Peyton Manning is 2015 Bart Starr Award winner

PHOENIX (AP) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the winner of the 2015 Bart Starr Award, given annually to a player who exemplified leadership and character on and off the field.

Manning will receive the award at the Athletes In Action Super Bowl Breakfast in Phoenix on Jan. 30.

Manning and his wife, Ashley, have helped at-risk youth in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee through the PeyBack Foundation since 1999.

Other causes Manning is involved with include St. Vincent's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, the American Red Cross, the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Peyton Manning Scholarship program at Tennessee.

Saints tight end Benjamin Watson and Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck also were finalists for the honor that recognizes character and community contributions.

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