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Bobby Bowden

A Passion For The Game of Football

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club was formed in 1949 to support local high school and college football. The club and its members, then as today, have a passion for the game of football while recognizing and supporting good sportsmanship. The club meets during the football season and caps the year with its annual Jamboree Awards Dinner.

In 1994, The Tallahassee Quarterback Club provided the initial funding and was the catalyst in the creation of “The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc” and its members continue to support and contribute to the foundation which annually presents the Biletnikoff Award to the nation’s outstanding collegiate wide receiver. The foundation also provides academic scholarships to deserving high school students who have overcome significant obstacles to achieve success in both the classroom and community.

The Club meetings feature a nationally recognized guest speaker with a mix of former collegiate stars, highly regarded head coaches, NFL players, along with the radio and TV analysts and commentators that cover the game. Former guest speakers have included collegiate and NFL Hall of Famers such as Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, Lou Holtz, Dick Butkus, and FSU’s own Fred Biletnikoff & Bobby Bowden to name just a few.

The meetings are held at The University Center Club at 5:30 P.M. beginning with a social (1/2 hour cash bar) with the buffet line opening at 6:00 and the meeting being called to order at 6:30 P.M. and all meetings will adjourn at 8:00 PM

Memberships in our club are open to men and women who love the game of football. Please review the different membership types under the join tab.

Weekly Awards

Offensive Player of The Week
Defensive Player of The Week
Offensive Lineman Player of The Week
Impact Player of The Week

Annual Awards

The Charlie Ward Offensive Player of the Year
The Gene Cox Most Valuable Player Of The Year
The Offensive Player Of The Year
The Vaughn Mancha Offensive Lineman Of The Year
The Mickey Andrews Defensive Player Of The Year
Amos P. Godby Student Athlete Award
The Bobby Bowden High School Coach Of The Year
Dale Doss Courage Award as a yearly award

The club also presents two additional awards at the annual Jamboree to honor FSU & FAMU student athletes with the following:

Bob Crenshaw Award
This is given to the FSU player who shows the “biggest heart”

Jake Gaither Sportsmanship Award
This is given to the FAMU player who shows the best Sportsmanship during the season

Biletnikoff Award

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., (TQC Foundation), the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award (presented annually to the nation’s outstanding college football receiver), is an independent, charitable organization founded in 1994. A number of people established the award and many more have contributed to its development as one of the most prominent in college football. The idea of a college receiver’s award was not a novel one, as a number of organizations throughout America considered establishing it. The trophy, presented to each winner, is the most beautiful individual award in college football – it has won several national awards for design excellence and aesthetic appeal.

Over 100 Prominent journalists, commentators, announcers, and former players select the winner through a process audited by a CPA firm. While the TQC Foundation Trustees manage the organization, they have no role in the winner’s selection. The award is presented annually on the ESPNU College Football Awards Show.

The TQC Foundation’s mission also includes the provision of generous college scholarships to local high school students who have overcome significant emotional, physical, and environmental barriers. The annual banquet in Tallahassee, Florida, attended by 500 supporters with a keynote address by a prominent national figure, showcases each year’s award winner as well as the scholarship recipients. Over 70 students have received college scholarships.

The annual awards banquet is held during February in our hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. Because the Foundation pays no salaries (all work by the Trustees is contributed), each financial contribution is directed to scholarship assistance.

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The Tallahassee Quarterback Club is clearly the best entertainment value in town, and we exist to support young men who play the game we love.