Football Writers Association of America

 2016-17 FWAA Awards Calendar
Tue., Sept. 6: First regular-season FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Mon., Nov. 7: All-America ballot for defense/offensive line sent to membership
Fri., Nov. 11: Armed Forces Merit Award Winner announced (Fort Worth)
Sun., Nov. 13: All-America defense/offensive line selection call
Mon., Nov. 14: All-America ballot for offensive skill position/special teams sent to membership
Thu., Nov. 17: Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists announced (Charlotte)
Thu., Nov. 17: Outland Trophy semifinalists announced (Omaha)
Sun., Nov. 20: Offensive skill position/special teams selection call
Tue., Nov. 22: Outland Trophy finalists announced (ESPN)
Sun., Dec. 4: Final FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Mon., Dec. 5: Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner announced (Charlotte)
Tue., Dec. 6: FWAA/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year finalists announced (New York)
Thu., Dec. 8: Outland Trophy winner announced on ESPN (Atlanta)
Mon., Dec. 12: FWAA All-America Team announced (Dallas)
Thu., Dec. 15: FWAA/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year winner announced (Dallas)
Fri., Dec. 16: FWAA/Orange Bowl Courage Award winner announced (Dallas)
Fri., Dec. 30: On-field presentation of Courage Award winner (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Sat., Jan. 7: FWAA/Eddie Robinson Coach Of Year Reception (Tampa)
Mon., Jan. 9: FWAA Awards Breakfast (Tampa): Freshman All-America Team, Bert McGrane Award winner, Steve Ellis Beat Writer of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Volney Meece Scholarship winners announced
Wed., Jan. 11: Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet (Omaha)

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

All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season by the FWAA All-America Committee
2016 FWAA All-America Team
75th Anniversary FWAA All-America Team
All-time FWAA All-America Teams (.pdf)
Official site:

Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation's most outstanding defensive player
2016 Winner: Jonathan Allen, Alabama
2016 Finalists | 2016 Watch List
Presentation banquet: Mon., Dec. 5, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
Official site:

Outland Trophy
Presented to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman
2016 Winner: Cam Robinson, Alabama
2016 Finalists | 2016 Semifinalists | 2016 Watch List
Presentation banquet: Thu., Jan. 11, 2017 in Omaha, Neb.
Official site:

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top head coach
2016 Winner: Mike MacIntytre, Colorado
2016 Finalists
Official site:

Freshman All-America Team
Presented by Sound Mind Sound Body at the conclusion of the season
2016 FWAA Freshman All-America Team
All-time teams: 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Orange Bowl Courage Award
Honoring someone in college football who shows great courage in the face of adversity
2016 Winner: James Conner, Pitt

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.
2016 Recipient: Steven Rhodes, Middle Tennessee

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
2016 Winner: Dolen Helwagen of Pataskala, Ohio

Bert McGrane Award
Presented to a member of the FWAA for outstanding contribution to the organization
2017 Recipient: Charlie Fiss, Cotton Bowl

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)

Nick Baumgardner Big Ten
Kirk Bohls Austin American-Statesman Chairman
Tim Griffin San Antonio Express-News C-USA
Clay Henry Hawgs Illustrated SEC
Joey Johnston American Athletic
Steve Jones Louisville Courier-Journal ACC
Matt Roberson Jonesboro Sun Sun Belt
John Shinn Norman Transcript Big 12
Dave Southorn Idaho Statesman Mountain West
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