CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) – The Charlotte Touchdown Club,
in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America,
officially announces Will Muschamp, Head Football Coach at the University
of Florida, as keynote speaker for the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Awards
Banquet scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9.
"Serving as Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Awards
Banquet is a tremendous honor," Coach Will Muschamp said. "The
Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of
America have made the Bronko Nagurski Trophy the nation's premiere
defensive award for college football and I'm thrilled to be a part
of this year's event."
"The Charlotte Touchdown Club is excited to have Coach Muschamp
as Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Banquet," said John
Rocco Executive Director of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. "We look
forward to Coach Muschamp's remarks and the announcement of the
2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner at our black tie banquet held
December 9th at the Westin Hotel."
Muschamp was named Head Football Coach at the University of Florida
in 2010 after being the coach-in-waiting and defensive coordinator
at the University of Texas since November 2008. Muschamp has 16
years of coaching experience including 12 years in the SEC, eight
as a coach and four as a player at the University of Georgia.
Muschamp has also served as defensive coordinator at Auburn University
(2006-07) and LSU (2002-04) and was a finalist for the 2007 Broyles
Award as the nation's top assistant coach. The son of a football
coach, Muschamp turned down appointments at West Point and Annapolis
to become a four-year letterman as a safety at the University of
Georgia from 1991-94, where he was voted defensive co-captain as
Muschamp has coached in two national championship games, winning
the ultimate prize in 2003 while defensive coordinator at LSU, and
coached in a third BCS bowl game following the 2008 season, when
Texas won the Fiesta Bowl. In addition to his national championship
past, Muschamp has coached in the SEC Championship Game twice and
in the Big 12 Championship Game once, coming out on the winning
side in each of those three contests.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football
Awards Association (NCFAA), which 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 website,
The Charlotte Touchdown Club was founded in 1991 for the purpose
of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football
in the Charlotte, N.C., 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 is presented annually by the Charlotte
Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America to
the nation's most outstanding NCAA defensive football player at
the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, N.C. All proceeds
benefit the Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund. For more
information, call 704-347-2918 or visit touchdownclub.com.