Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/28/13
Indianapolis Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson on Monday was named Sporting News' NFL Executive of the Year, the online publication announced. The award was voted upon by NFL coaches and team executives. It is especially noteworthy that Grigson was just in his first season as the Colts' GM. "It’s truly an honor to be recognized for this award and I’m thankful to all of my peers who considered me for this accolade,” Grigson said in a statement. "Our success this season encompassed the entire organization, including the unwavering support from Mr. Irsay (team owner Jim Irsay), the dedication of the entire scouting department, the leadership of the coaching staff and the gutsy performance of our players week in and week out. "I also owe a big debt of gratitude to my wife, Cynthia, and my five children who sacrificed so much in my first year as general manager. This was a very special season and the courage shown by Chuck (head coach Chuck Pagano, who missed 12 games while battli...
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