CANTON (Ohio) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame hired Anthony Munoz to be its first chief football relations officer.
The hall announced Thursday that the 1998 inductee would engage with potential business partners and sponsors, participate in philanthropic efforts at the museum, and promote the hall’s initiatives and mission. He will report to Jim Porter, Hall of Fame president.
Munoz said, “I'm excited about this role, but I do it with great humility.” “The hall is not about football but about people. “… All that's in the Hall of Fame is what makes me excited to be part of this group.”
Porter said Muñoz will help open doors for the hall as it strives to build relationships and expand its reach nationally.
Porter stated that Anthony's football credibility and personality are perfect for the new job. He is widely considered to be one of the top offensive tackles in the NFL. He is well-versed in the demands of the game, and the requirements to be a Hall of Famer. He is the founder of the Anthony Munoz Foundation and understands the non-profit world.
By The third selection in the 1980 NFL draft,Munoz was an instant starter. He made nine All-Pro teams and helped the Bengals win two AFC championships. He was named the NFL Walter Payton Man-of-the Year in 1991.
Bruce Matthews, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, said that Anthony Munoz is the most universally loved player in football.