Pro Football Writers Association
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Pro Football Writers Association

The Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), sometimes known as Pro Football Writers Association, is an organization that purports to be "[the] official voice of pro football writers, promoting and fighting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public."[1] Goals of the organization include improving access to practices and locker rooms, developing working relationships with all teams, and ensuring that football writers are treated in a professional manner. By the mid-2000s the group consisted of over 300 writers, editors, and columnists who cover pro football. The PFWA also issue several awards and honors following each NFL season.

Awards

All-NFL Team

NFL Most Valuable Player Award

NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award

NFL Rookie of the Year Award

NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award

George S. Halas Courage Award

Note: The George S. Halas Courage Award should not be confused with the Newspaper Enterprise Association's George S. Halas Trophy that was awarded to the NFL defensive player of the year from 1966 to 1996, or the NFL's George Halas Trophy that is awarded to the National Football Conference champion.

Good Guy Award

The PFWA Good Guy Award has been given annually since 2005 to an NFL player "for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs."[2]

Jack Horrigan Award

Since 1974, the PFWA has given an annual award named in memory of sportswriter Jack Horrigan, to honor a league or club official "for his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job."[3] The most recent five winners have been Thomas Dimitroff (2012), Mike Signora (NFL Vice President of Football Communications) (2013), Pete Carroll (2014), Bruce Arians (2015), and John Elway (2016).[3]

Dick McCann Memorial Award

See: Dick McCann Memorial Award

Rozelle Award

The Rozelle Award is given to the club public relations department that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. It is named after Pete Rozelle, the fourth commissioner of the NFL.

Past presidents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pro Football Writers of America". Pfwa.org. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Good Guy Award | PFWA". Profootballwriters.org. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Jack Horrigan Award". profootballwriters.org. Retrieved 2017.

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