32 NFL Players Nominated For 2021 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

  Title	 32 NFL Players Nominated For 2021 Art Rooney Sportsmanship AwardThe 32 player nominees for the eighth annual ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD have been finalized, the NFL announced today. Each NFL team nominated one of its players for the award, which recognizes players around the league who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field.

The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer ART ROONEY SR.

A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community – WARRICK DUNN, 2014 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award recipient LARRY FITZGERALD, Pro Football Hall of Famer CURTIS MARTIN and LEONARD WHEELER – will select eight finalists (four in the AFC and four in the NFC) from the 32 nominees. The eight finalists will be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the NFL Sportsmanship Award category when players vote later this month.

The award is presented each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.

2021 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD NOMINEES
 

Team

Player

 

Team

Player

Arizona Cardinals

Budda Baker

 

Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr

Atlanta Falcons

Jake Matthews

 

Los Angeles Chargers

Derwin James

Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson

 

Los Angeles Rams

Jordan Fuller

Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen

 

Miami Dolphins

Jason McCourty

Carolina Panthers

Frankie Luvu

 

Minnesota Vikings

Adam Thielen

Chicago Bears

Roquan Smith

 

New England Patriots

Matthew Slater

Cincinnati Bengals

Stanley Morgan

 

New Orleans Saints

Cameron Jordan

Cleveland Browns

Nick Chubb

 

New York Giants

James Bradberry

Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott

 

New York Jets

C.J. Mosley

Denver Broncos

Pat Surtain II

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Darius Slay

Detroit Lions

Jamaal Williams

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones

 

San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Juszczyk

Houston Texans

Brandin Cooks

 

Seattle Seahawks

Tyler Lockett

Indianapolis Colts

DeForest Buckner

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Lavonte David

Jacksonville Jaguars

Shaquill Griffin

 

Tennessee Titans

Derrick Henry

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes

 

Washington Football Team

Landon Collins

 
The winner of the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award is determined by a vote of current NFL players. From the eight finalists, each team's players will submit a consensus vote of their choice for the winner. As in Pro Bowl voting, a team cannot vote for its own player.

 
The winner will be announced as part of NFL Honors. He will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.

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