Robert Epling appointed National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Jan 17, 2010 (The Miami Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- homestead, fl Robert Epling, president and CEO of Community Bank of Florida, was recently appointed to The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Epling was installed on the board with Ray Anderson, Bill Battle, Tim Cook, Jim Nantz, T. Boone Pickens and Troy Aikman. Some other notable board members include Chairman Archie Manning, Archie Griffin, Jerry Jones, Ronnie Lott and George Steinbrenner.
Epling was chosen to serve on the board partly because of his role with the Orange Bowl Committee, which he has been a member of since 1983 and served as the 60th president.
He has numerous other ties to football, including playing at South Dade High School prior to playing collegiate ball on a full athletic scholarship at Furman University.
Epling works with South Dade High School's Concourse of Champions, which honors great athletes who have played at the school. His new position will allow him to recognize some of the best college athletes ever to play. He will also be part of a selection committee that names Hall of Fame inductees.
"I am very humbled," Epling said. "One of the things you see are how many athletes have been bestowed great leadership roles. That is one of the board's purposes -- to honor those who are leaders on and off the field." The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame was established in 1947.
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