Monday Rodney Hudson’s Raiders teammates once again made him their selection for the Commitment to Excellence Award recipient. It’s the second year in a row Hudson has been selected for the honor.
The Commitment to Excellence Award is presented annually to the Raider who best exemplifies hard work, leadership, and excellence on and off the field throughout the season. The honor originated in 1967 as the Gorman Award and was re-named the Commitment to Excellence Award in 1983.
The stalwart center was presented with the award by the Steering Committee for the Booster Clubs of the Oakland Raiders Monday prior to his team’s Christmas Eve match-up with the Broncos on Monday Night Football. He will be honored at the annual Commitment to Excellence Award dinner in March.
Hudson made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons with the Raiders, but took a backseat to the Pouncey brothers this year while Hudson was named a Pro Bowl alternate. Hudson’s play did not diminish this season, leading you to figure his omission had mostly to do with the Raiders’ 3-11 record than anything.
The veteran former Chief was signed four seasons ago and hasn’t missed a game in the past three years with the Raiders.
He is the first back-to-back recipient since Charles Woodson (2014-15) and joins Hall of Fame center Jim Otto (1968 and 1971) as the only offensive linemen to be tabbed for the Commitment to Excellence Award twice.