2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Winner Announced at Gala Banquet Presented by ACN, Inc.

Charlotte, N.C. (December 13, 2017) – Hard work pays off – especially for the Wolfpack’s senior defensive end Bradley Chubb. On Saturday, December 4, the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club named the 6-foot-4, 275-pound gladiator the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner at the gala banquet in Charlotte. The event was viewed by the masses during the national broadcast presented by ACN on December 7.

Given to the NCAA’s top defensive player, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy is an award of high honor and prestige – and many of its recipients have the accolades to prove it. “It’s a little surreal moment just knowing the people who won this award in the past, but it’s definitely an honor,” Chubb said.

With 23 ½ tackles for loss, Chubb reigns as the FBS leader this season. He played 87 percent of the snaps against conference competitors this season and is a three-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Chubb set North Carolina State University career records for tackles (60) and sacks (26) and is a finalist for the Bednarik and Hendricks Awards. In addition to this, he has also been named the ACC’s 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.

“This is a proud moment for me as a head coach, for our entire team and for NC State University,” said NC State head coach Dave Doeren. “Bradley is everything that’s right about college football and it’s so great to see his hard work and dedication be rewarded on a national stage.”

While Wolfpack linebacker Levar Fisher was a finalist in 2000, Bradley Chubb makes history as the first of North Carolina State to actually win the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Bradley won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy over Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Iowa middle linebacker Josey Jewell, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and Georgia outside linebacker Roquan Smith. This dynamic student athlete is now among the ranks of other esteemed defensive players such as Jonathan Allen of Alabama, Temple’s Tyler Matakevich and Arizona’s Scooby Wright III.

“We are very proud to support the Charlotte Touchdown Club,” said ACN President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano. “It is such an honor and privilege to continue on as the presenting sponsor of the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet and an organization that not only celebrates excellence in college football, but one that supports area athletics for middle and high schools students. Like Bradley Chubb and the four trophy finalists, ACN employees embody the qualities of hard work, determination and dedication to excellence.”

 The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club also presented the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award by Florida East Coast Railway. This year’s recipient was Notre Dame’s Ross Browner, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

 The awards are named after legendary Bronko Nagurski, who dominated college football at the University of Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle from 1927 – 1929.

 The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA offers 24 awards and boasts over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. For more information, visit the association’s website, www.NCFAA.org.

 About ACN

 ACN, Inc. founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including phone service, high-speed internet, wireless, television, security and automation, computer support, payment processing and natural gas and electricity. ACN operates in 25 countries with offices located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. For more information, visit myacn.com. For information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit acninc.com.

 About the Football Writers Association of America

 The Football Writers Association of America, founded in 1941, consists of 1,300 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com.

 About the Charlotte Touchdown Club

 The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. Since 1991, the club has raised more than $2,000,000 to benefit area high school and collegiate athletics. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918 or jrocco@touchdownclub.com). The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is touchdownclub.com.

 About Florida East Coast Railway

Florida East Coast Railway is a regional freight railroad that extends along a 351-mile corridor between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami, Fla., with exclusive rail access to the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) and the Port of Miami. For more information, visit fecrwy.com.

 About the Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA defensive football player at the Bronko Nagurski Banquet in Charlotte, NC. All proceeds benefit the Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund. For more information visit www.touchdownclub.com.

 

2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalists Announced with ACN, Inc. to Sponsor Upcoming Awards Banquet

Charlotte, N.C. (November 20, 2017) – Five finalists were announced for the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on November 15, but only one will take the title of the NCAA’s top defensive player at the awards banquet sponsored by ACN, Inc. Named for College and Professional Football Hall of Famer, Bronislau Nagurski, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club every year.

ACN, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s roster of finalists which is comprised of stellar student athletes across the nation. Finalists include front-runner of the FBS in tackles for loss this season, Bradley Chubb of NC State – defensive backfield leader Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama – Iowa’s middle linebacker ranked fourth in the nation in total tackles, Josey Jewell – defensive tackle and 2016 second-team FWAA All-American, Ed Oliver of Houston – and Georgia’s leading tackler, outside linebacker Roquan Smith.

The winner will be announced December 4, 2017 at an awards banquet presented by ACN, Inc. Head coach of the number one team in the SEC East, Georgia’s Kirby Smart is confirmed to deliver the keynote address. In addition, Florida East Coast Railway will honor Notre Dame’s Ross Browner as the recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. And Greg Sanders will receive the 2017 Defender of the Nation Award sponsored by The Independence Fund.

