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NFF Adds Six Board Members
NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2010 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that six exceptional individuals have accepted positions as members of its national boar
Published: 2/10/2010 3:01:16 AM

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2010 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that six exceptional individuals have accepted positions as members of its national board of directors. Joining 41 other active members of the prestigious board are:

(Full Bios Included Below)

*Troy Aikman, Television Game Analyst, Fox Sports, 2008 College Football Hall of Famer

*William "Bill" Battle, Founder, the Collegiate Licensing Company

*Timothy Cook, Chief Operating Officer, Apple Computer

*Robert L. Epling, President & CEO, Community Bank of Florida

*Jim Nantz, Television Broadcaster, CBS Sports

*T. Boone Pickens, Founder & Chairman, BP Capital

"It's an honor to welcome these six individuals to our board," said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. "If you were to name the top leaders in collegiate athletics and our nation's business communities, this group would be on everybody's short list. Their combined business acumen and knowledge of collegiate athletics will greatly aid in our ability to carry out our mission as we greatly expand our efforts on all fronts."

Founded in 1947 with leadership and support from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and renowned journalist Grantland Rice, the NFF serves as a leading voice in the promotion of amateur football and its ability to develop the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic achievement in America's young people.

"Adding individuals of this caliber to our national board reinforces our role as a driving force in the promotion of amateur football from border-to-border and coast-to-coast," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. "As we celebrate the NFF's 63rd anniversary, this widely respected group of individuals will provide precious insight and guidance in our ability to promote everything right about our great game."

The six new members increase the total number of people on the board to 47, including Chairman Archie Manning, President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell, Vice Chairman Clayton I. Bennett, and Vice Chairman George M. Weiss. They also compliment the ten stalwarts recently added during the past two years: James Haslam II, Founder & Chairman of the Pilot Corporation; Jerry Jones, Owner, President and General Manager, Dallas Cowboys; Robert Kraft, Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Kraft Group; Chairman & CEO, New England Patriots; Ronnie Lott, Founder HRJ Capital, College Football Hall of Famer from Southern California; John J. Mack, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley; Michael Moe, Co-Founder of Global Silicon Valley Partners; Kevin Plank, Chairman & CEO, Under Armour, Inc.; George Pyne, President IMG Sports & Entertainment; Roger Williams, Former Secretary of State, State of Texas; Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference; Mike Slive, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference; and Deborah Yow, Athletics Director, University of Maryland.

The NFF programs cover the entire spectrum of amateur football. The College Football Hall of Fame, one of the nation's premier sports museum, stands as the centerpiece to organization's efforts, showcasing the accomplishments of the 1,028 legends from all divisions of college football who are immortalized within its walls. The 121 NFF chapters in 47 states reach more than 4,800 high schools and 400,000 football players with more than 1,000 annual events, including coaching clinics, leadership conferences, college nights, media days, and awards banquets.

The NFF is a leader in programs encouraging academic performance by student-athletes. Launched in 1959 with funds donated by Coach Blaik, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards program became first initiative in history to distribute post-graduate scholarships based on a player's academic, athletic and leadership accomplishments. Currently, the program annually distributes $300,000 in highly sought-after post-graduate scholarships to the best from the college gridiron, and since its inception the program has awarded $9.2 million. Combined with the more than $800,000 distributed by the NFF chapters, total annual NFF scholarships currently exceed $1.1 million each year. The NFF Hampshire Honor Society recognizes all the college football players from all divisions who maintain a 3.2 GPA or better, and the NFF Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association brings together all of the past recipients to support the NFF's efforts.

Launched in 1998 and currently in 70 schools in 31 cities, Play It Smart, the NFF's highly successful mentoring program for at-risk kids, has established itself as one of the most comprehensive and effective youth development programs in the country. The program dramatically increases graduation and college enrollment rates while earning more than $6 million a year in scholarships for its participants.

The NFF Gridiron Clubs of New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, serving as power centers for the organization, work to promote college football in these heavily populates regions. The NFF-FWAA Football Forum, created in partnership with the Football Writers Association of America, brings together leaders from the world of college and the media to discuss the major challenges facing college football in a relaxed setting.

Major Awards presented by the NFF include the MacArthur Trophy, representing the pinnacle in team achievement and claimed by every college football national champion since 1959; the NFF Gold Medal granted for exceptional contributions to our society and claimed by seven U.S. Presidents and numerous other business titans since 1958; the Campbell Trophy (endowed by HealthSouth and formerly known as the Draddy Trophy), which is bestowed annually on the nation's top college scholar-athlete since 1990; and numerous other awards designed to promote the good in the game and recognize unique contributions to the sport.

