Longtime University of Colorado SID Dave Plati will be honored as the Football Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner this year.

Plati is in his 35th year as the athletic department’s director of sports information, and his 41st year overall in CU’s Sports Information Office.

The Football Writers Association of America has recognized CU’s sports information office eight times during his tenure, three times for an outstanding press box operation (1987, 1992, 1997; schools were eligible only every five years), and now five times with the FWAA’s Super 11 award (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) for all-encompassing efforts with the nation’s football media.

The FWAA Awards Breakfast is on Monday, Jan. 7 in San Jose before the national championship game