Winners

  • Thomas Davis

    In his 11-year career with the Carolina Panthers, Thomas Davis has made a massive impact, both on and off the field. A five-year team captain, in 2012 Davis became the first known NFL player to return for a full season after three ACL reconstructions on the same knee; and in the last three years, he’s played some of the best football of his career.Selected as the 14th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft from the University of Georgia, Davis puts his shoulder into as many charities as he …

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  • Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning completed 17 seasons in the NFL in 2014 – 14 years (1998-2011) with the Indianapolis Colts and three (2012-present) with the Denver Broncos. The only five-time MVP in league history, Manning’s 14 Pro Bowl selections tie for most in the NFL.Manning has made more postseason appearances (14) than any NFL quarterback, and he is one of three to take multiple teams to a Super Bowl. In early 2007, he led the Colts to their first Super Bowl in 36 years and was named MVP. A …

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  • Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 24 overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.  He became the Packers' starting quarterback in 2008, and ultimately led the franchise to a win in Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 NFL season, earning Super Bowl MVP honors for his performance in the championship game. Rodgers was later named The Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year in 2011 for his efforts down the …

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  • Jason Witten

    A seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time NFL All-Pro athlete, Jason Witten was a third round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, following his collegiate career at Tennessee. There he set single-season school records as a tight end for catches (39) and receiving yards (493), earning All-SEC recognition and All-American honors. In his tenth season in the NFL, Witten is one of the league’s top tight ends and one of the most prolific pass-catchers in Cowboys history. He secured his …

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  • London Fletcher

    A formidable force on the field, middle linebacker London Fletcher is known for his dependability, having never missed a game in his 14 seasons in the National Football League. He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 1998, starting his career with the St. Louis Rams after playing football at John Carroll University in Ohio. He played four seasons in St. Louis, five with the Buffalo Bills and his last five with the Washington Redskins. Fletcher was the Rams’ Rookie of the Year in 199 …

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  • Drew Brees

    Drew Brees, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001 after a college football career at Purdue where he was a two-time Heisman finalist. During his career with the Chargers, Brees was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2004. In 2006, Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints. During his first season with the Saints, Brees led the team to an NFC South division title and led the league with 4,418 passing yards. In 2007, Brees set the record for the …

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  • Kurt Warner

    A four time Pro Bowl selection, Warner has won two NFL MVP awards and one Super Bowl. After stints in both the Arena Football League and NFL Europe, Warner joined the St. Louis Rams in 1998 and became the starting quarterback during the 1999-2000 season. Warner threw 41 touchdown passes and led the Rams to a Super Bowl XXXIV victory over the Tennessee Titans. He was the 1999 Super Bowl and League MVP, joining Bart Starr and four others who have earned both awards in the same year. Warner led …

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  • LaDainian Tomlinson (LT)

    LaDainian Tomlinson or “LT,” as he is known by his legion of fans around the world, had a season for the ages in 2006 as he set NFL records with 31 total touchdowns and 28 rushing touchdowns. His outstanding season was capped off in January when the NFL bestowed two of its highest honors upon LT, selecting him as its Most Valuable Player and its Man of the Year.

    Tomlinson and his wife, LaTorsha, have teamed up to become community leaders in both San Diego and their native Texas. …

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  • Warrick Dunn

    Warrick Dunn, a three-time Pro Bowl selection (1997, 2000 and 2005), Dunn played his first five seasons with Tampa Bay (1997-2001) before playing six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2002-2007), returning to Tampa in 2008. He is an elusive, electrifying back who possesses exceptional game-breaking speed and quickness and serves as a dual threat as a runner and receiver. Dunn is one of 23 running backs in NFL history to gain over 10,000 career rushing yards (10,967), has rushed for over 1,000 …

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  • John Lynch

    John Lynch of the Denver Broncos is the winner of the 2007 Bart Starr Award. A 14th-year safety, Lynch is one of the most decorated active NFL players with seven Pro Bowl selections. Before joining the Broncos as a free agent in 2004, he spent the first 11 years of his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lynch served as a key leader of the 2002 Buccaneers, helping the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII against the Raiders in a game played in his hometown of San Diego. He posted at …

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