The Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award is given annually to a National Football League (NFL) player who "best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community." Nominees are gathered from the public relations directors of each NFL team, the past winners of the Bart Starr Award, the Athletes in Action Pro Staff working with NFL teams, and Bart Starr himself. Ballots are sent to each team and voting takes place at the same time as the Pro Bowl selections. The votes are tabulated and the winner is announced at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast, an NFL-sanctioned event hosted by Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. The award, bearing the name of the Pro Football Hall of Famer, honors Starr's lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates, and community.
|1989||Steve Largent||Wide Receiver||Seattle Seahawks|||
|1990||Anthony Muñoz||Offensive Tackle||Cincinnati Bengals|
|1991||Mike Singletary||Linebacker||Chicago Bears|
|1992||Reggie White||Defensive End||Philadelphia Eagles|
|1993||Gill Byrd||Cornerback||San Diego Chargers|
|1994||Warren Moon||Quarterback||Houston Oilers|
|1995||Cris Carter||Wide Receiver||Minnesota Vikings|
|1996||Jackie Slater[b]||Offensive Tackle||St. Louis Rams|
|1997||Darrell Green||Cornerback||Washington Redskins|
San Francisco 49ers
|1999||Eugene Robinson[c]||Safety||Atlanta Falcons|
|2000||Aeneas Williams||Cornerback||Arizona Cardinals|
|2001||Bruce Matthews||Offensive Line||Tennessee Titans|
|2002||Darren Woodson||Safety||Dallas Cowboys|
|2003||Trent Dilfer||Quarterback||Seattle Seahawks|
|2004||Derrick Brooks||Linebacker||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2005||Troy Vincent||Cornerback||Buffalo Bills|
|2006||Curtis Martin||Running Back||New York Jets|
|2007||John Lynch||Safety||Denver Broncos|
|2008||LaDainian Tomlinson||Running Back||San Diego Chargers|
|2009||Warrick Dunn||Running Back||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2010||Kurt Warner||Quarterback||Arizona Cardinals|
|2011||Drew Brees||Quarterback||New Orleans Saints|||
|2012||London Fletcher||Linebacker||Washington Redskins|||
|2013||Jason Witten||Tight End||Dallas Cowboys|
|2014||Aaron Rodgers||Quarterback||Green Bay Packers|||
|2015||Peyton Manning||Quarterback||Denver Broncos|||
|2016||Thomas Davis||Linebacker||Carolina Panthers|||
|2017||Matthew Slater[b]||Gunner||New England Patriots|||
|2018||Benjamin Watson||Tight End||Baltimore Ravens|
|2019||Calais Campbell||Defensive End||Jacksonville Jaguars|||
The 2002 Dallas Cowboys season was the 43rd season for the team in the National Football League. It was Emmitt Smith's 13th and final season with the team, officially marking the end of the famed "triplets" tenure in Dallas after wide receiver Michael Irvin was forced to retire prematurely after the 1999 season and quarterback Troy Aikman retired prior to the start of the 2001 season. All three players would eventually be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was also the last of three consecutive 5-11 finishes for the Cowboys, beginning in 2000.Athletes in Action
Athletes in Action (AIA) is a sports organization based in Xenia, Ohio in the United States. It was founded in 1966 by Dave Hannah. It is the sports ministry of Cru Ministries, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ.Bart Starr
Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach. He played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971. Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships (1965–1967). Starr trails only New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for total NFL championships, with five. Starr led his team to victories in the first two Super Bowls: I and II. As the Packers' head coach, he was less successful, compiling a 52–76–3 (.408) record from 1975 through 1983.
Starr was named the Most Valuable Player of the first two Super Bowls and during his career earned four Pro Bowl selections. He won the league MVP award in 1966. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame in 1977.
