The ESPYS will be revealed in two weeks (the show is July 15) and the Denver Broncos have a candidate in just one category this time around.
Quarterback Peyton Manning is among four nominees for Best Record-Breaking Performance. Manning threw his 509th career touchdown pass on Oct. 19 this past season, passing Brett Favre for the top spot on the NFL’s all-time TD pass list.
Other nominees in the category include University of Oklahoma softball player Lauren Chamberlain hitting her 91st career home run, Devin Hester's 20th career punt return touchdown and Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson's most points scored in a quarter of an NBA game.
The voting for all categories can be found here.
Manning threw an 8-yard scoring pass to Demaryius Thomas with 3:09 remaining in the first half of what became a 42-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers to break the record that night. Manning threw four touchdowns in the game and the record-breaker was his third of the night.
He is poised to break Favre's record for career passing yards (71,838) in the coming season. Manning enters 2015 with 69,691 career passing yards.
The Broncos didn’t crack any of the other categories despite some worthy nominees. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is believed to be among the players to have returned from ACL surgery the fastest and could have been a contender for Best Comeback Athlete.
Harris went from surgery to regular-season start in seven months and earned a Pro Bowl spot for his play in 2014.