Former UH Football Great Earns NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

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Former UH Football Great Earns NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

#1 Post by Scott » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:20 am

INDIANAPOLIS – Former University of Hawai'i football player Jason Elam, who later became a three-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, is one of six former student-athletes named recipients of the 2018 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

Elam and the five other winners will be recognized at the Honors Celebration during the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis on January 17.

The Silver Anniversary Award annually recognizes six distinguished former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. The award is based on collegiate and professional accomplishments, as well as contributions to professional organizations, and charitable and civic activities.

In addition to Elam, the other recipients are: Julie Foudy (Stanford), Jim Hansen (Colorado), Nnenna Lynch (Villanova), David Morrow (Princeton) and Lance Pilch (Air Force).

Elam is the third UH student-athlete to be recognized in the last decade. The other UH recipients are former UH swimmer Maureen O'Toole (2010) and former Rainbow Wahine volleyball and basketball player Deitre Collins (2009).

Collegiate achievements

First-team All-American
Second-team Academic All-American
Four-time All-WAC selection
Four-time Academic All-WAC selection
Male recipient of the 1992 Stan Bates Award, presented to the WAC's top scholar-athlete
Helped UH to its first WAC championship its first bowl win, and its first end-of-year national ranking.
Finished career as the school's and conference's all-time leading scorer with 395 points
Holds the school record for longest field goal at 56 yards
Made 91 straight extra points
UH Circle of Honor inductee (2002)

Professional Achievements

A third-round NFL draft pick of the Denver Broncos
Enjoyed a 17-year NFL career
A two-time Super Bowl champion
A three-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection.
Remains the Broncos' all-time leading scorer with 1,786 career points
Holds the NFL record for second-longest field goal (63 yards) and second-longest field goal in Super Bowl history (51 yards).
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame inductee

Professional and civic contributions

Has authored four novels
Works as the director of Israel for E3 Partners/I Am Second Ministries
Coordinates, recruits and supports mission trips assisting Palestinians, Israelis and other nationals so they can evangelize and establish churches in their regions.
Served on the board of directors for Chosen People Ministries and Arctic Barnabas Ministries.
Twice joined the U.S. military Super Bowl morale tour, once in Kosovo and once in Kuwait.


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Re: Former UH Football Great Earns NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

#2 Post by honu888 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:15 pm

Congrats to Elam! Very deserving Award!

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Re: Former UH Football Great Earns NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

#3 Post by My3Cats » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:38 pm

Sounds like a pretty big-time honor for Jason!
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Re: Former UH Football Great Earns NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

#4 Post by Irse » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:36 am

Congrats to Jason. Missed having a kicker of his caliber.

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