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MEDIA ADVISORY: Dec. 5 Press Conference for the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner
Featuring Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk, Kirk Gibson, Matt Leinart, Brian Urlacher and Coach Steve Spurrier.
Published: 12/1/2017 10:15:00 AM

WHO:

  • The 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class (See names below)
  • The Finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments (See names below)
  • The 2017 NFF Major Award Recipients (See names below)
  • Holly Rowe, press conference moderator and ESPN reporter
  • 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
  • Stanley Cohn, Allstate Sugar Bowl President
  • 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 Trophy® recipient and a 2013 College Football Hall of Fame (Florida) inductee

WHAT:
Access to the 2017 NFF honorees and the announcements of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy recipient, the 2017 MEAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year and the finalists for the 2017 FWAA Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

WHERE:
 
The Trianon Ballroom (Third Floor) at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

WHEN: 
Dec. 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. - Noon EST, following the “approximate” schedule of MEAC Players of the Year Announcement (9:10 a.m.); Wuerffel Trophy Announcement (9:25 a.m.); FWAA Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Finalists Announcement (9:35 a.m.); NFF Major Award Recipients (9:45 a.m.); College Football Hall of Fame Class (10:00 a.m.); and NFF Campbell Trophy® finalists (11:15 a.m.).

HOW:
Attend in person, requesting a credential by emailing news@footballfoundation.com, or watch 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 #4014 at the Waterfront (Encompass Media) loop 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.

DINNER CEREMONY FEED:
The dinner ceremony from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 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 #4014 at the Waterfront (Encompass Media) loop in NYC. You may also contact your news service to request specific footage. The recipient of The William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments, will be announced live between 8:40 and 9:00 p.m. during the feed. 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.

PHOTOS AND TRANSCRIPTS:
Still photos from the morning press conference and the dinner will be available in a Dropbox accessible via this link (please credit all photos in this folder to the National Football Foundation/Melissa Macatee). Photos will also be immediately added to a special Photoshelter Gallery, accessible during the dinner via this link and password “nff2017” (please credit all photos in this folder to the National Football Foundation/Ben Solomon). Media outlets looking for a specific photo not in the Dropbox or the Photoshelter Gallery may send an email to news@footballfoundation.com requesting a specific photo. Transcripts for the Hall of Fame and Campbell Trophy® finalist portions of the press conference will be made available on the NFF’s website: www.footballfoundation.org.

MEDIA CENTER & WORKROOM:
The NFF has arranged for a media workroom at the Hilton in the Midtown Room on the Fourth Floor with Internet access. Media will have access to Midtown Room on Monday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to Midnight.

2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class
:
Bob Crable (Notre Dame), Marshall Faulk (San Diego State), Kirk Gibson (Michigan State), Matt Leinart (Southern California), Peyton Manning (Tennessee), Bob McKay (Texas), Dat Nguyen (Texas A&M), Adrian Peterson (Georgia Southern), Mike Ruth (Boston College), Brian Urlacher (New Mexico) and coaches Danny Ford (Clemson, Arkansas), Larry Kehres (Mount Union [Ohio]) and Steve Spurrier (Duke, Florida, South Carolina).

2017 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class & Campbell Trophy® Finalists
:
Sam Benger (Carnegie Mellon [Pa.]), Braxton Berrios (Miami [Fla.]), Mason Hampton (Boise State), Justin Jackson (Northwestern), Micah Kiser (Virginia), Justin Lea (Jacksonville State), Brad Lundblade (Oklahoma State), Marcus Martin (Slippery Rock [Pa.]), Chandon Sullivan (Georgia State), Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State), Marlon Walls (Stephen F. Austin), Chris Weber (Nebraska), and Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State). The recipient of The William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments, will be announced live during the dinner on Dec. 5.

2017 NFF Major Award Recipients
:
UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero (NFF John L. Toner Award for excellence in athletics administration) and the Voice of the UTEP Miners Jon Teicher (NFF Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in broadcasting).

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