Prilosec OTC, John Madden recognize New Orleans Saints offensive line
CINCINNATI — The National Football League's New Orleans Saints offensive line has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Madden Protectors Award, presented by Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and Hall of Fame coach John Madden, in honor of the NFL’s best offensive line, during a press event in Indianapolis.
Accepting the trophy on behalf of the New Orleans Saints were offensive linemen Jahri Evans, Carl Nicks, Zach Strief, Brian De La Puente and Jermon Bushrod.
“The offensive line doesn’t always catch the fans’ attention, so Prilosec OTC and I created this award to recognize the guys who provide the critical run blocking and pass protection,” Madden said. “All season long, these five guys proved they had the mental and physical toughness that enabled the Saints offense to put up big numbers on the ground and in the air.”