Former Cardinals trainer John Omohundro inducted to PFATS Hall of Fame
Mar 2, 2022, 8:10 AM
(Twitter photo/Arizona Cardinals)
Longtime Arizona Cardinals athletic trainer John Omohundro was inducted into the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
The PFATS announced its inaugural class of five inductees on Feb. 16, and Omohundro received a trophy at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Omohundro worked for the Cardinals for 42 years from 1967-2008, moving with the team to the Valley from St. Louis ahead of the 1988 season. He became the head athletic trainer in 1971 after serving as an assistant.
Here’s a time warp for you. Legendary @BigRed_STL QB Jim Hart pictured with my dad and former trainer John Omohundro. These photos are from 1983 and late 2018. I could listen to these guys tell stories for days. They spent 17 seasons together in St. Louis. pic.twitter.com/JNWqTKSiCX
— Jim Omohundro (@jimohms) February 14, 2019
The best in the business! He is the wittiest human being I've ever been around. Love you, Johnny O!
Former Cardinals Athletic Trainer John Omohundro Elected To PFATS Hall Of Fame https://t.co/hrc0rPrZ0D
— Ron Wolfley (@wolf987FM) March 1, 2022
The 78-year-old retired after Arizona’s Super Bowl berth in February 2009 and was the longest-tenured trainer in the NFL at the time.
He received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014, which honors trainers for exemplary careers and is selected by the PFATS Executive Committee.
“As we induct our inaugural class of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame, we could not have imagined a more distinguished and revered group of men,” PFATS president Reggie Scott said in a press release.
“These former Professional Football Athletic Trainers and PFATS members embody just want it means to provide best-in-class healthcare to the athletes we serve.”