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Pro Football HOF dials up Awards of Excellence

The Pro Football HOF today inducts the inaugural class of Awards of Excellence winners, including some longtime PR execs. Joe Browne worked at the NFL for more than 50 years; Charlie Dayton worked at the Buccaneers, Panthers and in Washington; Joe Gordon for the Steelers; Jim Saccomano spent 36 years at the Broncos; Gary Wright spent more than 30 years at the Seahawks. They will join trainers, equipment managers and assistant coaches in being honored today. A crowd of 300 is expected in Canton, where HOFer Dan Fouts is the emcee. Winners' names will be placed on display in Canton, and they will be invited to '22 Enshrinement Week festivities this August (SBJ).

Joe Browne George Anderson Sid Brooks Alex Gibbs
Charlie Dayton Otho Davis Ed Carroll Jimmy Raye
Joe Gordon John Omohundro Tony Parisi Terry Robiskie
Jim Saccomano Jerry Rhea Dan "Chief" Simmons Fritz Shurmur
Gary Wright Fred Zamberletti Whitey Zimmerman Ernie Zampese
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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

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