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PFATS Distinguished Alumni Award

The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society Distinguished Alumni Award honors an Alumnus for their outstanding service to their Athletes, the PFATS Organization, and the Profession of Athletic Training over the span of their career. This award is voted on by the PFATS Executive Committee and presented annually at the PFATS Business at the NFL Combine.

Previous Winners

  • 2020 - Not Awarded
  • 2019 - Kevin O'Neill, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins
  • 2018 - Dean Kleinschmidt, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints
  • 2017 - Brad Brown, Tennessee Titans
  • 2016 - Hunter Smith, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015 - Mike Ryan, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2014 - John Omohundro, Arizona Cardinals
  • 2013 - Sayers John Miller, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2012 - Fred Zamberletti, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2011 - Lindsy McLean, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2010 - Not Awarded
  • 2009 - Ron O'Neil, New England Patriots
  • 2008 - Kent Falb, Detroit Lions
  • 2007 - Mark Howard, San Diego Chargers
  • 2006 - Eddie Abramoski. Buffalo Bills
  • 2005 - Jim Whitesel, Seattle Seahawks
  • 2004 - Ken Locker, Dallas Cowboys
  • 2003 - Jerry Rhea, Atlanta Falcons
  • 2002 - George Anderson, Oakland Raiders
  • 2001 - Dan Cochran, Dallas Cowboys
  • 2000 - Ralph Berlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1999 - Mike O'Shea, Baltimore Colts
  • 1998 - Leo Murphy, Cleveland Browns
  • 1997 - Wayne Rudy, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 1996 - Tim Davey, New York Jets
  • 1995 - Larry Gardner, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1994 - Warren Ariail, New Orleans Saints/Houston Oilers
  • 1993 - Jack Rockwell, St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1992 - Tom Healion, New England Patriots
  • 1991 - John Lopez, Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Baltimore Colts
  • 1990 - G.E. "Moose" Detty, Philadelphia Eagles