Dick McCann Memorial Award
The Dick McCann Memorial Award is bestowed annually by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) "for long and distinguished reporting on professional football". The award was created in 1969 and is named for Dick McCann, who was the first director of the Hall of Fame. Presentation of the award is made annually at the Pro Football Hall Enshrinement Ceremony. Prior to 2014, the presentation was made at the Enshrinees Dinner.
The list of McCann Award honorees is sometimes referred to as the "writer's wing" of the Hall of Fame.
- Pro Football Writers Association#Dick McCann Memorial Award
- J. G. Taylor Spink Award - sports writers (Baseball Writers Association of America)
- Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award
- "McClain honored with 2006 McCann Award". Pro Football Hall of Fame. 10 July 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Mini-Bio: Dick McCann" (PDF). profootballresearchers.org. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
- "John Clayton bio". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
- "MCCANN AWARD WINNERS". Profootballhof.com. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- Zaroo, Philip. "Tom Kowalski selected to receive Dick McCann Award by Pro Football Writers Association," MLive.com, Friday, June 22, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2017
- Sando, Mike. "ESPN's Chris Mortensen presented with Dick McCann Award," ESPN.com, Saturday, August 6, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2017
- "Ed Werder Selected As PFWA's 2017 Dick McCann Award Winner," Pro Football Hall of Fame, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017