The Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer member Art Rooney, Sr. The award is presented each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition. Each NFL team nominates one of its players for the award. The winner is determined by a vote of current NFL players.

2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Nominees

NamePos.Team
Patrick Peterson CB Arizona Cardinals
Ricardo Allen S Atlanta Falcons
Joe Flacco QB Baltimore Ravens
Lorenzo Alexander LB Buffalo Bills
Luke Kuechly LB Carolina Panthers
Benny Cunningham RB Chicago Bears
Carlos Dunlap DE Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Thomas T Cleveland Browns
Travis Frederick C Dallas Cowboys
Von Miller LB Denver Broncos
Haloti Ngata DT Detroit Lions
Morgan Burnett S Green Bay Packers
Shane Lechler P Houston Texans
T.Y. Hilton WR Indianapolis Colts
Paul Posluszny LB Jacksonville Jaguars
Alex Smith QB Kansas City Chiefs
Antonio Gates TE Los Angeles Chargers
Rodger Saffold G Los Angeles Rams
Jermon Bushrod G Miami Dolphins
Brian Robison DE Minnesota Vikings
Matthew Slater WR New England Patriots
Drew Brees QB New Orleans Saints
Justin Pugh T New York Giants
Josh McCown QB New York Jets
Derek Carr QB Oakland Raiders
Brent Celek TE Philadelphia Eagles
Cameron Heyward DE Pittsburgh Steelers
Joe Staley T San Francisco 49ers
Cliff Avril DE Seattle Seahawks
Gerald McCoy DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marcus Mariota QB Tennessee Titans
Vernon Davis TE Washington Redskins

2016 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Nominees

(Winner listed in bold)
NamePos.Team
Calais Campbell DT Arizona Cardinals
Patrick DiMarco FB Atlanta Falcons
Marshal Yanda G Baltimore Ravens
Kyle Williams DT Buffalo Bills
Greg Olsen TE Carolina Panthers
Sam Acho LB Chicago Bears
A.J. Green WR Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Thomas T Cleveland Browns
Brandon Carr CB Dallas Cowboys
DeMarcus Ware LB Denver Broncos
Glover Quin S Detroit Lions
Julius Peppers LB Green Bay Packers
Brian Cushing LB Houston Texans
Frank Gore RB Indianapolis Colts
Paul Posluszny LB Jacksonville Jaguars
Derrick Johnson LB Kansas City Chiefs
Robert Quinn DE Los Angeles Rams
Branden Albert T Miami Dolphins
Terence Newman CB Minnesota Vikings
Devin McCourty S New England Patriots
Zach Strief T New Orleans Saints
Victor Cruz WR New York Giants
Brandon Marshall WR New York Jets
Derek Carr QB Oakland Raiders
Darren Sproles RB Philadelphia Eagles
Arthur Moats LB Pittsburgh Steelers
Philip Rivers QB San Diego Chargers
Joe Staley T San Francisco 49ers
Tyler Lockett WR Seattle Seahawks
Gerald McCoy DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins

2015 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Nominees

(Winner listed in bold)
NamePos.Team
Calais Campbell DT Arizona Cardinals
Desmond Trufant CB Atlanta Falcons
Justin Forsett RB Baltimore Ravens
Tyrod Taylor QB Buffalo Bills
Luke Kuechly LB Carolina Panthers
Matt Forte RB Chicago Bears
Vinny Rey LB Cincinnati Bengals
Josh McCown QB Cleveland Browns
Sean Lee LB Dallas Cowboys
Demaryius Thomas WR Denver Broncos
Calvin Johnson WR Detroit Lions
Julius Peppers LB Green Bay Packers
Duane Brown T Houston Texans
Matt Hasselbeck QB Indianapolis Colts
Sen'Derrick Marks DT Jacksonville Jaguars
Derrick Johnson LB Kansas City Chiefs
Earl Mitchell DT Miami Dolphins
Chad Greenway LB Minnesota Vikings
Nate Solder T New England Patriots
Benjamin Watson TE New Orleans Saints
Rashad Jennings RB New York Giants
David Harris LB New York Jets
Charles Woodson S Oakland Raiders
DeMeco Ryans LB Philadelphia Eagles
William Gay CB Pittsburgh Steelers
Philip Rivers QB San Diego Chargers
Joe Staley T San Francisco 49ers
Aaron Donald DT St. Louis Rams
Jermaine Kearse WR Seattle Seahawks
Gerald McCoy DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jason McCourty CB Tennessee Titans
Alfred Morris RB Washington Redskins

2014 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Nominees

(Winner listed in bold)
NamePos.Team
Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona Cardinals
Steven Jackson RB Atlanta Falcons
Torrey Smith WR Baltimore Ravens
Chris Hogan WR Buffalo Bills
Thomas Davis LB Carolina Panthers
Matt Forte RB Chicago Bears
Terence Newman CB Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Haden CB Cleveland Browns
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys
DeMarcus Ware DE Denver Broncos
Calvin Johnson WR Detroit Lions
Jordy Nelson WR Green Bay Packers
J.J. Watt DE Houston Texans
T.Y. Hilton WR Indianapolis Colts
Roy Miller III DT Jacksonville Jaguars
Alex Smith QB Kansas City Chiefs
Cameron Wake DE Miami Dolphins
Chad Greenway LB Minnesota Vikings
Matthew Slater WR New England Patriots
Marques Colston WR New Orleans Saints
Jameel McClain LB New York Giants
D'Brickashaw Ferguson T New York Jets
Charles Woodson S Oakland Raiders
Connor Barwin LB Philadelphia Eagles
Troy Polamalu S Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Gates TE San Diego Chargers
Patrick Willis LB San Francisco 49ers
K.J. Wright LB Seattle Seahawks
Robert Quinn DE St. Louis Rams
Gerald McCoy DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
George Wilson S Tennessee Titans
Ryan Clark S Washington Redskins