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Brady Picked as the 2010 NFL Offensive Player of the Year

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the 2010 NFL Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, as voted by the Associated Press.

Brady, who also won the award in 2007, joins Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu in earning this season’s player of the year awards. Polamalu was named Defensive Player of the Year on Monday.

The Patriots quarterback had a remarkable 2010 campaign, as he posted 36 touchdowns with only four interceptions. He also completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,900 yards and recorded the fifth-best passer rating in NFL history (111.0).

Brady’s 2010 season moved him to 19th on the NFL’s career passing yardage list, with 34,744. He also climbed to 10th all-time with 261 career touchdowns, tying Dave Krieg.

Brady’s efforts led the Patriots to an NFL-best 14-2 record and an AFC East title during the regular season, though New England lost to the New York Jets in a divisional round playoff contest last month.

The 33-year-old Brady becomes only the sixth multiple winner of the award, joining Earl Campbell, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, and Marshall Faulk. Campbell and Faulk are the only three-time winners.

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