Hall of Fame players often turn in Hall of Fame performances at the most opportune times. The College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana is filled with players who turned in legendary momen
  • Published: Dec 28, 2004
Reggie White was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
A fearsome defensive player, Reggie White died on Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital, where he was taken after his wife called 911. One of the greatest players ever to play the game of football, college
  • Published: Dec 27, 2004
NFF President Bob Casciola presents Bob Keropian his plaque in recognition of his more than 40 years of service.
The success of an organization, much like a football team, depends on the actions of many individuals, and honoring those who have helped strengthen the organization along the way is a must. During t
  • Published: Dec 22, 2004
Steven J. Hatchell has been named the next president of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Dec. 10, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that NFF President Robert F. Casciola will step down i
  • Published: Dec 10, 2004
Munoz becomes the 15th Draddy Award recipient overall and second from Tennessee.
During The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 47th Annual Awards Dinner, before a sold out crowd at the Waldorf-Astoria, it was announced that Michael Munoz of the University of
  • Published: Dec 08, 2004
1,490 people attended the NFF's 47th Annual Awards Dinner on December 7.
Once again college football's elite assembled in New York City for the 47th Annual Awards Dinner, December 7, 2004 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Generally regarded a homecoming for the football frate
  • Published: Dec 07, 2004
Matt Sellitto, 2004 Chapter Leadership Awardee from the East Region
MORRISTOWN, NJ - November 19, 2004 - From its national network of 119 Chapters and more than 13,000 members nationwide, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the
  • Published: Nov 19, 2004
The 2003 NFF Scholar-Athlete Class.
November 1, 2004 - The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced today, its 2004 National Scholar-Athlete Class, which includes student-athletes from all NCAA divisions, I-A, I-
  • Published: Nov 01, 2004
The Northwest Indiana Chapter was handed their official charter before a sold-out Ross-Ade Stadium.
The undefeated Purdue Boilermakers played host to the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, October 16. A sellout crowd of 65,196 jammed into Ross-Ade Stadium to witness the contest. ESPN’s widel
  • Published: Oct 28, 2004
PLAY IT SMART graduates Noel Grant and Jesse Phillips (photo courtesy of NFLHS.com)
Reprinted with permission from NFLHS.com by Elaine DeLos Reyes, NFLHS.com New York City, October 26, 2004--Homework, quizzes, exams, SAT’s, college admission--these are the everyday worries of each h
  • Published: Oct 27, 2004
Ed Bock was an All-America Guard at Iowa State University in 1938.
In the middle of the 1938 season, the Iowa State football team faced a challenge that few believed they could survive. They were heading to Nebraska to face the Cornhuskers, a perennial powerhouse th
  • Published: Oct 20, 2004
Dan Ross was an All-America tight end at Northeastern.
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and the alma maters of Dan Ross and Charles Young paid tribute to their 2004 College Football Hall of Fame inductees with On-Campus Salutes o
  • Published: Oct 08, 2004
Dick Strahm
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and the University of Findlay paid tribute to 2004 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Coach Dick Strahm with an On-Campus Salute last Sat
  • Published: Sep 24, 2004
Arkansas Standout Marcus Monk will be given the 2004 Midwest Region's Scholar-Athlete Award.
The Midwest Region of The National Football Foundation has produced its fair share of standout high school scholar-athletes over the past decade. No fewer than seven of their last 11 awardees are sti
  • Published: Sep 23, 2004
Joe Delaney was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
Joe Delaney lived a life on and off the field driven by a selfless dedication to those around him. It was a personality trait that would establish him as one of the premier running backs of his time
  • Published: Sep 21, 2004
Davis was Westminster's first three-time NAIA First Team All-America.
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and the alma maters of Harold Davis and Frank Emanuel paid tribute to their 2004 College Football Hall of Fame inductees with On-Campus Salut
  • Published: Sep 17, 2004
Murry Bowden has enjoyed success on and off the playing field
MORRISTOWN, NJ – September 16 – Murry Bowden, a former Dartmouth College football standout and 2003 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, was named to the National Football Foundation & College
  • Published: Sep 16, 2004
National High School Scholar-Athletes
Representing thousands of high schools across the nation, more than 2,000 scholar-athletes are honored each year by the 119 chapters of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NF
  • Published: Sep 14, 2004
Tony Casillas
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and the University of Oklahoma paid tribute to 2004 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Tony Casillas with an On-Campus Salute Saturday. O
  • Published: Sep 10, 2004
Tom Beck
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and Elmhurst College paid tribute to 2004 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Coach Tom Beck with an On-Campus Salute Saturday. Elmhurst h
  • Published: Sep 03, 2004
Mike and Mike ESPN Radio Show
Notre Dame fans will have the opportunity to show their enthusiasm for the Fighting Irish on ESPN Radio September 10, in the lobby of the College Football Hall of Fame. ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Mo
  • Published: Sep 02, 2004
NFF Scholar-Athletes and Special Education students share in some friendly competition
The National Football Foundation Chapter in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania takes the best from the high school gridiron and drives them to do better for themselves and others. The Schuylkill scholar-athlet
  • Published: Aug 23, 2004
A collage of the morning's events
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame stood center stage August 17 during the opening of the NASDAQ Stock Market. NFF President Bob Casciola, NFF Vice Chairman Ron Johnson, NFF
  • Published: Aug 18, 2004
10th Annual Enshrinement Festival
For college football fans, it doesn’t get any better than rubbing shoulders with some of the greatest to ever play the game. The Enshrinement Festival is the perfect place to interact with some of co
  • Published: Aug 15, 2004
Secretary of Education Rod Paige greets students on the steps of Timken High School
CANTON, Ohio – August 9, 2004 – The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) and U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced a $10.7 million No Child Left Behind grant to
  • Published: Aug 09, 2004
National Scholar Athlete Awards
The National Football Foundation is now accepting nominations for its prestigious 2004 National Scholar-Athlete Awards. This year an estimated total of 15 winners will be chosen from divisions of all
  • Published: Jul 14, 2004
Play It Smart student athletes had an opportunity to improve their skills by learning from some of the NFL's best. Photo Credit: Jerry Pinkus
To find out more about the Play It Smart program, visit the Play It Smart web site. By Bill Alden, NFLHS.com (Republished with permission of the NY Giants) June 28, 2004 - When Tyrell Dekeyser entere
  • Published: Jul 07, 2004
Academic Coach Heidi Vande Hoef provides guidance to two of her players
When one thinks of Charlottesville, Virginia, The University of Virginia immediately comes to mind. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, UVA long ago secured its place as one of the nation's leading
  • Published: Jun 29, 2004
Big Apple Bowl 2010
NEW YORK – The Big East Conference, the New York City Sports Commission, the New York Jets and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame today announced the creation of the Big Apple
  • Published: Jun 13, 2004
Governor Reagan (left) accepts the Gold Medal from NFF Chairman Vincent dePaul Draddy.
