Thank you for visiting the Touchdown Club of Atlanta website. We are a 501c3 group that supports High School Football in Atlanta, Georgia and the nation. Since our founding in 1938, we have continued our tradition of honoring the great players, coaches, and officials in game of football in Atlanta and throughout the nation.
During the regular season we recognize outstanding on field performances with our Offensive, Defensive and Coach of the Week Awards. We hold regular meetings each fall to present these outstanding coaches and young men with the prestigious Touchdown Club of Atlanta Award. During these meetings, we get an opportunity to meet these honored players, guests, and their families. After the presentation of Awards, we feature an esteemed guest speaker who will share their stories about the game of football and life.
At the conclusion of the season The Touchdown Club of Atlanta presents the Little Peach (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior) Award, Mr. Georgia (Senior) Award and the coveted Bobby Dodd National High School Players of the Year – awarded to the best Back and Lineman in the Nation.
In addition to recognizing outstanding performances on the gridiron in the state of Georgia and throughout the nation, we support players, student managers and cheerleaders in the Metro Atlanta area by awarding scholarships to deserving candidates. The Whitey Zimmerman Student Manager Scholarship and the George Morris Student Athlete Scholarships are awarded and presented at our annual Scholarship Banquet. The Touchdown Club of Atlanta has awarded over $1 million in scholarships in recent decades.
A quick look through our history section and you will be amazed at the talented players that have come through the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. There you will find 5-star recruits, your favorite college’s legends, Heisman Trophy winners, Super Bowl MVPs, leaders in politics and business, and many local legends.
We thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to you becoming members and becoming a part of our history by supporting our efforts of recognition and scholarship to great young people of Atlanta, Georgia, and the Nation.
Asa Candler VII
Touchdown Club of Atlanta