Capital Games
Covering the biggest personalities in DMV sports

Roy Helu Up for Play of the Year



    Getty Images
    SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 27: Running back Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins leaps over Roy Lewis #34 of the Seattle Seahawks on a touhdown run at CenturyLink Field on November 27, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Redskins defeated the Seahawks 23-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    When Roy Helu leapfrogged over Seahawks' Roy Lewis for his first career touchdown, we knew it was a special moment.

    Now it has a chance to be even bigger for the Redskins' rookie. Helu's hurdling touchdown run is up for NFL Honors 2011 Play of the Year.

    You can head here to vote, and the fan choice will be revealed at the first-ever (and not at all over-sponsored) NFL Honors awards show on Saturday.

    We are definitely looking forward to finding out the winner of the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award presented by Prilosec OTC.

    Maybe once this is over, we can vote on a better nickname for Roy than Helu-copter.


    Questions, comments or tips? Email Sarah at You can also follow her on Twitter (@sarahschorno).