Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters is an award winner. The 32-year-old veteran has been named to the 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals team. If you're wondering what this means, the award is designed to "recognize NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters better on-field performance and advances player safety."
It's been another great season for the Eagles' All-Pro lineman. Peters is still arguably one of the best, if not the best, tackles in the game. Pro Football Focus grades Peters as their second overall highest offensive tackle.
Peters had the following to say about the award, via PhiladelphiaEagles.com:
"I take great pride in my technique and Coach Stout [Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland] has really helped me hone my craft. There is very little margin for error along the line and proper fundamentals can alter the effectiveness of a play or even the outcome of a game. It’s an honor to be recognized by USA Football and I think it’s great that they are working to make the game better for younger generations of football players."
The USA Football All-Fundamentals Team is selected with guidance from a five-person committee: Charles Davis, Herm Edwards, Merril Hoge, Carl Peterson, and Bill Polian.
Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas was the other offensive tackle to be named to the team along with Peters.