Football Writers Association of America

 2017-18 FWAA Awards Calendar
Tue., Sept. 5: First regular-season FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Mon., Nov. 6: All-America ballot for defense/offensive line sent to membership
Thu., Nov. 9: Armed Forces Merit Award Winner announced (Fort Worth)
Sun., Nov. 12: All-America defense/offensive line selection call
Mon., Nov. 13: All-America ballot for offensive skill position/special teams sent to membership
Wed., Nov. 15: Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists announced (Charlotte)
Thu., Nov. 16: Outland Trophy semifinalists announced (Omaha)
Sun., Nov. 19: Offensive skill position/special teams selection call
Tue., Nov. 21: Outland Trophy finalists announced (ESPN)
Sun., Dec. 3: Final FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Mon., Dec. 4: Bronko Nagurski Trophy Presentation Banquet (Charlotte)
Tue., Dec. 5: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year finalists announced (New York)
Thu., Dec. 7: Outland Trophy winner announced on ESPN (Atlanta)
Mon., Dec. 11: FWAA All-America Team announced (Dallas)
Thu., Dec. 14: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year winner announced (Dallas)
Fri., Dec. 15: Orange Bowl Courage Award winner announced (Dallas)
Sat., Dec. 30: On-field presentation of Courage Award winner (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Sat., Jan. 6: Eddie Robinson Coach Of Year Reception (Atlanta)
Mon., Jan. 8: FWAA Awards Breakfast (Atlanta): Freshman All-America Team, Bert McGrane Award winner, Steve Ellis Beat Writer of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Volney Meece Scholarship winners announced
Wed., Jan. 10 Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet (Omaha)

The FWAA will continue its weekly awards throughout the season:
Sunday: FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Monday: National Team of the Week
Tuesday: Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
Wednesday: Orange Bowl Courage Award nominee

All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season by the FWAA All-America Committee
2017 FWAA All-America Team
75th Anniversary FWAA All-America Team
All-time FWAA All-America Teams (.pdf)
Official site:

Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation's most outstanding defensive player
2017 Winner: Bradley Chubb, NC State
2017 Finalists | 2017 Watch List
Presentation banquet: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C.
Official site:

Outland Trophy
Presented to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman
2017 Winner: Ed Oliver, Houston
2017 Finalists | 2017 Semifinalists | 2017 Watch List
Presentation banquet: Thu., Jan. 10, 2018 in Omaha, Neb.
Official site:

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top head coach
2017 Winner: Scott Frost, UCF
2017 Finalists
Official site:

Freshman All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season
2017 FWAA Freshman All-America Team
All-time teams: 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Orange Bowl Courage Award
Honoring someone in college football who shows great courage in the face of adversity
2017 Winner: D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin

Armed Forces Merit Award
Honoring an individual and/or a group who have created, developed and produced a program within the realm of the sport of football that provides care, concern and support for past or present members of the United States Armed Forces and/or their families.
2016 Recipient: Steven Rhodes, Middle Tennessee

National Team of the Week
Presented each Monday during the regular season, as selected by the FWAA All-America Committee

Super 11 Awards
Recognition given to Division I FBS programs and their SID's for excellence in working with the media
2016 Recipients

Volney Meece Scholarship
A $1,000 annual grant is given to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member
2017 Winner: Elizabeth Schroeder of Norman, Okla.

Bert McGrane Award
Presented to a member of the FWAA for outstanding contribution to the organization
2018 Recipient: Steve Weiberg

Best Writing Contest
Contest to reward the best annual works by FWAA members

Grantland Rice Trophy (retired)
Presented to the national champion, as voted on by an FWAA panel (1954-2013)

Kirk Bohls Austin American-Statesman National
Ken Capps C-USA
Tim Griffin Cox Communications Big12
Clay Henry Hawgs Illustrated SEC
Joey Johnston FanRag Sports American Athletic
Bobby La Gesse Land of 10 Big Ten
Stefanie Loh Seattle Times Pac-12
Nate Mink Syracuse Post-Standard ACC
Matt Roberson Jonesboro Sun Sun Belt
Phil Steele Phil Steele Publications Independents/Mountain West
John Wagner Toledo Blade Mid-American
College Football Playoff Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic The Charlotte Touchdown Club Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Hall of Fame
 National College Football Awards Association 247Sports  Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year College Sports Information Directors of America National Football Foundation