The NFF also plays a prominent role as a resource for the media by releasing the weekly Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings; producing the widely acclaimed Monday's Chalktalk, which provides a weekly compendium of college football news; adding historical perspective to the college football season with This Week in College Football History; and providing access to the wit and wisdom of NFF Historian Dan Jenkins, the celebrated sportswriter and best selling novelist.

Troy Aikman
Television Analyst
Fox Sports


Troy Aikman, a 2008 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame and a 2006 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has harnessed the drive and dedication that formed the foundation of his Hall of Fame football career in numerous successful business ventures since retiring from the game following the 2000 season. Through broadcasting, real estate, auto racing and The Troy Aikman Foundation, Aikman has quickly discovered numerous ways to keep himself occupied in "retirement".

After leaving the playing field, Aikman joined the NFL on FOX full-time as a game analyst on the network's No. 2 NFL team in 2001. He quickly displayed the accuracy and work ethic that marked his playing career and moved up to Fox's No. 1 broadcast crew prior to the 2002 season. Teamed with Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, the duo has impressed both critics and fans with the consistently entertaining and informative brand of coverage they provide. Highly skilled at succinctly illustrating action on the field, Aikman's contemporary analysis offers keen insight into the skill and pressure associated with playing in today's NFL. Aikman has twice been an Emmy nominee for his broadcasting efforts.

Away from the spotlight of network television, Aikman has also prospered in business. In March of 2006, he became a principal owner in Direct Development, a commercial retail real estate development company. Direct Development has completed projects totaling more than 2 million square feet and intends to increase that to 7 million over the next 2 years. The company already has 2.5 million square feet of shopping space under construction, and another 2.5 million square feet committed by 2010. Direct Development's recent growth has already made it one of the most active retail developers in the state of Texas.

Keeping his competitive juices flowing in the world of sports, Aikman teamed with another former Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback, Roger Staubach, to create Hall of Fame Racing in 2004. After securing a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Texas Instruments, Hall of Fame Racing debuted the No. 96 DLP Technology car at the Daytona 500 in February, 2006.

During Aikman's 12-year playing career, he set 45 Cowboys' passing records, including the club's career record for completions (2,898), passing yards (32,942), touchdowns (165) and completion percentage (61.3). While leading one of sports' most famous franchises, the Cowboys won six NFC East titles (1992-96 & 1998) and advanced to four NFC Championship Games (1992-1995). Aikman is one of only four quarterbacks to guide his team to victory in three Super Bowls (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX).

The Cowboys honor those who made outstanding contributions to the club by inducting them into the Ring of Honor and in September, 2005, Aikman along with former teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith became the newest members of that prestigious group when their names were added to the wall at Texas Stadium.

Prior to joining the Cowboys, Aikman passed for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns in two years at UCLA. During that span, the All-American led the Bruins to a 20-4 record. In 1999, he was inducted into the UCLA Sports Hall of Fame. He transferred to UCLA after two seasons at the University of Oklahoma (1984-85). Selected by the Cowboys with the first overall selection in the 1989 NFL Draft, he became the first rookie quarterback to start a season opener for Dallas since Staubach in 1969.

Born Nov. 21, 1966, he was raised in Cerritos, California. At the age of 12, his family moved to Henryetta, Oklahoma where he went on to earn All-State honors at Henryetta High School. He and his wife, Rhonda, reside in Dallas with their three daughters: Rachel, Jordan and Alexa.

William R. "Bill" Battle III
Founder
The Collegiate Licensing Company


Bill Battle founded The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) in 1981. CLC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is the nation's oldest and largest marketing agency dedicated to providing domestic and international licensing services to the collegiate market. CLC currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowls, and conferences, as well as the NCAA and The Heisman Trophy. CLC has been instrumental in growing the U.S. retail market for collegiate merchandise from approximately $250 million in 1984 to more than $4 billion in 2009. Since its inception in 1981, CLC has paid its member institutions over $1 billion in royalties, most of which is used to fund scholarships.

Bill founded the company and served as its president and CEO until 2002 when he turned the day-to-day operations over to his son, Pat. In 2007, CLC was acquired by IMG, the world's premier sports and entertainmenet marketing company. CLC remains a separate business unit within IMG, reporting to Pat Battle who heads up IMG College. Bill still remains active in CLC and its related businesses.

