Jimbo Fisher named to the Dodd trophy preseason list

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Texas A&M football head coach Jimbo Fisher has been preparing for what might be the most important season of his career as the Aggies head man and has received some preseason recognition in the process, being named to the 2022 Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List.

Fisher is among 20 nominees (the rest can be found here) for the prestigious trophy, which is not only awarded based on success on the field but also for leading each young athlete to future success off the field, and emphasizing “scholarship, leadership, and integrity”, known as the three pillars of legendary head coach Bobby Dodd’s coaching outlook. The basis of selection for the award is listed as the following: Success on the field, graduation rate, charitable work through service to the local community, and Academic Progress Rate. The award is presented to the winner during the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, which is set to kick off on December 31st.

Fisher is going into his 5th season with the Aggies and has compiled a 34-14 record while leading the team to bowl eligibility for 4 consecutive seasons, with an appearance in the Orange Bowl during the 2020 season, beating North Carolina. He has also continued to recruit at a very high level while receiving the best class in recruiting history during the 2022 recruiting cycle.

Outside of football, Fisher is the creator of the Kidz1stFund, an organization made to raise awareness and raise funds for research and development for Fanconi Anemia, a rare blood disease that has afflicted Fisher’s youngest son, Ethan.

Jimbo Fisher is wildly respected among the college football coaching landscape and in general public life as a high-character individual who strives for excellence in everything he does and wants nothing more than to help the young men he coaches every season to be as successful as they can during their football journey, and prepare them for life once that football journey comes to a close. Congratulations Jimbo, now let’s go make some history this season.

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