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Saints’ Drew Brees nominated for 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

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Drew Brees is up for an award presented 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.

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The NFL announced all 32 player nominees for the fourth annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award on Tuesday. For the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees is the team’s representation. Per the release, each team nominated one of its players for the award, which recognizes players around the league who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field.

Most recently, Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore won the award in 2016, with defensive back Charles Woodson (Raiders) winning in 2015 and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) taking down the first award.

The winner will be revealed at NFL Honors Show on Saturday, Feb. 3 via NBC before Super Bowl LII. They’ll also receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of their choice. Of course, the winner will also receive a trophy that represents the important role that sportsmanship plays in the game and how NFL players that demonstrate integrity and honor on the field serve as role models for players at all levels.

In the meantime, look out for the eight finalists in mid December, as they’ll be listed on the Pro Bowl Ballot. From the finalists, each team’s players will submit a consensus vote of their choice for the winner.