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Pro Football Writers Association

Officially named the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA), this organization purports to be "The official voice of pro football writers, promoting and fighting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public."[2]

The PFWA issues the following awards: an All-NFL team published by Pro Football Weekly, one NFL Most Valuable Player Award (since 1975), the Dick McCann Memorial Award, the George S. Halas Courage Award, the Good Guy award, the Horrigan Award, and the Rozelle Award.


All-NFL Team

See: All-Pro#Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL Team

NFL Most Valuable Player Award

NFL Rookie 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.

The George S. Halas Courage Award is given to the player or coach who has performed with abandon despite injury or personal problems.

In May, 1970, the Halas Award went to [5]

Other notable winners of the PFWA Halas Award include [19] .

Good Guy Award

The Good Guy Award is given to the player who best helps the media do its job. Winners have been Jerome Bettis (2004), Tiki Barber (2005), LaDainian Tomlinson (2006), and Tim Tebow (2012).

Horrigan Award

See: Jack Horrigan

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.

Past presidents

See also


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