U.S. Army–Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence Finalists to Be Announced This Week


The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame recently selected Olivia Truscott, from Iron Mountain High School in Michigan, as a finalist for the U.S. Army–Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. The rest of the 20 high-school athlete finalists for the U.S. Army–Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence will be announced later this week.

The program highlights the achievements of student-athletes across the country. It is open to all sophomore, junior and senior level high school athletes in the United States and focuses on athletic achievement combined with excellence in academics and community engagement.

The 20 finalists for the Award for Excellence will be recognized with a formal ceremony at their schools this spring.

Each of the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence finalists will be honored in Canton during the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend. The finalists and one guest will be hosted at a special luncheon on the afternoon of the Enshrinement on Saturday, Aug. 6 in the Hall of Fame’s Event Center. The 2016 Award for Excellence winner will be announced at the event.

All 20 finalists and guests will attend the 2016 Enshrinement ceremony that evening at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Class of 2016 – Edward DeBartolo Jr., Tony Dungy, Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel - will be formally enshrined during the emotional ceremony that is televised nationally on ESPN and NFL Network. The finalists and winner will receive special national recognition during the telecast. The weekend celebration will be capped off when the Award for Excellence finalists and their guests attend the NFL’s preseason opener. The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers battle in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug.7. The preseason classic is televised on national television.

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