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The Heisman Trophy was named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, and is awarded annually by the Downtown Athletic Club to the most outstanding player in collegiate football. Although not the only award honoring the best player in college football, it is considered the most prestigious. It is awarded in early December before the bowl games begin. The trophy does not serve as a representation of a collegiate player’s chances in professional leagues, but is rather an accolade for their accomplishments in college. The trophy itself is modeled after Ed Smith, a leading player in 1934 for the now defunct New York University football team.

Mark Ingram of the University of Alabama was selected as the 75th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as the Most Outstanding College Football Player in the United States for 2009. Ingram won the award over Toby Gerhart of Stanford by only 28 points in the closest finish in the 75 year history of the Heisman.

The Heisman is frequently awarded to a running back or a quarterback and very few players have won the trophy playing at a different position. Charles Woodson is the only primarily defensive player to win the award, doing so as a sive back for Michigan in 1997. No interior lineman on either side of the ball has ever won the award, although offensive guard Tom Brown of Minnesota and offensive tackle John Hicks of Ohio State placed second in 1960 and 1973, respectively. Defensive end Hugh Green of Pittsburgh finished second in 1980. Last season Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh was third.

The 2009 Heisman Finalists...

Phil Steele is proud to be on the voting committee for this prestigious award!

Toby Gerhart, Stanford Colt McCoy, Texas Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska Tim Tebow, Florida

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2009 Rotary Lombardi Award Winner Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska

The 2009 Finalists... Terrence Cody, Alabama Gerald McCoy Oklahoma Jerry Hughes, TCU Previous Rotary Lombardi Award Winners 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977

Jim Stillwagon Walt Patulski Rich Glover John Hicks Randy White Lee Roy Selmon Wilson Whitley Ross Browner

Ohio State Notre Dame Nebraska Ohio State Maryland Oklahoma Houston Notre Dame

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Bruce Clark Brad Budde Hugh Green Kenneth Sims Dave Rimington Dean Steinkuhler Tony Degrate Tony Casillas

Penn State USC Pittsburgh Texas Nebraska Nebraska Texas Oklahoma

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Cornelius Bennett Alabama Chris Spielman Ohio State Tracy Rocker Auburn Percy Snow Michigan St Chris Zorich Notre Dame Steve Emtman Washington Marvin Jones Florida State Aaron Taylor Notre Dame

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Warren Sapp Orlando Pace Orlando Pace Grant Wistrom Dat Nguyen Corey Moore Jamal Reynolds Julius Peppers

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Miami, FL Ohio State Ohio State Nebraska Texas A&M Virginia Tech Florida State North Carolina

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Benefiting the

Terrell Suggs Tommie Harris David Pollack A.J. Hawk LaMarr Woodley Glenn Dorsey Brian Orakpo

Arizona State Oklahoma Georgia Ohio State Michigan LSU Texas

The Ted Hendricks Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with goals aimed at providing assistance to local and national charities through awards, grants and scholarship programs aimed at recreational, health and educational programs for both youth and seniors. Sample Beneficiaries: • Special Olympics • Cystic Fibrosis • ALS Research • Shake-a-leg of Miami • Children’s Hospital(s) • Literacy Programs •Iraq Veterans • Child Abuse Victims • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Research • Birth Defect Survivors Grant in Aid • Youth Golf and Learning Academy • Youth Football Enrichment Program

Also a Special Congrats to the.... 2009 AWARD FINALISTS:



• 2008 Brian Orakpo, University of Texas • 2007 Chris Long, University of Virginia •2006 LaMarr Woodley, University of Michigan • 2005 Elvis Dumerville, University of Louisville • 2003 David Pollack, University of Georgia • 2004 David Pollack, University of Georgia • 2002 Terrell Suggs, Arizona State University


Phil Steele is very proud to be a participant on the voting committee for the Ted Hendricks Award. For more info, please visit:


College Football’s Top Kicking Award In 1992, The Palm Beach County Sports Commission established the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker award. This award, presented for a number of years by the FedEx Orange Bowl, is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker as determined by a voting panel of Division 1 head coaches, sports writers and sportscasters from across the county, conference representatives, professional kickers and previous winners. The Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award has become the most prestigious college football award for kickers. Phil Steele is proud to be a participant on the voting committee for the Lou Groza Award.

