CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) – The Charlotte Touchdown Club
in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America
proudly announces Florida East Coast Railway as presenting
sponsor for the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, presented
annually to the "best of the best" of defensive football players
from the past 40 years.
East Coast Railway is honored to support the Charlotte Touchdown
Club's efforts to recognize the true legends of college football
as well as the club's mission to promote Citizenship, Scholarship,
Sportsmanship and Leadership," said James R. Hertwig, President
and CEO of Florida East Coast Railway.
"On behalf of everyone associated with the Charlotte Touchdown
Club, thank you to Florida East Coast Railway for sponsoring the
Bronko Nagurski Legends Award," said John Rocco, Executive Director
for the Charlotte Touchdown Club. "Thanks to the generous support
of sponsors like Florida East Coast Railway, the club can expand
its support of student athletes in the Charlotte, North Carolina
Previous Bronko Legends Award winners include: Bubba Smith and
Alan Page 2007, Ted Hendricks 2008, Roger Wehrli 2009 and Mike McCoy
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually by the Charlotte
Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America to the
nation's most outstanding NCAA defensive football player. The Charlotte
Touchdown Club also honors local college and high school football
players and over the last decade has raised more than $1,250,000
for student athletic scholarships throughout the Charlotte Metro
The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
founded in 1991 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate,
and professional football in the Charlotte, North Carolina region.
The Club's activities and services focus community attention on
the outstanding Citizenship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Leadership
of area athletes and coaches.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy award finalists will be announced
mid-November, with the award presented on December 12th at the Bronko
Nagurski Trophy Awards Banquet in Charlotte, N.C. The keynote address
will be given by University of Georgia head coach, Mark Richt. All
net proceeds benefit the Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund. For
reservations, call 704-347-2918.
FECR is a regional freight railroad that extends along
a 351-mile corridor between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami, Fla.,
with exclusive rail access to the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades
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The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football
for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists,
as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works
to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America
team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve
Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-713-6198.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College
Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997
as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect,
preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the
game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism
and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards
and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information,
visit the association's official Web site, ncfaa.org.