Pro Football Hall of Fame presents 2024 Awards of Excellence for 15 winners

General Published on : 6/28/2024
The Pro Football Hall of Fame recognized the 15 recipients of the third annual Awards of Excellence on Thursday in Canton. The program was launched by the Hall to recognize individuals from five categories who have helped drive the accomplishments of their profession, individual NFL Clubs and the sport of pro football. 

On Wednesday, the Hall celebrated the 15 honorees with an evening reception at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The awards were presented to the individuals or to representative Thursday at a luncheon inside the Nash Family Event & Conference Center at the Hall, hosted by Hall of Famer DAN FOUTS. 

Receiving Awards of Excellence for 2024 were: 
  • Assistant Coaches — Monte Kiffin, Bill McPherson and Lionel Taylor.
  • Athletic Trainers — Steve Antonopulos, Dean Kleinschmidt and Bill Tessendorf.
  • Equipment Managers — Bill Hampton Sr., Don Hewitt and Richard “Dick” Romanski. 
  • Film/Video Directors — Tom Atcheson, Bob McCartney and Dave Levy.
  • Public Relations Directors — Dan Edwards, Harvey Greene and Frank Ramos. 
Learn more about this year's recipients here.

Also this year at the awards luncheon, the Hall of Fame honored the winner of its annual photo contest.

Adam Hunger, a freelance photographer working for the Associated Press at an NFL game Oct. 15, 2023, submitted “Pass Break Up” in the 56th annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest, and the panel of judges declared it the winner of the Dave Boss Award of Excellence.

The five groups presenting the Awards of Excellence created their own selection committees and set their own criteria for choosing their class members. The Hall of Fame does not participate in any nominating or voting. 

You can watch as their awards were presented here or in the video player below.