|Drew Brees Mental Toughness Award
This annual award is intended to provide recognition to a college or professional athlete who exemplified exceptional mental attitude or toughness while competing within the counties covered by this NFF chapter. Exceptional mental attitude includes displays of high academic achievement, superior leadership, dogged determination, tenacity, moral character, bravery, humility and concern for others, in addition to remarkable athletic accomplishments.
Robbie Hummel became the first ever non-football player to receive the
Drew Brees Mental Toughness Award.
Selection Process: Nominations are accepted throughout the year from NFF chapter members and considered by the Awards Committee, which recommends no more than one recipient per year. This recommendation must be ratified by the Board of Directors and the presentation should be made at the annual Honors Dinner.
2005 Honoree: Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints
2006 Honoree: Rob Ninkovich - New England Patriots
2007 Honoree: Rosevelt Colvin - New England Patriots
2008 Honoree: Nick Hardwick - San Diego Chargers
2009 Honoree: Akin Ayodele - Buffalo Bills
2011 Honoree: Ryan Kerrigan - Washington Redskins
2012 Honoree: Robbie Hummel - Purdue Basketball
Follow the links below for more information on each award:
High School Scholar-Athlete Award
Bernie Flowers Award for Outstanding Contribution To Amateur Football
Drew Brees College or Pro Mental Toughness Award
Distinguished American Award
Gold Medallion Award
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