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The U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence honors the nation’s top sophomore, junior, and senior high school male and female athletes who excel academically, athletically, and are active in their communities.
Students must meet the award’s criteria and complete the nomination form below in order to be considered for the Award for Excellence. A total of 20 finalists will be selected.
Each finalist will be honored during a special event at their high school, highlighted by a Pro Football Hall of Famer presenting them with their Finalist Plaque of Excellence.
The 2016 Award for Excellence winner will be selected during the Enshrinement Weekend and will be the center of attention the next day during a tribute at halftime of the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
All nomination information will need to be submitted via email to USArmy@ProFootballHOF.com or via fax to (330) 588-3599 by midnight EDT January 31, 2016. You will receive an email confirmation when your email/fax is delivered successfully.
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The judging panel will review all submissions and the 20 Award finalists will be notified on February 15, 2016. Upon the finalist announcements, Award for Excellence Program representatives will work to set up a formal finalist presentation with a Hall of Fame Player at each nominated student’s school during the spring of 2016.
Each of the 20 nominated finalists will be provided with travel arrangements (provided by the PFHOF) to the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend in Canton, Ohio, to participate in weekend activities August 5-7, 2016. The winner of the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame & U.S. Army "Award For Excellence"
2013 Award for Excellence Winner
Inaugural Award for Excellence Winner
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