Football Writers Association of America

Tentative 2019-20 FWAA Awards Calendar
Tue., July 23: Outland Trophy presented by NFID preseason watch list announced
Tue., July 23: Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list announced
Tue., Sept. 3: First regular-season FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Mon., Nov. 11: All-America ballot for defense/offensive lines sent to FWAA members
Mon., Nov. 11: Armed Forces Merit Award recipient announced (Fort Worth)
Sun., Nov. 17: All-America defense/offensive line selection call
Mon., Nov. 18: All-America ballot for skill position/special teams sent to membership
Wed., Nov. 20: Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists announced
Wed., Nov. 20: Outland Trophy presented by NFID semifinalists announced
Sun., Nov. 24: All-America skill position/special teams selection call
Mon., Nov. 25: Outland Trophy finalists announced
Sun., Dec. 8: Final FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Mon., Dec. 9: Bronko Nagurski Trophy Presentation Banquet (Charlotte)
Tue., Dec. 10: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year finalists announced
Thu., Dec. 12: Outland Trophy presented by NFID winner announced on ESPN's The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta)
Wed., Dec. 18: Orange Bowl Courage Award recipient announced (Dallas)
Thu., Dec. 19: FWAA All-America Team presented by the Cotton Bowl announced (Dallas)
Fri., Dec. 20: Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year recipient announced (Dallas)
Mon., Dec. 30: On-field presentation of Courage Award recipient (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Sat., Jan. 11: Eddie Robinson Coach of Year reception (New Orleans)
Mon., Jan. 13: FWAA Annual Awards Breakfast (New Orleans): 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. 15: NFID Outland Trophy Awards Dinner (Omaha)

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

All-America Team presetned by the Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Presented at the conclusion of the season by the FWAA All-America Committee
2019 FWAA All-America Team
75th Anniversary FWAA All-America Team
All-time FWAA All-America Teams (.pdf)
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Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation's most outstanding defensive player
2019 Preseason Watch List | Finalists
2019 Winner: Chase Young, Ohio State
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Outland Trophy
Presented to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman
2019 Preseason Watch List | Semifinalists | Finalists
2019 Winner: Penei Sewell, Oregon
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Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Presented to the nation's top head coach
2019 Winner: Ed Orgeron, LSU
2019 Finalists
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Freshman All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season
2019 FWAA Freshman All-America Team
All-time teams: 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Orange Bowl Courage Award
Honoring someone in college football who shows great courage in the face of adversity
2018 Winner: Kyle Richard, Cortland State

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.
2019 Nominees
2019 Recipient: Mike Viti, Army West Point

Reveal Suits 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
2018 Recipients

Volney Meece Scholarship
A $1,000 annual grant is given to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member

Bert McGrane Award
Presented to a member of the FWAA for outstanding contribution to the organization
2019 Recipient: Wally Hall

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)

College Football Playoff Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic The Charlotte Touchdown Club Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Hall of Fame
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