National Football League Alumni

The NFL Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is composed of former National Football League (NFL) players, coaches, team staff members and associate members who work voluntarily to raise funds for youth-oriented causes and engage in hands-on service to foster the development of "youth through sports and sports through youth". It was founded in 1967.

The NFL Alumni advances its motto of "Caring for Kids" from its national headquarters at 1 Washington Park in Newark, New Jersey and an additional 30 chapters across the country. The NFL Alumni is a dues-paying membership association. Anyone who ever played professional football qualifies to join as a Player member while team personnel are Professional Members. Individuals who did not play in the NFL may enroll in a limited category as Associate Members. The cornerstone of the NFL Alumni's fundraising efforts is its Charity Golf Classic Tour which began in 1979. Among its programs for former players is the Dire Need Trust that provides financial assistance for former NFL players in need. Another program is the Pro Legends Speakers Bureau, which books former NFL players for personal appearances around the country.

Since 1982 the NFL Alumni has held the Player of the Year Awards Dinner honoring the top 10 players and coach from the previous NFL season. The players are honored by a unique voting process in which former players cast ballots for their modern counterparts. Former pros vote only for the positions they once played themselves.

2011 NFL Alumni Player of the Year winners

2010 Player of the Year winners

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2009 Player of the Year winners

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2008 Player of the Year Awards

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2007 Player of the Year winners

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2006 Player of the Year winners

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In addition to the Player of the Year Awards, the NFL Alumni also honors past or current players with its Spirit Award for youth-oriented community service, Order of the Leather Helmet Award for individuals who "have made significant contributions to the game of professional football" and the Career Achievement Award given to those "whose accomplishments on and off the field demonstrate the higher values promoted by the organization." The winner of the 2010 Spirit Award was Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones.

NFL Alumni Order of the Leather Helmet

Awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the game of professional football.

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1988 Raymond Berry

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NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award

Awarded to individuals whose accomplishments on and off the field demonstrate the higher values promoted by the organization.

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References

  1. ^ "Maurice Jones-Drew Named Alumni's Player of the Year" (Press release). NFL Alumni. February 8, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  2. ^ "NFL Alumni Names Winners of 2010 Player of the Year Awards". NFLAlumni.org. February 5, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-09.

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Jack Youngblood

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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.

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Tom Baugh

Thomas Anthony Baugh (born December 1, 1963) is a former professional American football player. He was a center who played four seasons in the National Football League for two teams.A 1981 graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School, Baugh attended Southern Illinois University where he was a key member of the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA national football championship squad. Baugh was captain of the 1985 Southern Illinois Salukis and a 4th round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1986. In his NFL career, he played center for the Kansas City Chiefs for three seasons starting in 1986. Baugh finished his playing career in 1989 with the Cleveland Browns. Baugh was called by his former Chiefs coach Frank Ganz Sr. in 1990 to play for the Detroit Lions. During a preseason game Tom suffered a concussion and was released.

Tom Baugh is a member of the NFL Players Association. He served as the membership director and treasurer of the Kansas City Chapter of the National Football League Alumni Association. Tom was elected to the NFL Alumni Association Board of Directors and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Association by his NFL Alumni peers. Tom along with Carl Mauck and David Carter resigned from their posts as Retiree Advocacy Directors following some questionable reorganization, and the Leagues renewal of the Logo Trust Agreement.

Baugh resides in Lone Jack, Missouri where he was elected to serve the community on the Lone Jack C-6 School Board. He is a member of the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network and is an FCC Federal Communications Commission licensed Amateur radio operator using all modes of communication including Morse code. Tom also volunteers at St. Luke's Hospital and is a committee member of the Paint the Town Activity celebrating Kansas City's long tradition of the Arts. He also visits Children's Mercy Hospital, volunteering time visiting with the children.

Tom is currently President of KC Constructors, Inc. an Award-winning construction business. KC Constructors is a 2012,13,14,15,16,17 member of the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

In 2002, he was selected to the SIU Saluki Hall of Fame

In 2013, he was selected to the SIU Saluki All-Century Team Tom spent several years teaching Automotive Technology to teenagers in Elmhurst, Illinois, at York Community High School, where he was also the track and field teams shot put and discus coach. He was released in 1998 over a disagreement about opportunities for the students in his classes. He had arranged for students to work in a local body shop alongside experienced body men, and he sent the students two at a time every Friday. The school, however, disapproved of the arrangement.

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