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Jim Kensil

Age: 66

former president of the New York Jets for 11 years and assistant to Commissioner Pete Rozelle; he began his career as a sports writer at the Columbus Dispatch and moved on to the Associated Press in 1952; in 1961 he became director of public relations for the NFL where he met Rozelle; his son Mike is currently the director of operations for the Jets; of complications from a heart condition

Died: Massapequa, N.Y., Jan. 16, 1997

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