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Kurt Warner is a finalist for NFL Man Of The Year

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NEW YORK (KWWL) - Kurt Warner of Arizona and Brian Dawkins of Philadelphia, who will face each other in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, are finalists for the NFL's Man of the Year award.

Matt Birk of Minnesota is also a finalist for the award, named for the late Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, which goes annually to the player who combines on-field excellence with off-the-field community service.

The winner will be announced before the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

Warner, who at 37 quarterbacked the Cardinals to their first championship game in 60 years, created a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to sponsor construction throughout the Midwest.

He has raised over $450,000, including a $100,000 personal contribution, $100,000 from his foundation, and $100,000 each from the Cardinals and the NFL Disaster Relief Fund.

WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR WINNERS

YEAR

PLAYER, POSITION

TEAM

2007

Jason Taylor, Defensive End

Miami Dolphins

2006

Drew Brees, QB (N.O.) and LaDainian Tomlinson, RB (S.D.)

2005

Peyton Manning, Quarterback

Indianapolis Colts

2004

Warrick Dunn, Running Back

Atlanta Falcons

2003

Will Shields, Guard

Kansas City Chiefs

2002

Troy Vincent, Defensive Back

Philadelphia Eagles

2001

Jerome Bettis, Running Back

Pittsburgh Steelers

2000

Derrick Brooks (Tampa) and Jim Flanigan (Chicago)

1999

Cris Carter, Wide Receiver         

Minnesota Vikings

1998

Dan Marino, Quarterback

Miami Dolphins

1997

Troy Aikman, Quarterback

Dallas Cowboys

1996

Darrell Green, Cornerback

Washington Redskins

1995

Boomer Esiason, Quarterback

New York Jets

1994

Junior Seau, Linebacker

San Diego Chargers

1993

Derrick Thomas, Linebacker       

Kansas City Chiefs

1992

John Elway, Quarterback           

Denver Broncos

1991

Anthony Munoz, Tackle

Cincinnati Bengals

1990

Mike Singletary, Linebacker       

Chicago Bears

1989

Warren Moon, Quarterback

Houston Oilers

1988

Steve Largent, Wide Receiver

Seattle Seahawks

1987

Dave Duerson, Safety    

Chicago Bears

1986

Reggie Williams, Linebacker

Cincinnati Bengals

1985

Dwight Stephenson, Center

Miami Dolphins

1984

Marty Lyons, Tackle

New York Jets

1983

Rolf Benirschke, Kicker

San Diego Chargers

1982

Joe Theismann, Quarterback      

Washington Redskins

1981

Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver       

Pittsburgh Steelers

1980

Harold Carmichael, Wide Receiver

Philadelphia Eagles

1979

Joe Greene, Defensive Lineman

Pittsburgh Steelers

1978

Roger Staubach, Quarterback

Dallas Cowboys

1977

Walter Payton, Running Back    

Chicago Bears

1976

Franco Harris, Running Back

Pittsburgh Steelers

1975

Ken Anderson, Quarterback

Cincinnati Bengals

1974

George Blanda, Quarterback

Oakland Raiders

1973

Len Dawson, Quarterback

Kansas City Chiefs

1972

Willie Lanier, Linebacker

Kansas City Chiefs

1971

John Hadl, Quarterback

San Diego Chargers

1970

Johnny Unitas, Quarterback

Baltimore Colts

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

 

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