During the 1974 season the Southland Corporation presented plaques to players who were selected as the World Football League Player of the Week. Below is a picture of the weekly award that was presented to JJ Jennings of the Memphis Southmen for week one of the 1974 season. The World Football League Website would like to thank JJ for providing the photo for this page.
1974 WFL Player of the Week Winners
The World Football League MVP award was also presented by the Dairy Division of the Southland Corporation.
The trophy weighed 175 pounds, and was on a four-foot wide base. It was a welded-steel sculptured form of a football player, and was valued at $1500.00. The trophy was designed by artist Daniel Gluck.
The WFL also presented a $10,000.00 cash award to the leagueï¿½s MVP. WFL coaches and members of the media selected the MVP and the winner was presented the trophy and cash award at halftime of the World Bowl on December 5, 1974.
At the time this was the richest cash award and the most elaborate trophy ever presented to a league's MVP. After the voting was done there were three MVPs. The WFL Tri-MVPs for 1974 were Tony Adams of the Southern California Sun, JJ Jennings of the Memphis Southmen, and Tommy Reamon of the Florida Blazers. All three WFL rookies received $3,333.00 each. No one knows the whereabouts of the MVP trophy although it was in Birmingham during the ceremony. Tony Adams was the only player present for the award. Tommy Reamon was also in Birmingham, but was in the Florida Blazers locker room during halftime of the World Bowl, and JJ Jennings was at a hospital in Massachusetts having his tonsils removed.
1974 World Football League Tri-MVP's
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