Past Lou Groza Award Winners: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Pictured above:

THE 2009 Finalists

Kai Forbath, Leigh Tiffin & Blair Walsh


Graham Gano - FSU Thomas Weber - Arizona St Arthur Carmody - Louisville Alexis Serna - Oregon State Mike Nugent - Ohio State Jonathan Nichols - Mississippi Nate Kaeding - Iowa Seth Marler - Tulane Jonathan Ruffin - Cincinnati Sebastian Janikowski - FSU Sebastian Janikowski - FSU Martin Gramatica - Kansas St Marc Primanti - NC State Michael Reeder - TCU Steve McLaughlin - Arizona Judd Davis - Florida Joe Allison - Memphis

The Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award is presented annually through the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. For additional information on the award contact: Palm Beach County Sports Commission •1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 1410 • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or visit


The Maxwell Award for College Player of the Year is presented each year by the Maxwell Football Club, a group dedicated to helping young people realize their fullest potential as leaders through football at all levels! The award is named for Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, a college football player, coach and sportswriter. Maxwell was only 37 when he died of complications stemming from an automobile accident. To honor his memory and many contributions to football, the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club was founded in 1937 to present awards in his name and to promote football safety.

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Tim Tebow, Florida Tim Tebow, Florida Brady Quinn, Notre Dame Vince Young, Texas Jason White, Oklahoma Eli Manning, Mississippi Larry Johnson, Penn State Ken Dorsey, Miami, FL Drew Brees, Purdue Ron Dayne, Wisconsin Ricky Williams, Texas Peyton Manning, Tennessee


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Danny Wuerffel, Florida Eddie George, Ohio State Kerry Collins, Penn State Charlie Ward, Florida State Gino Torretta, Miami, FL Desmond Howard, Michigan Ty Detmer, BYU Anthony Thompson, Indiana Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State Don McPherson, Syracuse Vinny Testaverde, Miami, FL Chuck Long, Iowa

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The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 900 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 gameday operations, major awards, a national poll and its annual All-America team.

2009 Outland Winner Ndamukong Suh Nebraska 2008 Andre Smith, Alabama 2007 Glenn Dorsey, LSU 2006 Joe Thomas, Wisconsin 2005 Greg Eslinger, Minnesota 2004 Jammal Brown, Oklahoma 2003 Robert Gallery, Iowa 2002 Rien Long, Washington State 2001 Bryant McKinnie, Miami, FL 2000 John Henderson, Tennessee 1999 Chris Samuels, Alabama 1998 Kris Farris, UCLA 1997 Aaron Taylor, Nebraska 1996 Orlando Pace, Ohio State

Phil Steele is proud to be a voter on both the Outland & Nagurski awards. If you would like more information on either award please visit

ALL-TIME OUTLAND TROPHY WINNERS 1995 Jonathan Ogden, UCLA 1994 Zach Wiegert, Nebraska 1993 Rob Waldrop, Arizona 1992 Will Shields, Nebraska 1991 Steve Emtman, Washington 1990 Russell Maryland, Miami, FL 1989 Mohammed Elewonibi, BYU 1988 Tracy Rocker, Auburn 1987 Chad Hennings, Air Force 1986 Jason Buck, BYU 1985 Mike Ruth, Boston College 1984 Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech 1983 Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska

1982 Dave Rimington, Nebraska 1981 Dave Rimington, Nebraska 1980 Mark May, Pittsburgh 1979 Jim Ritcher, N.C. State 1978 Greg Roberts, Oklahoma 1977 Brad Shearer, Texas 1976 Ross Browner, Notre Dame 1975 Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma 1974 Randy White, Maryland 1973 John Hicks, Ohio State 1972 Rich Glover, Nebraska 1971 Larry Jacobson, Nebraska 1970 Jim Stillwagon, Ohio State

1969 Mike Reid, Penn State 1968 Bill Stanfill, Georgia 1967 Ron Yary, USC 1966 Loyd Phillips, Arkansas 1965 Tommy Nobis, Texas 1964 Steve DeLong, Tennessee 1963 Scott Appleton, Texas 1962 Bobby Bell, Minnesota 1961 Merlin Olsen, Utah State 1960 Tom Brown, Minnesota 1959 Mike McGee, Duke 1958 Zeke Smith, Auburn 1957 Alex Karras, Iowa

1956 Jim Parker, Ohio State 1955 Calvin Jones, Iowa 1954 Bill Brooks, Arkansas 1953 JD Roberts, Oklahoma 1952 Dick Modzelewski, Maryland 1951 Jim Weatherall, Oklahoma 1950 Bob Gain, Kentucky 1949 Ed Bagdon, Michigan State 1948 Bill Fischer, Notre Dame 1947 Joe Steffy, Army 1946 George Connor, Notre Dame

CONGRATULATIONS DT Ndamukong Suh Nebraska

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1991 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 seventy companies. The Club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding Citizenship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship and Leadership of area athletes and coaches. In recognition of superior achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community, the Touchdown Club awards five annual scholarships to athletes from Catawba College, Davidson College, Gardner-Webb University, Johnson C. Smith University, and Wingate University. The Club also provides financial support to more than 50 regional high school athletic programs annually. The highlight of the club’s year comes in December with the presentation of college football’s most prestigious defensive award, The Bronko Nagurski Trophy. This award, created to honor the most outstanding defensive college football player in America, is voted on by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). The 2009 Bronko Nagurski Trophy was presented Sunday December 7th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The banquet presentation was held at The Westin Hotel and again honored the nation’s best all-around defensive players.

