National Football Foundation

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Dec. 8 Press Conference for the 58th NFF Annual Awards Ceremonies
Featuring Brian Bosworth, Ricky Williams and coaches Jim Tressel and Bill Snyder.
Published: 11/24/2015 1:00:00 PM
WHO:
  • The 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class (See full list below)
  • The 2015 NFF Major Award Recipients (See full list below)
  • The 2015 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments (See full list below)
  • Chris Cotter, press conference moderator and ESPN studio host of College Football Live
  • Steve Hatchell, NFF President & CEO
  • Kathleen Murphy, President, Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments and NFF Vice Chairwoman
  • 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 2015 NFF honorees and the announcement of the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy recipient.

WHERE:

The Empire Room at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave., New York, NY, 10022

WHEN:
Dec. 8, 2015 from 9 a.m. - Noon EST (Major Award Winners at 9 a.m.; College Football Hall of Famers at 9:45 a.m.; Wuerffel Trophy announcement, 10:45 a.m.; and NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class at 11:00 a.m.)

HOW:
Attend in person or watch live on ESPN3 (http://es.pn/1TeXY9x). A live-clean HD satellite feed will be available, courtesy of CBS Newspath, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon 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 11:00 p.m. EST can be watched live on ESPN3 (http://es.pn/1XrwVsc). A live-clean HD satellite feed, 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: 
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET, the American Sports Network will produce and nationally televise a live Red Carpet Show leading up to the dinner ceremonies. Visit americansportsnet.com for a full list of stations and times throughout the country.

NOTE 3:
Still photos from the morning press conference will be available in a Dropbox accessible via this link. Still photos of honorees at the dinner can be requested by emailing Mario Prosperino of AP Images at mprosperino@ap.org.

NOTE 4:
MEDIA CENTER & WORKROOM presented by PrimeSport - 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. 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 2015 NFF Major Award Recipients
: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (NFF Gold Medal), Rear Adm. Bill Byrne of the United States Naval Academy (NFF Distinguished American Award), Capt. Jared Tew of the United States Air Force Academy (NFF Distinguished American Award), Maj. Graham White of the United States Military Academy (NFF Distinguished American Award), former Princeton placekicker Charlie Gogolak and former Cornell placekicker Pete Gogolak (NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award), Michigan State Director of Athletics Mark Hollis (NFF John L. Toner Award), LSU broadcaster Jim Hawthorne (NFF Chris Schenkel Award), former Big 12 Senior Associate Commissioner Donnie Duncan (NFF Legacy Award) and former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive (NFF Legacy Award).

The 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class
:
Trev Alberts (Nebraska), Brian Bosworth (Oklahoma), Bob Breunig (Arizona State), Sean Brewer (Millsaps [Miss.]), Ruben  Brown (Pittsburgh), Wes Chandler (Florida), Thom Gatewood (Notre Dame), Dick Jauron (Yale), Clinton Jones (Michigan State), Lincoln Kennedy (Washington), the late Rob Lytle (Michigan), Michael Payton (Marshall), Art Still (Kentucky), Zach Thomas (Texas Tech), Ricky Williams (Texas) and coaches Bill Snyder (Kansas State) and Jim Tressel (Youngstown State, Ohio State).

The 2015 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class and Campbell Trophy Finalists, presented by Fidelity Investments
:
E.K. Binns (Navy), Jacoby Boren (Ohio State), Jake Brendel (UCLA), Taveze Calhoun (Mississippi State), Derek Crittenden (Montana), Ty Darlington (Oklahoma), Jordan Dobrich (Nevada), Spencer Drango (Baylor), Blake Frohnapfel (Massachusetts), Jordan Italiano (Kent State), Hank Spencer (Mount Union [Ohio]) and Jason Vander Laan (Ferris State [Mich.]). The recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy will be announced live at the event on Dec. 8.

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