Rimington Trophy has announced that former Courtney Hall is the 2014 Gerald R. Ford Legends Award Recipient. Hall, a former four-year offensive lineman starter for Rice University, went on to play in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers where he was captain, four-time All-Pro and an NFL Players Association team representative. Following his professional football career, Hall attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a dual J.D. and M.B.A. Hall was an investment banker with UBS and Morgan Stanley, he co-founded EXACT Sports and is the co-founder and Managing Director of Hillcrest Venture Partners.
The Gerald R. Ford Legends Award is annually presented to former collegiate or professional centers who, in addition to standout football careers, have also made significant contributions to the football and/or business communities, or through philanthropic endeavors. Hall will receive his award at the annual Rimington Award presentation event in Lincoln, NE on January 17, 2015. The Rimington Trophy is annually awarded to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I-A football and the Rimington Award is awarded to premier centers in FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA. (information on award from Rimington Trophy Legends Award)
Ford played center for the University of Michigan, including on both the 1932 and 1933 National Championship teams. He would later help coach the Yale football and boxing teams while attending Yale Law School, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserves throughout World War II, he represented West Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives for 25 years and served as Vice President of the United States.
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