St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford holds his trophy after being honored by the Missouri Athletic Club as 2010 Sports Personality of the Year in St. Louis on December 7, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is the Missouri Athletic Club’s 2010 “Sports Personality of the Year.” Bradford’s selection marks the first time in the history of the Sports Personality of the Year that a first-year athlete has won the award.

Sam Bradford’s speech as heard on KMOX

The Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma became one of few rookies ever to start at quarterback in his first NFL regular season game and now he’ll lead the Rams into New Orleans where the franchise will try to do something that has only happened twice in team history…win three consecutive road games.

It happens, but not often for a NFL team to play three straight road games. In fact, it has happened just 34 times over the last ten year and only four teams were able to win all three games.

I would say this was a wise pick by the MAC.  Alex Loeb of points out that Bradford has more wins in his rookie campaign (six) than fellow former No. 1 overall draft picks Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman and John Elway each had in their first seasons.