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Titans RB Derrick Henry Nominated for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award for Second Year in a Row


NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry is once again the team's nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

Henry was also the team's nominee in 2021.

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 in December.

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.

"These Rooney Sportsmanship Award nominees exemplify the fiercest competition combined with the excellence of sportsmanship, said Troy Vincent, EVP of Football Operations of the NFL. "It reflects the very values of respect, resilience, and fairness that inspire both teammates and opponents to be the best in the world."

The 2022 winner to be revealed as part of NFL Honors before this year's Super Bowl.

He will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.

Henry was voted a team captain for in 2022 by his teammates. It marked the third time in Henry's NFL career he'd been voted a captain.

Recent recipients of the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award:

2021: Matthew Slater
2020: Teddy Bridgewater
2019: RB Adrian Peterson
2018: QB Drew Brees
2017: LB Luke Kuechly
2016: RB Frank Gore
2015: CB Charles Woodson
2014: WR Larry Fitzgerald

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