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The Old Leather Helmet

Who will wear the Old Leather Helmet?

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Each year, the best in college football open the season in Atlanta. At stake? The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game’s coveted Old Leather Helmet Trophy. An icon of toughness and courage, it represents the origins of college football rivalries, and is worn only by the winner of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

Regular season “trophy games” are an integral part of the history of college football: From Paul Bunyan’s Axe to the Golden Hat to the Victory Bell to the Seminole War Canoe, college football is filled with emblems of big-game rivalries.

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And now, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has added The Old Leather Helmet to the mix, starting its own tradition. The difference is, playing for the Old Leather Helmet is by invitation only.

In just five years, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has established itself as the pre-eminent season-opening game in college football, attracting the biggest names in the game to Atlanta each year. In the process, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has created a model that other games across the country are now trying to emulate.

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The battle for The Old Leather Helmet has served as a showcase for the brightest stars in college football since 2008, with a list of alumni that includes 25 NFL first-round draft picks, six National Coaches of the Year and 11 players who have earned National Player of the Year awards.

Past Winners & Future Matchups

(#24) Alabama 34
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(#9) Clemson 10
2008
2008
(#5) Alabama 34
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(#7) Virginia Tech 24
2009
2009
(#16) LSU 30
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(#18) North Carolina 24
2010
2010
(#5) Boise State 35
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(#19) Georgia 21
2011
2011
Tennessee 35
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N.C. State 21
2012
2012
(#14) Clemson 26
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(#24) Auburn 19
2012
2012
(#1) Alabama 35
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Virginia Tech 10
2013
2013
(#18) Ole Miss 35
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Biose State 13
2014
2014
(#2) Alabama 33
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West Virginia 23
2014
2014
Louisville
-vs-
Auburn
2015
2015
Georgia
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North Carolina
2016
2016

Gameday Events

Celebrate the start of Football Season!

More details and ticket information will be available soon.

FanZone presented by Coca-Cola Zero

Beat the heat, grab a cold drink and something to eat, and have fun on more than two dozen interactive games and sponsor attractions! You won't want to miss the official team Pep Rallies and Team Walks.

Tailgate Town

Join the free pregame tailgate fun, just steps from the Georgia Dome, featuring tailgate games, food samplings, fan giveaways, and a viewing area for all of the day’s college football games.

Team Tailgates

Get fired up for the game with this special indoor tailgate, just for Auburn and Louisville fans! You won't want to miss the pregame festivities featuring all the trappings of a traditional tailgate --- but with the comfort of air conditioning. You enjoy a delicious buffet meal, drinks, entertainment and more.

Pep Rally & Team Walks

Show your support for your team as the cheerleaders and bands take the stage to get fans pumped up for the official Team Walk through Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game FanZone.

Fan Days at the Georgia Aquarium

Visit the world’s largest aquarium while you’re in town for the game! Fans can purchase a special, discounted ticket that includes admission to the Georgia Aquarium and special exhibits.