ESPN3 to Carry National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner and Press Conference
Dec. 3, 2012
NEW YORK -- The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today that ESPN3 will carry live the two main events associated with the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner, which will take place December 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Former Colorado State football great Greg Myers will be part of both events as a member of the Class of 2012.
Viewers will be able to watch the morning press conference, starting at 9 a.m. ET (7 a.m. MT), and then at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MT), fans can view the entire ceremony, which includes the induction Myers as part of the College Football Hall of Fame Class; the awarding of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments; the announcement of the winner of the 23rd William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth; and the bestowing of the NFF Major Awards. See below for a detailed timeline of events and the honorees.
Click for the direct link to watch the press conference from 9 a.m. to Noon ET (7-10 a.m. MT).
Click for the direct link to watch the evening ceremony from 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET (6-8 p.m. MT)
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Additionally, the events can be found live on the Official NFF mobile and tablet applications. The apps can be downloaded by searching "National Football Foundation" in the iTunes App Store or Android Market.
55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Timeline
(All Times Eastern and Approximate)
• 8:00 p.m. - Welcome by ESPN studio host and NFF Dinner Emcee Rece Davis
• 8:02 p.m. - Presentation of the Legacy Awards to Eric Long, Burke Magnus and Craig Silver
• 8:05 p.m. - Introduction of the college coaches in attendance
• 8:10 p.m. - Chris Schenkel Award presented posthumously to the late Bob Barry, Sr.
• 8:14 p.m. - John L. Toner Award presented to Mal Moore
• 8:27 p.m. - The NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments
• 8:58 p.m. - The 23rd William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth
• 9:05 p.m. - The Distinguished American Award presented to George Bodenheimer
• 9:09 p.m. - The NFF Gold Medal presented to Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.
• 9:15 p.m. - The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame Class
• 9:50 p.m. - Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony
• 9:55 p.m. - Closing Remarks and God Bless America
NFF Annual Awards Press Conference Timeline
(All Times Eastern)
• 9:00 a.m. - NFF Major Award Winners
• 9:30 a.m. - Hall of Fame Class
• 10: 20 a.m. - Break for one-on-one interviews
• 10:40 a.m. - Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Finalists Announcement
• 10:50 a.m. - NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments
• 11:15 a.m. - Break for one-on-one interviews
Nationally acclaimed ESPN studio host Rece Davis will emcee the dinner ceremony while longtime Texas sports information director Bill Little will moderate the morning press conference. The honorees include:
The 2012 College Football Hall of Famers: Charles Alexander of LSU, Otis Armstrong of Purdue, Steve Bartkowski of California, Hal Bedsole of Southern California, Dave Casper of Notre Dame, Ty Detmer of BYU, Tommy Kramer of Rice, Art Monk of Syracuse, Greg Myers of Colorado State, Jonathan Ogden of UCLA, Gabe Rivera of Texas Tech, Mark Simoneau of Kansas State, Scott Thomas of Air Force, John Wooten of Colorado and coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson of Oklahoma State, Miami Fla., and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M.
The 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class and Campbell Trophy Finalists: Matt Barkley of Southern California, Rex Burkhead of Nebraska, Cody Davis of Texas Tech, Nick Driskill of Mount Union (Ohio), Nick Florence of Baylor, Nabal Jefferson of Northern Illinois, Barrett Jones of Alabama, Aaron Mullane of West Texas A&M, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse, Nolan Nearhoff of Robert Morris, Ethan Peterson of MIT, Sean Renfree of Duke, Manti Te'o of Notre Dame, Patrick Ward of Northwestern and Shane Zackery of Saint Xavier (Ill.).
2012 NFF Major Award Winners: Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., NFF Gold Medal winner, ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer, NFF Distinguished American Award winner, Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore, winner of the NFF John L. Toner Award for superior abilities in athletics administration, and Bob Barry, Sr., winner of the Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in broadcasting.