The NEW George P. Crumbley Trophy will be an icon of postseason college football in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (Nov. 11, 2014)
In celebration of its elevation to the new College Football Playoff, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today released a video teaser of its new trophy. The freshly redesigned George P. Crumbley Trophy, which will be presented annually to the winner of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, was designed by Oklahoma City-based MTM Recognition, the nation’s leading awards designer and manufacturer, and will be produced by Jostens, Inc. “Just as our game has evolved over the past 46 years, now, so has our trophy,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president and CEO. “The new champion’s trophy gives us a new, modern look as one of the top six bowl games in the country as we move forward in the College Football Playoff. We are anxious to award it to our champion on New Year’s Eve.” The modern and elegant new look for the trophy is meant to capture the significance, emotion and status of the New Year’s Six bowl game it now represents. The focal point is a slender satin-finished tower made of bronze and plated in nickel silver. A high-polished football replica, made of the same nickel silver plated bronze sits atop the tower, engraved with a full-color, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl logo. Weighing 17 pounds, the removable football will be hoisted in victory by the winning team. A base, designed in the cross-section shape of a football, finishes out the 26-inch tall masterpiece. It is made from cherry-stained American walnut with high polished plates adorning each side, highlighting winning teams dating back to the inaugural game in 1968. The new trophy will also carry the logos of all Power Five and Group of Five conferences, reinforcing the Bowl’s tie to the College Football Playoff pool of teams. Weighing an impressive 65 pounds, the trophy will be awarded for the first time at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl New Year’s Eve when two top-ranked teams – as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee – face off in the 47th annual bowl. The trophy’s namesake, George P. Crumbley, was the founder of the original Peach Bowl in 1968 – creating the game as a fundraiser for the Georgia Lion’s Lighthouse Foundation. Crumbley served as the executive director of the game until 1985. #CFAPeachBowl
About the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and is one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the new College Football Playoff. In 2014 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host games of top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first National Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3). The Bowl has recorded a string of 17 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 56% of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has disbursed more than $125 million in team payouts over its 46-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $16.3 million to organizations in need since 2002.