Newsday's Tom Rock, Bob Glauber win writing awards for football coverage

This Newsday file photo composite shows Newsday's Giants

This Newsday file photo composite shows Newsday's Giants beat writer Tom Rock, left, and Newsday's NFL columnist Bob Glauber. (Credit: Newsday file)

Newsday's Tom Rock has been honored in the Professional Football Writers of America's 2013 Dick Connor Writing Awards.

Rock, who covers the Giants, finished second in the news writing category for his story on coach Tom Coughlin being proud of star wide receiver Victor Cruz for spending his off day visiting with the family of Jack Pinto, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December. Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber finished third in the sports column writing category of the New York State Associated Press Association contest.

Glauber's interview with former Jets quarterback Tim Tebow about how Tebow was using football to impact people's lives was one of the columns in the winning entry, along with one on Cruz talking about playing to honor the memory of Pinto and a column on the Ravens beating the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

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