December 7, 2023

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Lavonte David, Finalist For Art Rooney Award

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Not only is Lavonte David one of the best linebackers in the NFL, he’s also incredibly humble. He lets his play do the talking for him, and he is beloved by the entire Bucs organization and Tampa Bay fans nationwide. As a result, Lavonte David has been named as a finalist for the Art Rooney Award, which is an annual award given by the NFL, recognizing outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field.

The Art Rooney Award was created in 2014 and is named in honor of the late Arthur Joseph Rooney Sr, the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL Hall of Famer.

Each of the 32 NFL teams nominates one player from their roster for this award every year. According to, this year, a panel from the NFL Legends Community, Warrick Dunn, Larry Fitzgerald, Curtis Martin, and Leonard Wheeler, are responsible for selecting the eight finalists.