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Coaches Memo

Attention: Wisconsin High School FB Coaches

Despite the pandemic, the Wisconsin Football Foundation remains committed to honoring the positive achievements of Scholar-Athletes in our State of Wisconsin. Our Chapter has recognized 2,097 honorees from 419 different high schools over the past 27 football seasons. The involvement of the high school coaches has been the critical factor in honoring so many deserving students. COVID-19 realities have resulted in the current school year having both a fall and a spring football season.  The WFF has determined, along with other National Football Foundation Chapters nationwide, that uncertain circumstances do not enable us to schedule an event to gather and recognize our honorees. Because an 11 member State “TEAM” will not be named this year, or monies awarded, the nomination paperwork consists of only two items:

1. A completed nomination form, available on our website;
2. A one page reflection, to be prepared by the nominee, on his personal experience participating in high school football. In previous years, these reflections by the Scholar-Athletes have been a source of support and encouragement to all those associated with high school football.

2020 Fall Football Season

  • If you are one of the 234 WI High School Head FB Coaches who have just completed your 2020 Fall Football season, you are invited to nominate one of your players as your school’s WFF Scholar-Athlete.
  • This link includes all details for submitting a nomination: CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
  • The deadline to submit for Fall 2020 schools is December 22, 2020.

2021 Spring Football Season

  • If you are one of the 167 WI High School Head FB Coaches who are scheduled to compete in the Spring of 2021, you will have an opportunity to nominate a player at the conclusion of the Spring 2021 season.
  • Additional information will be shared at a later date including the deadline for you to submit your school’s WFF Scholar-Athlete honoree.

Nominations for 2020/2021 Football Season

With the 2020 Wisconsin HS Football Season occurring in both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, we are have two separate nominations deadlines. Please click the below  for additional information and to submit a nomination: 


December 22, 2020!

Al Minnaert


Phone: 608-770-3433

Background of the Wisconsin Football Foundation Chapter

Please find information below about a program which was first introduced to the high schools in Wisconsin in 1993.  We hope it will provide support to your daily educational and social efforts, and become meaningful to the overall academic and athletic approach in your high school. 

Founded in 1993, the Wisconsin Chapter is one of 120 Chapters of the National Football Foundation, which currently includes over 12,000 members. Each year over $1 million in scholarships are awarded by Chapters to high school scholar-athletes.

The primary focus of the Chapter is to promote outstanding personal, academic, and athletic achievement among graduating seniors in Wisconsin. In addition to recognizing qualified nominees, a permanent Endowment Fund has been established to provide college scholarship assistance. To date, $80,000 has been awarded.

Initial funding of the Endowment, established in conjunction with the formation of the Wisconsin Chapter, came from memorial contributions in the name of George H. Chryst, former football coach at Madison Edgewood High School, UW-Madison and UW-Platteville. For many years, profits from the All Pro Lineman Camp have been donated annually by area coaches to the trust. The Chapter also receives rebates for scholarships from the NFF.