What are Football Trophies?
As with most sports, trophies in football are a way to celebrate and reward success. A trophy is given for a variety of different things in football, but each reason still must be earned. This article will provide an in depth look at football's biggest trophies.
Vince Lombardi Trophy
George Halas Trophy
Lamar Hunt Trophy
Lamar Hunt founded the Kansas City Chiefs and had a trophy named after him. It is given to the team that wins the AFC Championship every year.
NFL Awards Trophies
Individual awards are given out every year as well. Trophies are handed out for the following reasons.
- Most valuable player
- Rookie of the year
- Offensive player of the year
- Defensive player of the year
- Comeback player of the year
- Coach of the year
- Sportsmanship award
The Heisman trophy is given at the end of the season to the most impactful player on the field in the year. It has four finalists before a winner is chosen. This is the highest honor an individual player can receive in college football.
Bowl Game Trophies
Each bowl game is played with a trophy at stake. The sponsor of the bowl game provides a trophy for the winner of the bowl game to claim.
Each year "rival" teams play one another for a trophy. Teams that are rivals have been playing against one another for a long time, and have a significant history. The trophy that is won differs for each rivalry and is decided upon by the two schools. It is passed back and forth to whichever team wins. The winner keeps and can display the trophy for an entire year until the teams play again.
On top of the heisman trophy, individual players and coaches have numerous chances to win awards each year. There are 26 awards given out to the best players at each position as well as some sportsmanship and academic awards.