(CBS) – Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is one of five finalists for the NFL Players Association’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award.
Each year, the NFLPA recognizes players who go above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.
This year’s finalists are: Charlie Batch (Steelers), Chad Greenway (Vikings), Charles Tillman (Bears), Benjamin Watson (Browns) and Jason Witten (Cowboys).
The award was established by the professional football players of America to acknowledge a debt of gratitude to one of their own, Supreme Court Justice Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White—scholar, athlete, patriot, humanitarian and public servant. The NFLPA presents this prestigious annual award to the player that is just as dedicated off the field as he is on the field.
The winner will be announced at the NFLPA’s State of the Union press conference at the Super Bowl media center in New Orleans.