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1998 Campbell Trophy® recipient and College Football Hall of Famer Matt Stinchcomb and fellow NFF National Scholar-Athletes from Georgia Jon Stinchcomb and David Greene will host their annual Dawgs for Kids event, which benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Transplant Foundation, on Aug. 10 at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works in Atlanta.

2012 Campbell Trophy® recipient Barrett Jones (Alabama) and fellow NFF National Scholar-Athletes Brian Griese (Michigan) and Greg McElroy (Alabama) are part of the announcer line-up for ESPN’s 2019 college football coverage.

2003 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Jonathan Vilma (Miami [FL]) will once again be a college football studio analyst for ESPN on Saturdays this fall.

2002 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Bradie James will be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 11.

2003 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Nate Jones (Rutgers) will take the field as one of the NFL’s newest field judges for the 2019 season.

2000 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Chris Weinke (Florida State) will be inducted into the State of Florida Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 12 in Orlando.

Fidelity Investments serves a proud partner of the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy® and the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards.

  • In Other News…
    VICIS Partners with Lone Star Conference: The Lone Star Conference and NFF-partner VICIS announced a partnership to extend access to the VICIS ZERO1 football helmet conference-wide and educate football players on the latest safety advancements in sports equipment. The ZERO1 has received the highest rating in the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) helmet performance testing three years in a row.
  • VICIS Partners with Texas A&M-Commerce: Texas A&M-Commerce announced it will equip its entire varsity football roster with NFF-partner VICIS’ ZERO1 helmet for the upcoming 2019 season.
  • Hobart (NY) athletics announced a five-year agreement with NFF-partner Under Armour.


Former Pacific and Colorado State head football coach Chester Caddas passed away July 27. He was 83… Former Columbia football player Brian DeVeau died in a car accident June 23. He was 28… Former Washington State All-American Wayne Foster passed away July 13. He was 76… Former Iowa football player and North Dakota State and New Mexico assistant football coach Don Chelf passed away July 16. He was 87… Former Alcorn State offensive lineman and the winningest head coach in Alabama State football history Houston Markham Jr. passed away July 17. He was 75… Former Louisiana defensive back Sean Thomas died July 17. He was 26… Former Arkansas football player Mitch Petrus passed away July 18. He was 32… Former Tennessee football player Bert Rechichar passed away July 19. He was 89…

Former Florida International defensive back Emmanuel Lubin died July 20. He was 21… Former Miami (OH) football player and Central Michigan assistant football coach James W. Jones passed away July 21. He was 93… Former Washington State halfback Keith Lincoln passed away July 27. He was 80… Former Marshall football player Chris Deaton passed away July 27. He was 48… Former Hobart (NY) football player Richard Rosenbaum, who went on to serve on the New York Supreme Court, passed away July 28. He was 88… Former Oregon All-America running back Jim Shanley passed away. He was 82… Former Maine and Boston College offensive line coach Mike Maser passed away. He was 72… Longtime Fiesta Bowl board members George Kalil and Wally Kelly recently passed away…