ACN Returns as Presenting Sponsor of Prestigious Collegiate Football Award

Concord, N.C. (November 18, 2016) – Concord-based direct selling powerhouse ACN, Inc. has stepped up for the sixth year in a row as the presenting sponsor of the Bronko Nagurski Football Award, further proving the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate citizenship.

The prestigious award honors the top collegiate defensive football player in the country, and is presented annually by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America, non-profit organizations committed to promoting sportsmanship through football in the Charlotte region.

This year’s finalists are: Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, Florida State defensive back Tarvarus McFadden, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.

The keynote address for the banquet will be given by Duke University Head Football Coach, David CutcliffeUnited States Naval Academy legend from the Class of 1975, Chet Moeller, will receive this year’s Bronko Nagurski Legends Award and the inaugural Defender of the Nation Award will go to West Point’s Andrew King.

“ACN is proud of our association with the Charlotte Touchdown Club and its mission of promoting Citizenship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship and Leadership, and we are thrilled to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet,” said ACN President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano. “Like the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists, ACN employees embody the qualities of hard work, determination and dedication to excellence.”

The Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 and will air nationally on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm EST on CBS Sports Network. 

About ACN, Inc.

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 Digital Phone Service, Local & Long Distance, Wireless, Energy, Television, Home Security& Automation, High Speed Internet and Technical Support. ACN operates in 25 countries with offices located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit

About the Charlotte Touchdown Club

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918 or The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA defensive football player at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, NC.  All proceeds benefit the Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund.

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