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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Named Finalist for Horrigan Award

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Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has been nominated as a finalist for the Horrigan Award by the Pro Football Writers of America, the organization announced this week.

The Horrigan Award is given annually by the PFWA to the league or club official for “his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job” and is the executive version of the Good Guy Award, which goes to a player. Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward is a finalist for that award.

The other finalists are Los Angeles Rams COO Kevin Demoff, NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy, NFL senior vice president of football and international communications Michael Signora and Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead.

Colbert is stepping down as general manger after the 2022 NFL Draft, following 22 seasons in the role with the Steelers. He has never been a finalist for the award.

Members of the Steelers’ organization have won the award four times: Art Rooney Sr. in 1975 and 1984, Joe Gordon in 1982 and Dan Rooney in 2009.

The award is named for Jack and Joe Horrigan. Jack Horrigan was public relations director for the American Football League from 1963-66 and the Buffalo Bills from 1966-73. Joe Horrigan spent 42 years as curator, vice president and executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame from 1977-2019.

The younger Horrigan won the award in 2019, then named solely after his father. In 2021, it was re-named the Horrigan Award to represent the entire family.

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