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Detroit Lions 2018 Pride of Detroit awards: The Winners

Rookie of the Year? MVP? Play of the Year? We reveal the winners here.

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Award season may be over for movies, but it’s time for Pride of Detroit to have it’s magical night. The Honolulu Blue carpet has been laid out, I’m currently wearing my favorite fashion designer’s sweatpants, and the sealed envelopes are ready to be torn apart.

Over the past few weeks, you, the kind Pride of Detroit reader, have nominated and voted for the best players, moments and coaches from the Detroit Lions’ 2018 season. Sure, it wasn’t the best of seasons for our boys in blue, but that doesn’t mean we can’t recognize some of the best and most memorable individual efforts on the team. Don’t think of it as participation trophies, but Employee of the Week awards for a failing company. Just because the bigwigs didn’t do their job doesn’t mean there weren’t some underlings that deserve praise.

So without further ado, here are your 2018 Detroit Lions Pride of Detroit award winners!


Damon Harrison Sr. - 56%
Kenny Golladay - 18%
Matthew Stafford - 13%
Kerryon Johnson - 13%

Offensive Player of the Year

Kenny Golladay - 73%
Kerryon Johnson - 27%

Defensive Player of the Year

Damon Harrison Sr. - 78%
Quandre Diggs - 13%
Darius Slay - 9%

POD Moment of the Year

“Audible Dong” - 54%
“Africa” dominates Ford Field - 24%
Rowe Report - 22%

Game of the Year

Lions vs. Patriots (26-10) - 69%
Lions vs. Packers (31-0) - 17%
Lions vs. Dolphins (32-21) - 14%

Play of the Year

Matt Prater fake FG - 29%
Kenny Golladay forced fumble - 24%
Kenny Golladay TD grab vs. Panthers - 18%
Taylor Decker TD catch - 10%
Kerryon Johnson 71-yard run - 10%
Quandre Diggs pick-six - 9%

Coach of the Year

Bo Davis (DL) - 72%
Paul Pasqualoni (DC) - 15%
Jeff Davidson (OL) - 7%
David Walker (RBs) - 6%

Breakout Player of the Year

Kenny Golladay - 41%
A’Shawn Robinson - 32%
Romeo Okwara - 19%
Graham Glasgow - 5%
Devon Kennard - 4%

Rookie of the Year

Da’Shawn Hand - 58%
Kerryon Johnson - 33%
Frank Ragnow - 9%
Tracy Walker - 1%

Special Teams Player of the Year

Matt Prater - 66%
Don Muhlbach - 25%
Sam Martin - 7%
Charles Washington - 3%

Congrats to our winners! In 3-5 weeks, you will be receiving nothing in the mail.

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