Tim Tebow named 2012 Good Guy Award winner
From the moment he entered the NFL, Tim Tebow has been a favorite of the media, particularly for his willingness to answer most questions and give a good sound-byte.
His graciousness did not go unnoticed.
On Tuesday, the Pro Football Writers of America(PFWA) named Tebow the 2012 Good Guy Award winner.
The award, which began in 2005, is given to the NFL player who’s most cooperative and professional with media-types, helping football writers do their job and accomplish the tasks at hand.
“I think Tim handled himself well all season long with the kind of attention few players are asked to contend with at any point in their careers,” said Jeff Legwold, the PFWA’s second vice-president. “Tim not only dealt with the traditional media obligations both locally and nationally, but he was also the focus of many non-traditional media outlets, both from in Denver and across the country.
“And while he didn’t always let folks peer into his innermost thoughts, he did always conduct himself professionally, with a great deal of respect for both the process and the people who take part in it.”
Given his status around the league — which has been appropriately defined as Tebow-mania — the Jets’ quarterback was a shoo-in for this honor, especially after leading the Broncos on an improbable and Cinderella-like playoff run in 2011.
Tebow joins the likes of Aaron Rodgers (2011), Drew Brees (2010), Kurt Warner (2009), and Brett Favre (2008) as signal-callers who’ve earned the Good Guy title in recent years.
I’m sure he’s excited.
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