Starr has the highest postseason passer rating (104.8) of any quarterback in NFL history and a postseason record of 9–1. His career completion percentage of 57.4 was an NFL best when he retired in 1972. Starr also held the Packers' franchise record for games played (196) for 32 years, through the 2003 season.Starr played college football at the University of Alabama and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft (200th overall).Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award
The Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award has been awarded by the National Football League Players Association continuously since 1967. The most recent winner, for the 2017 season, is Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles. The award honors work in the community as the NFL player who best served his team, community and country in the spirit of Byron "Whizzer" White, who was a Supreme Court justice, professional American football player, naval officer, and humanitarian. Past winners have included Drew Brees, Warrick Dunn, Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Troy Vincent, and Ken Houston. Prior to his ascension to the Supreme Court, White had been All-Pro three times (1938, 1940, 1941) and the NFL rushing champion twice (1938 and 1940).
The 2001 recipient, Michael McCrary, was the child in the Supreme Court case Runyon v. McCrary (1976) in which Justice White had participated nearly a quarter of a century before McCrary's award. White had dissented from the position taken by the lawyers for McCrary.Calais Campbell
Calais Malik Campbell (born September 1, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.Eugene Robinson
Eugene Keefe Robinson (born May 28, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played free safety. He played collegiately at Colgate University. In his 16-year NFL career, Robinson played for the Seattle Seahawks from 1985 to 1995, the Green Bay Packers from 1996 to 1997, Atlanta Falcons from 1998 to 1999, and Carolina Panthers in 2000. He won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers over the New England Patriots.Green Bay Packers cheerleaders
Several Green Bay Packers cheerleading squads have performed in Green Bay Packers' history. The Packers became one of the first professional football teams to have a cheerleading squad, having first used cheerleaders in 1931. The squad performed for 57 years under three separate names. In 1988, it was decided that the team would cease having a professional squad cheer for them. Since 1988, the team uses collegiate squads in a limited role to cheer during home games.Green Bay Packers records
This article details statistics relating to the Green Bay Packers.Jackie Slater
Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954) is a retired National Football League offensive tackle who played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Rams organization, 19 seasons in Los Angeles from 1976–1994, and one in St. Louis in 1995.
A graduate of Jackson State University, he was a teammate of Walter Payton. Drafted in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft, Slater seldom played his first few years before starting in 1979. Known as the most consistent member of one of the most potent offensive lines in NFL history, Slater was selected to seven Pro Bowls and broke a record for most seasons with one team. His jersey number was retired, and he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Slater is currently the offensive line coach at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His son, Matthew Slater, is a special teams player for the New England Patriots.List of National Football League awards
In the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in North America, there are a variety of awards presented to recognize players and teams for outstanding achievements. Each year on the night before the Super Bowl, the NFL Honors ceremony is held to present many of the league's most prestigious awards. In addition to these awards, there are many other organizations that present their own awards after each NFL season, often accompanied by a banquet and other festivities. Because of this, there is a much wider range of awards recognized in football compared to that of other major North American sports.London Fletcher
London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at John Carroll, and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 1998. Fletcher also played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.
Fletcher was well known for never missing a game in his career, being one of only five players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games. Fletcher also holds the record for consecutive starts at the linebacker position. He eventually finished his career with 215 consecutive games started, which ties him for 6th all time along with Alan Page and Ronde Barber.Matthew Slater
Matthew Wilson Slater (born September 9, 1985) is an American football special teamer for the New England Patriots. He played college football at UCLA, and was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. A three-time Super Bowl champion, Slater has made seven Pro Bowls as a special teamer (gunner).Mike McGruder
Mike McGruder (born May 6, 1964) is a former American football player who played in the National Football League. He played in Super Bowl XXXI with the New England Patriots as a cornerback. He played a total of 12 years of professional football in the NFL and CFL (Saskatchewan Roughriders). This Cleveland Heights, Ohio High School track and football stand out began his professional career after being a four-year starter at Kent State University. McGruder was team football captain his senior year and 2 year captain of the track team at Kent State University.
