On Thursday, Champ Bailey was presented with the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award.
The award, given by the Denver chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America, is voted on by the local media and presented to the player that best exemplifies Darrent Williams’ enthusiasm, cooperation and honesty while dealing with members of the press.
“It’s for somebody who handles the job with professionalism, win or lose,” said the Denver Post’s Jeff Legwold when presenting Bailey with the award. “Being that you played with Darrent, we all think it’s a pretty good idea to give it to you this year.”
The award is named after Williams, a former Bronco, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2007 after completing his second year with the team.
“I definitely appreciate this a lot, because I didn’t expect it — I felt like I wasn’t very cooperative this year,” Bailey laughed. “I appreciate it. Thanks a lot. Anything with Darrent’s name on it is special to me, because everybody knows what type of player he was and what type of guy he was. So, again, thanks a lot.”
Bailey is the fifth recipient of the annual award, joining Mario Haggan (2010), Elvis Dumervil (2009), Ebenezer Ekuban (2008) and John Lynch (2007).