Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler is the team's nominee for the annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
The NFL established the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award in 2015, recognizing players who show outstanding sportsmanship on the field each year. Then current National Football League players will vote on their Pro Bowl ballots in mid-December to find their team's consensus pick (which can not be among its own players). A panel from the NFL Legends Community, made up of former NFL players, will select eight finalists, with four coming from each conference.
Heyward is an incredibly talented player but always stays within the rules and has always displayed tremendous respect for his opponents.
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Carr, a two-time Pro Bowler, was nominated for the award in 2016.
Each NFL team nominated one player - Heyward is the Pittsburgh Steelers' selection - for the award created in 2014 to honor the late founding owner of the Steelers.
The victor will be announced on the eve of the Super Bowl and will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation for a charity of his choice. The victor will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice and a trophy to recognize the honor.