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Von Miller nominated for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Von Miller nominated for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

According to the Oakland Raiders, Quarterback Derek Carr is nominated for the 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. One player from each team is nominated, and this year, it's Rodger Saffold who's up for the honor.

The award, which honors players who display excellent sportsmanship on the field, is voted on by National Football League players.

The victor of the award is determined by current National Football League players.

The NFL Legends Community will pick eight finalists (four from each conference) from the 32 nominees. The victor of the 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award will be announced on the NFL Honors show on Saturday, February 3 (the night before Super Bowl LII) on 9NEWS.




The victor will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice and be presented a trophy that represents the important role that sportsmanship plays in football.

Linebacker Julius Peppers was the Packers' nominee last season. Past winners of the award include Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (2014), former Raiders safety Charles Woodson (2015) and Colts running back Frank Gore (2016).

An eight-year National Football League veteran, Burnett has tallied 34 tackles over six games this season.


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