American football is the most popular sport in the US, with millions of passionate fans cheering on their favorite teams. And it’s not only pro football, but college football also has a massive fanbase. So, what trophies do they want the most?
Most Famous Trophies In The NFL
The Vince Lombardi Trophy
Named after the legendary Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, this trophy is awarded annually to the winner of the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl. Since its inception in 1967, the Lombardi Trophy has become one of the most recognizable symbols in American sports. Standing at 22 inches tall and weighing 7 pounds, it is crafted entirely of sterling silver. And depicts a football in a kicking position. Winning the Lombardi Trophy is the ultimate goal for every NFL team, symbolizing the peak of professional American football success.
The George Halas Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the champion of the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC) each year. It is named in honor of George Halas, the founder, owner, and head coach of the Chicago Bears. And most importantly, one of the co-founders of the NFL. The recipient of the George Halas Trophy is determined by the outcome of the NFC Championship Game. Plus, the winning team earns the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
The Lamar Hunt Trophy
This trophy is presented to the American Football Conference (AFC) champion in the NFL. It is named after Lamar Hunt, the founder of the American Football League (AFL) and the principal founder of the Kansas City Chiefs. Like the George Halas Trophy, the Lamar Hunt Trophy is awarded to the winner of the AFC Championship Game. And the victor advances to compete in the Super Bowl.
Most Famous Trophies In College Football
The Heisman Trophy
The Heisman Trophy is perhaps the most prestigious award in college football. And quite possibly the most famous trophy in all sports. Presented annually since 1935, it honors the most outstanding player in college football in the United States. The trophy features a cast bronze statue of a player sidestepping and straight-arming an imaginary tackler, encapsulating the dynamic action of the sport. Winners of the Heisman Trophy often go on to have successful careers in the NFL, making it not just a symbol of college football excellence but also a predictor of future professional success.
The College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy
Introduced in 2014, this trophy is awarded to the winner of the College Football Playoff (CFP). Which is a post-season knockout tournament involving four of the top-ranked teams in the NCAA. Made of 24-karat gold, bronze, and stainless steel, the trophy stands two feet tall and weighs about 35 pounds. It represents the crowning achievement in college football, symbolizing the best team in the sport.
The Rose Bowl Trophy
The Rose Bowl Game, often referred to as “The Granddaddy of Them All.” It is the oldest bowl game in college football, first played in 1902. The winner of the Rose Bowl receives the Rose Bowl Trophy, a silver and gold piece that has evolved in design over the years. However the trophy also represents a storied tradition in college football history.