National Football League announces Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award nominees

Von Miller nominated for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler is the team's nominee for the annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. He's put together a stellar 2017 campaign, playing like one of the best guards in the NFL. "Cam wants to win".

The latter quality has been just as inherent in Robison as the instincts that helped him make the play.

As with Pro Bowl voting, a team can not vote for its own player for the Rooney Award, which was created to recognize "an National Football League player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition".

Established in 2014, the award is relatively young.

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The victor of the award, which will be selected by players across the league, will be announced during the NFL Honors show on Saturday, Feb. 3 on NBC, the night before Super Bowl LII.

Obviously, it's a nice honor for Hilton, who's one of the best players on the Colts and now has 36 receptions for 725 receiving yards (which are the 4th most in the league) and 3 touchdown receptions on the season. The final recipient will be revealed at the NFL Honors event held before Super Bowl LII.

"It is gratifying that sportsmanship is the category", said Steelers President Art Rooney II when the award was announced in 2014. "The fact it's being voted on by the players, well, the recipient can feel good about it because it's voted on by his peers".

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