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John Johnson III is Rams' nominee for 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Safety John Johnson III has been chosen as the Rams' nominee for this year's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

Created in 2014 in honor of late Steelers founding owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Rooney Sr., the award is annually presented to a player who "best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition."

Each team selects a nominee for the award. From there, a panel comprised of former players from the NFL legends community – Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler – will narrow those 32 nominees to a group of eight finalists. Current players will vote for the winner when they receive their Pro Bowl ballots on Friday, Dec. 18, with those eight finalists listed under the NFL Sportsmanship Award category. Each team's players will submit a consensus vote of their choice for the winner and just like Pro Bowl voting, a team can't vote for its own player.

The winner will be announced as part of the annual NFL Honors awards presentation prior to Super Bowl LV and receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.

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