Award-winning ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen dies at 72

In August of 2016, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ,, 

and awarded the Dick McCann Award from the Pro Football Writers of America.  

Jimmy Pitaro, the chairman of ESPN, stated in a statement that ,

"Mort was widely respected as an industry pioneer and universally beloved as a supportive , 

 hard-working teammate."  

"He was at the top of his field for decades, covering the NFL with incredible skill and devotion.  

Colleagues and admirers alike will sincerely miss him, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."  

Not only was Mort a fantastic reporter but he was also a wonderful person. Deepest sympathies to his loved ones and all those who knew and knew him. 

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