Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Chris Harris proved to be a valuable addition to the team in 2011.(Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

PO “Golden Bucky” Fan Vote Awards – Breakout Player Of The Year


There's no red carpet or bad jokes at this awards show, just Broncos fans voting on who they want to see take home a "Golden Bucky". (Dustin Davis)

The results are in and it’s time to hand out the fourth Predominantly Orange “Golden Bucky” award, and the winner of the Denver Broncos Underrated Player of the Year award for the 2011-12 season is cornerback Chris Harris.

In the closest voting results yet, Harris received 28% of the fan vote, with punter Britton Colquitt receiving only one vote fewer than Harris to finish second.  Colquitt earned 27% of the votes, and kicker Matt Prater finished a close third, receiving 22% of the votes. All other nominees received at least a couple of votes.

Chris Harris was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011.  He played in all 16 regular season games and started in four games his rookie season, recording 69 tackles and a fumble recovery.  He also earned his first career interception when he picked off Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer  in the Broncos’ 38-24 win in Week 9.

Congratulations to Chris Harris on this fan decided honor.  Now, it’s time to vote on the next category, which is Breakout Player of the Year. Voting ends on Sunday, Feb. 26th at midnight, so get those votes in and tune in next week to see who gets the fifth “Golden Bucky” award and to vote on the next category!

Who was the Denver Broncos' Breakout Player of the Year this season?

  • Von Miller (35%, 17 Votes)
  • Tim Tebow (23%, 11 Votes)
  • Demaryius Thomas (23%, 11 Votes)
  • Eric Decker (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Brodrick Bunkley (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Chris Harris (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Orlando Franklin (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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