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Browns' Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi earn local Pro Football Writers awards

Garrett earned the Joe Thomas Award for the Browns' player of the year, while Ogunjobi received the 'Good Guy Award' for his relationship with the media

BEREA, Ohio — Editors Note: The video in the player above is from the day after the Browns'  23-16 loss to the Jets.

Two Browns players today earned awards from the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. Just one day after his birthday, Browns DE Myles Garrett was awarded the Joe Thomas award, annually given to the team's player of the year. DT Larry Ogunjobi was named the PFWA Dino Lucarelli 'Good Guy' Award winner.

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Through his effort in 13 games this season, Garrett has lead the Browns' defense in sacks (12), tackles for loss (15), and forced fumbles (4). Despite missing two games this season, Garrett's 12 sacks are still good for sixth in the NFL.

 His performance has earned him a bunch of honors this season including a Pro Bowl Selection, AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 4, and Defensive Player of the Month in October. For his work off the field, Garrett was also named the Browns' Walter Payton Man of the Year earlier this month.

Now he can add team Player of the Year to the list. This is the first time since D'Qwell Jackson in 2011 that a defensive player has won the award.

The PFWA's 'Good Guy' Award is given out annually to a player for his cooperation with the media and for the way they carries himself in the community and with his teammates. 

A 2017 third round pick, Ogunjobi has started in 14 games for the Browns this season, notching 44 tackles. 

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