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NFF Footballetter: Highlights from the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner

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NFF Footballetter: Highlights from the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner National Football Foundation

In 2019, the National Football Foundation experienced another exceptionally successful year in implementing our efforts to preserve the past, promote the present and protect the game.The 2019 college football season, which marked 150 years of college football, culminated on Dec. 10 during the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by ETT, which attracted a record crowd.

The latest Footballetter is a collection of photos of those honored and those who paid tribute to the honorees by attending the event that night, including a star-studded 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class featuring Terrell Buckley (Florida State), Rickey Dixon (Oklahoma), London Fletcher (John Carroll [OH]), Jacob Green (Texas A&M), Torry Holt (North Carolina State), Raghib "Rocket" Ismail (Notre Dame), Darren McFadden (Arkansas), Jake Plummer (Arizona State), Troy Polamalu (Southern California), Joe Thomas (Wisconsin), Lorenzo White (Michigan State), Patrick Willis (Mississippi), Vince Young (Texas) and coaches Dennis Erickson (Idaho, Wyoming, Washington State, Miami [FL], Oregon State, Arizona State) and Joe Taylor (Howard, Virginia Union, Hampton, Florida A&M).

Famed actor and former UCLA quarterback Mark Harmon was awarded the NFF Gold Medal, the organization's highest honor. The star of the successful series "NCIS" was an NFF National Scholar-Athlete in 1973.

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert was presented with the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda as the nation's top scholar-athlete, highlighting the stellar members of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class who all received postgraduate scholarships.

This issue also features photos from the National Hall of Fame Salute at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Click HERE for the NFF Digital Footballetter.

Click here for a PDF of the NFF Footballetter.

About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, ETT, Fidelity Investments, Goodyear, Mazda, the New York Athletic Club, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Sports Business Journal and Under Armour. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork and learn more at footballfoundation.org.