Pro Football's Pete Rozelle: Sportsman of the Year

Title

Pro Football's Pete Rozelle: Sportsman of the Year

Subject

Sports Illustrated cover of Pete Rozelle from January 6, 1964.

Description

No man was more important for the rise of the NFL during the television era than Pete Rozelle. The "PR commissioner", Rozelle guided the league for almost thirty years. In 1964, just four years into his tenure, Rozelle was named by Sports Illustrated as its "Sportsman of the Year" in recognition of his work growing the NFL while keeping its public image clean by suspending players who had bet on their teams for the 1963 season.

Creator

Sports Illustrated Cover. “Pro Football’s Pete Rozelle: Sportsman of the Year.” Sports Illustrated, January 6, 1954. http://www.si.com/vault/cover/1964/01/06

Date

January 6, 1964

Contributor

Grant Cokeley

Type

Magazine Cover

Files

Rozelle.jpg

Collection

Citation

Sports Illustrated Cover. “Pro Football’s Pete Rozelle: Sportsman of the Year.” Sports Illustrated, January 6, 1954. http://www.si.com/vault/cover/1964/01/06, “Pro Football's Pete Rozelle: Sportsman of the Year,” The American Century, accessed April 20, 2019, https://americancentury.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/139.