The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced four new groups who will be honored by the Canton-based institution.
The four new categories are Assistant Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Equipment Managers and Public Relations. All winners will receive Awards of Excellence and their names will be displayed in a designated area starting in 2022.
There will be five members of the inaugural class for each group.
Committees have already been announced for each group.
Assistant Coaches Selection Committee:
Jimmy Raye, NFL consultant, retired offensive coordinator
Tony Dungy, NBC “Sunday Night Football” studio analyst, retired head coach
Bill Cowher, CBS studio analyst, retired head coach
Mike Holmgren retired NFL head coach and general manager
Terry Robiskie, retired offensive coordinator.
Athletic Trainer Selections Committee:
Justin Maher (Committee Chair), Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer, New York Giants
Nate Weir Coordinator of Rehabilitation/Assistant Athletic Trainer, Green Bay Packers
James Collins Director of Football/Medical Services, Los Angeles Chargers
Jim Maurer, Head Athletic Trainer, Dallas Cowboys
Sonia Rauf Assistant Athletic Trainer, Pittsburgh Steelers
David Glover Assistant Athletic Trainer, Kansas City Chiefs
Katy Rogers Assistant Athletic Trainer, Carolina Panthers
Steve Antonopulos retired Director of Sports Medicine, Denver Broncos
Ronnie Barnes SVP of Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer, New York Giants
Pepper Burruss retired Head Athletic Trainer, Green Bay Packers
H. Rod Martin retired Head Athletic Trainer, Oakland Raiders
Reggie Scott Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance, Los Angeles Rams
Equipment Managers Selection Committee
Dan Simmons retired Equipment Manager, New Orleans Saints, and current Alumni and Legends Development Coordinator for Saints
Tony Medlin Equipment Manager, Chicago Bears
Mike McCord Equipment Manager, Dallas Cowboys
Gordan Batty Equipment Manager, Green Bay Packers
Mike Davidson retired Equipment Manager, Kansas City Chiefs, and current Associate Historian and Curator of Chiefs Hall of Honor
Public Relations Selection Committee:
Pete Abitante National Football League executive
Kevin Byrne retired Baltimore Ravens Executive Vice President
Rich Dalrymple Senior Vice President Public Relations & Communications, Dallas Cowboys
Charlie Dayton retired Vice President Public Relations, Carolina Panthers
Bill Keenist retired Vice President Public Relations, Detroit Lions
Artis Twyman Vice President Communications, Los Angeles Rams
Gary Wright retired Vice President Public Relations, Seattle Seahawks
We here are Notinhalloffame.com are excited with the new developments within the Pro Football Hall of Fame.