The Charlotte Touchdown Club in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America and Florida East Coast Railway, proudly announced U.S. Naval Academy great and 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Chet Moeller as the recipient of the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, which recognizes outstanding defensive football players from the past 40 years.
The award will be presented formally during the annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Awards Banquet presented by ACN on Dec. 5.
“Being recognized with the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award conjures up memories which will live with me forever,” commented Moeller. “I’m thankful for the coaches who shaped me and the teammates who encouraged me and I’m overwhelmed to be considered in the same class of the past winners such as Bubba Smith, Randy Gradishar, Randy Rhino and others.”
Moeller joins a growing list of prestigious Bronko Nagurski Legends Award recipients including: Alan Page, Bubba Smith, Roger Wehrli, Mike McCoy, Jack Youngblood, Larry Jacobson, Randy Rhino, Randy White and Randy Gradishar.
A two-time All-East selection, Moeller was only the sixth Midshipmen to be selected as a unanimous All-American. He served as co-captain his senior year and registered 275 tackles during his career. He recorded a school record 25 tackles for a loss as a junior.
Moeller was also awarded the Navy Academy Athletic Association Sword, which is presented to the midshipman of the graduating class declared by the Association’s Athletic Committee to have personally excelled in athletics during his years of varsity competition. Moeller was a star in the classroom as well, earning Second Team Academic All-American honors as a senior.
Following his career at Navy, Moeller served as an officer in the United States Marine Corp and has served as a board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.