Each year, the Denver media votes for one player on the Denver Broncos who show cooperation with the press and best and worse times. Well this year, the Denver chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America presented Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall with the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award
ESPN's Jeff Legwold presented the award to Marshall.
"We vote on this every year—The Darrent Williams Good Guy Award—from the collective media from the Pro Football Writers of America chapter. This is the first time that we’ve ever given the award on January 1st, which is the anniversary of Darrent’s murder. We are proud to present it to you. You are the recipient of this year’s Good Guy Award."
Marshall says that winning this award means a lot to him and credits his mother for raising him with integrity.
"To me, it means a lot. I was raised on integrity. For all of my peers to see me as this person and say, ‘Okay, he’s a really great person.’ My mom did a heck of a job in raising me. I know she’ll be proud of this because she’ll know that she raised her boy in a way that people look up to him and a way that people respect him. It means a lot to me in that regard because I know that I’ve done a good job in trying to become the best man that I can be. I’m not perfect, nobody is, but still striving to be a great person each day."
It's nice to see Marshall receive this award. He has taken the long bumpy road to success but now has become a key member of the number one defense in the NFL. He has turned into one of the better inside linebackers in the game and an even better person on and off the field. He represents everything that the late Darrent Williams did and is worthy as any Broncos player for this award.
Marshall said that William's legacy lives on with this award.
I just heard that he was a great person. He always had high spirits and was an upbeat kind of guy. It’s definitely unfortunate what happened, but his legacy lives on."
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