Pete Rozelle Award

Pete Rozelle (Photo Credit: NFL)

Pete Rozelle (Photo Credit: NFL)

The PFWA’s Pete Rozelle Award is given to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.

The award is named for Rozelle, NFL commissioner from 1960-89, who started his distinguished career in sports PR roles as a student at both Compton (Calif.) Junior College and the University of San Francisco.

After two more years as USF’s assistant athletic director after graduation, he broke into the NFL as the PR director of the Los Angeles Rams from 1952-55.

Rozelle used his PR principles as commissioner to build relationships with the media during a period of unprecedented growth and challenge for the league.

PETE ROZELLE AWARD WINNERS (to the club public relations department that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media):
NOTE: Year indicates when award was presented for the previous season
1990 – Denver Broncos
1991 – Pittsburgh Steelers
1992 – Seattle Seahawks
1993 – Miami Dolphins
1994 – Houston Oilers
1995 – New York Giants
1996 – Indianapolis Colts
1997 – St. Louis Rams
1998 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1999 – Miami Dolphins
2000 – Tennessee Titans
2001 – New York Giants
2002 – Philadelphia Eagles
2003 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2004 – Houston Texans
2005 – Philadelphia Eagles
2006 – Cincinnati Bengals
2007 – Houston Texans
2008 – Seattle Seahawks
2009 – Arizona Cardinals
2010 – Houston Texans
2011 – Baltimore Ravens
2012 – Houston Texans
2013 – Baltimore Ravens
2014 – Denver Broncos
2015 – Pittsburgh Steelers
2016 – Denver Broncos
2017 – Baltimore Ravens & Houston Texans

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