Charter Member 1993
Fred Zamberletti

Fred Zamberletti is a charter member of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) Hall of Fame and is one of the pioneers of Athletic Training in Minnesota.  In 1961, Zamberletti was one of the first persons hired for the National Football League's new team, the Minnesota Vikings as their first Head Athletic Trainer.   He has never missed a practice or game in over 37 years of service.  After earning his Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1955 and his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Iowa in 1956, Zamberletti worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at his alma mater in 1956 and 1958-59.  He also served as the Athletic Trainer at the University of Toledo (OH) before joining the Vikings.  Zamberletti has served as the Clinical Symposium Director for the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) Annual Meeting (1987) and was named Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) in 1985.  In 1996, Zamberletti and his staff were named the "NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society (PFATS).