Football Writers Association of America Sept. 22, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Gangi
American football manufacturer will present weekly honor
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DALLAS (FWAA)Big Game USA Football Factory, based in Dallas, Texas, is now the presenting sponsor of the Football Writers Association of America's National Team of the Week. Announced each Monday of the college football season since 2002, the honor is voted on by the FWAA's prestigious All-America committee.

Since the 2012 season, the team of the week has been exclusively unveiled on SiriusXM Radio's "College Football Nation." Coupled with the announcement, an FWAA member who covers the winning team appears live on the program. The weekly recipient will receive commemorative footballs specially designed and crafted by Big Game USA.

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with the FWAA," said Big Game's Chris Calandro. "Since we already help so many teams recognize great achievements through our custom commemorative balls, it was a natural to work with the FWAA to help it pay tribute to one team that stands out each week during the season."

"The Big Game National Team of the Week helps us continue a tradition started in 2002," said FWAA Executive Director Steve Richardson. "This weekly honor is one of many we are proud to present and goes a long way to help promote college football by recognizing one team's weekly achievement."

The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the first season The Big Game Football Factory has presented the award. Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during the 2014 college football regular season, the FWAA will name a National Team of the Week.

Big Game USA is the largest American-owned football factory. Nearly half of all Football Bowl Subdivision programs play with a ball made by Big Game USA. This season, Big Game has introduced gametag™, the latest development in football technology. It allows fans an opportunity to own a piece of football memorabilia, but more than that, gametag™ offers complete authentication. Currently, four Division I schools (Mississippi State, Navy, Nebraska and Texas A&M) use balls equipped with gametag™. For more information about Big Game USA, visit or contact Josh Eells at 972-292-0700 or

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,400 men and women who cover college football. 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 or 214-870-6516.