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2013 Seattle NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards

The Seattle Chapter's 48th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at CenturyLink Field. For the past 47 years, our annual banquet has been held to recognize and award scholarships to outstanding local football players who excel on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Cody David Sheffels
Cody David Sheffels
Timothy David Haehl
Timothy David Haehl

Andrew Allen Wallen
Andrew Allen Wallen

The top Lineman was Cody David Sheffels of Eastlake High School. The top two Backs, in a tie, were Timothy David Haehl of Bellevue High and Andrew Allen Wallen of Auburn Riverside High School. These top three scholar-athletes were were honored with a $2000 scholarship from the Seattle NFF Chapter.

The other finalists were Nolan Kobuke Anderson (Newport), Zachary Austin Jacobson (King’s), Jonathan Daniel Proctor (Mount Si), Grant Avery Doerr (Seattle Lutheran) and Jack Murray Flor (O’Dea). They will each receive $500 scholarships.

Roland "Red" Smith, Legendary Football Coach, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. This award is presented by the Seattle-King County Chapter to football supporters who exhibit love and dedication of the game through their principles and leadership with those they work with.

Wayne and Anne Gittinger were presented with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. This award is presented by the Seattle Chapter to an outstanding individual and/or organization who exhibits undying commitment and dedication to the game through his contributions for the benefit of the scholar-athlete.

Read more about the event and view all the finalists and nominated Scholar-Athletes.

Photos from the 2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

Event Photos by Robin Marie Photography. Scholar-Athlete Finalists photos by Corky Trewin.

All photos from the event are available for download at the Seattle NFF Photo Gallery.

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Seattle NFF Chapter News

The New Standard in Football

Heads Up Football is a comprehensive collection of resources that addresses the complex challenges of player health and safety in youth and high school football. Through coaching education and certification, Heads Up Tackling, concussion awareness, proper equipment fitting, heat and hydration training and more, Heads Up Football sets a new standard in football. Read More at USAFootball.com.

2013 Seattle Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

The Seattle NFF chapter held the 48th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Lineman Cody David Sheffels (Eastlake) and Backs Timothy David Haehl (Bellevue High) and Andrew Allen Wallen (Auburn Riverside) were honored with the top scholarships of $2,000 each. Read Story.

Wayne & Anne Gittinger Honored with 2013 E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award

At our 2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, Wayne and Anne Gittinger were honored with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. Read Story.

Roland "Red" Smith Honored with 2013 Tony Gasparovich Award

At our 2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, Coach Roland "Red" Smith was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

"Football Matters To Me": A New PSA Campaign from the NFF

The NFF has started a new PSA campaign called "Football Matters to Me", which encourages people nationwide to share the positive impact that football has had on their lives. Watch the Video by GE CEO Jeff Immelt.

NFHS supports USA Football's Heads Up Football program

Advancing student-athlete health and well-being remains a top priority for the NFHS, and the Federation has partnered with USA Football, which shares that commitment. Read Story.

2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

Drew Thompson and Mason Friedline were honored with the top two scholarships at the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Feb 10, 2013. Read Story.

101 Club Honored with "Rusty" Young Memorial Award

At the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards, the 101 Club was honored with the "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. The 101 Club is a smaller group within the Washington Athletic Club. Read Story.

Ed Lucero Honored with Tony Gasparovich Award

At the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards, Ed Lucero, Line Coach at Snohomish High School, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

Rewind: Live chat with former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman

Wyman talked about the Seahawks' playoff game against Washington, his playing career and more in a live chat Jan. 3 on seattletimes.com. Read Story (external link)

Hall of Fame Candidate Capsule: UW's Greg Lewis

A short summary of Hall of Fame candidate Greg Lewis, UW Running Back 1987-1990. The 2012 Hall of Fame Class will be announced on May 15 in New York City. Read Story.

2011 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The Seattle Chapter's 46th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards took place on February 12, 2012 at Century Link Field. Jeffrey Lindquist and Jakob Eldrenkamp were honored with the top two awards. Read Story.

Seattle NFF Chapter honors Gertrude Peoples

At our 2011 Scholar-Athlete Awards, Gertrude Peoples, Former Director UW Student-Athlete Academic Services, was honored with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. Read Story.

Seattle NFF Chapter honors Paul Lawrence

At our 2011 Scholar-Athlete Awards, Paul Lawrence, former coach at Everett High School and All State Game Director, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

2011 PP&K Competition

The 2011 local Punt, Pass and Kick Competition took place on October 9. The even was co-sponsored by the Seattle NFF Chapter and the Federal Way Hawks Junior Football organization. Many thanks to everyone who participated this year.

2010 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The 45th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony took place on February 13, 2011 at Qwest field. Jay Chakravarty (Liberty) and James Boker (Redmond) were honored with the top two awards. Read Story.

2010 PPK Competion

The 2010 NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition was held Sunday, Sept 27, 2009, at Highline Memerial Stadium. We want to thank everyone who helped to make the event a success. Read Story.

2009 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The 44th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony took place on December 13, 2009 at Qwest field. The top two scholarships were awared to Nicholas Anderson (Lindbergh High School) and Troy Solly (Liberty High School). Read Story.

Seattle NFF Chapter Named Charity of the Month

The Seattle NFF Chapter has been named the August Charity of the Month by Bonneville Seattle and the Seattle Seahawks. Read Story.

