Ward, Taylor, Witten and Waters up for Payton Man of the Year award Print
Written by Admin   
Sunday, 20 January 2008 15:14
NFL Headline News

 NEW YORK (AP) -Hines Ward, Jason Taylor, Jason Witten and Brian Waters were selected as finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The winner will be announced at the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 3. The award named for Hall of Famer Walter Payton is the only league award that recognizes community involvement and service, as well as on-field performance.
Ward, a four-time Pro Bowl receiver for the Steelers, established a foundation in 2006 to assist biracial children in South Korea who face discrimination, and hosted eight Korean kids for a weekend in Pittsburgh this season.
``Being selected as a finalist for the 2007 Walter Payton Man of the Year is a tremendous honor for me and for my foundation,'' Ward said in a statement. ``My charitable efforts dually represent the values that my mother instilled in me as a young child and my desire to make the world a better place for all children, in particular those of mixed race who face discrimination in Korea. I hope my nomination raises even more awareness of this cause that is so near and dear to my heart.''
Taylor, Miami's leader in career sacks, launched a reading room through his foundation, to address illiteracy among inner-city youth.
Waters, an offensive lineman for Kansas City, has volunteered regularly at a youth homeless shelter in Dallas and started a foundation to help children in his hometown of Waxahachie, Texas, as well as Kansas City.
Witten led Dallas in receptions this season and is headed to his fourth straight Pro Bowl. His foundation provides support and assistance to people affected by domestic violence, and has an annual free football camp in his hometown, Elizabethton, Tenn. He has also starred in public-service announcements for the NFL's Play 60 program, which stresses the importance of getting children active.
``To be a finalist is a great honor and I am proud just to be mentioned in the same breath as Mr. Payton,'' Witten said in a statement. ``I respect and admire what he stood for - as an NFL player and in his life away from the game.''
Recent winners of the award include Drew Brees and LaDainian Tomlinson, who split the award in 2006, as well as Peyton Manning in 2005 and Warrick Dunn in 2004.
Payton himself won the award in 1977.
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 271 Indianapolis Colts 87%
#2 265 Houston Texans 82%
#3 263 Miami Dolphins 79%
#4 259 Seattle Seahawks 74%
#5 275 Green Bay Packers 71%
#6 258 Kansas City Chiefs 68%
#7 267 Baltimore Ravens 67%
#8 278 Dallas Cowboys 67%
#9 262 New York Jets 66%
#10 251 Detroit Lions 66%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 3/2
GREEN BAY PACKERS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 4/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 5/1
DALLAS COWBOYS 5/1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 11/2
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 6/1
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8/1
ARIZONA CARDINALS 9/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com