BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Baltimore-area team has nominated quarterback Lamar Jackson for the Art Rooney Sports Spirit Award, the team said Thursday.
“The award is given each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of sportsmanship on the field, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity of the game. , Ravens said in a Tweet.
The Art Rooney Awards were established in 2014 and are presented annually by the NFL to honor outstanding sportsmanship.
Each NFL team nominates a player during the season, and the winner is chosen by the NFL players’ votes.
Jackson, who joined the NFL in 2018, has built a reputation as a star player with a respectable demeanor.
“He knows he’s great, but he’s humble,” Mayor Brandon Scott on Jackson last month. “He said, ‘Yes, ma’am, no, ma’am. Yes, sir, no, sir. ‘ He had a humble spirit, gritty, gritty, never gave up,” he said. “That’s why Baltimore loves him.”
The award winner will receive a trophy and a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of the winner’s choice.
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