New England Patriots
Tom Brady wins Comeback Player award
NEW YORK -- Tom Brady's strong return from a left knee injury that cost him an entire season has earned the Patriots quarterback The Associated Press 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
One of football's biggest stars, Brady has gone from NFL Most Valuable Player in 2007, when he set several passing records, to sidelined for all but one quarter of '08, to earning his second league award. He receives 19 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL, beating Tampa Bay running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, who gets 14.
A three-time Super Bowl winner and finalist for AP Player of the Decade, Brady led New England to a 10-6 record and the AFC East title this season. He threw for 4,398 yards and 28 touchdowns.
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