2018 CFA Awards Day

October 6, 2018

Join us for our CFA Awards Day Ceremony on October 6th. The schedule is as follows:

10:00am - CFA Awards ceremony in the Hall of Fame room upstairs.
11:00am - 12:30pm - 60's and 70's alumni reception on Tanner Terrace.
11:30am - Gametime - CFA tailgate in Schoellkopf parking behind crescent.
1:30pm - Cornell vs Harvard kickoff

Thank you for your great nominations and participation again this year, we would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Annual CFA Awards.

Louis J. Conti Lifetime Achievement Award
(2 Recipients)


Vince Giarrusso

  • Former Player
  • Graduation Class of 1953
  • Two year letterman in Football
  • Three year letterman in Baseball
  • ROTC
  • Played on the last AP ranked football team - 1949, ranked 12th
  • Played on the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League Champions - 1952
  • Led football recruiting efforts in Boston
  • Serial entrepreneur, early Dairy Queen franchisee, owner of North Shore Shuttle and owner of Fleetwood Recording Studios

Terry Mallett

  • PA and Coach
  • Came to Cornell in 1971 and coached linebackers and defensive ends under Jack Musick and George Seifert to Cornell’s First Ivy League Championship
  • Instituted computerized scouting and was the head of this program
  • Founded the Cornell Football Association Awards
  • Director of the Cornell North Central Regional Office in Cleveland
  • First Director of Athletic Public Affairs
  • Author of the book, “Football Scouting and Evaluation—A Complete Scientific System”.
  • Lifetime CFA Board Member

Joseph P. King Memorial Award


Charles F. Knight

  • Former player
  • Graduation Class Year 1957
  • Two year football letterman
  • One year tennis letterman
  • Sphinx Head Society
  • Part of a four generation Cornell Legacy
  • Significant contributor to Cornell Football
  • One of the five friends that Friends Hall is named after
  • Continued to endow the Knight Scholars program
  • CEO of Emerson
  • CEO of the Year - 1987
  • Invited to the eternal game on September 12, 2017

Fallen Comrade Award


James G. Popielinski

  • Former player
  • Graduation Class Year 1974
  • Three year letterman
  • All Ivy Honorable Mention 1973
  • Dean's List
  • Co-founder of Charter One
  • Invited to the eternal game on April 25, 2009