Wesley Woodyard (52) following the win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 38-3. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Broncos’ Wesley Woodyard Wins 2012 Good Guy Award


After Thursday’s practice, Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard was presented with the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award by Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post on behalf of the Denver chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.

The sixth annual award was created in memory of former Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2007, after finishing his second season with the team. The award is given to the Bronco who best exemplifies Williams’ enthusiasm, cooperation and honesty while dealing with members of the press.

Previous winners of the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award were Champ Bailey (2011), Mario Haggan (2010), Elvis Dumervil (2009), Ebenezer Ekuban (2008), and John Lynch (2007).

I’ve talked to Wesley one-on-one numerous times, and I can say first hand that he handles his business off the field with the same intention that he handles it on the field. He always makes himself available for interviews, and not only that, but he’s one of the most engaging athletes you’ll ever meet. He proves on a daily basis that sincerity can make all the difference.

This award is well-deserved, and we here at PO congratulate Wesley for this honor.

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