Robert Morris University president Chris Howard was named to the National Football Foundation Board of Directors on Thursday morning.
In a statement to RMU, NFF Chairman Archie Manning talked highly of Howard, saying, “We are extremely pleased to have Chris Howard join the NFF Board of Directors. Chris’ presence on the NFF board will provide us powerful insights on the impact of the NFF’s programs on college campuses nationwide. Chris’s authentic love of the game, coupled will his distinguished and long list of accomplishments, make him an absolute natural to join the NFF Board.”
A high school football standout, Howard led Plano Senior High School to a state title in 1986 as a running back. Howard then played football at the United States Air Force Academy and won the first ever Campbell Trophy, formerly the Draddy Trophy, which awards the athlete’s performance on the field, in addition to the classroom and community. He was also named as an Academic All-American Hall of Fame member in 2003. Other accolades include the Armed Forces Merit Award and the opportunity to serve as a representative of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
The university’s eighth president has also served on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.