Joe Theismann to receive 'Distinguished American' award

Joe Theismann to receive 'Distinguished American' award
November 21, 2013, 12:15 pm
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By Evan Moore

Former University of Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann has been been named the recipient of the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation "Distinguished American" Award.

According to The Walter Camp Foundation's website, "the “Distinguished American" award is presented each year to an individual who has utilized 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.” 

Past recipients of the Walter Camp Distinguished American honor include Chicago Bears founder/owner George Halas, former Bear Red Grange and former Nebraska coach Tom Osbourne.

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Walter Camp Foundation President James Monico says Theisman is the type of person they look for when giving out the award.

"We are honored to recognize one of the finest quarterbacks of his era," Monico said.  "Joe Theismann's passion, integrity and commitment to excellence have allowed him to be a tremendous ambassador for the sport of football."

The Walter Camp Foundation’s 47th annual national awards banquet is on Saturday, Jan. 11.