Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has been named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year, according to the NFL’s Twitter account.
NFL (@nfl) February 05, 2012
The award is given to honor a player for his volunteer and charity work. Birk started the H.I.K.E (hope, inspiration, knowledge and education) Foundation in 2002 that helps at-risk children with educational opportunities. A full press release on the award can be found here.