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2019 Detroit Lions POD Awards: The Nominees

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Time to nominate your picks for the 2019 Pride of Detroit Awards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Oscars have concluded, and that means it’s time for the second-most anticipated award ceremony in the world! The PODies! Wait, no, that sounds like potties. The Pridies! Sure, let’s go with that.

Every year, we hand out award for the previous season of work for the Detroit Lions, and the results are 100 percent based on your vote. Sure, it may not seem like a great year to hand out awards, but there are still individuals that deserve some recognition for their efforts and some moments worthy of reliving.

Before we get into voting—which is begin next week—it’s time for the nomination process. We will be handing out Pridies for 10 different categories this year. In the comment section, please declare your nominations for each of the category. I will then take all of the nominations and present polls for each category to vote on. (Note: I may add/delete my own nominations, if necessary. Sorry, but I’m the boss.)

Here are the categories for the 2019 Pridies.

  • MVP
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Breakout Player of the Year
  • Game of the Year
  • Play of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Pride of Detroit Moment of the Year (site specific)

And just for reference sake, here’s a look at the winners from the 2018 season:

MVP: Damon Harrison Sr. (56% of vote)
Offensive Player of the Year: Kenny Golladay (73%)
Defensive Player of the Year: Damon Harrison Sr. (78%)
Special Teams Player of the Year: Matt Prater (66%)
Rookie of the Year: Da’Shawn Hand (58%)
Breakout Player of the Year: Kenny Golladay (41%)
Game of the Year: Lions 26, Patriots 10 (69%)
Play of the Year: Matt Prater fake FG (29%)
Coach of the Year: Bo Davis (DL) - 72%
Pride of Detroit Moment of the Year: “Audible Dong” - 54%