Art Rooney Award
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Art Rooney Award

The Art Rooney Award is given annually by the National Football League (NFL) in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field. Established in 2015, the award is named in honor of Art Rooney, the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The award is determined by a vote of the NFL players. The award is presented each year to an NFL player who demonstrates on the field the qualities of great sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for opponents, and integrity in competition.

Each NFL team nominates one player during the season. A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community selected from the 32 nominees eight finalists (four in the American Football Conference; four in the National Football Conference). The panel of Legends Coordinators in the inaugural year was composed of Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler. Along with the award, the winner receives a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.[1][2]

Award winners

References

  1. ^ "Sportsmanship Award named in honor of Art Rooney Sr". National Football League. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Weinfuss, Josh (February 1, 2015). "Larry Fitzgerald wins first Art Rooney Award for sportsmanship". ESPN. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Werner, Sam (January 31, 2015). "Former Pitt WR, Cardinals' star Larry Fitzgerald wins inaugural Art Rooney award". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ McDonald, Jerry (February 6, 2016). "Charles Woodson wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Frank Gore wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award". indystar.com. February 4, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Luke Kuechly Wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award". Panthers.com. February 3, 2018. Archived from the original on February 5, 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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