By Jacob Trimmer
Inside The Pew
Former NFL head coach and NFL player Dan Reeves will receive the Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award during a dinner benefiting Greater Dallas Fellowship of Christian Athletes on April 22.
The dinner and program are slated to begin at 6 p.m. at the Westin Stonebriar Resort, 1549 Legacy Drive, in Frisco.
Reeves, who played and coached under Landry’s Cowboys, coached the Denver Broncos for 12 seasons, the New York Giants for three, and the Atlanta Falcons for seven. As head coach of the Broncos, Reeves took the team to six post-season appearances, five divisional titles, three AFC championships, and Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV. He led the Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII where Atlanta lost to his former team, the Broncos, 34-19.
“This special evening will include a Q&A panel with Dallas Cowboy tight end, Jason Witten, as well as Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett,” said Rick Bowles, FCA executive director, Dallas. “Also, Benjamin Utecht, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, will provide the music. This is a favorite of many athletes and one of Dallas’ best events of the year.”
Former past recipients of the honor include Bobby Bowden, Pat Williams, S. Truett Cathy, Roger Staubach, Kenneth Cooper, James and Shirley Dobson, Howard Hendricks, coach Grant Teaff, the Rev. Billy Graham, and coach Jim Myers.
A silent and live auction with one-of-a-kind items up for bid include a cruise with Michael W. Smith, major trips, sports packages and autographed memorabilia.
To purchase tickets for the event, visit www.fcadallas.org/tlo or call 214-739-8003.