Best Breakthrough Athlete???


Published: July 21, 2009

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... out bugs me and comes across like they're trying too hard. However, when you put (Vol fan) Samuel L. Jackson behind the mic to intro sports highlights all night...I'm in!

A big category every year is the "Best Breakthrough Athlete" award. It has gone to some tremendous athletes over the years, like Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, and LeBron James. Then again, the award has also been a little too ambitious for some players as well. Like when Devin Hester won the award in 2007. I'm pretty sure he's not done anything too impressive in Chicago since winning the award.
This year, the list of nominees was very solid.
--Shawn Johnson (Olympic gymnast) - Silver medals in team AND individual all-around. She also won Dancing With the Stars this year.
--Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays) - Unanimous pick for Rookie of the Year in MLB. He set the post season home run record for first year players.
--Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) - NBA Rookie of the Year
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