[KC Chiefs.com] Guard Brian Waters has been named by the Kansas City Chiefs as its nominee for this year’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. He joins 31 other candidates, one from each NFL franchise, in consideration for the illustrious accolade.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the recipient of this league-wide honor just prior to kickoff of Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday, February 1, in Tampa, Florida. Waters was also one of four NFL players named as finalists for last season’s award.
The prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award is unique among NFL honors. It is the only NFL acknowledgment that recognizes a player for his community service activities as well as his excellence on the field. The Award has been given annually since 1970 and no franchise has garnered more honorees than the Chiefs: LB Willie Lanier (1972), QB Len Dawson (1973), LB Derrick Thomas (1993) and G Will Shields (2003).