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Brian Robison knocked Kirk Cousins to the turf, and the defensive end immediately helped the quarterback off the FedExField turf Sunday.

So it's no surprise the ex-Fresno State star is his team's nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award for the second straight year. I have heard him tell players this is what we have to do, but I have to do it just as well as you have to do.

The annual award goes to the National Football League player who demonstrates "outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field".

The award was established in 2014 in honor of Art Rooney Sr., the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The victor will be picked in Minneapolis before Super Bowl LII, which would certainly be fitting if Robison were to win.

Current players will have the final say when the eight appear on their Pro Bowl ballot under NFL Sportsmanship Award. Past recipients are Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (2014), former Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson (2015) and Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (2016).

The victor will receive a $25,000 donation to the charity of his choosing as well as a trophy.

Robison will join a nominee from each of the other 31 NFL clubs, and a panel of NFL Legends will select eight finalists (four from AFC teams and four from NFC teams).

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