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Reiff receives Lions' lineman award

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions offensive lineman Riley Reiff had a successful 2015 season in the eyes of his teammates. They rewarded him with the team's highest honor for an offensive lineman, it was announced Sunday. Reiff won the Eric Ando...

Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) runs past Detroit Lions tackle Riley Reiff (71) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) runs past Detroit Lions tackle Riley Reiff (71) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions offensive lineman Riley Reiff had a successful 2015 season in the eyes of his teammates.

They rewarded him with the team's highest honor for an offensive lineman, it was announced Sunday.

Reiff won the Eric Andolsek Top Offensive Lineman Award, as voted upon by the Lions' players. Reiff, according to football outsiders, played 1,138 snaps for Detroit in 2015, which was more than any other Lions' player.

At 6-foot-6, 319 pounds, he was the highest-graded Lions offensive line starter, according to Pro Football Focus and had the sixth-best run-blocking grade among tackles in the league, according to PFF.

Graded as the team's best run blocker, Reiff had six penalties called on his during the season. That is the seventh-fewest by any tackle with as many snaps as Reiff had in 2015.

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Reiff, 27, was drafted by the Lions in 2012 as the 23rd overall pick. He has started 55 of the 63 games played in his career.

The Andolsek Award is named after the former Lions' guard, who was killed in an offseason accident in 1992, after started every game from 1989 to 1991.

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