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American Football Trophies

The AFCA National Championship Trophy

When the curtain falls on the college football season, one team is left to celebrate with the AFCA: American Football Coaches Association Trophy. Handed out every year since 1986, at first after the final Coaches’ Poll was released, it has been awarded to the top-rated team in the BCS standings since the new format came into existence in 1998.  One of the largest and heaviest trophies any athlete could win, it stands nearly three feet tall and weighs 45 pounds.  It is also one of the most complex to make, requiring an individual artist from Waterford Crystal almost three months …Continue reading

Heisman Trophy

Every December, after the bright lights of college football’s regular season have dimmed, a handful of tremendous athletes take the stage at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City to find out who will win the Heisman Trophy. Created to honor the most outstanding player over the course of the year, the trademark pose of the bronze prize is emulated all over the world by athletes at all levels – from Pop Warner to the Southeastern Conference.  The oldest award in the sport, it is named after the Club’s former director, John Heisman. History Before the award was first …Continue reading

The Vince Lombardi Trophy

It might be said that the biggest prize in American sports is the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  Thanks to the surging popularity of gridiron football over the last two decades, the game has replaced baseball as the pastime most fans follow closest. The silver football glistens under the bright lights of the Super Bowl, calling competitors like the siren song of victory only can.  At the end of every “Big Game,” from the first one in 1967 until today, the creation of Tiffany & Co. has been lifted by the winning owner and passed around locker rooms by thousands of tired, …Continue reading