McGruder was among league leaders being tied for third in the NFC with 5 interceptions in 1993 while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. McGruder was a finalist for the NFL Bart Starr Award in 1997. Mike McGruder was voted one of the best names in the NFL.
McGruder has two daughters, Jenerra and Dior.NBA Community Assist Award
The National Basketball Association awards the Community Assist Award for community engagement, philanthropic activity, and charity work. It is a monthly award, but season and offseason awards have also been given. In some cases multiple awards have been given in the same month. The award is sponsored by Kia Motors and is part of the NBA Cares program.
In the 2012–13 NBA season the season long award was accompanied by a $25,000 donation from Kia and the NBA to a charity of the recipients choice.Packers sweep
The Packers sweep, also known as the Lombardi sweep, is an American football play popularized by Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. The Packers sweep is based on the sweep, a football play that involves a back taking a handoff and running parallel to the line of scrimmage before turning upfield behind lead blockers. The play became noteworthy due to its extensive use by the Packers in the 1960s, when the team won five National Football League (NFL) Championships, as well as the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi used the play as the foundation on which the rest of the team's offensive game plan was built. The dominance of the play, as well as the sustained success of Lombardi's teams in the 1960s, solidified the Packers sweep's reputation as one of the most famous football plays in history.Rockwood Lodge
Rockwood Lodge was the training facility of the Green Bay Packers from 1946 through 1949. Originally built in 1937 as a retreat for a local Norbertine Order, the lodge was purchased by Packers coach and general manager Curly Lambeau in 1943 and then heavily renovated to serve as the Packers training facility, making it the first self-contained training facility in pro football history. Although the facility was state-of-the-art at the time, many members of the Packers franchise and local fans complained of its large cost, distance from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and its poor practice field. The lodge burned down in 1950, with the likely cause being faulty electrical wiring. The Packers received $75,000 in insurance money from the fire, which would be used to help reestablish the Packers long term financial security. Lambeau resigned from the Packers just a week after the fire. The Rockwood Lodge site would go on to be purchased by Brown County, Wisconsin and developed into a public park.SEC community service team
Each year, the Southeastern Conference (SEC), a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the Southern part of the United States, chooses Community Service Teams of players of various sports from among its member universities. The honor goes to players in recognition of their off-the-court/off-the-field volunteering and community service activities. The Community Service Team is meant to highlight an athlete from each SEC school in a variety of sports. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994, originally called the Good Works team. The recognition has expanded to other sports over the years. Like an all-conference team or an all-American team, the Community Service Team is a hypothetical team - the members won't actually get together and play a game.
The community service and volunteering the players engage in includes volunteering in schools and for local nonprofits and communities of faith, as well as in youth-focused programs at their respective universities.Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is presented annually by the National Football League (NFL) honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award. Shortly after Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton died (having been the 1977 recipient himself), the award was renamed to honor his legacy as a humanitarian. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams. A panel of judges, which includes the Commissioner of the NFL, Connie Payton (widow of Walter Payton), the previous year's winner, and a number of former players select the winner of the award. The Man of the Year winner receives a $50,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice. The other 31 finalists also receive donations in their name of $5,000 each to charities of their choice. The Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs have had more winners of the award than any other team, with 5 winners each.
Each winner who is currently active in the league, beginning in Week 14 of the current season, has a patch on their uniforms. The current active winners are: Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Long, Eli Manning, and J.J. Watt. The nominees of each team are given a helmet decal to wear for the remainder of the season.Warrick Dunn
Warrick De'Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12th overall in the 1997 NFL Draft, after playing college football at Florida State. Dunn was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1997 and earned three Pro Bowl selections in his career. After his playing career, Dunn took a minority stake in the Falcons' ownership group led by Arthur Blank.
Bart Starr Award winners
|Division championships (18)|
|Conference championships (9)|
|League championships (13†)|
|Current league affiliations|
Championship seasons in bold