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Harris Jr. wins Good Guy Award

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who has steadily risen from undrafted rookie in 2011 to a lynchpin player in the Broncos defense this season, was selected as the 2013 winner of the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award.

The award is voted upon by the Denver chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.

The award is named for Williams, a former Broncos cornerback who was murdered in a drive-by shooting the early-morning hours on New Year’s Day 2007 in downtown Denver.

Harris Jr. is the seventh consecutive defensive player to win the award and is the third defensive back. John Lynch won the award in the first year -- 2007 -- and Champ Bailey, a player Harris Jr. has always considered a mentor, won the award in 2011.

Other past winners have been: linebacker Wesley Woodyard (2012), linebacker Mario Haggan (2010), defensive end Elvis Dumervil (2009) and defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban (2008).