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Chris Mortenson 1951-2024

Chris Mortensen 1951-2024

By Bob Glauber PFWA President 2018-20 Chris Mortensen was the best of us. A legendarily great reporter. Someone who could be trusted with information that was the bedrock for what felt like a limitless number of sources. A presence in print or on television who was must read and must see. But beyond what we […]

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Jerry Green 1928-2023

By Calvin Watkins PFWA President It’s with sadness that we mourn the passing of Jerry Green. The long-time Detroit News journalist passed away on March 23. He was 94. Green was the only journalist to cover the first 56 Super Bowls. It’s a remarkable feat that stands as a testament to the readers who sought […]

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Don Banks 1962-2019

Longtime NFL reporter Don Banks died Sunday, August 4 in Canton, Ohio after attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, where he covered the HOF ceremonies and was in attendance when his good friend Sam Farmer was honored with the Dick McCann Award. Banks’ first story for the Las Vegas Review-Journal was published hours before […]

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Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman 1932-2018

Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman, widely considered one of the best football writers of all time, and who covered the NFL for 29 years as Sports Illustrated’s lead pro football writer as part of a 55-year career in journalism, passed away today in Noblesville, Ind. Zimmerman’s writing career was cut short by a series of strokes in November […]

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Rich Tandler 1955-2018

Rich Tandler, whose in-depth reporting, unique insights and kindhearted personality made him one of the most respected reporters and commentators on the Redskins’ beat, died unexpectedly Tuesday night. Tandler, who worked as the NBC Sports Washington Redskins reporter, was 63. No cause of death was announced. It is a crushing loss for the football community, […]

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Dave Anderson 1929-2018

From PFWA President Bob Glauber … Dave Anderson, 1929-2018 Legendary New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Anderson was laid to rest today near his home in Tenafly, N.J. A man who spent decades covering all sports and had a particular passion for writing about the NFL, Anderson was 89. The PFWA sends […]

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