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Texans' PR staff wins award

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have won the Pete Rozelle Award for the best media relations department in the NFL.

Houston won the award from the Professional Football Writers of America for the third time in six years and fourth since 2004.

The staff is led by Kevin Cooper, and includes Evan Koch, Zac Emmons, Charles Hampton and Brett Maikowski. Cooper has been on the staff for all four Rozelle Awards, but this is his first as senior director of communications for the team.

The award is named for former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, who worked in media relations for the Los Angeles Rams from 1952-55 before running the league from 1960-1989.