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Steelers WR Antonio Brown honored as Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year

The last two Steelers to win the yearly Pittsburgh Post Gazette award were Mike Tomlin in 2008 and Jerome Bettis in 2005.

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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown joined an illustrious group of Pittsburghers Tuesday when he was given the 2014 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year award.

Along with current Steelers Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin, he joined Jerome Bettis, Terry Bradshaw, Francos Harris, Joe Greene and John Stallworth, as winners of the yearly award given to Pittsburgh athletes and contributors by the Post Gazette.

Brady, Pa, product and Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was given the group's lifetime achievement award. Other awardees at the dinner, according to the Steelers' team site, "included World Championship Gold Medalist and Olympic Silver Medalist volleyball player Christa Harmotto Dietzen (Sportswoman), former Buffalo Bills and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly (Lifetime Achievement) and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington (Dr. Freddie Fu Leadership)."

Brown, who became only the fifth receiver in the last 25 years to lead his conference in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns, is the most prolific receiver in the NFL over the last two seasons. His 129 receptions in 2014 is a Steelers record, and the second-highest total in NFL history.