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Thomas Davis Named Finalist for 2019 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award


It was announced last month that Thomas Davis is one of 32 nominees for the 2019 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

Today, the NFL announced that Davis has been named a finalist.

He is one of eight finalists (four from each conference) chosen alongside Calais Campbell, T.Y. Hilton, Adrian Peterson, Matthew Slater, Matthew Stafford, Joe Staley and Eric Weddle.

A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community selected the eight finalists from the 32 nominees. The panel is comprised of Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler. The eight finalists will be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the NFL Sportsmanship Award category when players begin voting.

The winner of the NFL Sportsmanship Award is determined by a vote of current NFL players. From the eight finalists, each team's players will submit a consensus vote of their choice for the winner. As in Pro Bowl voting, a team cannot vote for its own player.

The winner will be announced during the nationally televised NFL Honors show on Saturday, February 1 on FOX, the night before Super Bowl LIV. He will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice. He 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.

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