Dallas Cowboys pro bowl tight end Jason Witten receive the 2013 Bart Starr Award that recognizes NFL players for their outstanding character and leadership in their home, the field, and in their community.
Witten will be announced as this year’s recipient at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast, the NFL-sanctioned event hosted by Athletes in Action, a sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in New Orleans, LA on February 1st.
The award was named after the Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr and honors his lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates, and the community.
The other finalists for the Bart Starr award was Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.
Witten is the second Dallas Cowboys player to receive the award, Cowboys safety Darren Woodson received the award in 2002.
Bart Starr Award winners
|1989||Steve Largent||Wide Receiver||Seattle Seahawks|
|1990||Anthony Munoz||Offensive Tackle||Cincinnati Bengals|
|1991||Mike Singletary||Linebacker||Chicago Bears|
|1992||Reggie White||Defensive End||Philadelphia Eagles|
|1993||Gill Byrd||Cornerback||San Diego Chargers|
|1994||Warren Moon||Quarterback||Houston Oilers|
|1995||Cris Carter||Wide Receiver||Minnesota Vikings|
|1996||Jackie Slater||Offensive Tackle||St. Louis Rams|
|1997||Darrell Green||Cornerback||Washington Redskins|
|1998||Irving Fryar/ Brent Jones||Wide Receiver/ Tight End||Philadelphia Eagles /San Francisco 49ers|
|1999*||Eugene Robinson||Safety||Atlanta Falcons|
|2000||Aeneas Williams||Cornerback||Arizona Cardinals|
|2001||Bruce Matthews||Offensive Line||Tennessee Titans|
|2002||Darren Woodson||Safety||Dallas Cowboys|
|2003||Trent Dilfer||Quarterback||Seattle Seahawks|
|2004||Derrick Brooks||Linebacker||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2005||Troy Vincent||Cornerback||Buffalo Bills|
|2006||Curtis Martin||Running Back||New York Jets|
|2007||John Lynch||Safety||Denver Broncos|
|2008||LaDainian Tomlinson||Running Back||San Diego Chargers|
|2009||Warrick Dunn||Running Back||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2010||Kurt Warner||Quarterback||Arizona Cardinals|
|2011||Drew Brees||Quarterback||New Orleans Saints|
|2012||London Fletcher||Linebacker||Washington Redskins|