Garoppolo Wins December 2019 Hickok Belt® Award01.20.2020
Rochester, NY – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of December 2019. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). In week 14, red hot quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for an amazing 349 yards, and 4 touchdowns, in a 48-46 win over the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. The win earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award. Three weeks later, in a 26-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks, he threw 285 yards. This clinched the NFC West for the 49ers as the number one seed in the NFC. Garoppolo finished the season with 3,978 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and a league leading 13-3 record. This young quarterback richly deserves the December 2019 Hickok Belt® Award.
Other finalists for the month of December in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball), Derrick Henry (football), James Harden (basketball), Anthony Joshua (boxing), Tiger Woods (golf), Artemi Panarin (hockey), Tristan Parry (hockey), DeVante Parker(football), Bobby Wagner (football).
His selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of December 2019 recognizes Jimmy Garoppolo as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month and makes him the twelfth candidate eligible to receive the overall Hickok Belt® Award for 2019, joining Lamar Jackson, Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole, Rory McIlroy, Novak Djokovic, Kawi Leonard, Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods, Kyle Busch, Julian Edelman and Tom Brady.
To learn more about the Hickok Belt® Award and its rich history, please visit www.hickokbelt.com.
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