Fans vote Harrison defensive player of the year

PITTSBURGH STEELERS LB JAMES HARRISON NAMED
2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 
Harrison Wins Fan Vote On NFL.com
 
Pittsburgh Steelers LB
JAMES HARRISON is the2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, GMC and the National Football League announced today.
 
Harrison recorded a career-high 101 tackles and totaled 16 sacks during the season, including three in Week 1 in the Steelers' 38-17 win over the Houston Texans. In Week 11, Harrison had a sack, forced a fumble and recorded a safety in one play, and also returned an interception 33 yards in the Steelers' 11 – 10 win over the San Diego Chargers. Harrison led the Steelers' defensive effort with nine tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles, both recovered by Pittsburgh, in the Steelers' 33-10 win over the New England Patriots in Week 13. Harrisonwas nominated for two GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week awards, winning twice.
 
More than 672,000 fan votes were submitted for the
2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR on NFL.com from January 3 through January 29. 
 
Harrison was one of five finalists for the honor. The other finalists were defensive tackle
ALBERT HAYNESWORTH of the Tennessee Titans, linebackerJOEY PORTER of the Miami Dolphins, free safetyED REED of the Baltimore Ravens and linebackerDE MARCUS WARE of the Dallas Cowboys.
 
The five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the 2008 NFL season. Each week, five nominees were chosen for GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week and NFL fans voted for the winner on NFL.com. Those results were used to help determine the finalists.
 
This is GMC's fourth year as the official vehicle of the NFL and the second year that GMC will present the Defensive Player of the Year award.
 
Below are the winners of the
2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK awards:
 
2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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**Wk 1
LB LaMarr Woodley, PIT
Wk 2
SS Troy Polamalu, PIT
Wk 3
LB Joey Porter, MIA
Wk 4
DT Albert Haynesworth, TEN
Wk 5
CB Antoine Winfield, MIN
Wk 6
DE Juqua Parker, PHI
Wk 7
LB LaMarr Woodley, PIT
Wk 8
DT Shaun Rogers, CLE
Wk 9
DE Justin Tuck, NYG
Wk 10
LB Ray Lewis, BAL
Wk 11
LB James Harrison, PIT
Wk 12
S Ed Reed, BAL
Wk 13
LB James Harrison, PIT
Wk 14
CB Deshea Townsend, PIT
Wk 15
LB DeMarcus Ware, DAL
Wk 16
DE Jason Jones, TEN
Wk 17
S Tyrone Carter, PIT

 
 

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