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Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins wins Jim Finks Media Appreciation award

January 4, 2018 GMT

Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins was voted the 2017 recipient of the Jim Finks Media Appreciation award by the local media that cover the Saints on a regular basis.

Rankins, a second-year defensive tackle, was chosen for always being available for interviews almost every day and his insight on a wide variety of topics.

The award, handed out under other names by media corps around the NFL, has been handed out since 2001.

Past winners of the award include Drew Brees, Willie Snead, Kenny Vaccaro, Zach Strief and Deuce McAllister.