Past Nagurski Trophy Winners


LB Pat Angerer, Iowa DB Eric Berry, Tennessee DL Terrence Cody, Alabama DL Jerry Hughes, TCU

1993 Rob Waldrop, Arizona 1994 Warren Sapp, Miami (Fl) 1995 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 1996 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan 1998 Champ Bailey, Georgia 1999 Corey Moore, Virginia Tech 2000 Dan Morgan, Miami (Fl) 28

2001 Roy Williams, Oklahoma 2002 Terrell Suggs, Arizona State 2003 Derrick Strait, Oklahoma 2004 Derrick Johnson, Texas 2005 Elvis Dumervil, Louisville 2006 James Laurinaitis, Ohio State 2007 Glenn Dorsey, LSU 2008 Brian Orakpo, Texas

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PAST MACKEY WINNERS CHASE COFFMAN - MISSOURI • Selected 98th overall by Bengals in the ‘09 NFL Draft FRED DAVIS - USC • Selected 48th overall by Redskins in the ‘08 NFL Draft MATT SPAETH - MINNESOTA • Selected 77th overall by Steelers in ‘07 NFL Draft MARCEDES LEWIS - UCLA • Selected 28th overall by Jaguars in ‘06 NFL Draft HEATH MILLER - VIRGINIA • Selected 30th overall by Steelers in ‘05 NFL Draft KELLEN WINSLOW II - MIAMI • Selected 6th overall by Browns in ‘04 NFL Draft DALLAS CLARK - IOWA • Selected 24th overall by Colts in ‘03 NFL Draft DANIEL GRAHAM - COLORADO • Selected 21st overall by Patriots in ‘02 NFL Draft TIM STRATTON - PURDUE

Phil Steele is very proud to be a participant on the voting committee for the John Mackey Award. The prestigious John Mackey Award, presented by the Nassau County Sports Commission, is awarded annually to the most outstanding Tight End in FBS college football. The NCSC presides over the award, managing the watch list, supervising the voting by the distinguished selection committee and honoring the recipient at its annual award dinner. In addition to demonstrating outstanding athletic prowess on the field, the recipient must demonstrate positive sportsmanship-like behavior, be in good academic standing and strive to embody the leadership abilities of John Mackey both on and off the field. Throughout his career Mackey vigorously supported many organizations and served on the Board of Advisors to the Leukemia Society of America, the Syracuse University Business School and the Board of Directors for the Syracuse University Alumni Association. He has also been Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Community for Education Foundation and its “Overcoming Obstacles” program. The Nassau County Sports Commission is an organization where every dollar raised is another child, senior citizen or differently-abled athlete experiencing the thrill of sports and competition. Contributions to the NCSC will enrich the quality of life for Nassau County residents, enhance the economy and aid in the development of events, programs and facilities. The non-governmental, non-profit NCSC is dedicated to “improving lives through sports” and operates the “Let’s Do It!” children’s sports programs. Since its inception in 1992, the NCSC has quietly accomplished many of its original mission objectives, establishing exceptional participatory and educational youth sports programs, partnering with County government to enhance sports facilities and attract sporting events and organizations to the heart of Long Island, Nassau County. The Commission has quietly built an impressive track record of success in providing sports programming and attracting sporting events and businesses to Nassau County. The Commission has set ambitious goals for the future. These goals involve the advancement of youth, amateur and professional sports from the grassroots to the elite level; the development and dissemination of brochures, such as “How Sports Can Combat Childhood Obesity” for elementary school students and the “Perils of Performance Enhancing Drugs” for middle and high school students; the organization of more conferences, workshops and clinics; the implementation of new initiatives; bringing new sports events and businesses to the County; and most importantly, the expansion of our youth programs to serve a broader spectrum of the community and a greater number of children. For more information please visit

O’BRIEN quarterback AWARD MISSION MISSION To honor the nation’s best college quarterback of the year and inspire student-athletes to triumph both on and off the field.

WHAT WE DO • What began in 1977 as the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy, awarded to the best player in the Southwest Conference, was expanded in scope and limited to the quarterback position in 1981, becoming the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien). • The O’Brien is awarded to the nation’s best collegiate quarterback, evaluating each candidate on the criteria of quarterback skills/athletic ability, academics, reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship. • The O’Brien inspires student-athletes to achieve success through embodiment of the attributes of football legend Davey O’Brien. The award includes a $10,000 grant to the scholarship program of the recipient’s university.


