Each NFL team today released their list of nominees for the 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. The Raiders’ nominee is quarterback Derek Carr.
The player nominated by each team is decided by that club’s Media Relations department. It is for the player who 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.
It’s the Award’s fourth year of existence, named after the late Hall of Fame Steelers owner. Cardinals’ receiver Larry Fitzgerald was the first Award recipient back in 2014.