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2013 HOF Class Announcement Advisory
Live on the NFF website and ESPN3, the names of 12 players and two coaches will be unveiled May 7 for college football's ultimate honor.
Published: 5/6/2013 11:00:00 AM

What:
The National Football Foundation announcement, hosted by NASDAQ OMX, of the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame inductees from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. A media lunch will follow the announcement.

Who:
At least two new inductees from the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class (Click here for the 77 All-America players and five elite coaches on the ballot.) will be present to represent the announcement of the 12 players and two coaches who have been selected as members of this year's class. Rece Davis of ESPN will serve as the announcer at the event.

When: 
Tuesday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Where:
NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square (43rd St. & Broadway), New York, NY 10036

How:
Attend (Media Only) in person by emailing Philip Marwill to reserve a spot.

Watch a live digital broadcast
on the web at the NFF onDemand YouTube Channel (direct link), or at www.footballfoundation.org. XOS Digital will produce the broadcast on the NFF sites. Fans can also watch live on ESPN3.

Live satellite feed
from an HD camera (16:9) will be provided from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET at coordinates Galaxy 16 KU Digital 6g (golf); DL 11835.625V; DATA 5.5; Symbol 3.978723; FEC 3/4 or via a clean HD 1080i feed at circuit #4023 of the Waterfront (Encompass Digital Media) in NYC. For download assistance, please call the Waterfront trouble line at 212-599-1391.You may also contact your news service (CBS Newspath; ABC NewsOne; NBC NewsChannel, CNN Newsource, Fox Feed, etc.) for specific footage. Permission is granted for use for news purposes only.

Mobile access
will also be available via a stream to NFF mobile applications, which can be purchased on iOS and Android platforms by searching for "National Football Foundation" in the respective stores.

Photos (for Media Only)
will be made available at no cost the same day shortly after the announcement. Provided for one-time use and for news purposes only, photos should include a credit to: "The National Football Foundation." All other rights reserved. Email NFF Photographer Gene Boyars at gbphoto@aol.com for access to the NFF photo web site.

Why:
Capture the emotion of the new College Football Hall of Famers as they express what it means to be recognized among the greatest coaches and players in the history of the game. Of the 4.92 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869, only 1,132 champions of the gridiron (930 players and 202 coaches, including the May 7 announcement) have been immortalized in the hall. In other words, only two ten-thousandths of one percent (.0002) of those who have played the game have been deemed worthy of the honor. 

Event Support: 
The NASDAQ OMX is hosting the event for the fifth consecutive year while XOS Digital is producing the NFF digital broadcasts for the third consecutive year. The Football Writers Association of America is participating as a supporting sponsor.

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