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Damien Wilson receives NFL award for big play in Super Bowl LV

The Kansas City linebacker was recognized for a momentous play made in a safe way.

NFL: Super Bowl LV-Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, the NFL announced that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Damien Wilson has been given the league’s Way To Play Award for his brilliant fourth-down stop against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

In every week of the season, the NFL gives this award to a player who makes a big play using proper playing technique. As the video shows, Wilson’s solo tackle of Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones on a fourth-and-goal not only prevented a Tampa Bay touchdown, but also showed the proper way make a safe tackle.

“NFL Way to Play is about recognizing good play each week: Knees bent. Pads down. Head up,” said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the award. “NFL players and coaches are the best in the world at demonstrating excellent technique.”

Thanks to his big play, Wilson receives a $2,500 grant for athletic equipment to be used at a youth program of his choosing.