Carolina Panthers Linebacker, Thomas Davis has been recognized as a winner for his faith and character on and off the field. Receives Bart Starr Award and Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Davis, who is no stranger to winning awards for his character and community service work, was presented with the Bart Starr Award on Saturday at the Athletes in Action “Super Bowl Breakfast.”
The award is named after Bart Starr the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame quarterback from the 1950s and 1960s, according to Dave Lower, spokesman for the sports ministry.
Basically [the award] is given to someone who exemplifies the traits that Bart is living by: character, integrity, leadership,” says Lower. “Those are all things that made Bart the man that he is and his faith in Christ – and Thomas Davis really represents all those things.”
Davis – who also received this year’s “Walter Payton Man of the Year” award, was praised by Lower.
“He is just a tremendous person,” Lower said, “and all these character traits transcend from the playing field to the community and to the home – so he really represents what the Bart Starr Award is about.”
Listen to Davis speech as he accepts the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award: