12/05/2012 05:39 EST | Updated 02/04/2013 05:12 EST

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy chosen as 2012 NCAA Roosevelt Award winner

INDIANAPOLIS - Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has been selected as this year's NCAA Roosevelt Award winner.

The award, named after President Theodore Roosevelt, is the NCAA's highest honour and is presented each year to a person who used their college athletic experience to produce a distinguished career. Dungy will receive the award Jan. 18 at the NCAA's annual convention in Grapevine, Texas.

Dungy is second on Tampa Bay's career victory list (57) and is the all-time leader in Colts history (91), becoming the first black coach to hoist the Lombardi Trophy when Indy won the Super Bowl after the 2006 season.

In addition to football, Dungy has written several books, worked with inmates, adopted children and used the Dungy Family Foundation to help improve communities.