Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bob Sanders of Indianapolis Colts Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders has been voted for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The award came as the outcome of his superb performance in NFL 2007 regular season. He also played a great role behind Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl triumph last year. The 26 year old had 96 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and two interceptions in the regular season of 2007 leading his team to project the lowest conceding 262 points.

Bloomberg reported:

The 26-year-old safety received 31 of 50 votes from a nationwide media panel in balloting conducted by the Associated Press. He easily beat out Seattle defensive end Patrick Kerney and Tennessee tackle Albert Haynesworth, who received four votes apiece.

Sanders had 96 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and two interceptions as he led a Colts' defense that allowed a league-low 262 points. He also was an integral part of the Colts' postseason run to last year's Super Bowl title after missing the entire regular season.

Bob Sanders deserved the award for the way he stopped the opposition offense throughout the season. Now, it is yet to see if Bob Sanders can lead Colts to another Super Bowl titles this year. However, before that he needs to serve his best in the divisional round playoff match against San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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