The College Football Playoff trophy was just unveiled outside of Dallas by College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock.
Here is what he had to say before the unveil:
“The College Football Playoff marks the beginning of a new era and we are thrilled to present this iconic new national championship trophy,” said College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock. “This fall, thousands of athletes will lace up, with the goal of winning it all. We look forward to seeing our champion hoist this one-of-a-kind piece of art which will represent the highest level of team achievement in college football.”
The trophy is handmade from 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel, the trophy is 26.5 inches tall and weighs 35 pounds. The base is formed from bronze with a heat-applied and hand-rubbed black patina finish, and is 12 inches high, weighing 30 pounds. Total weight of trophy and base is approximately 65 pounds.
The first national championship game will be January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. For more information, check out http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/
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