Clinton Portis named NFL Rookie of the Year

Denver rookie running back Clinton Portis, who rushed for 1,508 yards in 2002 has been named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.

Portis edges Shockey for Rookie of the Year honors - NFL.com
Jan. 7, 2003 - The Denver Broncos just keep finding dominant young running backs. The latest, Clinton Portis, beat college teammate Jeremy Shockey for The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Denver's run on star runners began in 1995 with Terrell Davis. It continued with Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson -- the top offensive rookie in 2000 -- and now Portis.

"I'm just glad to finally win something," said Portis, who ran for 1,508 yards, by far the most among rookies and fourth overall in the NFL. "I think the last time I won anything individually was in high school. I think I was named county player of year or something like that."


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