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Sean Davis Named Steelers’ Joe Greene Award Winner As Team’s Top Rookie Of 2016

The votes are in and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis has earned the “Joe Greene Great Performance Award,” presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America for him being voted the team’s top rookie in 2016.

Davis, who was drafted in the second round this year by the Steelers out of Maryland, enters the final week of the regular season with 61 total tackles, a half a sack, five passes defensed and an interception. He has started 8 games so far this season and has played 662 total defensive snaps.

This past Sunday in the Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens, Davis had a huge fourth quarter pass breakup in the end zone that saved a touchdown. The rookie safety has played increasing better against both the pass and the run as the season has progressed.

While strong arguments can be made for fellow rookie draft picks, cornerback Artie Burns and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, each being deserving of winning the Steelers annual top rookie award, Davis was the right choice in my opinion.

Joe Greene Great Performance Award” Winners:
1984 WR Louis Lipps
1985 P Harry Newsome
1986 LB Anthony Henton
1987 CB Delton Hall
1988 RB Warren Williams
1989 SS Carnell Lake
1990 TE Eric Green
1991 TE Adrian Cooper
1992 FS Darren Perry
1993 LB Chad Brown
1994 RB Bam Morris
1995 QB Kordell Stewart
1996 FB Jon Witman
1997 CB Chad Scott
1998 OG Alan Faneca
1999 WR Troy Edwards
2000 FB Dan Kreider
2001 LB Kendrell Bell
2002 OG Kendall Simmons
2003 S Troy Polamalu
2004 QB Ben Roethlisberger
2005 TE Heath Miller
2006 WR Santonio Holmes
2007 P Daniel Sepulveda
2008 LB Patrick Bailey
2009 WR Mike Wallace
2010 C Maurkice Pouncey
2011 OT Marcus Gilbert
2012 OT Mike Adams
2013 RB Le’Veon Bell
2014 WR Martavis Bryant
2015 LB Bud Dupree
2016 S Sean Davis
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