LANGHORNE, PA – Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Pop Warner National College Football Award.
The award recognizes a Pop Warner alumnus who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, and serves as a role model to Pop Warner’s young student athletes.
“We established the Pop Warner National College Football Award in 2010 to honor a player who serves as a positive example for our young student-athletes, on the field, in the classroom and in his community,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars.
“As the only national youth sports organization that requires players to meet academic standards, we are so proud of our graduates who embody the Pop Warner ideals in college and beyond.”
Pop Warner’s National College Football Award recipient is a Pop Warner alumnus who has continued to demonstrate the organization’s fundamental values of sportsmanship, academics and community service at the next level.
The inaugural award was presented to former University of Nebraska cornerback and current New York Giant Prince Amukamara. Subsequent recipients were former University of Virginia and current Washington Redskins cornerback Chase Minnifield, former Duke University and current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree and former Purdue University wide receiver Gary Bush.
Nominations are due to Pop Warner on November 5 and the award will be presented at the 58th annual Pop Warner Super Bowl in December.
Hundreds of college players are considered for the award.