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Walter Camp Distinguished American Award

The Walter Camp Distinguished American Award is presented by the Walter Camp Football Foundation to an individual who has used his or her talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service and who may have accomplished that which no other has done.

Walter Camp Distinguished American Award
Awarded forAn individual who has used his or her talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service and who may have accomplished that which no other has done
CountryUnited States
Presented byWalter Camp Football Foundation
First awarded1978
Currently held byVerne Lundquist
WebsiteWebsite

The recipient does not have to have participated in football but must understand its lesson of self-denial, cooperation and teamwork and who is a person of honesty, integrity and dedication. He or she must be a leader, an innovator, even a pioneer, who has reached a degree of excellence which distinguished him or her from contemporaries and who lives within the principles of Walter Camp.

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1978Jim Crowley, Notre Dame
1979Sonny Werblin, Rutgers
1980George Halas, Illinois
1980Alexander Haig, United States Military Academy
1981Red Grange, Illinois
1982Eddie Robinson, Grambling State
1983Tom Harmon, Michigan
1984Bill Carpenter, United States Military Academy
1985Bob Hope
1986Tom Landry, Texas
1987Weeb Ewbank, Miami (OH)
1988Sid Luckman, Columbia / Y. A. Tittle, Louisiana State
1989Dick Kazmaier, Princeton / Burt Reynolds, Florida State
1990Tex Schramm, Texas
1991Alex Kroll, Rutgers / Susan Saint James, Connecticut College
1992Carmen Cozza, Miami (OH) / Yale
1993Theodore Hesburgh
1994Paul Tagliabue, Georgetown
1995Keith Jackson, Washington State
1996Dick Ebersol, Yale
1997Steve Largent, Tulsa
1998Steve Young, Brigham Young
1999Bo Schembechler, Miami (OH)
2000Gene Upshaw, Texas A&I
2001—New York City Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Service Personnel and Port Authority Police
2002Regis Philbin, Notre Dame
2003Bill Walsh, San Jose State
2004Pat Summerall, Arkansas
2005Arthur Blank, Babson
2006Dick Vermeil, San Jose State
2007Frank Broyles, Georgia Tech
2008Len Dawson, Purdue
2009Robin Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana
2010Chuck Bednarik, Pennsylvania
2011Floyd Little, Syracuse
2012Tom Osborne, Hastings
2013Joe Theismann, Notre Dame
2014Verne Lundquist, Texas Lutheran
2015Timothy Shriver, Yale

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