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2016 Seattle NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards

CenturyLink FieldThe Seattle Chapter's 51st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 in the Delta 360 Club Lounge at Century Link Field. Doors open at 9:00am, with the banquet starting at 10:00am.

Each year, the Seattle Chapter awards scholarships to local Scholar-Athletes. The process begins when athletes are nominated by their coaches. Each school is represented by two seniors: one back and one lineman. Coaches and their two nominees are invited to be our guests at our Awards Ceremony and Banquet.

A selection committee consisting of former coaches, players and administrators perform the difficult task of narrowing the list down to four backs and four linemen. At our Awards Banquet, one back and one lineman receive a Scholar-Athlete Scholarship of $2000. Each of the remaining six finalists receive a scholarship of $500.

Each school's head coach and two nominated scholar-athletes are invited to the brunch and awards ceremony as our guests.

View additional information about the 2016 Awards Banquet.

View information about last year's (2015) Awards Banquet.


Photos from last year's 2015 Seattle NFF Awards Banquet. All Photos © Robin Marie Photography.

Read about last year's Awards Banquet.

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Seattle NFF Chapter News

2015 Seattle Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

The Seattle Chapter's 50th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Lineman David Morasch (Kentlake High School) and Back Gresch Jensen (Auburn Mountainview), were honored with the top scholarships of $2,000 each. Read Story.

Lincoln Kennedy Honored with NFF Hall of Fame Salute During 2015 Apple Cup

Lincoln Kennedy Hall of Fame Salute
The University of Washington and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame jointly honored Lincoln Kennedy with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during the 108th Apple Cup at Husky Stadium on Nov 27. Read Story.

2014 Seattle Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

The Seattle Chapter's 49th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Lineman Ben Josie (Kennedy Catholic) and Back Davidson Emanuels (Mercer Island) were honored with the top scholarships of $2,000 each. Read Story.

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 - February 21, 2017

NFF Chapter Network is set to distribute more than $1 million in scholarships in 2017, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 13, 2017

Latest news and notes from college football, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 6, 2017

NFF Chapters hold successful Signing Day events, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 31, 2017

College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta announces Black History Month tribute, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 24, 2017

Football Officiating Coordinators hold annual winter meeting at NFF headquarters, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 12, 2017

Latest news and notes from college football, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 5, 2017

Latest news and notes from college football, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 28, 2016

NFF pays tribute to those we lost in 2016, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 19, 2016

Watch replays of the 59th National NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 13, 2016

NFF mourns the loss of 2008 Gold Medal recipient and American icon John Glenn, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

National NFF's 59th Annual Awards Dinner Held in New York

On December 6, the 59th National Football Foundation (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner was held at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 28, 2016

Details about the National NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec 6, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 21, 2016

Busy schedule at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 14, 2016

College Football Hall of Famer Bill Stanfill (Georgia) passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 7, 2016

NFF announces finalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 31, 2016

NFF launches "I'm A Football Mom" initiative, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 24, 2016

NFF announces 2016 Chapter Leadership Award recipients, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 18, 2016

NFF announces partnership with Hofmann Brands, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 10, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - October 3, 2016

College Football Officiating national coordinator Rogers Redding explains rules about extending periods, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 26, 2016

Hall of Fame inductee Marlin Briscoe (Nebraska Omaha) honored with NFF On-Campus Salute, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 19, 2016

NFF launches first-ever Congressional College Football Caucus, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 12, 2016

NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 8, 2016

Links to profiles on all 16 members of the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Chapter Network Celebrates Record Breaking Year

Nationwide, the NFF chapter network distributes more than $1 Million in scholarships in 2016. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 30, 2016

The NFF salutes the hard work of its chapter leaders, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 22, 2016

2016 college football season kicks off this week, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 15, 2016

NFF announces partnership with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Distributes Safety Guidelines for HS Football Coaches & Parents

The NFF has distributed a set of guidelines that will help high school coaches make their programs safer than ever. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 8, 2016

Rule changes for the 2016 College Football season, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 1, 2016

Hall of Famer Steve Eisenhauer (Navy) passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 26, 2016

NFF National Scholar-Athlete Nominations are now open, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 18, 2016

Nomination forms for National Scholar-Athlete Awards have been sent to collegiate sports information directors, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - July 12, 2016

Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer to receive Tom Osborne Legacy Award, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 5, 2016

2012 Gold Medal recipient Roscoe Brown passes away at age 94, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - June 27, 2016

Archie Manning Named 2016 NFF Gold Medal Recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 20, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 14, 2016

College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta now offering free admission for all active duty and retired military, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 6, 2016

The NFF releases the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - May 31, 2016

College Football Hall of Famer Bobby Williams (Notre Dame) passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 23, 2016

William H. McRaven named 2016 NFF Distinguished American Award recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 16, 2016

National 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot to be announced June 1, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 9, 2016

Voice of the Washington Huskies Bob Rondeau named 2016 NFF Chris Schenkel Award recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - April 25, 2016, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - April 19, 2016

NFF mourns the passing of Bill Campbell, the longtime NFF Board Member, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - April 12, 2016

College football ratings and attendance remain strong, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - April 4, 2016

A look at some of the new rules for the 2016 college football season, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 28, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 22, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 16, 2016

New college football officiating rules for 2016, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 7, 2016

Hall of Famer Albert Wistert Passes Away at 95, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 25, 2016

NFF Chapter Network Set to Distribute More Than $1 Million in Scholarships in 2016, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 17, 2016

Featuring the latest edition of the Footballetter, the digital magazine from the NFF, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 9, 2016

NFF Chapters Stage National Signing Day Events, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

 

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



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