CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) – The Charlotte
Touchdown Club is excited to announce a new partnership
with Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery to present
the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. In conjunction
with the Football Writers Association of America,
the Charlotte Touchdown Club presents the award each December at
the annual Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet to an outstanding collegiate
defensive football player from the past 40 years.
behalf of the Football Writers Association of America, the Charlotte
Touchdown Club is delighted to announce Rolle Oral & Facial
Surgery as the new Presenting Sponsor of the Bronko Nagurski Legends
Award," said John Rocco Executive Director of the Charlotte
Touchdown Club. "Dr. Richard Rolle Jr.'s enthusiasm and passion
for the great game of college football will prove to be the perfect
partnership honoring legends of the game."
This year's legends award recipient is Ohio State linebacker
Tom Cousineau from the class of 1977. Past legends award winners
include: 2007-Alan Page & Bubba Smith, 2008-Ted Hendricks, 2009-Roger
Wehrli, 2010-Mike McCoy, 2011-Jack Youngblood, 2012-Larry Jacobson,
2013-Randy Rhino, 2014-Randy White, 2015-Randy Gradishar, 2016-Chet
Moeller, and 2017-Ross Browner.
"Having the privilege to play at the University of Notre
Dame under legendary coach Lou Holtz, I'm honored, elated and count
this as a true blessing to be the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award
Presenting Sponsor," said Dr. Richard R. Rolle, Jr. "I
take great pride in this tremendous opportunity now and for years
This year's Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet will be held Monday,
December 3rd at the Charlotte Convention Center. University of Michigan
head coach, Jim Harbaugh, is slated as the keynote speaker.
About Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery
Richard R. Rolle Jr. is a leading oral & maxillofacial surgeon,
with strong ties to athletics and delivering excellence www.rolleoralfacialsurgery.com.
Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery offers expertise in: dental implants,
wisdom tooth extraction, youth-capturing, cosmetic injectables,
oral surgery and cleft lip reconstruction in his Lake Norman, North
Carolina practice. Dr. Rolle holds a B.A. from the University of
Notre Dame where he played varsity football under legendary Coach
Lou Holtz. He completed his oral surgery internship at Harvard's
Massachusetts General Hospital and holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery
from Meharry Medical College. Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery is
the official surgeon for the Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Checkers
and Charlotte 49ers.
The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school,
collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, North Carolina
region. Since its inception, the club has grown as well as diversified
boasting a sponsor team of more than (80) companies. The Club's
activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding
Citizenship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Leadership of area
athletes and coaches. Through individual and corporate support,
more than $2,000,000 has been raised to benefit the Touchdown Club's
scholarship efforts. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918
or email@example.com). The official website of the Charlotte
Touchdown Club is www.touchdownclub.com.
Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of
America consists of the men and women across North America
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 game day operations, major awards and an All-America
team. Through its website, the FWAA works to improve communication
among all those who work within the game. The FWAA also sponsors
scholarships for aspiring writers and an annual writing contest.
Behind the leadership of President Stefanie Loh and Executive Director
Steve Richardson and a board of veteran journalists, the FWAA continues
grow and work to help college football prosper at all levels. There
are now over 1,000 members..