XOS Digital to Broadcast NFF Annual Awards Dinner & Events

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Scheduled are the live digital broadcasts of the induction of the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame Class and the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy.

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The National Football Foundation (NFF) and XOS Digital, the leading provider of coaching technology and digital media services for collegiate and professional sports organizations, jointly announced today that XOS Digital will digitally broadcast two main events live during the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner, which takes place Dec. 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The live stream can be viewed on the NFF site, http://www.footballfoundation.org.

Viewers can watch the morning press conference, starting at 9 a.m. ET., and at 8:00 p.m. ET, they can view the entire ceremony, which includes the induction of the College Football Hall of Fame Class, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by Fidelity Investments, the announcement of the winner of the 23rd William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, and the bestowing of the NFF Major Awards. See below for a detailed timeline of events.

Additionally, the events can be found live on the Official NFF mobile and tablet applications. The apps can be downloaded by searching “National Football Foundation” in the iTunes App Store or Android Market.

55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Timeline:
(All Times Eastern and Approximate)

  • 8:00 p.m. – Welcome by ESPN studio host and NFF Dinner Emcee Rece Davis
  • 8:02 p.m. – Presentation of the Legacy Awards to Eric Long, Burke Magnus and Craig Silver
  • 8:05 p.m. – Introduction of the college coaches in attendance
  • 8:10 p.m. – Chris Schenkel Award presented posthumously to the late Bob Barry, Sr.
  • 8:14 p.m. – John L. Toner Award presented to Mal Moore
  • 8:27 p.m. – The NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments
  • 8:58 p.m. – The 23rd William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth
  • 9:05 p.m. – The Distinguished American Award presented to George Bodenheimer
  • 9:09 p.m. – The NFF Gold Medal presented to Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.
  • 9:15 p.m. – The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame Class
  • 9:50 p.m. – Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony
  • 9:55 p.m. – Closing Remarks and God Bless America

NFF Annual Awards Press Conference Timeline:
(All Times Eastern)

  • 9:00 a.m. – NFF Major Award Winners
  • 9:30 a.m. – Hall of Fame Class
  • 10: 20 a.m. – Break for one-on-one interviews
  • 10:40 a.m. – Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Finalists Announcement
  • 10:50 a.m. – NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments
  • 11:15 a.m. – Break for one-on-one interviews

Nationally acclaimed ESPN studio host Rece Davis will emcee the dinner ceremony while longtime Texas sports information director Bill Little will moderate the morning press conference. The honorees include:

The 2012 College Football Hall of Famers: Charles Alexander of LSU, Otis Armstrong of Purdue, Steve Bartkowski of California, Hal Bedsole of Southern California, Dave Casper of Notre Dame, Ty Detmer of BYU, Tommy Kramer of Rice, Art Monk of Syracuse, Greg Myers of Colorado State, Jonathan Ogden of UCLA, Gabe Rivera of Texas Tech, Mark Simoneau of Kansas State, Scott Thomas of Air Force, John Wooten of Colorado and coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson of Oklahoma State, Miami Fla., and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M.

The 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class and Campbell Trophy Finalists: Matt Barkley of Southern California, Rex Burkhead of Nebraska, Cody Davis of Texas Tech, Nick Driskill of Mount Union (Ohio), Nick Florence of Baylor, Nabal Jefferson of Northern Illinois, Barrett Jones of Alabama, Aaron Mullane of West Texas A&M, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse, Nolan Nearhoff of Robert Morris, Ethan Peterson of MIT, Sean Renfree of Duke, Manti Te’o of Notre Dame, Patrick Ward of Northwestern and Shane Zackery of Saint Xavier (Ill.).

2012 NFF Major Award Winners: Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., NFF Gold Medal winner, ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer, NFF Distinguished American Award winner, Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore, winner of the NFF John L. Toner Award for superior abilities in athletics administration, and Bob Barry, Sr., winner of the Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in broadcasting.

About XOS Digital, Incorporated:
Founded in 1999, XOS Digital serves more than 300 sports organizations with advanced technology-enabled solutions that improve team performance and capture, preserve and create enhanced value for their digital media assets. The ever-expanding portfolio of products and services including the XOS Thunder™ HD Coaching Platform, XOS Xchange™, XOS PlayerOnDemand™, XOS Digital Licensing Portal™, XOS Vault™ digital asset management system and the XOS Digital Sports Network™ reflect the XOS Digital commitment to continuing innovation. For more information, visit http://www.xosdigital.com.

About the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame:
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award presented by Fidelity Investments, Play It Smart, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF presents the MacArthur Bowl, the William V. Campbell Trophy endowed by HealthSouth, and releases the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings. NFF corporate partners include the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the BCS, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, Liberty Mutual Insurance, NCAA Football, and Under Armour. For more information, please visit http://www.footballfoundation.org.

Phil Marwill, NFF

Becca Greenwood, XOS Digital, Inc.

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