CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) - The Charlotte Touchdown Club and
the Football Writers Association of America officially announce
Charlie Weis, head football coach of the University of Notre Dame,
as keynote speaker for the 2005 Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet, scheduled
for Dec. 5.
"I'm excited and honored to be named the keynote speaker at the 2005
Bronko Nagurski Award dinner. I'd like to thank the Charlotte Touchdown
Club and the Football Writers Association of America for inviting me to
attend. I look forward to seeing all of my friends in the Charlotte area
and all of the honorees," commented Weis.
Charlie Weis is considered to be one of the most innovative and creative
coaches in football today. Career highlights include:
- 1978: University of Notre Dame graduate
- 1989: Master of Education, University of South Carolina
- 199092: Assistant coach defense, New York Giants (1990 Super Bowl
- 199396: Tight ends coach, running backs coach, receivers coach, New
- 1997-99: Assistant offensive coach, New York Jets
- 1999-2004: Offensive coordinator, New England Patriots (2001, '03,
'04 Super Bowl
- 2004: Head football coach, University of Notre Dame (First alumnus
to hold position in 42 years)
"The Charlotte Touchdown Club is thrilled to have Coach Weis give this
year's Nagurski keynote address. His high energy combined with his enthusiasm
and knowledge of the game, will make for a very memorable evening," said
John Rocco, executive director of the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually by the Charlotte Touchdown
Club and the Football Writers Association of America to the nations most
outstanding defensive football player. The Charlotte Touchdown Club also
honors local college and high school football players and over the last
decade has raised over $500,000 for student athletic scholarships throughout
the Charlotte Metro Area.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award finalists will be announced on Nov.
14, with the award presented on Dec. 5 at the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Awards
Banquet in Charlotte.