**LINEBACKER JAMES HARRISON NOMINATED FOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The National Football League announced the five finalists for the 2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR award and Steelers linebacker James Harrison is one of them.
2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
|JAMES HARRISON||Linebacker||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|ALBERT HAYNESWORTH||Defensive Tackle||Tennessee Titans|
|JOEY PORTER||Linebacker||Miami Dolphins|
|ED REED||Free Safety||Baltimore Ravens|
|DE MARCUS WARE||Linebacker||Dallas Cowboys|
Fans can vote for James Harrison on NFL.com/GMC through 3:00 PM EST on January 29 to determine the 2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
The winner of the 2008 GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR will be announced on January 29
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.
- JAMES HARRISON(Pittsburgh Steelers) –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.Harrison was nominated for two GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week awards, winning twice.
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