In addition to his role at CLC, Bill also served as chairman of the board of Licensing Partners International (LPI). LPI was created in 2001 to represent the licensing interests of non-collegiate sports properties, as well as corporate and entertainment properties. LPI, which was also acquired by IMG in 2007, currently represents the Canadian Football League, the PGA TOUR, and Churchill Downs Incorporated, among other properties.

LPI's predecessor company, Battle Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), served as the exclusive licensing representative for NASCAR from 1989-1995, the PGA TOUR from 1994-1997, and Phase I of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics from 1990-1991. Other properties represented by BEI over the years included various U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies (USA Boxing, Diving, Gymnastics, Rowing, Swimming, and others), and Goodyear Racing.

Prior to starting CLC and Battle Enterprises, Bill held various positions within Circle S Industries in Selma, AL. He served as president of two different companies, as well as vice chairman of the Circle S Holding Company Board. During his six years at Circle S, the organization grew from two companies earning $12 million in annual sales to 10 companies earning $60 million.

Bill's foundation for CLC began with football. He had a successful playing career as a three-year starter at the University of Alabama and was a part of Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's first national championship team. He entered the coaching profession as a grad assistant at the University of Oklahoma in 1963. In 1964 and 1965, he served as an assistant coach at the United States Military Academy while serving a two-year military tour. In 1966, he moved to the University of Tennessee, where he served as an assistant coach for four years until he was named head coach in 1970. During his seven-year tenure as head coach, his teams went 59-22-2, ranked three times in the top-10, twice in the top-20, and won four out of five bowl games.

Bill holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was named first team tight end and second team defensive end on the University of Alabama All Decade Team of the 1960s, and in 1981 was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Bill became the first member inducted into the National Collegiate Licensing Association Hall of Fame in 2000 and was the recipient of the 2005 Paul W. Bryant Alumni Athlete Award at the University of Alabama. In 2008, he was inducted into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) Hall of Fame. Bill also received a National Football Foundation award in New York in December 2008 for his Outstanding Contributions to Amateur Football. He currently serves on the boards of the Bank of North Georgia, the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Foundation, the University of Alabama A-Club Educational & Charitable Foundation, and the Crimson Tide Foundation..

Timothy D. Cook
Chief Operating Officer
Apple Computer


Timothy D. Cook is Apple's Chief Operating Officer and reports to Apple's CEO. Cook is responsible for all of the company's worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple's supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also heads Apple's Macintosh division and plays a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Before joining Apple, Cook was vice president of Corporate Materials for Compaq and was responsible for procuring and managing all of Compaq's product inventory. Previous to his work at Compaq, Cook was the chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics.

Cook also spent 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfillment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM's Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.

Cook earned an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.

Robert L. Epling
President & CEO
Community Bank of Florida


Robert L. Epling, the President and CEO of Community Bank of Florida since 1977, is one of South Florida's most distinguished business and civic leaders.

Mr. Epling was the 60th President of the Orange Bowl Committee, served as the leader for the 1993-94 Festival, and was Chairman of the 1996 South Florida Olympic Soccer Organizing Committee. He is on the executive board of the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Homestead Rotary Club. He is Chairman of the Board of the International Hurricane Center, and spent countless hours helping to rebuild the devastated community of Homestead following Hurricane Andrew. He is on the Board of Directors of AvMed, Inc., The Founding Chairman of Vision Council, he also served as Chairman of Beacon Council, Dade County's official economic development agency. He currently serves on various Boards and Foundations.

Mr. Epling has served as president of banks in Lexington, Kentucky, and Dania and Marathon, Florida. He spent three years as an assistant bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, D.C. In addition, his farming experience includes more than 30 years as an agricultural lender and grower of tropical fruits, and he is on the Board of the Dade County Farm Bureau.

Mr. Epling was president of the Community Bankers/Florida Bankers Association from 1988-90, Community Bankers of Florida "Banker of the Year" in 1993. In 1999 Mr. Epling was honored with the University Distinguished Service Award from Florida International University. In 2003, Florida Bankers Association presented Mr. Epling with the "Legends Award".

Mr. Epling received his B.A. degree from Furman University and graduate banking degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Oklahoma.

