Football Writers Association of America March 26, 2013
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MUSCHAMP NAMED KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR
2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI AWARDS BANQUET

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.

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"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 a senior.

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, ncfaa.org.

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.