ACN, Inc. is overjoyed to continue on as the presenting sponsor for this event. “The Bronko Nagurski award is an important tradition for ACN,” said ACN, Inc. President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano. “These finalists represent the elite of college football and embody the qualities of hard work and dedication that ACN is also known for.”

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA offers 24 awards and boasts overs 800 recipients, dating to 1935. For more information, visit the association’s website, www.NCFAA.org.

About ACN, Inc.

ACN, Inc. founded in 1993, is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including phone service, high-speed internet, wireless, television, security and automation, computer support, payment processing and natural gas and electricity. ACN operates in 25 countries with offices located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. For more information, visit myacn.com. For information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit acninc.com.

About the Football Writers Association of America

The Football Writers Association of America, founded in 1941, consists of 1,300 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com.

About the Charlotte Touchdown Club

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. Since 1991, the club has raised more than $2,000,000 to benefit area high school and collegiate athletics. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918 or jrocco@touchdownclub.com). The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is touchdownclub.com.

About Florida East Coast Railway 

Florida East Coast Railway is a regional freight railroad that extends along a 351-mile corridor between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami, Fla., with exclusive rail access to the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) and the Port of Miami. For more information, visit fecrwy.com.

About Electrolux 

Electrolux is a global leader in appliances for household and professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, AEG, and Eureka. In 2012, Electrolux had sales of $17 billion ($5.1 billion in North America) and 58,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters is located at 10200 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 in the University Research Park. For more information visit http://newsroom.electrolux.com/us/.

About the Independence Fund 

The Independence Fund is a nonprofit organization that empowers our nation’s severely wounded veterans and the caregivers who support them to take control of their lives. Through its dedicated mobility and treatment programs, the Fund assists veterans in transforming their lives toward a better future. The Independence Fund believes we owe it to our veterans to provide the resources they need to move forward and build a strong foundation toward lasting emotional and physical healing in order to reestablish their independence. To learn more, visit www.independencefund.org.

About the Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA defensive football player at the Bronko Nagurski Banquet in Charlotte, NC. All proceeds benefit the Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund.

For more information visit www.touchdownclub.com.

The ACN Reviews are in: J.D. Power Ranks Vivint Smart Home No.1 in Home Security Customer Satisfaction

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October 19, 2017–Provo, UT — Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home and security services provider in North America, has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction among home security brands by J.D. Power, the customer experience benchmarking authority.

The 2017 J.D. Power Home Security Satisfaction Study found that Vivint Smart Home excelled at securing customers’ homes, ease of use; timeliness; and clarity of information provided. The prestigious Power Circle Rating of five was given to Vivint–the only company to earn such a ranking.

Vivint Smart Home creates simple, affordable security solutions for customers. Vivint offers home security, energy management, home automation, local cloud storage, and high-speed Internet solutions all with flexible pricing as well as a no-contract option. ACN, Inc. is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for home and business. Utilizing the direct selling, or person to person, business model, ACN’s Independent Business Owners (IBOs) market Vivint’s security and automation services to their network of customers across the United States and Canada. This is one of many services offered by the direct selling giant.  “Aligning ACN with the best companies in the business is a top priority for us,” said Robert Stevanovski, Co-Founder of ACN. “Our IBOs and their customers expect nothing less, and we are proud to work with a company of Vivint’s caliber. Their designation by J.D. Power is incredibly well deserved.”

The J.D. Power 2017 Home Security Satisfaction Study measured overall satisfaction with home security brands among 3,134 customers who owned a professionally installed and monitored home/residential security system. The study identified 11 key performance indicators (KPIs) that had a significant effect on satisfaction (listed in order of importance): features of your security system met your needs; billing statements did not have errors; did not experience problems with your home security system; number of phone contacts needed to answer question/resolve problem; ability to control your system outside the home; two-way talk provided over the control panel; did not experience false alarms; reviewed the instruction manual or online support documents; sales contract terms fair and reasonable; smart/connected home features; and service technician arrived on time. To learn more about the Home Security Satisfaction Study, visit www.jdpower.com/press-releases/jd-power-2017-home-security-satisfaction-study.

For more information about  Vivint Smart Home, visit www.vivint.com.

About Vivint Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home is the leading provider of smart home services in North America. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24-7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than one million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.vivint.com.

About ACN, Inc.

Founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including Digital Phone Service, Local & Long Distance, Wireless, Energy, Television, Home Security & Automation, High Speed Internet and Technical Support. ACN operates in 25 countries with offices located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit acninc.com

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