20032003AFCAAFCAPLAPLAYER SUR YER SUR VEYVEY
During fall practice of 2002, the American Football Coaches Associationconducted a player survey to obtain information from todayÕs football playing student-athlete.College football players were asked to provide information regarding avariety of topics that included their personal background, academicexperience, personal habits, financial resources and opinions regardingcollege football.Survey forms were distributed to NCAADivision I-Amember institutions.Players were assured anonymity and confidentiality in completing thequestionnaire, and the results were subsequently compiled, cross-tabulatedand analyzed.Responses were received from 5,474 football players from 66 teams andrepresent a cross-section of the Division I-Amembership.The purpose of the survey is to provide information to college administratorsand coaches that will help them to better understand the interests and perceptions of todayÕs college football player. In addition, the data willenable those involved with college football to give consideration to the position of the student-athlete in the development of legislation that impactsthe sport. The AFCAalso hopes to educate the public about todayÕs collegefootball player.Aspecial thanks to the staff of Pacey Economics Group of Boulder,Colorado for providing the statistical analysis and assistance with theinterpretation of this data.
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