On Saturday Feb.6, former quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals Kurt Warner was the recipient of the 2010 Bart Starr Award given for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.
The Bart Starr Award this year was given to Warner to honor his contribution and participation in many charitable activities such as First Thing First Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation the Special Olympics, Neighborhood Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity.
Last month, the 38-year-old quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals announced his retirement from the National Football League after his 12 years career in the NFL.
Among 15 quarterbacks to make the Hall of Fame, Warner has the highest winning percentage, yards per pass and yards per game. Before playing for the Cardinals, Warner had played for Arena Football League, St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants. In his 12 years in the NFL, Warner got three MVP Awards, a Super Bowl win and the second-highest completion percentage in NFL history.
Warner was ranked one of the top career leaders for his passing statistics and the fastest player in NFL history.
He was also one of the top three players in terms of passing performance in Super Bowl history.
Candidates for the Bart Starr Award this year included Drew Brees from the New Orleans Saints and Jeff Saturday from the Indianapolis Colts who also had made contribution to the communities and nationwide in some charitable activities.
Bart Starr Award is a ceremony organized annually since 1988 during the NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast. The Award is granted for football players who owned outstanding character. The Bart Starr Award was created by former professional American football player and coach Bart Starr. 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.
The 2010 Bart Starr Award took place with the attendance of around 1,100 people including Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz, former Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy, and Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick.
I am reporter of the Christian Post. I attended the 2010 Bart Starr ceremony. Kurt Warner is worth receiving the Award.