The recognition is still pouring in for former Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown. Above, watch as Brown receives the Distinguished American Award from the Greater Austin chapter of the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame.
"The National Football Foundation is one of the best events of the year, because it's about what is good in college sports — especially college football," Brown says. "Tonight is about young guys, who maybe weren't as good as others, but they did special things in their community, they did special things in their academics, they were leaders in their school and they're going to make an impact in our society."
The award was presented May 9 at the Frank Erwin Center. Here is a description of the honor:
Awarded on special occasions when an outstanding candidate emerges, the award is recognized as one of the NFF and College Hall of Fame's highest honors. The recipient, not limited to a former college player or coach, must be an outstanding person who has maintained a lifetime of interest in the game and who, over a long period of time, has exhibited enviable leadership qualities and made a significant contribution to the betterment of amateur football in the United States. Past winners include legendary coaches Tom Landry and Darrell K Royal.
Brown adds this award to many others he's won, including the 2005 Paul "Bear" Bryant National Coach of the Year award and the 2016 Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award.