Jack Horrigan Award

Jack Horrigan (Photo Credit: Buffalo Bills)

Jack Horrigan (Photo Credit: Buffalo Bills)

The PFWA’s Jack Horrigan Award is given to the league or club official for his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job.

Horrigan served in the Navy in World War II, and after the war, he was a sportswriter for United Press International and the Buffalo Evening News, publicity director for the AHL’s Buffalo Bisons, public relations director for the American Football League (1963-66) and vice president of public relations for the Buffalo Bills (1966-73).

Horrigan was the co-author of “The Other League: The Fabulous Story of the American Football League”.

JACK HORRIGAN AWARD WINNERS (To the league or club official for his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job):
NOTE: Year indicates when award was presented for the previous season
1973 – John Breen (Houston Oilers)
1974 – O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills)
1975 – Art Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1976 – Floyd Little (Denver Broncos)
1977 – Jerry Wynn (San Diego Chargers)
1978 – Bob Peck (Denver Broncos)
1979 – John Madden (Oakland Raiders)
1980 – Bum Phillips (Houston Oilers)
1981 – Bob Sprenger (Kansas City Chiefs)
1982 – Joe Gordon (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1983 – Archie Manning (New Orleans Saints/Houston Oilers)
1984 – Art Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1985 – Joe Browne (NFL)
1986 – Dick Steinberg (New England Patriots)
1987 – Charlie Dayton (Atlanta Falcons)
1988 – Art Modell (Cleveland Browns)
1989 – Tom Landry (Dallas Cowboys)
1990 – George Young (New York Giants)
1991 – Jim Finks (New Orleans Saints)
1992 – John Robinson (Los Angeles Rams)
1993 – Warren Moon (Houston Oilers)
1994 – Don Shula (Miami Dolphins)
1995 – Leslie Hammond (NFL)
1996 – Ron Wolf (Green Bay Packers)
1997 – Don Smith (Pro Football Hall of Fame)
1998 – Tony Dungy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1999 – Greg Aiello (NFL)
2000 – Ernie Accorsi (New York Giants)
2001 – Jeff Fisher (Tennessee Titans)
2002 – Charley Casserly (Houston Texans)
2003 – Herman Edwards (New York Jets)
2004 – Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore Ravens)
2005 – Rich McKay (Atlanta Falcons)
2006 – Floyd Reese (Tennessee Titans)
2007 – Steve Alic (NFL)
2008 – Mike Holmgren (Seattle Seahawks)
2009 – Dan Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers)
2010 – Gil Brandt (NFL.com)
2011 – Rex Ryan (New York Jets)
2012 – Thomas Dimitroff (Atlanta Falcons)
2013 – Mike Signora (NFL)
2014 – Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks)
2015 – Bruce Arians (Arizona Cardinals)
2016 – John Elway (Denver Broncos)
2017 – Mike Mayock (NFL Network)

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