The Football Writers Association of America
) is one of the organizations whose College Football All-America Team
is recognized by the NCAA. The organization also selects the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy
winner, the Outland Trophy
winner, the Grantland Rice Trophy
winner, a freshman All-America team, and weekly defensive player of the week, as well as developing scholarship
programs and surveys for better working conditions. Since 1954, the association has awarded the Grantland Rice Trophy
to the college football team they choose to be the National Champion.
The FWAA, composed of approximately 1,200 sports writers from both print and Internet media outlets, strives for better working conditions for sports writers in college football press boxes, and deals with access issues to college athletes and coaches.
Celebrating its 66th year, the Football Writers Association of America consists of the men and women across North America who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game day operations, major awards and an All-America team. The FWAA also sponsors scholarships for aspiring writers and an annual writing contest.
The Football Writers Association of America All-America Committee selects the 25-man All-America Team and the winners of... Read More