These athletes are up for the Best Male Athlete honor, while Texans running back Arian Foster is a candidate for Best Breakthrough Athlete. Blue Jays right fielder/third baseman Jose Bautista, Clippers forward Blake Griffing, tennis player Li Na and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton are also nominted for the honor.
The nominations don’t stop there for Foster, who led the NFL in rushing, yards from scrimmage, touchdowns, rushing touchdowns and first downs last season. Along with DeAngelo Hall and Leon Washington, he has been nominated for the NFL Strongest Performance Award.
The undrafted free agent has also been nominated for Best NFL Player with big names like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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Arian Foster will be on SportsRadio 610 with Brien Straw on Friday at 10:15 a.m. to chat about the upcoming ESPYS.