ACN is the presenting sponsor for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given to college football’s top defensive player. CBS Sports Network will air a recording of the award on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

The award is named for Hall of Famer Bronko Nagurski, who played for the Chicago Bears. The Bronko Nagurski Award is college football’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, which at the Nagurski Award’s inception in 1993, had never gone to a defensive player.

“We’re so proud of our association with this award,” ACN President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano said. “It’s a symbol of excellence, and ACN’s involvement has become part of that.”

ACN presents the award in conjunction with Charlotte Touchdown Club. Past Bronko Nagurski winners, such as the Broncos’ Bradley Chubb, the Redskins’ Jonathan Allen and the Rams’ Aaron Donald have gone on to star in the NFL. Chubb, recipient in 2017, played at North Carolina State.

ACN’s support of the Bronko Nagurski Award helps provide much-needed funds for athletic programs at inner city schools. Such assistance helps to promote outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship and leadership in the Charlotte area.

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About Charlotte Touchdown Club

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit Sports-Social organization founded in 1990 to promote high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. At its inception, the Touchdown Club held weekly luncheons generally attended by 10 to 15 representatives from local colleges and the media. Since that time, the Club has grown as well as diversified, boasting a Sponsor Team of over seventy companies.

About ACN

Founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day, including phone service, wireless, energy, merchant services, television, security and automation and High-Speed Internet. ACN operates in 26 countries, with offices in North America, Latin America, Columbia, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit