WR Jordy Nelson is Packers’ nominee for first NFL sportsmanship award

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 9, 2014 – 2:46 pm

Packers WR Jordy Nelson is the team’s nominee for the first NFL sportsmanship award. Each team has nominated one player for the award, which will annually recognize NFL players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field.

Current NFL players will vote on the award from a list of eight finalists (four AFC, four NFC) compiled by a panel of former players, including Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler.

When the current players cast their Pro Bowl votes on Dec. 19, they will vote for one of the eight sportsmanship award finalists as well. The winner will be announced during the nationally televised “NFL Honors” show, now in its fourth year, the night before Super Bowl XLIX.

Here is the list of the nominees from each team:

Arizona Cardinals: WR Larry Fitzgerald
Atlanta Falcons: RB Steven Jackson
Baltimore Ravens: WR Torrey Smith
Buffalo Bills: WR Chris Hogan
Cincinnati Bengals: CB Terence Newman
Carolina Panthers: LB Thomas Davis
Chicago Bears: RB Matt Forte
Cleveland Browns: CB Joe Haden
Dallas Cowboys: TE Jason Witten
Denver Broncos: DE DeMarcus Ware
Detroit Lions: WR Calvin Johnson
Green Bay Packers: WR Jordy Nelson
Houston Texans: DE J.J. Watt
Indianapolis Colts: WR T.Y. Hilton
Jacksonville Jaguars: DT Roy Miller III
Kansas City Chiefs: QB Alex Smith
Miami Dolphins: DE Cameron Wake
Minnesota Vikings: LB Chad Greenway
New England Patriots: WR/ST Matthew Slater
New Orleans Saints: WR Marques Colston
New York Giants: LB Jameel McClain
New York Jets: T D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Oakland Raiders: S Charles Woodson
Philadelphia Eagles: LB Connor Barwin
Pittsburgh Steelers: S Troy Polamalu
San Diego Chargers: TE Antonio Gates
San Francisco 49ers: LB Patrick Willis
Seattle Seahawks: LB K.J. Wright
St. Louis Rams: DE Robert Quinn
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Gerald McCoy
Tennessee Titans: S George Wilson
Washington Redskins: S Ryan Clark


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