Falcons GM Dimitroff honored by writers
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has won the
Jack Horrigan Award from the Professional Football Writers of
America for cooperation with the media.
Dimitroff is cited for being accommodating to the media, both
locally and nationally.
Says PFWA vice president D. Orlando Ledbetter, who covers the
Falcons for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ”He made himself
available to local and national members before the Julio Jones
trade was announced to explain the team’s rationale. Once the
lockout was over, he provided access through the frenzied start of
training camp and the free agency period to our members. This
accessibility continued throughout the season and into the
The award is named for Horrigan, a sportswriter for UPI and the
Buffalo Evening News, public relations director for the American
Football League (1963-66) and vice president of public relations
for the Buffalo Bills (1966-73).