Eagles QB Carson Wentz selected as Pro Athlete of the Year by PSWA
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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz joins an already-prestigious group of honorees being celebrated at the annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards Dinner, at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on Monday, January 15 (tickets on sale now here). Wentz has been selected as the Pro Athlete of the Year. It is hoped that Wentz will be able to attend the dinner, based on the Eagles’ advancement in the playoffs and their postseason schedule.
Wentz suffered a torn ACL in a game against the Rams on December 10 and has been lost for the year, having already led the Eagles to an 11-2 record and the number one seed so far in the NFC. The second-year quarterback had already put together a remarkable year for the team and was prominent in league MVP discussion prior to suffering the injury. Wentz set Philadelphia’s all-time touchdown pass record in only 13 games with his 33rd passing TD on what turned out to be his final play of the season. Wentz, the second overall NFL draft pick in 2016, is just the third QB to throw 33 or more TDs and no more than 7 interceptions through 13 games, joining the heady company of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
If Wentz is able to attend the dinner, he’ll join Sixers broadcaster Marc Zumoff (Bill Campbell award) of NBC Sports Philadelphia and Eagles great/Soul owner Ron Jaworski (special achievement) at this year’s 114th annual dinner. Longtime Philadelphia Daly News columnist Rich Hofmann will also be present as the Stan Hochman award winner. Over the next few days and weeks, many other award winners will be announced, including the Living Legend, Native Son and Team of the Year. The PSWA’s signature event, the Most Courageous Athlete, will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner.
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