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Matthew Slater Named Recipient of Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Longtime New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater was named the 2021 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Winner during Thursday night’s NFL Honors Ceremony.

A finalist four times, Slater took home the prestigious award alongside $25,000 to donate to the charity of his choosing.

#Patriots captain Matthew Slater wins the Art Rooney Award for Sportsmanship! @Edelman11: "There are great teammates, then there's Matthew Slater. Nobody gives more of himself to the team, community and game itself than Matthew"

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“As a 10-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time Super Bowl Champion, Matthew is already recognized as the most accomplished special teams performer in NFL history,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft in a statement.