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Nick Chubb and Sheldon Richardson earn local PFWA awards

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns game on December 8, 2019 at First Energy Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns game on December 8, 2019 at First Energy Stadium.

BEREA, Ohio – Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb and DL Sheldon Richardson each have earned awards from the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) for the 2019 season. Chubb was unanimously voted the PFWA Joe Thomas Award winner and Sheldon was named the PFWA Dino Lucarelli 'Good Guy Award' winner.

Chubb, a second-round pick in 2018, is leading the NFL in rushing yards with 1,453. His rushing total is the most by a Brown since Jim Brown in 1965 and currently ranks as the fourth most in team history. Voted a starter for the Pro Bowl, Chubb has added eight rushing touchdowns and seven 100-yard rushing games this season. He ranks second in the NFL in scrimmage yards with 1,730.

The 'Good Guy Award' is given annually to a player for his cooperation with the media and for the way the player carries himself in the community and with his teammates. Richardson is the first defensive lineman to win since the award's inception in 2001. Richardson joined the Browns this offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He has appeared in all 15 games with 14 starts, while recording 59 tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles.

Cleveland Browns PFWA

Joe Thomas Award - Player of the Year Winners:

2001 LB Jamir Miller

2002 RB William Green

2003 LB Andra Davis

2004 SS Robert Griffith

2005 RB Reuben Droughns

2006 LB Kamerion Wimbley

2007 QB Derek Anderson

2008 DL Shaun Rogers

2009 KR Joshua Cribbs

2010 RB Peyton Hillis

2011 LB D'Qwell Jackson

2012 K Phil Dawson

2013 WR Josh Gordon

2014 OL Joe Thomas

2015 TE Gary Barnidge

2016 OL Joe Thomas

2017 RB Duke Johnson Jr.

2018 QB Baker Mayfield

2019 RB Nick Chubb

Cleveland Browns PFWA Dino Lucarelli

'Good Guy Award' Winners:

2001 QB Tim Couch

2002 DB Corey Fuller

2003 OL Shaun O'Hara

2004 DB Daylon McCutcheon

2005 OL Jeff Faine

2006 DB Brian Russell

2007 K Phil Dawson

2008 DB Brandon McDonald

2009 LB David Bowens

2010 OL Joe Thomas

2011 DB Mike Adams

2012 LB D'Qwell Jackson

2013 OL Joe Thomas

2014 QB Brian Hoyer

2015 QB Josh McCown

2016 LB Christian Kirksey

2017 OL Joel Bitonio
2018 OL Joel Bitonio

2019 DL Sheldon Richardson