Football Writers Association of America

 2015-16 FWAA Awards Calendar
Mon., Nov. 9: AutoNation All-America Ballot I (Defense/Offensive Linemen) sent to membership
Wed., Nov. 11: Armed Forces Merit Award Winner Announced
Sun., Nov. 15: AutoNation All-America Team Conference Call (Defense and Offensive Linemen)
Mon., Nov. 16: AutoNation All-America Ballot II (Offensive Skill-Position Players and Specialists) sent to membership
Thurs., Nov. 19: Bronko Nagurski Finalists announced (Charlotte)
Thurs., Nov. 19: Outland Trophy Semifinalists announced (Omaha)
Sun., Nov. 22: AutoNation All-America Team Conference Call (Offensive Skill-Position Players and Specialists)
Mon., Nov. 23 or Tues., Nov. 24: Outland Trophy Finalists announcement (ESPN)
Sun., Dec. 6: Final Regular-SeasonFWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll released
Mon., Dec. 7: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Finalists announcement (Dallas)
Mon., Dec. 7: Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet/Winner announcement (Charlotte)
Thurs., Dec. 10: Outland Trophy Winner Announcement (College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta/ESPN)
Mon., Dec. 14: FWAA All-America Team announcement (Dallas)
Wed., Dec. 16: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Winner announcement (Dallas)
Fri., Dec. 18: Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award Winner announcement (Dallas)
Thurs., Dec. 31: Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award on-field presentation (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Sat., Jan. 9: 2016: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Presentation/Reception (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016: Annual FWAA Awards Breakfast (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016: Freshman All-America Team, Beat Writer of Year, Bert McGrane Award, Volney Meece Scholarship Award announcements (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Thurs., Jan. 14: Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet (Omaha)

The FWAA will continue its weekly awards throughout the season:
Sunday: FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Monday: AutoNation National Team of the Week
Tuesday: AutoNation National Players of the Week
Wednesday: Orange Bowl Courage Award nominee

AutoNation National Players of the Week
Presented each Monday during the regular season, as selected by the FWAA All-America Committee

AutoNation National Team of the Week
Presented each Monday during the regular season, as selected by the FWAA All-America Committee

AutoNation All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season by the FWAA All-America Committee
2015 AutoNation FWAA All-America Team
AutoNation 75th Anniversary FWAA All-America Team
All-time FWAA All-America Teams (.pdf)
Official site: allamericateam.com

Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation's most outstanding defensive player
2015 Winner: Tyler Matakevich, Temple
2015 Finalists | 2015 Watch List
Presentation banquet: Mon., Dec. 7, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C.
Official site: touchdownclub.com

Outland Trophy
Presented to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman
2015 Winner: Joshua Garnett, Stanford
2015 Finalists | 2015 Semifinalists | 2015 Watch List
Presentation banquet: Thu., Jan. 14, 2016 in Omaha, Neb.
Official site: outlandtrophy.com

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top head coach
2015 Winner: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
2015 Finalists
Official site: eddierobinsonaward.com

Freshman All-America All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season
2015 FWAA Freshman All-America Team
All-time teams: 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Orange Bowl Courage Award
Honoring someone in college football who shows great courage in the face of adversity
2015 Winner: Hunter Knighton, Miami

Armed Forces Merit Award
Honoring an individual and/or a group who have created, developed and produced a program within the realm of the sport of football that provides care, concern and support for past or present members of the United States Armed Forces and/or their families.
2015 Recipient: Brett Roberston, Westminster

AutoNation National Team of the Week
Presented each Monday during the regular season, as selected by the FWAA All-America Committee

Super 11 Awards
Recognition given to Division I FBS programs and their SID's for excellence in working with the media
2015 Recipients

Volney Meece Scholarship
A $1,000 annual grant is given to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member
2014 Winner: Robert Abrahamson, Palos Verdes, Calif.

Bert McGrane Award
Presented to a member of the FWAA for outstanding contribution to the organization
2016 Recipient: Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com

Best Writing Contest
Contest to reward the best annual works by FWAA members

Grantland Rice Trophy (retired)
Presented to the national champion, as voted on by an FWAA panel (1954-2013)

2015 FWAA ALL-AMERICA COMMITTEE
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald National
Zach Barnett Football Scoop Conference USA
Kirk Bohls Austin American-Statesman Chairman
Aaron Brenner Charleston Post & Courier ACC
Chadd Cripe Idaho Statesman Mountain West
Lee Feinswog Sports225 SEC
Tommy Hicks Freelance Sun Belt
Joey Johnston Tampa Tribune American Athletic
Marc Morehouse Cedar Rapids Gazette Big Ten
John Shinn Norman Transcript Big 12
Phil Steele Phil Steele Publications Independents/National
Ryan Thorburn Eugene Register-Guard Pac-12
John Wagner Toledo Blade Mid-American
College Football Playoff Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic The Charlotte Touchdown Club Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Hall of Fame
 National College Football Awards Association 247Sports  Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year College Sports Information Directors of America National Football Foundation