Local athletes nominated for ESPY awards

The state of Michigan will be well-represented at next month's ESPY awards.

Three local athletes gathered a total of five ESPY nominations and will learn if they're winners on July 17 during the awards show on ESPN. 

Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was nominated in two categories, Best Male Athlete and Best Major League Baseball player.  Cabrera won the American League's triple crown last year, leading the league in home runs, RBIs and batting average.

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was also nominated in two categories, Best NFL Player and Best Record-Setting Performance.  Johnson finished the 2012 season with 1,964 receiving yards, breaking the record previously held by Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice.  The record had stood since 1995. 

Former Michigan point guard Trey Burke was nominated for Best Male College Athlete.  Burke won nearly every major college basketball award after a stellar 2012-13 season in which he led the Uniiversity of Michigan to the national championship game.

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