On Saturday, February 6th, the NFL will announce their award-winners for the 2015 season. The league will announce the winners live during a special on CBS, which begins at 9 p.m. EST. Two current Buccaneer players, Jameis Winston and Doug Martin, have been nominated for awards while Buccaneer legends John Lynch and Tony Dungy are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After a stellar rookie season, Winston is up for two awards: the NFL Rookie of the Year and the Castrol Edge Clutch Player of the Year. The winner will be selected based on a fan vote, which NFL.com has been conducting for the past month. When nominated for fan-voted awards, Winston has won every time. He was a three-time Rookie of the Week and won the Castrol Edge Clutch Player of the Week award once.
Oakland's Amari Cooper, Los Angeles' Todd Gurley, Kansas City's Marcus Peters and Seattle's Tyler Lockett are also up for the Rookie of the Year award while New Orleans' Drew Brees, Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown, New England's Stephen Gostkowski and Oakland's Khalil Mack are nominated for the Castrol Edge Clutch Player of the Year award.
Martin finished the season with 1,402 rushing yards this season and is nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year award. Martin led the league in yards per attempt (4.87) and rushes of 20 yards or more (14). He will have to outlast Gurley and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson to win the award.
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This marks the third season that both Lynch and Dungy have been selected as finalists for the Hall of Fame. They are among 15 all-time greats selected as finalists for the Hall. Buccaneers.com's Scott Smith put together an in-depth analysis on why Lynch deserves to be selected this year, which can be read by clicking HERE.