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The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN to Remain at the College Football Hall of Fame Through 2020

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ESPN and the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience have reached a new multiyear agreement to keep the live telecast and premier postseason awards event honoring the nation’s best position players and coaches at the popular downtown Atlanta attraction through 2020. ESPN began televising the awards from the venue in 2015, the show’s 25th year.

“This agreement ensures The Home Depot College Football Awards will remain in a venue that is as exciting and dynamic as the athletes they honor. We’re very pleased to continue offering viewers and attendees a first-class experience live from the College Football Hall of Fame for years to come,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president, ESPN Events.

As part of the new agreement, the Hall will receive promotional time within the telecast.

“Celebrating the best coaches, players and fan bases in the game is in our DNA, said Dennis Adamovich, College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, CEO.  As the premier destination for college football fans across the country, we are thrilled to be the home of this highly anticipated event for the next five years.”

The Home Depot College Football Awards

Each year The Home Depot College Football Awards presents nine National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) player awards, including such prestigious awards as the Bednarik, Biletnikoff and Maxwell Awards and the Outland Trophy.  Also presented are The NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award, The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, The Disney Spirit Award, and the Walter Camp All-America Team.

The 2016 installment of the awards hosted by ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard with Samantha Ponder and Tom Rinaldi reporting, will take place tonight from the Hall. All five 2016 Heisman hopefuls – Lamar Jackson of Louisville, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Deshaun Watson of Clemson, are expected to attend, as well as an all-star roster of head coaches including the four College Football Playoff Semifinal coaches, players and past award winners.

About Atlanta Hall Management & The College Football Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, entertainment and tourism district.  Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the Hall provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits.  The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation’s premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the new Hall of Fame attraction, which also provides a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serves as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.cfbhall.com.

National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA)
The NCFAA encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more.

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