Found February 02, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW ORLEANS - Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was named the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. The honor recognizes a player's off-the-field community service in addition to his performance on the field. The other two finalists were Arizone Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas. "I am extremely flattered to be chosen the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year from such an esteemed group of nominees," said Witten. "I work hard every day not only to be a success on the football field and a credit to my team - but to be a good husband, father, son, grandson, teammate - to be the kind of man that is as respected as Walter Payton was. "Like others before me, I have a great opportunity as an NFL player to make a difference in the lives of others. It is honestly humbling to be recognized in such a manner for simply doing what I feel is right and human. I am fortunate to have a great support system in m...
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