PAST PA ST O O’BRIEN ’BRI ’B RIEN EN WINNER WIN NNE NER R 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

Earl Campbell Texas Billy Sims Oklahoma Mike Singletary Baylor Mike Singletary Baylor Jim McMahon BYU Todd Blackledge Penn State Steve Young BYU Doug Flutie Boston College Chuck Long Iowa Vinny Testaverde Miami Don McPherson Syracuse Troy Aikman UCLA Andre Ware Houston Ty Detmer BYU Ty Detmer BYU Gino Torretta Miami

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Charlie Ward Kerry Collins Danny Wuerffel Danny Wuerffel Peyton Manning Michael Bishop Joe Hamilton Chris Weinke Eric Crouch Brad Banks Jason White Jason White Vince Young Troy Smith Tim Tebow Sam Bradford

Florida St Penn State Florida Florida Tennessee Kansas St Georgia Tech Florida St Nebraska Iowa Oklahoma Oklahoma Texas Ohio State Florida Oklahoma


• The O’Brien Award honors the legacy of Davey O’Brien, the first player ever to win the Heisman, Maxwell and Walter Camp trophies in the same year, while leading TCU to one of COLT McCOY, TEXAS their two National Championships. and the finalists . . . . • The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is overseen by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, CASE KEENUM, HOUSTON & TIM TEBOW, FLORIDA which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and provides scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. • The O’Brien finalists exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and character in both the athletic and academic arenas.

VOTING PROCESS • Throughout the season, quarterbacks are voted upon by a Selection Committee comprised of prestigious journalists and previous winners. • The watch list is refined into semi-finalists and finalists before The O’Brien winner is announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in December. • 2007 marked the inaugural year for the inclusion of the Fan Vote. Fans will have the ability to vote for their favorite quarterback throughout the season, and unlike any other award in college football, their vote will count as 5% of the final tally. Phil Steele is proud to be a member of The O’Brien Selection Committee. XXXXX

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The Lott Trophy was named in honor of Ronnie Lott – a two time All-American for USC and College Football Hall of Fame inductee. Ronnie Lott went on to win four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers, ten trips to the Pro Bowl and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Always known as a fierce competitor, he was a leader who had IMPACT both on the field and off. The Lott Trophy was established by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation to honor college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. The award is unique because it represents the first trophy to give equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance. The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation awarded $115,000 of scholarships to the general scholarship funds of the universities of Lott Trophy finalists. Since 2004, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has donated more than $900,000 for scholarships and programs that support America’s youth.

2009 LOTT TROPHY WINNER DE JERRY HUGHES, TCU Jerry Hughes of TCU has been named the winner of the sixth annual Lott Trophy at a gala banquet in Newport Beach, California. Hughes is a senior Defensive End from Sugar Land, Texas and has been the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year each of the

past two seasons.

2009 FINALISTS: Eric Berry of Tennessee, Rolando McClain of Alabama and Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska.

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Past Lott Trophy Winners

James Laurinaitis, Ohio St Aaron Curry - Wake Forest, Brian Orakpo - Texas & Myron Rolle - Florida St DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU James Laurinaitis - Ohio St, J Leman - Illinois & Chris Long - Virginia Daymeion Hughes, California Quinn Pitcock - Ohio St & Paul Posluszny - Penn St DeMeco Ryans, Alabama AJ Hawk - Ohio St & Darryl Tapp - Virginia Tech David Pollack, Georgia Derrick Johnson - Texas & Jim Leonhard - Wisconsin

If you want to make an IMPACT and help us restore personal character to American sports, make a tax deductible contribution to The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation today. Call Karen Ringer at 949-428-0042 or visit We thank you for your support.



Phil Steele is proud to be a participant on the voting committee for the Lott Trophy

2009 Biletnikoff Award Winner:

Golden Tate Notre Dame 2009 FINALISTS:

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, has recognized the outstanding college football receiver position in Division I college football since 1994. In addition, the TQC Foundation’s charitable mission is the provision of college scholarships to young men and women who have overcome significant physical, emotional and environmental challenges to achieve at the highest level of excellence. The national selection committee, which chooses the Biletnikoff Award recipient, is comprised of 106 journalists, commentators and former receivers. Phil Steele is very proud to be a participant on the voting committee for the Biletnikoff Award.



Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green & jordan shipley, texas

2008 - Michael C Crabtree, rabt btree T Texas exas T Tech echh 2007 - Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech 2006 - Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech 2005 - Mike Hass, Oregon State 2004 - Braylon Edwards, Michigan 2003 - Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh 2002 - Charles Rogers, Michigan St 2001 - Josh Reed, LSU 2000 - Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh 1999 - Troy Walters, Stanford 1998 - Troy Edwards, Louisiana Tech 1997 - Randy Moss, Marshall 1996 - Marcus Harris, Wyoming 1995 - Terry Glenn, Ohio St 1994 - Bobby Engram, Penn State


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