CFP Foundation and SEC Team Up to Recognize Teachers Again in 2018-19

August 30, 2018

IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is once again partnering with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to recognize teachers through the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers platform this season.

The SEC worked with its 14 institutions to identify student-athletes who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. Each of the educators will be honored through a testimonial by the respective student-athlete which will air on SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, during the college football regular season. The student-athlete video tributes will also be featured weekly on social media and

In addition, each teacher’s school will receive a $10,000 grant from the CFP Foundation and SEC to use towards the purchase of classroom supplies and materials. Each of the teachers are from the 11-state footprint of the SEC.

“The Southeastern Conference has been an extraordinary partner in our efforts to elevate the teaching profession since we began the CFP Foundation five years ago,” said CFP Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky. “The examples of positive influence that teachers have on their students is incredible. We look forward to watching the conference and the SEC Network bring these stories to life each week this season. We thank the SEC and its member schools for their amazing support.”

This year’s participants are listed below.


"The Southeastern Conference is proud to continue its association with the College Football Playoff Foundation and the opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who have made a significant impact on the lives of our student-athletes,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Education is a pillar of the SEC’s community outreach efforts, and through the Extra Yard for Teachers initiative the SEC is able to honor and support the important work conducted in classrooms across our footprint.”

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About the College Football Playoff Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers

The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting education across the country. The CFP Foundation’s cause primary platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, is dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development. The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes. To learn more, visit and follow Extra Yard for Teachers (@CFPExtraYard) on social media.


About the Southeastern Conference

A pioneer in the integration of higher education and athletic competition, the Southeastern Conference is a leader on the national landscape for intercollegiate athletics in the 21st century. Since its formation in 1933, the SEC has achieved stature and stability by designating governing/voting power to the presidents of the member institutions. These university leaders determine the policies of the conference and through the years this involvement has been the principal source of strength in the evolution of the SEC. Throughout its history, the SEC has provided leadership on the vital issues facing intercollegiate competition. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have been in the SEC since its formation in 1933. The league has expanded twice, adding Arkansas and South Carolina in 1991, then Missouri and Texas A&M in 2012.

Sharon Lyle