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Thomas nominated for 2013 Bart Starr Award

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Joe Thomas is one of 10 nominees for the 2013 Bart Starr Award.

NEW ORLEANS, LA (December 12, 2012)— The 10 nominees for the 2013 Bart Starr Award, which honors one NFL player for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community, were announced today by Athletes in Action. The nominees include:

-Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles

-Matt Birk, Baltimore Ravens

-Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings

-Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans

-Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

-Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars

-Brad Smith, Buffalo Bills

-Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns

-Justin Tuck, New York Giants

-Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

The winner of the Bart Starr Award will be announced during the 26th Annual NFL-Sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast, hosted by Athletes in Action, on Friday February 1th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. CST at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA.

The winner of the Bart Starr Award is voted by NFL players and is named after NFL Hall of Famer, Bart Starr. The award honors the player who best exemplifies Starr’s commitment to family, teammates and the community.

Priority and Corporate tables are still available and may be purchased by calling (800) 416-9472. More information can also be found at www.superbowlbreakfast.com.

About the Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast

The Super Bowl Breakfast is an NFL sanctioned event hosted by Athletes in Action. The signature event of Super Bowl week has taken place in the game's host city every year since 1988, drawing sellout crowds to hear from some of the game’s biggest names. The Bart Starr Award, given away at the breakfast, honors Starr's lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates and community. The winner of the Bart Starr Award is determined by NFL player balloting at the end of the regular season, making the award one of only two individual honors selected by the players themselves. For more information, visit www.superbowlbreakfast.com.