On Tuesday, the NFL Players Association and USA Football announced the All-Fundamentals Team.
Champ Bailey was named to the roster, earning a trophy and an equipment grant to give to any youth or high school football program he chooses.
Ryan Clady earned the honor last season.
The roster is chosen based on two criteria: fundamentally sound play and consistent display of good character. Those selected are role models that young football players should watch and say, “I want to play like him.”
The fundamental Bailey is noted for on the roster is “playing the ball.”
This season, Bailey has accumulated 43 tackles, a sack, two interceptions and 15 pass breakups. In the past two games, he has held Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe without a catch and kept Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald out of the end zone while breaking up two passes intended for him and drawing an offensive holding penalty against the receiver.
The nine-time Pro Bowler and member of the NFL All-Decade team for the 2000s is currently tied for sixth all-time among Broncos players with 30 interceptions with the club. His 48 career interceptions are tops among cornerbacks and third among all players in the NFL since his rookie season in 1999.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com