TAMPA, FL (KWWL) -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback and Iowa native Kurt Warner is the National Football League's "Man of the Year."
The NFL gave Warner the award during the pre-grame ceremonies of Super Bowl XLIII. The award is named after Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.
The NFL gives to the award to a player each year who demonstrates greatness on and off the field with charities and community involvement.
Kurt Warner was born in Burlington and went to high school and played football for Cedar Rapids Regis (now, Xavier). Warner played college football at University of Northern Iowa, then went on to play for The Iowa Barn Stormers in the Arena Football League, in the Canadaian Football League and several NFL teams.
This is Warner's third Super Bowl. Warner led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl championship in 2000. Six months ago, Kurt Warner toured flood damage in his Cedar Rapids hometown with an American Red Cross unit.
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