Jim Nantz
Television Broadcaster
CBS Sports


Jim Nantz is the voice of CBS Sports. Since joining CBS in 1985, he has covered virtually every sport for the CBS Television Network. He currently serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for THE NFL ON CBS, including the past Super Bowl XLI and this season's Super Bowl XLIV; the anchor of CBS's golf coverage, including the Mastersīƒĸ and the PGA Championship; and lead play-by-play announcer for college basketball, including the NCAA Men's Final Four. In 2007, Jim completed a rare broadcasting triple in a 63-day span by becoming the first commentator in history to broadcast the Super Bowl, NCAA Men's Final Four and the Masters, all in the same year.

Among his many other credits, Jim has also anchored THE NFL TODAY, the CBS NFL pre-game studio show; served as the host of THE SUPERBOWL TODAY, CBS Sports' Super Bowl XXXV and XXXVIII pre-game shows; and was the primetime host of CBS Sports' coverage of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games; led play-by-play announcer for CBS coverage of college football.

On April 27, 2009, Nantz was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Play-By-Play at the 30th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. A week later, he was honored with the 2008 National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in Salisbury, NC. This marked the fourth time in his career that he had been named the National Sportscaster of the Year as he also won the prestigious award in 2007, 2005 and 1998. He joins Chris Schenkel and Ray Scott as the only CBS broadcasters to win the award more than once. Nantz also was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the youngest recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2002.

In 2008, Nantz co-authored with Eli Spielman the New York Times bestseller, Always By My Side (published by Gotham Books). The book climbed to No. 3 on the New York Times list making it the highest ranking achieved in 2008 by a sports book. Always By My Side spent 7 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Jim told his personal stories from football, basketball and golf and how he met people along the way who reminded him of the virtues his father instilled in him. The foreword to the book was written by one of his father figures and dear friend, former President George H.W. Bush. The paperback edition of Always By My Side was released on May 5, 2009 and was updated and expanded, including a new afterword.

Nantz graduated in 1981 with a degree in radio/television from the University of Houston, where he was recruited as a member of the golf team. He received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from his alma mater in May 2001 in recognition of his contributions to his profession and to the university.

T. Boone Pickens
Founder and Chairman
BP Capital Management


Pickens, founder and chairman, BP Capital Management, is principally responsible for the formulation of the energy futures investment strategy of the BP Capital Commodity Fund and the BP Capital Equity Fund. BP Capital manages one of the nation's most successful energy-oriented investment funds. Every $1 investors put into the commodity fund managed by BP Capital at its inception had a value of $46 million at yearend 2008, an annualized return of about 40 percent.

Pickens frequently utilizes his wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry in the evaluation of potential equity investments and energy sector themes. In July 2008, Boone launched a grass-roots campaign aimed at reducing this country's crippling dependence on imported oil. In television ads, on his Pickens Plan website, and in personal appearances, he has spelled out how our dependence on foreign is an addiction that threatens our economy, our environment and our national security, and ties our hands as a nation and a people. He has spent the time since spelling out how this country can drag itself out of this quagmire, if it acts quickly and reasonably.

His 2008 New York Times bestseller, The First Billion is the Hardest, also details what this country must do to win back its energy independence. Pickens has not been shy in predicting oil and gas prices and - more often than not - has been uncanny accurate. As a result, he is a frequent guest on some of the nation's most-watched business programs (CNBC has coined him the "Oracle of Oil").

Pickens is also aggressively pursuing a wide range of other business interests, from water marketing, alternative wind power, and ranch development initiatives to Clean Energy, a clean transportation fuels company he founded and took public in May 2008 (the eighth entity he has helped go public in his career). Through Mesa Water, Pickens is the largest private holder of permitted groundwater rights in the United States. Clean Energy is advancing the use of natural gas as a cleaner-burning and more cost-effective transportation fuel alternative to gasoline and diesel. Mesa Power plans to operate a 1,000-megawatt wind farm in the Texas Panhandle. Pickens was founder of Mesa Petroleum in its various forms beginning in 1956. Mr. Pickens' career at Mesa spanned four decades. Under his leadership, Mesa grew to become one of the largest and most well known independent exploration and production companies in the United States; Mesa produced more than 3 trillion cubic feet of gas and 150 million barrels of oil from 1964 to 1996.

Pickens earned a degree in geology from Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) in 1951. His many educational associations and honors include Honorary Doctorate of Science Oklahoma State University (2002); Honorary Doctorate of Public Service awarded by George Washington University (1988); Francis Marion College awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities (1988); Distinguished Lecturer - Emory University School of Business (1987); Doctor of Laws conferred by Barry University, Miami Florida (1986); Named Distinguished Fellow of the College of Arts & Sciences at Oklahoma State University (1982); Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award from Oklahoma State University (1982); Distinguished Alumni Award from Oklahoma State University (1982); Distinguished Fellow Award from Oklahoma State University (1980).