NFF GOLD MEDAL ACCEPTANCE SPEECHBy GOVERNOR RONALD REAGANNATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION DINNER -DECEMBER 7, 1971Chairman Draddy, Dr. Tate, the new members of the Hall of Fame and these distinguished yo
  • Published: Jun 10, 2004
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis will lead the instructional staff at a two-day intensive teaching clinic for area youth football coaches, June 18-19 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Marvin Lewis
  • Published: May 25, 2004
2004 Hall of Famer, Dan Ross
MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today the Divisional Hall of Fame Class for 2004, which includes
  • Published: May 11, 2004
William V. Campbell, 2004 Gold Medal Recipient
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – May 6, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that William V. Campbell, chairman of Intuit, Inc. and for
  • Published: May 06, 2004
Robert F. Casciola, 2004 Distinguished American Honoree
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – May 4, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that Robert F. Casciola, former Princeton head coach and c
  • Published: May 04, 2004
Rick Dickson, 2004 Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Honoree
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – May 3, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson has been se
  • Published: May 03, 2004
Chapter President Scott Welsh
The newly formed Southeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation held their inaugural scholar-athlete luncheon on Sunday, April 18, 2004 in Athens. The highly successful event was held
  • Published: Apr 29, 2004
Vince Dooley, 2004 Toner Award Recipient
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – April 21, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, announced today that University of Georgia athletics director Vince Dooley ha
  • Published: Apr 21, 2004
Schutt Sports
16 Steps To Find The Right Helmet For Your Players' Safety In today’s environment, a football coach must be proficient at more than organizing practices and teaching football skills. He must not only
  • Published: Apr 13, 2004
Coach LaVell Edwards, a member of the new class of inductees, talks with reporters after the annoucement
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – April 6, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame today announced the 2004 College Football Hall of Fame Division I-A Class. 2
  • Published: Apr 06, 2004
2004 Outstanding Contribution To Amateur Football Awardee Pat Harmon
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – April 29, 2004 – Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that long-time sports editor and historian Pat Harmon h
  • Published: Mar 29, 2004
Dr. Al Petitpas
By Dr. Al Petitpas Director, NFF Center for Youth Development through Sport at Springfield College Participation in school and community sport programs has traditionally been viewed as a safe haven w
  • Published: Mar 25, 2004
Pedro Arruza
Pedro Arruza has taken the reins as the head football coach at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. After an impressive five-year stint as an assistant coach at Washington University in St. L
  • Published: Mar 22, 2004
College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend Indiana
What do most people think of when a hall of fame is mentioned? Many think of museums dedicated to honor people who have contributed to area. What do most people think of when college football is ment
  • Published: Mar 19, 2004
NFL Coaching Academy
The National Football Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) have once again teamed up for another slate of Coaching Academies in 2004 aimed at elevating the qualities of coaching at the y
  • Published: Mar 10, 2004
Thomas Reives, a product of the NFF’s Play It Smart Program at Arsenal Tech High School, was honored by the Central Indiana Chapter as a scholar-athlete
A capacity crowd of nearly 300 filled the ballroom at the Indianapolis Athletic Club as the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation staged its 10th annual scholar-athlete banquet
  • Published: Mar 08, 2004
Pat Harmon
DALLAS (FWAA) – Pat Harmon, current historian for the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame and longtime Cincinnati Post sports editor, has won the 2004 Bert McGrane Awar
  • Published: Feb 19, 2004
11th Annual Colorado Banquet
The Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame staged its 11th annual Prep Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Monday, February 9 at the Eastside United Club at Invesco Fi
  • Published: Feb 13, 2004
46th Annual Awards Dinner Journal
It was an unforgettable night of honoring college football's elite. The prestigious Gold Medal was awarded to General Tommy R. Franks (Ret.), the Distinguished American Award was given to Dr. Robert
  • Published: Jan 26, 2004
Pasadena/San Gabriel Chapter
With a packed schedule of events, the Pasadena / San Gabriel Chapter of The National Football Foundation is looking forward to an exciting year in 2004. Calendar of Major Events for 2004 January 23-2
  • Published: Jan 09, 2004
MacArthur Trophy
New Orleans, LA – January 5, 2003 -- Bernie Kish, Executive Director of the College Football Hall of Fame, presented the MacArthur Trophy to LSU Coach Nick Saban today in New Orleans, LA during a pre
  • Published: Jan 05, 2004

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