Former Rutgers star Logan Ryan nominated for NFL's Art Rooney Award
Former Rutgers star Logan Ryan is making an impact on and off the field in the NFL.
The former Scarlett Knight was tapped by the New York Giants to be their nominee for the Art Rooney Award this week.
.@RealLoganRyan is our nominee for the Art Rooney Award for displaying outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 3, 2020
The Art Rooney Award is given annually to the NFL player who best “demonstrates the qualities of outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field, including fair play, respect for opponents and integrity in competition.”
Ryan is in his eighth year in the NFL but his first year with the New York Giants.
Last season’s nominee for the Giants, Dalvin Tomlinson, spoke very highly of Ryan in a press release.
“Logan embodies exactly what it truly means to be a Giant on and off the field,” Tomlinson said in the release. “Once he arrived here, he immediately gained the respect of his teammates and each week you can see why he’s respected amongst the best athletes in the world. His relentless drive to play the game at a high level doesn’t come at the cost of playing with integrity. His on the field sportsmanship is unmatched and he has an unwavering amount of respect for the game and our opponents, which has become something that has stood out to me.”
The award was first established in 2014. It’s previous winners are Larry Fitzgerald, Charles Woodson, Frank Gore, Luke Kuechly and Drew Brees.
“It’s a great list,” Ryan said in the press release. “It’s a great honor. I think it’s my greatest honor. I’ve been trying to do a lot off the field and just being a good person. Those are all really good players and really good people. I learned you can be both and they work together. You can be a good person off the field and be a really good player as well.”