The 2010 National Football Foundation Board of Directors and Officers

OFFICERS

Chairman Archie Manning

President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell

Vice Chairman Clayton I. Bennett

Vice Chairman George M. Weiss

Secretary & COO Matthew T. Sign (ex-officio)

Treasurer & Director of Finance Sue Chung (ex-officio)

DIRECTORS

Troy Aikman, Television Broadcaster, Fox Sports; Hall of Fame Player Class of 2008

Ray E. Anderson, Executive Vice President, Football Operations, National Football League

William "Bill" Battle, Founder, the Collegiate Licensing Company

Timothy Cook, Chief Operating Officer, Apple Computer

Vice Chairman Clayton I. Bennett, President, Dorchester Capital; Chairman, Oklahoma City Thunder

J. Murry Bowden, Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Hanover Company; Hall of Fame Player Class of 2003

Bill Byrne, Director of Athletics, Texas A&M University

William V. Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Intuit Inc.; Former Head Football Coach, Columbia University

Joseph R. Castiglione, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs & Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma

Michael J. Cleary, Executive Director, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)

Jeffrey M. Cooney, Director, EUE Screen Gems Ltd.

Eugene F. Corrigan, Former NCAA President; Former Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference; Former Athletics Director, University of Notre Dame

David M. Davis, Principal, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel

Gene DeFilippo, Director of Athletics, Boston College

James E. Delany, Commissioner,Big Ten Conference

Barbara A. Dooley, Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty; Southern Broadcasting Company

Robert L. Epling, President & CEO, Community Bank of Florida

Jack Ford, Anchor & Host, TruTV

Archie Griffin, President/CEO, Ohio State University Alumni Association; Hall of Fame Player Class of 1986

James A. Haslam II, Founder & Chairman, Pilot Corporation

President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell, Former Commissioner, Big 12, Southwest and Metro Conferences; Former Executive Director, Orange Bowl

Terry S. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, The JFP Group, LLC

Ron A. Johnson, Owner & President, Rackson Corporation; Hall of Fame Player Class of 1992

Jerry Jones, Owner, President & General Manager, Dallas Cowboys

John Junker, President & CEO, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl; Executive Director, Insight Bowl

Jefferson W. Kirby, Managing Member, Broadfield Capital Management, LLC

Robert K. Kraft, Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Kraft Group; Chairman & CEO, New England Patriots

Jack Lengyel, Former Director of Athletics, U.S. Naval Academy

Ronnie Lott, Managing Partner, HRJ Capital; Hall of Fame Player Class of 2002

John J. Mack, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley

Chairman Archie Manning, President, Archie Manning Co.; Hall of Fame Player Class of 1989

Bill Martin, Director of Athletics, University of Michigan

Edward F. McGinley III, Retired, Former V.P. Goldman Sachs Group

Michael Moe, Partner, Next Global Advisors

Robert E. Mulcahy III, Former Director of Athletics, Rutgers University

Jim Nantz, Television Broadcaster, CBS Sports

Chuck Neinas, President, Neinas Sports Services, Inc.; Former Executive Director, College Football Association

T. Boone Pickens, Founder & Chairman, BP Capital

Kevin Plank, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Under Armour, Inc.

Christine A. Plonsky, Director of Women's Athletics & Senior Associate Athletics Director External Services, University of Texas

George F. Pyne, President, IMG Sports & Entertainment

Robert A. Simms, Founder, Simms Capital Management, Inc.; Vice President, NFL Alumni Association of NY

Michael L. Slive, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference

George M. Steinbrenner III, Principal Owner, New York Yankees

Larry D. Striplin, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Nelson-Brantley Glass Contractors, Inc. and Circle 'S' Industries, Inc.

Grant Teaff, Executive Director, American Football Coaches Assoc. (AFCA); Hall of Fame Coach Class of 2001

Vice Chairman George M. Weiss, Chairman & CEO, Beechtree Capital

Roger Williams, Texas 105th Secretary of State; President & CEO, Roger Williams Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Deborah A. Yow, Director of Athletics, University of Maryland

ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE HALL OF FAME
Founded in 1947 with leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, a non-profit educational organization, runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 121 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, Play It Smart, the NFF-FWAA Football Forum, the NFF Gridiron Clubs of New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles, and scholarships of over $1 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF awards the MacArthur Trophy, the Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, and releases the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org

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