Chad Greenway Nominated for NFL Sportsmanship Award Again
All 32 NFL teams nominate one player from their team to be the NFL Sportsman of the Year and the Minnesota Vikings have nominated Chad Greenway for the second year in a row.
The official name of the award is the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award named after Pittsburgh Steelers founding owner Art Rooney Sr.
The 32 nominees will be narrowed down to eight finalists consisting of four from each conference. A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community will select those finalists and is comprised of Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and former Vikings CB Leonard Wheeler.
According to Vikings.com, here's how the voting will go: The eight finalists will be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the NFL Sportsmanship Award when players vote on Dec. 18. From the eight finalists, each team’s players will submit a consensus vote of its choice for the winner. As in Pro Bowl voting, a team cannot vote for its own player.
Minneapolis native and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald won the inaugural Art Rooney Award.
The winner will be announced at the NFL Honors Show on February 6th, 2016 and will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice and a trophy.
2015 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD NOMINEES
|Arizona Cardinals||DT Calais Campbell|
|Atlanta Falcons||CB Desmond Trufant|
|Baltimore Ravens||RB Justin Forsett|
|Buffalo Bills||QB Tyrod Taylor|
|Carolina Panthers||LB Luke Kuechly|
|Chicago Bears||RB Matt Forté|
|Cincinnati Bengals||LB Vinny Rey|
|Cleveland Browns||QB Josh McCown|
|Dallas Cowboys||LB Sean Lee|
|Denver Broncos||WR Demaryius Thomas|
|Detroit Lions||WR Calvin Johnson|
|Green Bay Packers||LB Julius Peppers|
|Houston Texans||T Duane Brown|
|Indianapolis Colts||QB Matt Hasselbeck|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||DT Sen'Derrick Marks|
|Kansas City Chiefs||LB Derrick Johnson|
|Miami Dolphins||DT Earl Mitchell|
|Minnesota Vikings||LB Chad Greenway|
|New England Patriots||T Nate Solder|
|New Orleans Saints||TE Benjamin Watson|
|New York Giants||RB Rashad Jennings|
|New York Jets||LB David Harris|
|Oakland Raiders||S Charles Woodson|
|Philadelphia Eagles||LB DeMeco Ryans|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||CB William Gay|
|San Diego Chargers||QB Philip Rivers|
|San Francisco 49ers||T Joe Staley|
|Seattle Seahawks||WR Jermaine Kearse|
|St. Louis Rams||DT Aaron Donald|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||DT Gerald McCoy|
|Tennessee Titans||CB Jason McCourty|
|Washington Redskins||RB Alfred Morris|