2009 Golf Tournament

The 2009 Chapter Annual Shotgun Golf tournament was held on Monday, Augt 3, in Olympia. The Seattle Chapter board would like to thank all the participants and sponsors who helped make it a success. Read Story.

2008 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The 43rd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony took place on December 14, 2008 at Qwest field. Jackson Pierce and Kurt Stottlemyer, both from Bothell High, were honored with the top awards. Read Story.

2008 "Rusty" Young Memorial Award

At the 2008 Awards Banquet, Dick Dugdale was honored with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. Read Story.

2008 Tony Gasparovich Award

At the 2008 Awards Banquet, Craig Smith, Seattle Times Reporter, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

2008 Chapter Golf Tournament

The Seattle NFF Chapter Annual Shotgun Golf tournament was held Monday, August 18, at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club. Read Story.

2007 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The Seattle Chapter 2007 Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony and Brunch was held Sunday, December 16, at Qwest Field. J.J. Clark of Eastlake High School and Allen Trillana of Kent-Meridian were honored with the top two awards, each receiving a $2000 scholarships from the Seattle Chapter. Read Story.

Two Local Coaches Honored with 2007 Tony Gasparovich Award

Terry Ennis and Rollie Robins were both honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award at the 2007 Scholar-Atlete Awards on December 16. This award is presented by the Seattle-King County Chapter to football supporters who exhibit love and dedication of the game through their principles and leadership with those they work with. Read Story.

Kiilsgaard Named National High School Scholar-Athlete

Kellen Kiilsgaard was honored by the NFF as one of five 2007 National High School Scholar-Athletes during the 60th annual awards luncheon held December 4, 2007 in New York City. Read Story. View Photos.

2007 Scholar-Athlete Awards Mentioned in The Seattle Times

An article about the chapter awards was published on Dec 17. Read Seattle Times Story

 

National NFF News*

Chalktalk - April 14, 2014

Attendance and ratings figures from the 2013 college football season, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - April 8, 2014

Johns Hopkins (Md.) Recognized for excellence in promoting the Scholar-Athlete Ideal, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - April 1, 2014

2013 Campbell Trophy Winner John Urschel Named a Finalist for the Prestigious Sullivan Award, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 24, 2014

Big Ten Conference Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Big Ten Medal of Honor, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 17, 2014

2013 Campbell Trophy Winner John Urschel Named a Semifinalist for the Prestigious Sullivan Award, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

2014 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Released

The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced the names on the 2014 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. This year's ballot includes Lincoln Kennedy, Greg Lewis and Clarence Williams. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 10, 2014

2013 NFF National Scholar-Athletes Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 5, 2014

Hall of Famer and Boise State Legend Randy Trautman Passes Away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Chapter Networks to Distribute over $1 Million in Scholarships in 2014

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that its Chapter Network will distribute more than $1 million in scholarships during its 2014 banquet season, selecting 3,300 student-athletes for recognition of their combined achievements on the gridiron, in the classroom and as leaders in the community. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 26, 2014

New College Football Poll Announced, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 20, 2014

Action-Packed January sets the 2014 NFF Agenda, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 11, 2014

2013 NFF National Scholar-Athletes at NFL Scouting Combine, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Action-Packed January Sets the 2014 NFF Agenda

The National Football Foundation (NFF) concluded a nonstop schedule of events during the past month that have helped set the stage for an impactful year for the organization in 2014. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 2, 2014

NFF at the Super Bowl, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 27, 2014

Football Officiating Coordinators return to NFF Headquarters, plus other NFF news.Read Story.

NFF Leads Panel on Future of Football

In front of hundreds of coaches at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Annual Convention, National Football Foundation (NFF) President & CEO Steve Hatchell participated with AFCA President and former Texas coach Mack Brown in a panel to discuss the future of football. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 22, 2014

College Football Playoff FAQ, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

College Football Hall of Fame Celebrates Construction Milestone

The College Football Hall of Fame recently celebrated the “topping out” of its new $66.9 million facility in Atlanta. The three-story, 94,256-square-foot attraction is designed to entertain and educate visitors, and it will serve as a venue to celebrate the traditions of college football. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 14, 2014

NFF leads panel on the future of football and presents divisional championship trophies at the AFCA Convention, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Jan. 13 - 19

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 9, 2014

Rose Bowl Hosts the 16th and Final BCS National Championship, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Jan. 6 - 12

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 30, 2013

Hall of Famer and North Carolina legend Art Weiner passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Dec. 30 - Jan. 5

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Dec. 23 - 29

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 23, 2013

Watch a replay of the 56th annual awards dinner in New York, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Dec. 16 - 22

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

NFF Concludes Historic 56th Annual Awards Dinner

The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City witnessed an all-star cast of history’s greatest football players at the 56th Annual National Football Foundation (NFF) Awards Dinner on December 10. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Dec. 9 - 15

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Dec. 1 - 8

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 2, 2103

ESPN’s Rece Davis named emcee of 2013 NFF Annual Awards Dinner, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: Nov. 25 - Dec. 1

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 25, 2013

NC State Legend Ted Brown Honored with NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: November 18 - 24

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 19, 2013

Texas long snapper Nate Boyer named NFF Legacy Award recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Institutional Academic Membership Program Celebrates Another Record Year

The NFF announced another record year for its Institutional Academic Membership program. On the heels of a high-water mark in 2012, the NFF reached record levels of support from its Institutional Academic Members in 2013. Read Story.

This Week in College Football History: November 11 - 17

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 145 years. Read Story.


*National news headlines and stories courtesy of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

 

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