Frank Ramos Among 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Awards of Excellence Honorees

Frank Ramos has entered a special recognition…

The 85-year-old Latino former public relations director for the New York Jets has been named among the 15 recipients of the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s third annual Awards of Excellence.

Frank RamosThe Hall of Fame’s awards are presented in five categories to those significant contributors who’ve helped drive the accomplishments of their profession, individual NFL clubs and pro football.

Ramos, a New Yorker and transplanted Floridian, is the longest-serving PR representative for a single New York pro sports team.

He spent his entire 39-year public relations career with the Green & White, from their first season known as the Jets in 1963 through 2002. He never missed a game — working 681 in all — with the highlight coming on January 12, 1969, at Miami’s Orange Bowl when the Jets stunned the favored Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III.

Ramos was selected as a member of the Super Bowl PR group each year of his career and was often a key voice in helping shape the league’s public relations positions.

“I’m excited to be going into the Hall with dear friend Bill Hampton and with my fellow PR directors, Harvey Greene of the [Miami] Dolphins and Dan Edwards of the [Jacksonville] Jaguars,” Ramos said Wednesday night. “I was very fortunate to have such a long career with the Jets and to have worked with outstanding owners Sonny Werblin, Leon Hess and Woody Johnson. But I wouldn’t be going to Canton without the help of so many former outstanding assistants, associates and interns. I still bleed Jets Green. Go J-E-T-S.”

The five groups presenting the Awards of Excellence — assistant coaches, athletic trainers, equipment managers, public relations personnel and film/video directors — created their own selection committees and set their own criteria for choosing their class members.

Ramos and the other 2024 honorees will be recognized in Canton, OH, with an evening reception on June 26 and a luncheon emceed by Hall of Famer Dan Fouts on June 27.