John Clayton: Veteran NFL Reporter Nicknamed the Professor

From a New York Times obit by Eduardo Medina headlined “John Clayton, Veteran NFL Reporter Who Worked at ESPN, Dies at 67”:

John Clayton, the veteran N.F.L. reporter who was nicknamed the Professor and who was noted for his detailed insights about teams, his football analysis and his concise game recaps for ESPN, died on Friday….

His journalism career spanned five decades, taking him from the print pages of The Pittsburgh Press, where he covered the Steelers in the 1970s as a teenager, to the studios of ESPN, where he became a fixture on the network’s shows and an icon of N.F.L. reporting.