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2015 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2015 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, with 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 87 players and 25 coaches from the divisional ranks. Read the complete list of nominees.

Included on the ballot this year are Lincoln Kennedy, UW Offensive Tackle, and Greg Lewis, UW Running Back. Join the NFF and cast your vote for them! The voting deadline is November 11.

Read the digital version of the 2015 Footballetter Ballot issue (with links to voting for members).

Seattle Chapter 2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony

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

Lincoln Kennedy & Greg Lewis on the 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

The 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot has been released with voting now open to all NFF members. Included on the ballot are Lincoln Kennedy, UW Offensive Tackle, and Greg Lewis, UW Running Back. Read the digital version of the 2015 Footballetter Ballot issue (with links to voting for members).

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*

This Week in Football History Nov 17-23

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 18, 2014

Joe Hamilton Honored with NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Nov 10-16

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 10, 2014

Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper to be Inducted into the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

2015 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Released

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2015 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 87 players and 25 coaches from the divisional ranks. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Nov 3 - 9

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 3, 2014

Sponsors Find Unique Value in College Football, plus othe NFF news. Read Story.

College Athletics Now Safer Through Concussion Research, Awareness

Five years ago, football fans feared the onslaught of concussion claims in a small subset of former players might doom the sport. But the initial feelings of panic and cynicism have begun to fade, as the voices of doctors and athletic trainers have emerged, calming the public. The game isn’t going to go away, they declared, but it must be made safer. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Oct 27- Nov 2

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 27, 2014

Shane Conlan and Darrin Nelson Honored with NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Oct 20 - 26

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 20, 2014

Willie Roaf Honored with NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Oct 13 - 19

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 14, 2014

NFF Hall of Fame Dedication Ceremony Draws National Audience & Praise, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Oct 6 - Oct 12

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 29, 2014

Former NFF Vice Chairman John Toner Passes Away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Sept 29 - Oct 5

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 22, 2014

2014 Institutional Academic Membership Program is Open, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Sept 22-28

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 15, 2014

Inaugural FWAA-NFF Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll Released, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This week in Football History Sept 15-21

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

This week in Football History Sept 8-14

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 9, 2014

1997 NFF Chris Schenkel Award Recipient Jack Cristil passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This week in Football History Sept 1-7

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 146 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 26, 2014

Final Week for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Nominations, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 18, 2014

College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta set to open, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Past National Scholar-Athletes Head to NFL Training Camps

Forty-seven former NFF National Scholar-Athletes head to NFL training camps as the 2014 season gets underway. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 11, 2014

Need-to-Know Rules Changes for 2014 Season, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 4, 2014

ESPN’s Rece Davis named emcee of 2014 NFF Annual Awards Dinner, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 28, 2014

The NFF links with SBJ to promote IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 22, 2014

Colleges and universities continue adding football teams in 2014, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

College Football Hall of Fame Announces Opening Date, Logo

The new College Football Hall of Fame will open its doors on Saturday, Aug. 23, in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s sports and entertainment district. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 15, 2014

Tom Catena and George M. Weiss named 2014 Co-NFF gold medal recipients, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 7, 2014

Countdown to the 25th Campbell Trophy, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 30, 2014

30th Anniversary of Landmark Supreme Court Decision giving schools and conferences control over TV rights, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 23, 2014

Announcement for Third Annual Bloomberg Sports Business Summit, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 16, 2014

Duke AD Kevin White named 2014 recipient of NFF John L. Toner Award, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 10, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie Inducted into the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 3, 2014

College Football Hall of Famer James Saxton Passes Away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Announces 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Class

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes the names of 14 First Team All-America players and two legendary coaches. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 27, 2014

Pop Warner Honors NFF President Steve Hatchell and Board Member Jerry Jones, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF National Scholar-Athletes Prepare for the NFL Draft

Having established themselves as the best of the best on the field and in the classroom, the 16 members of the 2013 National Scholar-Athlete Class find themselves under consideration during the 79th NFL Draft. Read Story.

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



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