Rozelle took over the office of commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), the professional league in American football , in 1960 . Thanks to his skillful management, football has become by far the most popular sport in the United States. Rozelle recognized the importance of television marketing early on and pushed ahead with the merger with rival AFL . During his tenure, the Super Bowl was introduced. Rozelle is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Rozelle, Alwin Jay (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American sports official|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 1, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||South Gate , California|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 6, 1996|
|Place of death||Rancho Santa Fe , California|