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Who are some famous sports equipment managers?

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Gordon Batty and Jackie Miles are both famous professional equipment managers. Both work in the National Football League and are well known for their roles as equipment managers and for achievements that are technically outside of their roles as equipment managers.

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Montreal-born Gordon Batty is in his 22nd year with the Green Bay Packers and 35th year as an equipment manager, having spent 13 years with the Houston Oilers. He won the 2002 NFL Equipment Manager of the Year award. Prior to his tenure with the Houston Oilers, Batty worked with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League as their equipment manager, and prior to that, he was a ball boy for the Alouettes. Batty claims to be the first native-born Canadian to garner both a Grey Cup and Super Bowl ring.

Jackie Miles is the current Carolina Panthers equipment manager, as of 2015, and has been with the team since they were founded in 1995. Prior to his role with the Panthers, Miles worked in the equipment departments of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League and the University of Pennsylvania. Miles is more well known for his role at the Carolina Panthers draft table at the NFL draft, where his job is to hand in the Panther's pick card to the league employees.

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