Rooney wins Horrigan Award
Steelers owner Dan Rooney is the 2009 recipient of the Horrigan Award, presented by the Professional Football Writers of America.
The award is given annually to someone other than a player or member of the public relations staff who helped the media best do their job during the previous season.
Rooney, who is in the Steelers office on a daily basis, is accessible to the media and is willing to talk to them regarding the team or issues from NFL League meetings.
Art Rooney, Sr. won the award in 1984 and former public relations director Joe Gordon was the winner in 1982.
The award is named after the late Jack Horrigan, a former sportswriter with the Buffalo Evening News and public relations director for the American Football League and Buffalo Bills.