Ravens’ Campbell finalist for Rooney Sportsmanship Award
Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell was named one of the eight finalists for the 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, the NFL announced on Tuesday.
Campbell is a finalist for the third consecutive season.
He is joined by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward, Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston, New England Patriots special teams star Matthew Slater, Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk.
The eight finalists were selected from 32 nominees (one from each club) by a panel comprised of former players Curtis Martin, Warrick Dunn, Karl Mecklenberg and Leonard Wheeler.
The Rooney Sportsmanship Award is presented to the player who most exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship on the field. It is named after former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney Sr.
“You try to think about the man who is representing the organization, their teammates and also what they are doing on the football field – the impact they are having,” said former NFL running back Dunn, one of the four panelists.
“You want guys who display leadership, who go above and beyond, who think about their teammates before they think about themselves. It is always hard to narrow down the list of individuals for this award.”
The winner receives a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.
Former Washington Football Team running back Adrian Peterson won the award last year.
–Field Level Media