Field Scovell’s relationship with the Cotton Bowl began in the mid-1950's when he was appointed to serve on the game’s entertainment committee. In 1963, he was invited to join Felix McKnight as Co-Chairman of Team Selection.
Ten years later, he was elected CBAA president, and when his two-year term expired, Scovell assumed the role of Team Selection Chairman, a post he held from 1975 to 1992. Over the years, Field Scovell became known as “Mr. Cotton Bowl.” In memory of his remarkable leadership, the winning team in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is awarded the Field Scovell Trophy.