National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame

The mission of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.

We will fulfill this mission in the following ways:

  • By inspiring young people to excellence: holding up the greatest players and coaches in the history of the game as role models and enshrining them and their achievements in the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • By exciting young people, and those who influence them, about the game: in particular, managing the College Football Hall of Fame in such a way as to dramatize the history, exhilaration and value of the game to an ever broadening audience of fans and potential fans.
  • By developing, managing and promoting model football programs, which further strengthen the educational and character building qualities of the game.
  • By honoring, publicizing and providing financial support to high school and college football players who represent our ideal of the scholar-athlete.
  • By continuing a grassroots movement, through local chapters, while involving football fans, coaches, educators, the media and former players in the implementation of the programs, which will fulfill our mission for America’s youth.
  • Through this mission, The Foundation serves not only youth, but the nation as well.

No football experience is required to become a member. In fact, many of our members never even played organized football. Our membership base includes nearly every profession, race, religion, and creed. Our members are men and women, fans, parents, players, coaches, referees, and administrators. Become a member today.

You can find more information about the national organization at the National Football Foundation web site.

The Seattle/King County Chapter

The Seattle/King County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is one more than 113 chapters throughout the country that honors student athletes. The foundation promotes amateur football at all levels, recognizing teams, coaches, officials, administrators and young men who excel both as a player and as a student. The Seattle/King County chapter represents 64 high school football programs throughout King and Kitsap Counties.

Each year, the Seattle chapter awards scholarships to local Scholar-Athletes. Players are nominated by their high school coaches, with two players, a back and a lineman from each school. A selection committee consisting of former coaches, players and administrators, then perform the difficult task of narrowing the list down to four backs and four linemen. The final awards are presented at our annual Award Ceremony.

We are also are proud to support two ongoing programs: Play It Smart and the Coaching Academy. The Play It Smart program places an "academic coach" in a selected high school to help monitor and plan a student's academic goals and progress. The Coaching Academy is a two day clinic to elevate the quality of coaching at the youth, junior high and high school levels.

Contributions made to the Seattle/King County Chapter are tax deductible as a 501C non-profit organization.

Seattle Chapter Officers

  • Walter W. Hunt II, President
  • Greg Porter, Treasurer
  • Callie Bergan, Executive Administrative Assistant

Seattle Board of Directors

  • Gary Bergan
  • Dee Hawkes
  • Bill Heglar
  • Dick Nicholl
  • Hal Prukop, Jr.
  • Mike Linker
  • Brock Brady
  • Todd Marker
  • J. Simpson

Seattle Honorary Directors

  • Paul Allen, Seattle Seahawks
  • Mike Flood, Seattle Seahawks
  • John Hennessy, NCM Contracting Group
  • Dr. Stan Cole, Retired



Seattle NFF Board and Officers
Seattle Chapter Officers and Board (Left to Right) Brock Brady, Dee Hawkes, Dick Nicholl, Bill Heglar, Greg Porter, J. Simpson, Mike Linker, Callie Bergan, Gary Bergan, Todd Marker, Hal Prukop Jr., Walter Hunt

Past Seattle Chapter Presidents

National Officers and Board of Directors



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